Meet Our Psychologists

Jeanne Antisdel, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2000, Yeshiva University

Diagnostic, developmental, and psychological evaluations of children and adolescents. Individual and family therapy for children and adolescents presenting with emotional/behavioral problems and/or medical illness.

Richard A. Arend, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 1984 University of Minnesota

Parent training, early intervention with disruptive behavior disorders, behavior therapy.

Amanda N. Burnside, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2020, Loyola University Chicago

Pediatric consultation-liaison; Behavioral health interventions on hospital medical floors; CBT for anxiety and mood disorders; Coping with chronic illness; Evidence-based treatment for youth exposed to trauma

Jennifer K. Carlson, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2017, University of Iowa

Diagnostic, psychological, developmental behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, Autism evaluations; Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors and Developmental Disabilities

Diane Chen, Ph.D.

Behavioral Health Director of the Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2012, Temple University

My research broadly focuses on psychosocial functioning, reproductive health and fertility preservation, and medical decision-making among transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth and youth with differences of sex development/intersex variations (DSD/I). Clinically, I provide consultation, assessment, and therapeutic services to TGD youth and young adults and to youth and young adults with DSD/I and their families within our multidisciplinary Gender & Sex Development Program.

Colleen Cicchetti, Ph.D.

Director of Center for Childhood Resilience
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 1996, Northwestern University
MEd, 1989, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Advocacy and public health approach to mental health services: promotion of evidence based treatment in school and community settings for children/youth who have been exposed to trauma/victimization including training, supported implementation and evaluation; community, parent and professional outreach and education/training.

Allison H. Clarke, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist, Sleep Medicine
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2015, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Psychosocial assessment related to pediatric sleep disorders, adjustment and coping with sleep difficulties, pediatric consultation, individual and parent interventions.

Claire A. Coyne, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2014, Indiana University

Primary areas of clinical interest include emotional and behavioral health concerns among transgender/gender-expansive children, adolescents, and young adults, Cognitive-behavioral therapy and evidence-based treatments for youth and their families, including youth exposed to childhood trauma. Primary research interests include psychosocial functioning and behavioral health interventions for transgender/gender-expansive youth.

Priscilla H. Duong, Ph.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2019, Palo Alto University

Neuropsychological evaluation; epilepsy; neurodevelopmental disorders; fMRI; language mapping; post-surgical neuropsychological and functional outcomes

Bonnie S. Essner, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist; Research Director, Neurointestinal and Motility Program, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2012, Loyola University Chicago

Development and implementation of innovative digital health platforms for promoting resilience and health behaviors among adolescents and young adults with chronic health conditions; complementary and integrative health approaches for treatment of somatic sensations and enhancing well-being among adolescents with chronic pain.

Meredyth A. Evans, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2015 DePaul University
MA, 2012 DePaul University

Pediatric Consultation/Liaison; psychosocial issues in the treatment of children with chronic illnesses, special training and expertise in working with children and adolescents with diabetes; child and family adjustment to medical diagnosis and family/life stressors; cognitive and behavioral strategies for management of depression and anxiety; parent management strategies for addressing behavioral difficulties in children.

Rebecca Ford-Paz, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist – Outpatient Psychiatry and Center for Childhood Resilience
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2006 DePaul University

Immigrant, refugee, and Latinx mental health; forensic assessment for immigration relief; evidence-based assessment and treatment of mood, anxiety, and trauma-related distress; promoting equity in access to evidence-based interventions for trauma, mood, and anxiety for structurally marginalized youth; training and consultation to schools and community agencies on resilience and evidence-based practices for mental health promotion; community-engaged research and advocacy.

Tara L. Gill, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2008, DePaul University
MA, 2003, DePaul University

African American mental health, diversity issues in the workplace, race and equity in marginalized populations, consultation to school and community agencies on promoting social-emotional learning and behavioral health, trauma treatment, school-based prevention, and disruptive behavior disorders in school-age children and adolescents, and family therapy.

Karen R. Gouze, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 1980 University of Minnesota

Developmental psychopathology, impact of trauma and implementation of trauma informed care in early childhood settings, school and community-based prevention and intervention, public health approaches to youth mental health.

Clayton D. Hinkle, Ph.D., ABPP

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2013, Illinois Institute of Technology

Neuropsychological sequelae of congenital heart disease, traumatic brain injury and sports-related concussion, brain and nervous system tumors, epilepsy, stroke, infectious and autoimmune diseases, and Tourette Syndrome and pediatric movement disorders.

