Education and Training
MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Psychiatry - Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital, MA
Psychiatry - Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, MA (Chief Resident)
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Child Track - Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, MA
Art Museum-based Health Professions Education Fellowship - Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Macy Institute, MA
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Davidson SM, Connery HS, Greenfield SF, Hill KP.: Teaching Residents to Treat Substance Use Disorders: Overcoming 10 Common Patient-Perceived Barriers to Outpatient Treatment Engagement. Acad Psychiatry 45: 217-221, Apr 2021.
Davidson SM, Benson NM, Beach SR.: Drawn Together: a Curriculum for Art as a Tool in Training. Acad Psychiatry 2020.
Gurwin J, Revere KE, Niepold S, Bassett B, Mitchell R, DeLisser H, Davidson SM, Binenbaum G.: A Randomized Controlled Study of Art Observation Training to Improve Medical Student Ophthalmology Skills. Ophthalmology 125(1): 8-14, 2018.
Liu J, Wang Z, Huo Y, Davidson SM, Klahr K, Herder CL, Sikora C, Peterson BS: A Functional Imaging Study of Self-Regulatory Capacities in Persons Who Stutter. PLoS One 9(2): e89891, 2014 Notes: Online only, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089891.
Curley JP, Davidson SM, Bateson P, Champagne FA.: Social Enrichment During Postnatal Development Induces Transgenerational Effects on Emotional and Reproductive Behavior in Mice. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience 35(25), 2009 Notes: Online only, doi: 10.3389/neuro.08.025.2009.
Davidson SM, Grunau Z, Marcovitz D, Gerdner OA, Stoklosa J, Vestal HS.: Narrative Podcast as a Teaching Tool in Psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry 43(3): 275-279, 2019.
Davidson SM, Liu G.: Good Psychiatric Management. Pocket Psychiatry. Puckett JA, Beach SR, Taylor JB (eds.). Wolters Kluwer: Philadelphia, PA, 2019.
Davidson SM.: Psychodynamic Therapy. Pocket Psychiatry. Puckett JA, Beach SR, Taylor JB (eds.). Wolters Kluwer: Philadelphia, PA, 2019.
Davidson SM.: Mentalization Based Therapy. Pocket Psychiatry. Puckett JA, Beach SR, Taylor JB (eds.). Wolters Kluwer: Philadelphia, PA, 2019.
Davidson SM. : Play Therapy. Pocket Psychiatry. Puckett JA, Beach SR, Taylor JB (eds.). Wolters Kluwer: Philadelphia, PA, 2019.
Davidson SM. : Supportive Therapy. Pocket Psychiatry. Puckett JA, Beach SR, Taylor JB (eds.). Wolters Kluwer: Philadelphia, PA, 2019.
Davidson S, Christian CW.: Racial Disparity in Risk Factors for Substantiation of Child Maltreatment. Child Abuse Quarterly 21(1), 2014.
Posters and Presentations
Davidson SM. "Connecting Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Through Creative Expression" American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting. Oct 2022.
Davidson SM. "Drawing Together: Connecting Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Through Art", American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, virtual. Oct 2021.
Davidson SM. "Leading a Colorful Life: Integration of the Arts into One's Personal and Professional Life", American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA *Event Cancelled due to COVID-19*. Apr 2020.
Awards and Honors
2021, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Teaching Award, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, CHOP
2019, Child Program in Psychodynamics Travel Grant Award, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society
2018, Educational Outreach Program for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residents, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
2018, Mel Kayce Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy, McLean Hospital
2014, Clinical Neuroscience Training Program Certificate, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2009, Senior French Prize, Columbia University
2009, French Departmental Honors, Columbia University
2009, Summa Cum Laude, Columbia University
2009, Phi Beta Kappa
Editorial and Academic Positions
2021-present, Reviewer, Academic Psychiatry
2020-present, Reviewer, Psychiatric Annals
Academic and Institutional Committees
2022-present, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Services Wellness Steering Committee Psychiatry, Co-Chair
2022-present, Anxiety and OCD Content Team Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program
2022-present, Developmental Content Team Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program
2022-present, Psychotherapy Content Team Committee, Committee Lead, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program
2021-present, Wellness Committee, Co-chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2021-present, Psychiatry Residency Perelman School of Medicine Teaching Awards Committee, University of Pennsylvania
2021-present, Behavioral Health Seminar Committee
2021-present, Task Force for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Curriculum Development, Leader
2020-present, Clinical Competency Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
2020-present, Education Policy Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
2020-present, Graduate Medical Education Program Outcomes & Continuous Improvement Subcommittee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2020-present, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
- 2021-present, Content Curation Subcommittee, Curriculum Committee
- 2021-present, Curriculum Committee
2019-present, National Organization for Arts in Health
2018-present, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- 2020-present, Art Committee
2014-present, American Psychiatric Association
Patient Experience Ratings
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