Alexandra M. Psihogios, PhD

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Alexandra M. Psihogios, PhD, is a psychologist and behavioral scientist in the Division of Oncology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Internship

Pediatric Psychology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Behavioral Oncology - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Child/Family Subspecialty - Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

MA in Clinical Psychology, Child/Family Subspecialty - Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Psychologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Psihogios, A.M., Fellmeth, H., Schwartz, L.A., & Barakat, L.P. (2019). Family functioning and medical adherence across children and adolescents with chronic health conditions: A meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 44(1): 84-97.

Psihogios, A.M., Li, Y., Butler, E., Hamilton, J., Daniel, L.C., Barakat, L.P., Bonafide, C.P., & Schwartz, L.A. (2019). Text message responsivity in a 2-way short message service pilot intervention with adolescent and young adult survivors of cancer. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7(4): e12547.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., Deatrick, J.A., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Anderson, L.M., Wartman, E.C., & Szalda, D. (2019). Preferences for cancer survivorship care among adolescents and young adults who experienced healthcare transitions and their parents. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 13(4), 620-631.

Schwartz, L.A., Psihogios, A.M., Henry-Moss, D., Daniel, L., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Velazquez-Martin, B., Butler, E., Hobbie, W.L., Buchanan Lunsford, N., Sabatino, S.A., Barakat, L.P., Ginsberg, J.P., Fleisher, L., Deatrick, J.A., Jacobs, L.A., O'Hagan, B., Anderson, L., Fredericks, E., Amaral, S., Dowshen, N., Houston, K., Vachani, C., Hampshire, M.K., Metz, J.M., Hill-Kayser, C.E., &  Szalda, D. (2019). Iterative development of a mHealth intervention for adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 7(1): 31-43.

Psihogios, A.M., Gutierrez-Colina, A.M., Iskander, J.M., Wasserman, R.M., & Ramsey, R.R. (in press). Adherence knowledge and education needs among pediatric psychology trainees: A needs assessment and recommendations. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.

Schwartz, L.A., Daniel, L.C., Henry-Moss, D., Bonafide, C.P., Li, Y., Psihogios, A.M., Butler, E.S., Szalda, D., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Hobbie, W.L., Dowshen, N.L., Pierce, L., Kersun, L.S., & Barakat, L.P. (in press). Feasibility and acceptability of a pilot tailored text messaging intervention for adolescents and young adults completing cancer treatment. Psycho-Oncology.

2018

Psihogios, A.M., Daniel, L.C., Tarazi, R., Smith-Whitley, K, Patterson, C.A., & Barakat, L.P. (2018). Family functioning, medical self-management, and health outcomes among school-aged children with sickle cell disease: A mediation model. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 43(4): 423-433.

Psihogios, A.M., Pauly-Hubbard, H., Schwartz, L., Ginsberg, J., Hobbie, W., & Szalda, D. (2018). Understanding and improving knowledge of cancer survivorship care among college providers. Journal of Cancer Education, 33(5): 1075-1081.

2017

Psihogios, A.M., Murray, C.B., Zebracki, K., Acevedo, L., & Holmbeck, G.N. (2017) Testing the utility of a bio-neuropsychosocial model for predicting medical adherence and responsibility during early adolescence in youth with spina bifida  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(9): 910-921.

Psihogios, A.M. & Baber, K. (2017). "Stop my pain but don't send me to school!" A pediatric case of irritable bowel syndrome and school avoidance. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 5(2): 186-191.

Psihogios, A.M., Drossos, T., & Afzal, K.I. (2017). Towards evidenced-based assessment and treatment of pediatric psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy, 6(1): 75-80.

Schwartz, L., Hamilton, J., Brumley, L.D., Barakat, L.P., Deatrick, J.A., Szalda, D., Bevans, K., Tucker, C., Daniel, L., Butler, E., Kazak, A.E., Hobbie, W., Ginsberg, J., Psihogios, A.M., Ver Hoeve, E., Tuchman, L. (2017). Development and content validation of the transition readiness inventory for adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(9): 983-994.

