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Jessica Curley Hankinson, M.A., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Expertise: Behavioral Medicine, Child Development and Behavioral Health, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Pediatric Medical Psychology, Psychologist more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
Appointment Phone: 410-614-2401

1800 Orleans St.
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map



  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



  • Kennedy Krieger Institute / Pediatric Psychology (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Hankinson, J.C., Eldridge, M., Ostrander, R., Shah, B., Reynolds, E., Perry-Parrish, C., Specht, M., & Gearhart, J.P. 2014. Emotional and behavioral functioning in children with bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex: A developmental perspective. Journal of Pediatric Urology.
  2. Hankinson, J.C. & Slifer, K.J. 2013. Behavioral treatments to improve pill swallowing and adherence in an adolescent with renal and connective tissue diseases. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.
  3. Slifer, K.J., Hankinson, J.C., Zettler, M.A., Frutchey, R., Hendricks, M., Ward, C.M., & Reesman, J. (2011). Distraction, exposure therapy, counterconditioning, and topical anesthetic for acute pain management during needle sticks in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Clinical Pediatrics, 50, 688-697.
  4. Hankinson, J. C., Thurston, I. B., Fields, S., Rojas, A., Kamboukos, D. and Phares, V. (2010). The connections between individual therapy in the family and adolescents' emotional/behavioral problems. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Family therapy. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  5. Phares, V., Rojas, A., Thurston, I.B., & Hankinson, J.C. (2010). Including fathers in clinical interventions for children and adolescents. In M. Lamb (Ed.), The role of the father in child development, 5th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
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