Julie M. Gettings, PhD

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Julie M. Gettings, PhD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Promoting adherence to medical regimens for youth with chronic illness, Healthy lifestyle changes within families, Coping with chronic illness and other medical conditions
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Pediatric Medical Psychology - Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD

Behavioral Health and Endocrinology - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

BS in Comprehensive Science - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical and Biological and Health Psychology - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

MS in Psychology - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Titles and Academic Titles


Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Gettings J.M., Willi S.M., Forth E., Hawkes C.P.: Integrating the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 depression screening tool into the paediatric diabetes clinic. Diabetic Medicine, September 2019, doi: 10.1111/dme.14146.


Michael, J.C., El Nokali, N.E., Black, J.J., Rofey, D.L. (2015). Mood and ambulatory monitoring of physical activity patterns in youth with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 28, 369-372.


Michael, J.C., Belendiuk, K.A., Kuchera, A.M., Rofey, D.L. (2013). Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight management. The Behavior Therapist, 36, 28-38.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Motivational Interviewing for Youth with Diabetes. Educational Webinar MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention, Villanova University, November 2013.

Principles of Motivational Interviewing. Child Psychiatry Educational Seminar Behavioral Health Division, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, July 2013.

Awards and Honors

2009, A. David Lazovik Research Award

2009, Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award

Leadership and Memberships

Editorial Positions

Pediatric Diabetes, invited reviewer

Journal of Physical Activity and Health, invited reviewer