2016

Murray, C.B., Kirsch, A., Palermo, T.M., Kolbuck, V., Psihogios, A.M., Holmbeck, G.N. (2016). Developmental course and determinants of sleep disturbances in adolescents with and without spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(6), 631-642.

2015

Psihogios, A.M., Kolbuck, V., & Holmbeck, G.N. (2015). Disease self-management in pediatric spina bifida: A longitudinal investigation of medical adherence, responsibility-sharing, and independence skills. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(8), 790-803.

Murray, C.B., Amaro, C.M., Devine, K.A., Psihogios, A.M., Murphy, L.K. & Holmbeck, G.N. (2015). Observed parenting behaviors in preadolescent family interactions as predictors of adjustment in emerging adults with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(1), 18-32.

2013

Psihogios, A.M. & Holmbeck, G.N. (2013). Discrepancies in mother and child perceptions of spina bifida medical responsibilities during the transition to adolescence: Associations with family conflict and medical adherence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(8), 859-870.

Holbein, T.E., Murray, C.M., Psihogios, A.M., Wasserman, R., Essner, B., O’Hara, L., & Holmbeck, G.N. (2013). A camp-based psychosocial intervention to promote independence and social function in individuals with spina bifida: Moderators of treatment effectiveness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(4), 412-424.

Books

Chapters

2018

Schwartz, L.A., Psihogios, A.M., & Fredericks, E. (2018). Incorporating healthcare transition readiness assessment. Establishing a Healthcare Transition Program for Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Illness and Disability (pp. 119-128). In A.C. Hergenroeder and C.M. Wiemann (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

2016

Lennon, J.M., Psihogios, A.M., Murray, C.B., Holbein, C.E., & Holmbeck, G.N. (2016). Promoting resilience during the transition to adolescence for chronically ill children and their families. Child and Adolescent Resilience within Medical Contexts (pp. 51-75). M. Ferrari & C. DeMichelis (eds.). New York, NY: Springer.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Psihogios, A.M., Ewing, K., Czerniecki, B., Deatrick, J., Kersun, L., Pai, A., Schwartz, L.A., & Barakat, L.P. (2019, November). Using a social ecological framework to understand medication adherence in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Poster session presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., & Barakat, L.P. (2019, August). Challenges in conducting multi-informant, multi-faceted self-management research in AYA with cancer. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention in Chicago, IL.

Windawi, S., Segers, B., Irizarry, J., Oranges, K., Stern, J., Cintrin, R., Johnson, M., Psihogios, A., Balamuth, N., Bailey, C., & Balis, F. (2019, September). Quality improvement project to improve documentation of home medication adherence and dose changes in pediatric cancer. Poster presented at the Children's Oncology Group conference in Atlanta, GA.

Psihogios, A.M., Li, Y., Butler, E., Hamilton, J, Daniel, L.C., Barakat, L.P., Bonafide, C.P., & Schwartz, L.A. (2019, March). Text message responsivity in a two-way SMS pilot intervention with AYA survivors of cancer. Poster session presented at the 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Schwartz, L.A., Psihogios, A.M., Maurer, L., O'Hagan, B., Henry-Moss, D., Velazquez-Martin, B., Daniel, L.C., Fleisher, L., Barakat, L.P., Hobbie, W.L., Buchanan Lunsford, N., Sabatino, S.A., Li, Y., Ginsberg, J.P., Cope, C., Szalda, D., & Hill-Kayser, C. (2019, March). mHealth intervention acceptability and percent of text messages read: A report of childhood cancer survivors. Poster session presented at the 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., & Barakat, L.P. (2019, February). Real-time medication adherence assessments among adolescents and young adults with leukemia. Paper presented at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society meeting, Atlanta, GA.

