Abby Demianczyk, PhD

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Abby Demianczyk, PhD, is a Psychologist in the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Child Clinical/Pediatric Psychology - Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA


Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Psychology - Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington DE

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - Arcadia University, Glenside PA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
MA in Clinical Psychology - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services



Demianczyk, A. C., Jenkins, A. L., Henson, J. M., & Conner, B. T. (2014). Psychometric evaluation of BIS/BAS in a diverse sample of undergraduates. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(5), 485-494.



Hampton, A. S., Seelbach, A. C., Morrison, A. S., Conner, B. T., Urada, D., & Longshore, D. (2010). The role of motivation in drug treatment completion. In Criminal Justice Treatment Study (pp. 53-63). Los Angeles, CA, US: UCLA.

Posters and Presentations


Demianczyk, A. C., Noeder, M., Ryan, J., Sood, E. (2016, August) Psychosocial Risk Factors Associated with Delayed Cardiac Care for Children with Congenital Heart Disease. Poster submitted to the 2016 Convention of the American Psychological Association. 


Demianczyk, A. C., Gadow, K. D., & Drabick, D.A. (2014, April). Impact of Perinatal HIV infection and Family Environment on Impairment among Youth. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, San Diego, California.

Demianczyk, A. C., & Drabick, D.A. (2014, November). Psychological Outcomes Associated with the Experience of Microaggressions. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Awards and Honors

2016, APA Convention Student Poster Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology
2012, Faculty Commendation of Excellence, Temple University
2012, College of Liberal Arts Travel Award, Temple University
2011, Early Career Travel Award, National Institute of Drug Abuse/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
2011, College of Liberal Arts Travel Award, Temple University
2010, Faculty Commendation of Excellence, Temple University
2010, College of Liberal Arts Travel Award, Temple University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2017, Reviewer, SPP Annual Conference Student Poster Award
2016, Reviewer, APA 2016 Convention submissions to Division 54
2015, Ad-hoc Reviewer, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2017 – present, CHOP Cardiac Center Psychosocial Committee
2016 – present, National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative

Leadership and Memberships

2014 – Present Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP; APA Division 54)
- 2017-present, Chair; Cardiology Special Interest Group
- 2015-present, Cardiology Special Interest Group

2009 – Present American Psychological Association (APA)