Education and Training

Internship

Predoctoral Internship in Professional Psychology - Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology - Nemours/ A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Child Development - Tufts University, Medford, MA

Graduate Degree

MA in Child Development - Tufts University, Medford, MA
PsyD in Clinical Psychology - PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, Palo Alto, CA

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Psychologist

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Using telemedicine to treat eating disorders
Transitions of care for adolescents and young adults with chronic medical conditions
Gender identity and psychosocial care for transgender and non-conforming youth pursuing the gender affirmation process
Using applied research to explore microaggressions in community settings
Quality improvement and program evaluation

Publications

Papers

Paper Presentations

2018

Robinson, A., Wilkes, C., Pajarito, S. (2018, April). Preliminary evaluation of the first online intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. Paper presentation at the Academy for Eating Disorders, International Conference on Eating Disorders, Chicago, IL.

2012

Tomopoulos, S., Cates, C.B., Dreyer, B.P., Berkule, S.B., Fierman, A.H., Lee, E.J., Wilkes, C.D., & Mendelsohn, A.L. (2012, May). Cumulative impact of media exposure in low income infants and toddlers on behavior problems at school-entry: Specific relations to foreground exposure and non-educational content. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Posters and Presentations

Poster Presentations

2019

Wilkes, C., Pajarito, S., Robinson, A. (2019, April). The Use of Technology and Treatment Outcomes in the First Online Intensive Outpatient Program for the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Poster presented for presentation at the Western Psychological Association Convention in Pasadena, CA.

Wilkes, C., Pajarito, S., Robinson, A. (2019, August). Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Regulation, and Technology in the First Online IOP for Eating Disorders. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Chicago, IL.

2016

Wilkes, C., Mikhail, S., Buckingham, J., Zionts, D., Steidtmann, D., & Bensen, R. (2016, October). Feasibility and acceptability of a telehealth skills-based intervention to prepare youth with chronic illness to transition from pediatrics to adult care. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ 50th  Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Wilkes, C., Mikhail, S., Buckingham, J., Zionts, D., Steidtmann, D., & Bensen, R. (2016, October). Preliminary efficacy of a telehealth skills-based intervention to prepare youth with chronic illness to transition from pediatrics to adulthood. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ 50th Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Bensen, Rachel., Zionts, Dani., Mikhail, Sandra., Wilkes, C., Nguyen, J., Buckingham, J., Christofferson, M., & Steidtmann D. (2016, October). Take Charge!: A telehealth skills-based intervention to prepare youth with chronic illness for the transition from pediatrics to adult health care. Poster presented at the World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition hosted by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), Montreal, Canada.

Mikhail, S., Wilkes, C., Zionts, D., Buckingham, J., Bensen, R., & Steidtmann, D. (2016, April). Feasibility and acceptability of a telehealth skills-based intervention to prepare youth with chronic illness to transition from pediatrics to adult care. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Stanford Research Pediatrics Retreat, Stanford, CA.

Awards and Honors

2014-2018, Psychology Honor Society, Palo Alto University

2013–2018, Merit Fellowship, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium

2013-2018, Member of the Diversity Recruitment and Retention Project at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. Received the APA Graduate Student award and $1,000 in funding for “Advancing Multicultural Discourse”.

2012, TuftsPlus Program Tuition Scholarship, Tufts University

2012, Class of 1911 Prize Scholarship, Tufts University

2009–2012, Dean’s List, Tufts University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Ad Hoc Peer Reviewer

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, Western Psychological Association
2013-present, American Psychological Association
 - Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54)
 - Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53)