Kelsey R. Howard, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist, Division of Endocrinology
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
PhD, 2020, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Adjustment and coping with medical illness, psychosocial factors affecting diabetes management, interventions to promote uptake and continued use of diabetes technologies, consultation with medical teams, individual and family therapy for youth with chronic illnesses

Lizabeth L. Jordan, Ph.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2014, University of Florida

Neuropsychology assessment and consultation. I evaluate the cognitive, behavior, and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children and teenagers with neurodevelopmental disorders and acquired brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, stroke, epilepsy, infectious disease, and genetic conditions.

Rebecca M. Kanine, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist, NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic Early Childhood Clinic, NICU, & Lurie Little Ones
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
PhD, 2016, University of Kansas, Clinical Child Psychology Program

Developmental evaluation and treatment in early childhood, early childhood disruptive behaviors, other behavioral health concerns in young children (sleeping, eating, toileting, anxiety), parent training, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), NICU psychology consultation, infant mental health.

Caroline E. Kerns, Ph.D.

Coordinating Psychologist, TARGET Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2016, Boston University

Early childhood mental health; school and community-based prevention and intervention; dissemination and implementation of trauma-informed principles and practices; cognitive behavioral therapy for emotional disorders; parent-focused interventions.

John V. Lavigne, Ph.D.

Chief Psychologist
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 1974, University of Texas

Psychological aspects of primary care, developmental psychopathology, pain and other medically unexplained symptoms

Lisa E. Mash, Ph.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2021, San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Neuropsychological assessment; neuroimaging; long-term outcomes of neurological illness/injury; HIV; neurodevelopmental disorders; early childhood

Devin C. McNulty, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2015, Loyola University Chicago

Pediatric psychologist embedded within Heart Center; Coping with acute and chronic illness; Pediatric psychology consultation and collaborative care; Psychosocial screening and primary prevention.

Katie Meyers, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2013, Northwestern University

Psychologist embedded with heart transplant team, pediatric consultation, CBT for anxiety and mood disorders, parent training, treatment related to adherence and coping with chronic illness, family therapy.

Justin A. Moore, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2017 Western Michigan University

Psychosocial assessment and intervention for children and adolescents with chronic pain, parent training, and consultation to medical teams.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moroney, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2021, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Evidence-based treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and tic/Tourette’s disorder spectrum; family accommodation; intensive treatment models; improving access to evidence-based practices including the use of technology and mobile applications.

Katrina Obleada, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2022, University of Hawai`i
MA, 2013, Boston University

Clinical interests primarily focus on the spectrum of eating disorders, mood, and body image/identity; Family Based Treatment, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Enhanced CBT for Eating Disorders. Research interests include cultural factors that play a role in the development/maintenance of eating disorders; health disparities; body image/social media; measure development; implementation and dissemination of EBPs. Other professional interests include legislative advocacy and global mental health.

Jaclyn L. Papadakis, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2018, Loyola University Chicago

Clinical areas: Spina Bifida, Differences of Sex Development, Urology

Research areas: psychosocial functioning among youth and young adults with spina bifida, disorders/differences of sex development (DSD), urological conditions, and pediatric diabetes; pediatric psychology; behavioral health service delivery in interdisciplinary settings.

John T. Parkhurst, Ph.D.

Director of Primary Collaborative Care
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2013 University of Tennessee

Evidence-based assessment practices, mental health consultation and collaboration in pediatrics and community settings.

Lauren Pascarella, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2022, Texas Tech University
MA, 2013, Catholic University of America

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) intervention, evaluations/assessment for ASD and differential diagnoses (e.g., ADHD, disruptive behaviors, ID); Parent training, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); child internalizing disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression) and modified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for youth with ASD and co-morbid diagnoses.

Eric Peist, Ph.D.

Coordinating Psychologist of the Mood, Anxiety, ADHD Collaborative Care (MAACC) Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2021, DePaul University

Mental health consultation and coordination in primary care; cognitive behavioral therapy for mood and anxiety disorders; coping and adjustment with chronic medical conditions.

Jonathan M. Pochyly, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist
Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 1998, Loyola University of Chicago

Anxiety disorders in children; parent training; family therapy; disruptive behavior disorders; cognitive assessment, executive abilities.

Lauren Potthoff, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2018, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Pediatric psychologist embedded within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; adjustment to and coping with new medical illnesses; psychosocial factors in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, particularly Inflammatory Bowel Disease; treatment related to adherence and coping with chronic illness; integrated medicine; behavioral health promotion; CBT for anxiety and mood disorders.

