Billie Samantha Schwartz, PhD

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Billie Samantha Schwartz, PhD, is a Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Primary Care, South Philadelphia

Education and Training


Clinical Psychology Pre-doctoral Internship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Post-doctoral fellowship in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Administration and Psychology - Simmons College, Boston, MA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Counseling Psychology - The University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
MA in Mental Health Counseling - Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Titles and Academic Titles


Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Eiraldi, R., Khanna, M., Jawad, A.F., Power, T.J., Cacia, J., Cabello, B., Schwartz, B.S., Swift, L., Kanine, R., Orapallo, A., McCurdy, B., & Mautone, J.A. : Implementation of Targeted Mental Health Interventions in Urban Schools: Preliminary Findings on the Impact of Training Strategy on Program Fidelity  Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1080/23794925.2020.1784056.

Asnaani, A., Narine, K., Suzuki, N., Zang, Y., Schwartz, B., Yeh, R., Mannarino, A., Cohen, J., & Foa, E.B : Integration of technology to enhance screening of pediatric PTSD: Results from a study in primary care community settings.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1007/s40653-020-00300-6.


Eiraldi, R., McCurdy, B., Schwartz, B., Benjamin Wolk, C., Abraham, M., Jawad, A. F., Nastasi, B., & Mautone, J. : Pilot Study for the Fidelity, Acceptability and Effectiveness of a PBIS Program plus Mental Health Supports in Under-resourced Urban Schools.  Psychology in the Schools 56(8): 1230-1245, 2019.


Eiraldi, R., Mautone, J.A., Khanna, M.S., Power, T.J., Orapallo, A., Cacia, J., Schwartz, B.S., McCurdy, B., Keiffer, J., Paidipati, C., Kanine, R., Abraham, M., Tulio, S., Swift, L., Bressler, S.N., Cabello, B., Jawad, A.F.: Group CBT for Externalizing Disorders in Urban schools: Effect of Training Strategy on Treatment Fidelity and Patient Outcomes Behavior Therapy 49(9): 538-550, 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2018.01.001.


Garbacz, S.A., Watkins, N.D., Diaz, Y., Barnabas, E.R., Schwartz, B.S., Eiraldi, R.: Using Conjoint Behavioral Consultation to implement evidence-based interventions for students in under-resourced urban schools. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth 61(3): 198-210, 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1080/1045988X.2016.1261078.


Eiraldi, R., Power, T., Schwartz B.S., Keiffer, J., McCurdy, B., Mathen, M., Jawad, A.F.: Examining effectiveness of group CBT for externalizing and internalizing disorders in urban schools. Behavior Modification 40(4): 611-639, 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1177/0145445516631093.

Eiraldi, R., Khanna, M.S., Jawad, A.F., Fishman, J., Glick, H.A., Schwartz, B.S., Cacia, J., Wandersman, A., Beidas, R.: A hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of group CBT for anxiety in urban schools: Rationale, design, and methods. Implementation Science 11(92): 1-14, 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0453-z


Smith LE, Bernal DR, Schwartz BS, Whitt CL, Christman ST, Donnelly S, Wheatley A, Guillaume C, Nicolas G, Kish J, Kobetz E: Coping with vicarious trauma in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development 42(1): 2-12, 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1912.2014.00040.x.

Schwartz, B., Bernal, D., Smith, L., Nicolas, G.: Pathways to understand help-seeking behaviors among Haitians Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 16(2): 239-243, 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10903-012-9751-y.



Nicolas, G., Schwartz, B.: Culture first: lessons learned in culturally adapting treatment for Black Caribbean youth Cultural Adaptations: Tools for Evidence-Based Practice with Diverse Populations Bernal, G., Domenech-Rodríguez, M.M. (eds.). APA Press, Washington, DC, Page: 71-90, 2012.


Nicolas, G., Schwartz, B., & Pierre, E. (2010). Weathering the storms like bamboo: The strengths of Haitians in coping with natural disasters. (pp. 93-106) In Eugene, D., Kalayjian, A., & Reyes, G.  (Eds.) Cross-Cultural Handbook of Emotional Healing: Rituals and Practices for Resilience After Trauma, 2 volumes. Westport, CT: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA.

