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Hankinson, Jessica, Ph.D.

Dr. Jessica Hankinson

Assistant Professor
Pediatric Medical Psychology

Main Office Address

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bloomberg Children's Center, 12th Floor
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-1855
Fax: 410-955-8691




B.A., Psychology

University of Virginia


M.A., Clinical Psychology

University of South Florida


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

University of South Florida


Clinical Psychology Internship (APA Accredited)

Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Psychology

Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Coping and adjustment to chronic illness
  • Behavioral interventions to improve medical and procedural compliance
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Behavioral modification

Selected Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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