Emily K. DiVirgilio, PhD

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Emily K. DiVirgilio, PhD, is a psychologist with the Center for Rehabilitation at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training


Psychology / Neuropsychology - Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL


Neuropsychology, Specialization in Traumatic Brain Injury - Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
MA in Clinical Psychology - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




Ransom, D., Caldwell, C., DiVirgilio, E., McNally, K., Peterson, R., Ploetz, D., Sady, M., & Slomine, B. (2021). Pediatric mTBI during the COVID-19 pandemic: Considerations for evaluation and management. Child Neuropsychology.


Ransom, D. M., Butt, S. M., DiVirgilio, E. K., Cederberg, C. D., Srnka, K. D., Hess, C. T., Sy, M. C., & Katzenstein, J. M. (2020). Pediatric teleneuropsychology: Feasibility and recommendations. Clinical Neuropsychology, 35:8.

Nicholls, C. J., Winstone, L. K., DiVirgilio, E. K., & Foley, M. B. (2020). Test of variables of attention performance among ADHD children with credible vs. non-credible PVT performance. Applied Neuropsychology, Child, 1–7.


Van Huisstede, L., Winstone, L. K., Ross, E. K., Crnic, K. A. (2019). Developmental trajectories of maternal sensitivity across the first year of life: Relations among emotion competence and dyadic reciprocity. Parenting, 19:3, 217-243.


Coburn, S. S., Crnic, K. A., & Ross, E. K. (2015). Mother–infant dyadic state behaviour: Dynamic systems in the context of risk. Infant and Child Development, 24(3), 274-297.


Lind, T., Bernard, K., Ross, E., & Dozier, M. (2014). Intervention effects on negative affect of CPS-referred children: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(9), 1459-1467.




Crnic, K., Gerstein, E., & Ross, E. (2019). Preparing for a faculty position in family psychology. In B. H. Fiese, M. Celano, K. Deater-Deckard, E. N. Jouriles, & M. A. Whisman (Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology series. APA handbook of contemporary family psychology: Family therapy and training (pp. 497-508). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.


Crnic, K. A. & Ross, E. K. (2017). Parenting stress and parental efficacy. In: Deater-Deckard K., Panneton R. (Eds.), Parental Stress and Early Child Development, Springer, Cham.

Posters and Presentations


DiVirgilio, E. K., McNally, K., Rose, S., & Shiplett, K. (abstract accepted October 2021). Multi-disciplinary approach to performance and symptom validity in pediatric patients with persistent post-concussion symptoms. Poster abstract accepted to the International Neuropsychological Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Awards and Honors

2019, Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), Individual Travel Grant Award, Arizona State University
2018, Outstanding Mentor Award, Arizona State University
2018, GPSA Individual Travel Grant Award, Arizona State University
2017, Graduate Excellence Award, Arizona State University
2017, GPSA Individual Travel Grant Award, Arizona State University
2017, Society for Research in Child Development, Biennial Meeting Travel Award, Arizona State University
2016, International Congress of Infant Studies Travel Award, Arizona State University
2015, Graduate Excellence Award, Arizona State University
2015, National Science Foundation Honorable Mention, Arizona State University
2009, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Delaware
2009, Cum Laude, University of Delaware
2007, Psi Chi – The International Honor Society in Psychology
2005-2009, Dean’s List, University of Delaware

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2020-present, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
2020-present, American Journal of Medical Genetics

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2020-present, Sports Neuropsychology Society
2019-present, The International Neuropsychological Society
2018-present, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)
2017-present, Division 40 – Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
2009-present, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society