2018

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., Ewing, K., Czerniecki, B., Deatrick, J., Kersun, L., Pai, A., & Barakat, L.P. (2018, September). Medical adherence among adolescents and young adults on treatment for cancer: Associations with family functioning. Paper presented at the American Cancer Society Jiler Professor and Fellow Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Amaral, S., Schwartz, L., Zelikovsky, N, Psihogios, A.M., Rodig, N., Reason, Janaiya, Turek-Queally, J., Kirsch, A., Bowlin, P., Reese, P., Zderic, S., & Warady, B. (2018, May). U-REAACT: Implementing mobile health to promote adherence in AYA with renal and urological diseases. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada

Psihogios, A.M., Szalda, D., Velazquez-Martin, B., Henry-Moss, D., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Hobbie, W., Jacobs, L.A., Ginsberg, J.P., Fleisher, L., Barakat, L.P., Sabatino, S., Buchanan-Lunsford, N., Kayser, C.E., & Schwartz, L.A. (2018, April). Social-ecological correlates of survivorship care plan adherence among adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Paper presented at the 8th Annual International Nursing Conference on Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship, Philadelphia, PA.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Anderson, L., Wartman, E., Deatrick, J., & Szalda, D. (2018, April) Adolescent and young adult patient and caregiver perspectives on survivorship care. Poster session presented at the 8th Annual International Nursing Conference on Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship, Philadelphia, PA.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., Fellmeth, H., Deatrick, J., Kersun, L., Pai, A., & Barakat, L.P. (2018, April). Medical adherence among adolescents and young adults on treatment for cancer: A multi-faceted adherence conceptualization. Poster session presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

2017

Psihogios, A.M., Baran, J., Pizza, J., Mostoufi-Moab, S., Bauer, A., & Barakat, L.P. (2017). Post-traumatic stress symptoms and family risk among adolescents and young adults with differentiated thyroid cancer: Prospective psychosocial screening of an underserved cancer population. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 64: S391.

Schwartz, L., Szalda, D., Psihogios, A.M., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Daniel, L., Butler, E., Hobbie, W., Jacobs, L.A., Ginsberg, J.P., Fleisher, L., Vachani, C., Hampshire, M.K., Metz, J.M., & Hill-Kayser, C.E. (2017) Using a mobile app to enhance the uptake of survivorship care plans (SCP) for adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer.  Journal of Clinical Oncology, 35(5 supp).

Schwartz, L.A., Psihogios, A.M., Ver Hoeve, E.S., Kayser, C.E., Butler, E., Barakat, L.P., Fredericks, E., Dowshen, N., Amaral, S., Fleisher, L., Hobbie, W., Ginsberg, J., Jacobs, L.A., Wartman, E., & Szalda, D. (2017, March). The rigorous development and evaluation of a text bank: A trial of adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer as an example. Poster session presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L.A., & Barakat, L.P. (2017, March). Discrepancies in knowledge of clinical trials among adolescents and young adults with a history of cancer and their caregivers: Associations with developmental maturity. Poster session presented at The Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Ver Hoeve, E.S., Schwartz, L.A., Schapira, M., Deatrick, J.A., Stevens, E., Psihogios, A.M., Reilly, A., & Barakat, L.P. (2017, March). Development of web-based decision support tool, DECIDES (AYA Deciding about Enrolling on a Clinical Intervention trial: Decision aid for Education and Support). Poster session presented at the meeting of The Society of Pediatric Psychology, Portland, OR.

Psihogios, A.M., Schwartz, L., Pauly-Hubbard, H., Ginsberg, J., Hobbie, W., & Szalda, D. (2017, January). Understanding and improving knowledge of cancer survivorship care among local college providers. Poster session presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research, San Diego, CA.

Awards and Honors

2019-2024, K08 Career Development Award, National Cancer Institute
2019, Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation Pilot Grant
2019, CHOP Distinguished Trainee Research Award
2019, Journal of Pediatric Psychology Most Cited Paper Award
2018, Illinois Spina Bifida Association Research Award, Second Place
2017-2019, Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant, American Cancer Society
2017, AYA Special Interest Group Poster Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology
2016, Research Scholar, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
2016, Invited Selected Speaker for Student Research Blitz, Society of Pediatric Psychology

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Health Psychology
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Psycho-Oncology
Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

Academic and Institutional Committees

Advisory Board, Qualitative Research Affinity Group
CHOP-RISES Committee, Summer Research Program for Underrepresented High School Students
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Steering Committee
Behavioral Health Seminar Planning Committee
2019-present, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Society of Pediatric Psychology Digital Health Special Interest Group
2017-2019, Co-Chair of the Society of Pediatric Psychology Adherence Special Interest Group

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP), APA Division 54
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)