Nicholas Seivert, PhD, is a psychologist in the Cardiac Center and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Education and Training
Pediatric Psychology/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, Minneapolis, MN
Pediatric Medical Psychology - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Baltimore, MD
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
MA in Clinical Psychology - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Child and parent adjustment to adversity
Mechanisms for the development of emotional/behavioral difficulties in youth with chronic medical conditions
Pediatric medical traumatic stress
Clinical psychology training
Seegan P.L., Tangella K., Seivert N.P., Reynolds E., Young A., Ziegfeld, S., Garcia A, Hodgman E, Parrish C: Factors associated with pediatric burn clinic follow-up after emergency department discharge. Journal of Burn Care and Research 43(1): 207-213, January/February 2022.
Sommerhalder, M.S., Schulman, J., Grados, M., Parrish, C., Praglowski, N., Ostrander, R., Garofano, J., Seivert, N.P., & Reynolds, E.K.: Preliminary findings from the implementation of behavioral parent training in a partial hospitalization program. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health 6(4): 473-483, 2021.
Gregus, S.J., Stevens, K.T., Seivert, N.P., Tucker, R.P., & Callahan, J.L. Student perceptions of multicultural training and program climate in clinical psychology doctoral programs. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 14(4): 293-307, 2020
Seivert, N. P., Sommerhalder, M., Stewart, D., Ziegfeld, S., Ostrander, R., Reynolds, E. K., & Parrish, C.: Routine psychological screening for parent depressive symptoms in an outpatient pediatric specialty burn clinic. Journal of Burn Care & Research 40(6): 947-952, 2019.
Seivert, N.P., Cano, A., Casey, R.J., Johnson, A., & May, D.K. : Animal assisted therapy for incarcerated youth: A randomized controlled trial. Applied Developmental Science 22(2): 139-153, 2018.
Henry, B. W., McCarthy, D. M., Nannicelli, A. P., Seivert, N.P., & Vozenilek, J. A.: Patients' views of teamwork in the emergency department offer insights about team performance. Health Expectations 19(3): 702-715, 2016.
Eppich, W.E., Nannicelli, A.P., Seivert, N.P., Sohn, M., Rozenfeld, R., Woods, D., & Holl, J. A rater training protocol to assess team performance. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 35(2): 83-90, 2015.
Powell, E., O'Connor, L., Nannicelli, A., Barker, L., Khare, R., Seivert, N., Holl, J., & Vozenilek, J. Failure mode effects and criticality analysis: Innovative risk assessment to identify critical areas for improvement in emergency department sepsis resuscitation. Diagnosis 1(2): 173-181, 2014.
Khare, R. K., Nannicelli, A. P., Powell, E. S., Seivert, N.P., Adams, J. G., & Holl, J. L. : Use of risk assessment analysis by failure mode effects and criticality to reduce door-to-balloon time. Annals of Emergency Medicine 62(4): 388-398, 2013.
Posters and Presentations
Seivert, N.P, Park, C., Rychik, J, Goldberg, D.J., Demianczyk, A., & Dodds, K.M.: Mental health symptoms and health related quality of life in youth with Fontan circulation. Poster presentation at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ April 2022.
Sundesha, A. S., Seivert, N. P., Ziegfeld, S., Green, K., Garcia, A., Thompson, B. S., & Parrish, C.: Characteristics of pediatric burn patients with child protective services involvement at an academic children's hospital. Poster presentation at the American Burn Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 2021.
Seivert, N.P, Park, C., Rychik, J, Goldberg, D.J., Demianczyk, A., & Dodds, K.M.: Psychological functioning and parameters of physiological status in youth with Fontan circulation. Poster presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Session. Boston, MA November 2021.
Seivert, N.P., Reynolds, E., Brenner, J., Parrish, C., Ostrander, R., & Brosbe, M.: Parenting stress and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease. Poster presented at the virtual the 9th Annual Scientific Session of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative. November 2020.
Seivert, N.P., Van Eck, K., Song, Y., Tangella, K., Ziegfeld, S., Garcia, A., and Parrish, C. : The impact of parental distress on child quality of life in pediatric burn patients. Oral presentation at the virtual Pediatric Trauma Society 2020 Annual Meeting. November 2020.
Song, Y., Sundesha, A., Tangella, K., Seivert, N.P., Garcia, A., Ziegfeld, S., Parrish, C.: Initial validation of clinical 4-item measure of pediatric burn injury specific parental guilt. Accepted for poster presentation at the virtual Pediatric Trauma Society 2020 Annual Meeting. November 2020.
Tangella, K., Seivert, N.P., Song, Y., Ziegfeld, S., Garcia, A.,. Williams, L., & Parrish, C.: Predictors of clinic follow-up for pediatric burn patients after treatment and release from emergency department. Accepted for poster presentation at the virtual Pediatric Trauma Society 2020 Annual Meeting. November 2020.
Seivert, N.P., Song, Y., Tangella, K., Williams, L., Garcia, A., Ziegfeld, S., Sommerhalder, M., & Parrish, C. : Program evaluation of inpatient psychology consultation services for pediatric burns in an academic children's hospital. Poster presented at the virtual Society of Pediatric Psychology 2020 Annual Conference. March 2020.
Seivert, NP. "Coping with Nephrotic Syndrome", Lecture for CHOP nephrology patients and families, delivered virtually. Nov 2020.
Seivert, NP. "The impact of parental distress on child quality of life in pediatric burn patients", Oral presentation at the virtual Pediatric Trauma Society 2020 Annual Meeting. Nov 2020.
Awards and Honors
2017, Charles L. Gdowski Memorial Award, Wayne State University
2015, Young Alumnus Excellence Award, Boylan High School
2014, Distinguished Poster Award in the Clinical Area, Wayne State University Department of Psychology Graduate Student Poster Day
2011, Staff Star at the Center for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University
2010, Loyola University Chicago Honors in Psychology
2007-2010, Psi Chi Honors Society Member
2007-2010, Loyola University Chicago Dean's List
Editorial and Academic Positions
2021-present, Ad-hoc reviewer, Journal of Patient Experience
Academic and Institutional Committees
2022-present, Starting Early with Psychosocial Support (Family StEPS) Program, Cardiac Center Subcommittee
2021-present, Center for Family Care Workgroup, Committee on Education and Training
2020-present, Training Advisory Committee, Psychology Program, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
2020-present, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2014-present, Society for Research in Child Development
2013-present, American Psychological Association
Patient Experience Ratings
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