Young Adult Specialty Clinic Team, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children's
Dr. Reese is the director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic within the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is also the adolescent medicine rotation director for the pediatric residency program. She joined the Johns Hopkins All Children's medical staff in 2016 and serves as a full-time assistant professor of pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Reese’s clinical interests include reproductive health and mental health, and her research focuses are medical education and curriculum development in adolescent mental health and depression. She is an active member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, where she also serves as the secretary for the southeast United States region.
Dr. Sobalvarro is a pediatric psychologist in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. She joined the hospital staff in 2019. In her role, Dr. Sobalvarro sees patients in the weight management and eating disorder clinics and provides weekly therapy for patients with disordered eating, body dissatisfaction, weight management concerns and psychological conditions.
Debra Deganutti, R.N.
Debra Deganutti, R.N., is a registered clinical nurse for the Adolescent and Young Adult Specialty Clinic. She joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital staff in 2017. During your visit, Debbie will introduce our clinic flow as well as complete vital sign and medical screen assessments.
Jessica Spackman, R.D.N.
Jessica Spackman is a clinical dietitian at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. During your visit, she will assist you with meal planning to help you meet your nutritional needs as well as help you develop a positive relationship with food.
Rebekah Diaz, L.C.S.W.
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Rebekah Diaz is a clinical social worker in the General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Clinic. In her role, Diaz conducts psychosocial assessments, provides support and interventions for families who are experiencing hardships and ensures patients’ and families’ needs are being met and the best care is being provided. Before joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Diaz worked as a therapist for children and adolescents who had experienced trauma. She also has experience working as an applied behavior analysis therapist for children with an autism diagnosis. Rebekah received her B.A. in Psychology and Health Communication and her Master’s degree in social work.