Posters and Presentations


Kanine, B., Cabello, B., Wolk, C.B., Schwartz, B.S., & Mautone, J.A. : Kanine, B., Cabello, B., Wolk, C.B., Schwartz, B.S., & Mautone, J.A.: Acceptability and Feasibility of School-Based Mental Health Interventions Implementation: A Qualitative Study of School Staff Perspectives. ABCT 54th Annual Virtual Convention, November 14 2020. ABCT 54th Annual Virtual Convention, November 14 2020. 2020.


Schwartz, B.S., Williamson, A.I., Power, T.J., & Mautone, J.A: In H. Jones (Chair), Building the Well-Rounded IPC Clinician: Training Models and Challenges, Symposium presented at the 2019 Developing and Researching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care (DREAM IPC) Biennial Conference, Wilmington, DE, September 2019. 2019 Developing and Researching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care (DREAM IPC) Biennial Conference 2019.


Mautone, J. A., Schwartz, B. S., Williamson, A. I., Brennan, S. E., Orapallo, A., & Swift, L. E.: Predicting and Improving Show Rates in Integrated Primary Care.  In J. F. Young and J. A. Mautone (Chairs), The Identification and Treatment of Behavioral Health Problems in Pediatric Primary Care. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC November 2018.

Soi, P., Schwartz, B.S., Orapallo, A., Mautone, J.A.: Psychiatry show rates in urban pediatric integrated behavioral health clinic. Poster presented at the LEND Fellowship Program Research Symposium and Poster Day, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA May 21 2018.

Schwartz, B.S., Soi, P., Orapallo, A., Mautone, J.A.: Increasing show rates for integrated primary care behavioral health appointments: what really matters when it comes to showing up? Poster presented at 2018 Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL April 6 2018.

Invited Lectures


Schwartz, B. "Ages and Stages of Anxiety," Pediatric Education Virtual Conference, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Sept 2021.

Schwartz, B. "Pediatric Education Project" Symposium presentation in Extending Psychology'S Reach: Models of Collaborative Behavioral Health Training with Pediatricians, 2021 American Psychological Association Virtual Conference. Aug 2021.


Schwartz, B. "Engaging Families, Educators, and Primary Care Providers to Reduce Services Disparities," Presentation, The 54th Annual Virtual Convention for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), (Nov 21, 2020).

Schwartz, B. "Modular Approaches to Treatment," Devereux Treatment Method Seminar Series, Devereux Center for Effective Schools, King of Prussia, PA (February 28, 2020).


Schwartz, B. "Modular Approaches to Treatment," Devereux Treatment Method Seminar Series, Devereux Center for Effective Schools, King of Prussia, PA. Mar 2019.

Awards and Honors

2018, Teaching Award, Psychology Internship Program, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2014, Outstanding Doctoral Student, University of Miami, SOEHD

2013-2014, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2013, SOEHD Research Support Award, University of Miami, SOEHD

2013, Carolyn Garwood Award for Service, University of Miami, SOEHD

2011-2012, Teaching Fellowship, University of Miami, SOEHD

2009-2014, Barbara Marks Scholarship, University of Miami, SOEHD

2010, APA Student Travel Award, American Psychological Association

2009-2012, Katy Dean Scholarship, University of Miami, School of Education and Human Development (SOEHD)

2008, Dean’s Scholarship Award, Boston College, Lynch School of Education

2005, PSI CHI, Simmons College

2002-2006, Simmons College Honors Program Fellowship, Simmons College

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2020-present, Diversity and Inclusion Training Sub-Committee
2019-present, Leadership and Planning Team Member, Pediatric Education Project (PEP) - Advanced Training on Behavioral Health Issues in Primary Care
2018-present, Co-Track Leader of the Integrated Behavioral Health Track, Internship Leadership Team, Psychology Training Program
2015-present, Training Advisory Committee, Psychology Training Program
2014-present, Behavioral Health Seminar Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2021-present, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
2008-present, American Psychological Association
 - 2014-present, Special Interest Group, Integrated Primary Care
 - 2013-present, Health Psychology
 - 2013-present, Society for the Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and
 - 2013-present, Pediatric Psychology