Jenna B. Shapiro, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Dr. Jenna Shapiro is a pediatric psychologist with clinical and research interests in enhancing resilience for children with chronic medical conditions and their families. Clinically, she provides therapeutic support and consultation for children, adolescents, and young adults who receive care at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Lurie Children’s. Her research focuses on evidence-based psychosocial assessment and intervention development for youth with a range of chronic medical conditions.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric psychology, health psychology, hematology/oncology, adjustment and coping with chronic illness, evidence-based interventions for anxiety, mood, trauma, and behavioral concerns


Education & Training

Education: Loyola University, 2019

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric psychology, Lurie Children's, 2019-2020; Internship in child, adolescent, and pediatric psychology, Rush University Medical Center, 2018-2019

Research & Publications


Shapiro JB, Bryant FB, Holmbeck GN, Hood KK, Weissberg-Benchell J
Health Psychol. 2021 May; 40(5): 337-346.
PMID: 34152787
Kritikos TK, Stiles-Shields C, Shapiro JB, Holmbeck GN
J Health Psychol. 2021 Feb; 1359105321990804-.
PMID: 33541148
Anderson LM, Papadakis JL, Vesco AT, Shapiro JB, Feldman MA, Evans MA, Weissberg-Benchell J
J Pediatr Psychol. 2020 Apr; 45(3): 247-265.
PMID: 31710671
Navigating the College Years: Developmental Trajectories and Gender Differences in Psychological Functioning, Cognitive-Affective Strategies, and Social Well-Being
Conley CS, Shapiro JB, Huguenel BM, Kirsch AC
EMERGING ADULTHOOD. 2020 Apr; 8(2): 103-117.
ISSN: 2167-6968
Addala A, March C, Marks B, Tommerdahl K, Shapiro J, Oyenusi E, Yauch LM, Goethals ER, Ahmad PO, Adhami S, Ng M, Ehtisham S, Agwu JC
Pediatr Diabetes. 2020 Mar; 21(2): 152-157.
PMID: 32022991
Papadakis JL, Anderson LM, Garza K, Feldman MA, Shapiro JB, Evans M, Thompson LG, Weissberg-Benchell J
Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2020 Mar; 49(1): 127-141.
PMID: 31980113
Weissberg-Benchell J, Shapiro JB, Hood K, Laffel LM, Naranjo D, Miller K, Barnard K
Diabet Med. 2019 May; 36(5): 644-652.
PMID: 30761592
Looking Good and Making It Seem Easy: A Prospective Study of Effortless Perfectionism, Body Image, and BMI in Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors Among Female Adolescents and Young Adults
Ventura LM, Randall ET, Shapiro JB, Kirsch AC, Conley CS, Bohnert AM
EMERGING ADULTHOOD. 2018 Oct; 6(5): 327-335.
ISSN: 2167-6968
Shapiro JB, Vesco AT, Weil LEG, Evans MA, Hood KK, Weissberg-Benchell J
J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 Jun; 43(5): 561-571.
PMID: 29267939
Anxiety: a Primer for the Pediatrician
Lichtor S, Afzal K, Shapiro J, Drossos T, Radwan K, Anam S, Connolly S
Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics. 2018 Mar; 4(1): 70-93.
Feldman MA, Anderson LM, Shapiro JB, Jedraszko AM, Evans M, Weil LEG, Garza KP, Weissberg-Benchell J
Curr Diab Rep. 2018 Feb; 18(3): 15-.
PMID: 29457190
Conley CS, Shapiro JB, Kirsch AC, Durlak JA
J Couns Psychol. 2017 Mar; 64(2): 121-140.
PMID: 28277730 ISSN: 0022-0167
Reasons for the "after-school pressure cooker" in Affluent Communities: It's Not How Much Time, but Why
Randall ET, Travers LV, Shapiro JB, Bohnert AM
JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES. 2016 May; 25(5): 1559-1569.
ISSN: 1062-1024