Pictured (from left): David Javier Thompson, MA, AM, LCSW; Claire Coyne, PhD; Diane Chen, PhD
Diane Chen, PhD | Pediatric Psychologist (she/her)
Diane Chen, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She directs behavioral health services within the Gender & Sex Development Program and provides clinical care in the multidisciplinary clinics for transgender and gender expansive youth and for youth with differences in sex development. Dr. Chen maintains an active research program examining health risk behaviors, mental health functioning, and medical decision-making among gender- and sex-diverse children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Chen received her PhD (2012) and MA (2008) from Temple University, her BA (2004) from the University of Michigan, and completed her pre-doctoral internship (2012) and post-doctoral fellowship (2013) in clinical child and pediatric psychology at Lurie Children’s.
Claire Coyne, PhD | Pediatric Psychologist (she/her)
Claire Coyne, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Her clinical training and work has focused broadly on providing evidence-based treatment for at-risk youth and their families, including youth exposed to childhood trauma and gender-nonconforming and transgender youth. Dr. Coyne works with patients and families through the Lurie Children’s Gender and Sex Development Program (GSDP), a multidisciplinary team designed to support the physical and psychosocial health of children and adolescents throughout gender identity development. She is also a member of the Lurie Children’s Trauma Team and provides trauma-related outpatient services to children and adolescents referred to the hospital due to exposure to traumatic violence, abuse, or neglect. Dr. Coyne received a PhD from the Clinical Science Program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in 2015 and BA from the University of Chicago in 2004. She completed her pre-doctoral internship (2014) and post-doctoral fellowship (2015) at Lurie Children’s.
David Javier Thompson, MA, AM, LCSW | Psychiatric Social Worker (he/him)
David Javier Thompson, MA, AM, LCSW, is a psychiatric social worker in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. He completed his clinical social work internship with Lurie Children’s psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program, and has been on staff at the hospital since 2015. After working in various roles within the hospital’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry he joined the Division of Adolescent Medicine’s Gender & Sex Development Program in 2017. Javier received an AB from the University of Michigan, BA from the University of Louisville, MA from the University of Essex via a United Kingdom Fulbright Grant, and AM/MSW from the University of Chicago. His clinical interests include providing behavioral healthcare services to gender and sexual minority individuals and their families as well as helping build behavioral health clinicians’ capacity to provide affirming and evidence-based care to these groups.