Stephanie K. Powell, Ph.D., ABPP

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2006, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Neuropsychological assessment and consultation; neuropsychological correlates of both hematologic/oncologic conditions (brain tumors, leukemia, sickle cell disease) and their treatment (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem-cell transplant)

Tali Raviv, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience
Associate Director, Center for Childhood Resilience
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2007, University of Denver

Implementation and evaluation of school- and community-based programs to promote social-emotional learning, resilience, and behavioral health, cognitive-behavioral group therapy, parent training, family therapy, trauma treatment, cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety; prevention of psychopathology.

Edna Y. Romero, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2015, Loyola University Chicago

Psychosocial assessment related to pediatric cancer and hematologic disease, adjustment and coping with medical illness, pediatric consultation, individual and family therapy.

Anna Maria Ros, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2020, Loyola University Chicago

Clinical interests include third wave cognitive behavioral therapies for adolescent mood, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation; suicide assessment and safety planning; Spanish-language service provision. Research interests include implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices; Latinx, immigrant, and refugee mental health.

Megan N. Scott, Ph.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2010, George Mason University

Neuropsychological assessment; autism evaluations; neuropsychological correlates of autism spectrum disorder, extreme prematurity, genetic disorders, and broader neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Jenna B. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
PhD, 2019, Loyola University Chicago

Pediatric consultation/liaison and evidence-based intervention for pediatric cancer and hematologic disease; psychosocial considerations and resilience promotion for youth with chronic illness; cognitive and behavioral strategies for management of mood, anxiety, and behavioral difficulties; supporting transfer of care and psychosocial wellbeing among adolescents and young adults with chronic illness.

 

Miller Shivers, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist, Lurie Children’s Little Ones
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2003, Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S. 1995, St Mary’s University

Infant mental health, early childhood anxiety, feeding, sleeping and toileting concerns in infancy and early childhood, early disruptive behavior, relationship-based assessment and treatment. NICU psychology, effects of parental anxiety and mood on parenting.

Mashana L. Smith, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 1999, DePaul University

Individual and group therapy for children and adolescents; therapies include aggression prevention and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral and dialectical therapy for children and adolescents

Lauren Swift, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2016, University of Delaware

Pediatric consultation-liaison, behavioral health care in integrated settings and multidisciplinary approaches to behavioral health, evaluation and treatment of eating disorders, coping with and adjustment to medical conditions, prevention and brief intervention models, parent training.

Amanda Terry, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2020, Howard University

Clinical areas: Pediatric Consultation/Liaison; Psychosocial assessment and intervention for children with chronic illnesses; Treatment  related to adherence, coping, and adjustment with diabetes, Gender-affirming services; Parent training; Family therapy.

Research areas: Health equity-related research; Stressors and coping; Social determinants and support; Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC); Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; LGBTQIA+

Laurie G. Thompson, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2016, University of Kansas

Outpatient and inpatient psychology service within Neurology. Treatment and psychoeducation related to Functional Neurological Symptom Disorders; treatment of somatic symptoms and chronic headaches in children and adolescents using cognitive and behavioral strategies.

Anthony T. Vesco, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist, Urgent Care Program and Outpatient Therapy Service
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2016, The Ohio State University

Third wave therapy practices for adolescents with emotion regulation disorders and trauma exposure; program evaluation for emergent and urgent psychological services; family functioning and distress in the context of type 1 diabetes.

Kelly Walker Lowry, Ph.D.

Director of Psychology Training Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 2007, University of Florida

Acute care programs, motivational interviewing (MINT member), leadership and administration, treatment outcomes, quality improvement, behavioral treatments.

Jill Weissberg- Benchell, Ph.D., CDCES

Pediatric Psychologist
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 1990, Case Western Reserve University

Pediatric consultation-liaison, integrating behavioral health care on hospital medical floors, coping and adaption to chronic illness (in general and with a specific focus on diabetes), adherence to medical regimens, preventing depression in youth with chronic illness, supporting successful transition from pediatric to adult care among youth with a chronic illness, and assessing the psychosocial impact of diabetes technologies.

Frank A. Zelko, Ph.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
PhD, 1985, University of Minnesota

Neuropsychological assessment; attention and executive skills; concussion; epilepsy; functional neuroimaging; neurocognitive effects of systemic disease.