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Erika Alana Chiappini, Ph.D.

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  • Director of Training, Pediatric Medical Psychology Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Erika Chiappini is an assistant professor in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. She serves as the Director of Training for the Pediatric Medical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Dr. Chiappini specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and teens with anxiety disorders and chronic and acute medical conditions, including gastrointestinal disorders. She is the primary behavioral consultant in the multidisciplinary Chronic Constipation, Bowel Management, and Gastrointestinal Functional Treatment (GIFT) Clinics and for youth with inflammatory bowel disease. She provides cognitive-behavioral and behavioral interventions for non-adherence to medical regimens, adjustment to diagnoses, pain management, sleep, anxiety, depression, and behavioral challenges.  Her research interests center on factors associated with successful treatment outcomes in youth anxiety and youth coping with chronic medical conditions. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Temple University. She completed her predoctoral internship at Children’s National Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program at Johns Hopkins University. more


  • Director of Training, Pediatric Medical Psychology Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments / Divisions



  • Pediatric Psychology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2021)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

EA Chiappini, C Parrish, E Reynolds, JF McGuire Overcoming barriers in cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder: Addressing parent behaviors Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 85 (3), 231-253

ER Kagan, HE Frank, LA Norris, SA Palitz, EA Chiappini, MJ Knepley, Antidepressant use in a 3-to 12-year follow-up of anxious youth: results from the CAMELS trial Child Psychiatry & Human Development 52 (1), 41-48

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