Education and Training
Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, Philadelphia, PA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Titles and Academic Titles
Associate Director for Behavioral Research, Center for Injury Research and Prevention
Co-director, The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress
Research Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Medically-related traumatic stress
Parent and child reactions to injury and medical emergency
Marsac ML, Kassam-Adams N, Hildenbrand AK, Kohser KL, Winston FK. After the injury: initial evaluation of a web-based intervention for parents of injured children. Health Educ Res. 2010 Sep 21.
Kassam-Adams N, Marsac ML, Cirilli C. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom structure in injured children: functional impairment and depression symptoms in a confirmatory factor analysis. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010 Jun;49(6):616-25, 625.e1-4. Epub 2010 Apr 9.
Bosquet Enlow M, Kassam-Adams N, Saxe G. The Child Stress Disorders Checklist-Short Form: a four-item scale of traumatic stress symptoms in children. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2010 May-Jun;32(3):321-7. Epub 2010 Feb 20.
Kassam-Adams N, Fleisher CL, Winston FK. Acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in parents of injured children. J Trauma Stress. 2009 Aug;22(4):294-302.
Dalgleish T, Meiser-Stedman R, Kassam-Adams N, Ehlers A, Winston F, Smith P, Bryant B, Mayou RA, Yule W. Predictive validity of acute stress disorder in children and adolescents. Br J Psychiatry. 2008 May;192(5):392-3.
Radcliffe J, Fleisher CL, Hawkins LA, Tanney M, Kassam-Adams N, Ambrose C, Rudy BJ. Posttraumatic stress and trauma history in adolescents and young adults with HIV. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Jul;21(7):501-8.
Meiser-Stedman R, Dalgleish T, Smith P, Yule W, Bryant B, Ehlers A, Mayou RA, Kassam-Adams N, Winston F. Dissociative symptoms and the acute stress disorder diagnosis in children and adolescents: a replication of the Harvey and Bryant (1999) study. J Trauma Stress. 2007 Jun;20(3):359-64.
Posters and Presentations
Kassam-Adams, N., Ittenbach, R., Winston, F.K., Vivarelli-O'Neill, C., & Cnaan, A. Screening for PTSD risk in traumatically injured children and teens. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2001.
Kassam-Adams, N., Winston, F. K , Baxt, C., Fein, J., Ittenbach, R. & Cnaan, A. Integrating screening for PTSD risk in the emergency medical setting. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, MD, November 2002.
Kassam-Adams, N., Winston, F. K., & Baxt, C. ASD and PTSD after pediatric traffic injuries. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, MD, November 2002.
Kassam-Adams, N., Baxt, C., & Winston, F. K. Pediatric injury: Post-traumatic stress, recovery, and family impact. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, MD, November 2002.
Kassam-Adams, N. "Posttraumatic stress and children's experiences in the Emergency Department" Invited symposium lecture at the Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society, Chicago, IL.
Kassam-Adams, N. & Winston, F. K. ASD and PTSD in children injured in traffic crashes. Paper presented at the 8th European Conference on Traumatic Stress, Berlin, Germany, May 2003.
Kassam-Adams, N. Screening and early intervention for children after acute trauma. Presentation at the 8th European Conference on Traumatic Stress, Berlin, Germany, May 2003.
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