Whitney B. Guerry, PhD

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Whitney B. Guerry, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Co-Director of the Behavioral Health Integrated Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Coping with acute and chronic illness, Eating disorders
Locations: Middleman Family Pavilion; Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, Pediatric Psychology Intern - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation - Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow, Clinical Child Psychology - North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - Duke University, Durham, NC
MA in Clinical Psychology - Duke University, Durham, NC

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Psychologist

Co-Director, Behavioral Health Integrated Program

Departments and Services




Levitch, C.F., Malkin, B., Latella, L., Guerry, W., Gardner, S.L., Finlay, J.L., & Sands, S.A.: Long Term Neuropsychological Outcomes of Survivors of Young Childhood Brain Tumors Treated on the Head Start II Protocol. Neuro-Oncology Practice 8(5): 609-619, 2021.


Prinstein, M.J., Choukas-Bradley, S.C., Helms, S., Brechwald, W.A., & Rancourt, D.: High peer popularity longitudinally predicts adolescent health risk behavior, or does it? An examination of linear and curvilinear associations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 36(9): 980-990, 2011 Notes: Name was Brechwald before marriage.

Prinstein, M.J., Brechwald, W.A., & Cohen, G. L.: Susceptibility to peer influence: Using a performance-based measure to identify adolescent males at heightened risk for deviant peer socialization. Developmental Psychology 47(4): 1167-1172, 2011 Notes: Name was Brechwald before marriage.


Orrell-Valente, J.K., Hill, L.G., Brechwald, W.A., Dodge, K.A., Pettit, G. S., & Bates, J.E.: 'Just three more bites': An observational analysis of parents' socialization of children's eating at mealtime. Appetite 48(1): 37-45, 2007 Notes: Name was Brechwald before marriage.


Persons, J.B., Roberts, N.A., Zalecki, C.A., Brechwald, W.A.G.: Naturalistic outcome of case formulation-driven cognitive-behavior therapy for anxious depressed outpatients. Behaviour Research and Therapy 44(7): 1041-1051, 2006 Notes: Name was Brechwald before marriage.



Asher, S.A., Guerry, W.B., & McDonald, K.L.: Children as friends. Handbook of Child Research. G.S. Goodman, G. Melton, J. Cashmore, & A. Ben-Arieh (eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Guerry W. "Introduction to Eating Disorders: How You Talk About Growth Curves Matters!"  National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Annual Conference, virtual. Oct 2021.

Guerry W. "Beyond the "Consult Question: Ethical Complexities in the Role of the C/L Psychologist," in "Conscientious Collaboration: Navigating Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Psychology Consultation Liaison Roles" Symposium, European Paediatric Psychology Conference, virtual. Oct 2021.

Guerry W. "Access to Behavioral Health Services During COVID-19: Development and Implementation of Inpatient Telehealth at CHOP." Leadership and Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Conference: Building an Equitable and Just Future for Adolescents and Young Adults, Philadelphia, PA. Jan 2021

Awards and Honors

2020, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Young Professional Network "40 Under 40" Awardee
2009, Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship
2008, Spencer Education Science and Policy Scholar Fellowship
2004, UC Berkeley Psychology Department Citation
2004, Phi Beta Kappa
2004, UC Berkeley Center for the Development of Peace and Well-being Research Fellowship
2004-2012, Psi Chi - National Honor Society in Psychology

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2016-present, Quality Improvement Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2014-present, Training Advisory Committee, Psychology Training Program, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2006-present, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies


2006-present, American Psychological Association
2011-present, Division 54, American Psychological Association (Pediatric Psychology)