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Expert Team in Pediatric Medical Psychology

Faculty

Photo of Dr. Rick S Ostrander, E.D.D., Ed.D.

Ostrander, Rick S, E.D.D., Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Pediatric Medical Psychology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development and Behavioral Health, Depression, Mood Disorders, Pediatric Medical Psychology, Psychologist, Psychotherapy
Research Interests: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the relationship to depression and anxiety
 
 
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Hankinson, Jessica Curley, M.A., Ph.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Behavioral Medicine, Child Development and Behavioral Health, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Pediatric Medical Psychology, Psychologist
 
 
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Perry-Parrish, Carisa Katherine, M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of Training, Child Clinical & Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Director of Behavior Medicine, Pediatric Burn Program
Director of Behavior Medicine, Pediatric Dermatology
Director of Behavior Medicine, Sweat Disorders Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Behavioral Medicine, Child Development and Behavioral Health, Depression, Pediatric Burns, Pediatric Dermatology, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychologist, Psychotherapy
Research Interests: Emotion regulation, Integration of mental health in primary care, Acceptance and mindfulness-based treatments to improve self-regulation
 
 
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Reynolds, Elizabeth Keats, Ph.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Adolescent Health, Adolescent Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, Child Development and Behavioral Health, Clinical Psychology, Psychologist, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse Research
 
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Borden, Lindsay A, M.S., Ph.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Medical Psychology, Pediatric Rheumatology, Preschool and Infant Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
 

Staff Psychologists

Dr. Anna George

George, Anna, Psy.D.

Dr. George is a staff psychologist in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. Dr. George specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic and acute medical conditions. Dr. George serves as the primary behavioral consultant within the Division of Pediatric Oncology. She is part of a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate and treat child and adolescent cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors. Dr. George provides cognitive and behavioral interventions for children with various complex medical conditions. She is experienced in providing evidence-based interventions for distress and anxiety related to medical procedures, barriers to medical adherence and behavioral/emotional difficulties resulting from medical treatment.  Her research interests include cognitive-behavioral interventions to enhance quality of life during treatment and maintain long term adjustment after treatment. Dr. George received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at The Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Micah Brosbe

Brosbe, Micah, Ph.D.

Dr. Brosbe is a staff psychologist with the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. Dr. Brosbe’s clinical and research interests include working with interdisciplinary teams to address concerns such as adherence to complex medical regimens, medical coping, and behavioral pain management in children and families affected by acute and chronic medical conditions.  He also works to help prepare children to cooperate with invasive or painful medical procedures.  Dr. Brosbe is the primary behavioral consultant with the Division of Pediatric Cardiology as well as with HIV services in the Intensive Primary Care Program.  In addition, he has a special interest in childhood traumatic stress, and is co-founder of the Medical Traumatic Stress Special Interest Group of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.  Dr. Brosbe has experience in providing behavior management training for caregivers, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as treating tic disorders and providing psychological evaluations. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale and his Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Boston University.  He completed his predoctoral internship with the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as his 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger in the Behavior Management Clinic and Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program.

Fellows

Dr. Kaushal Amatya is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and completed his predoctoral internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Prior to his doctoral studies, he received his B.S. from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. His research interests involve parent-child relationship, parenting practices, and parental anxiety and their impact on child and adolescent functioning following stressful life events, including chronic and acute medical difficulties and traumatic stress. Dr. Amatya’s research interests also include development and implementation of intensive treatments for anxiety disorders in acute and medical settings. His dissertation research focused on the impact of exposure to interparental violence in childhood on emotion regulation in emerging adults. Clinically, Dr. Amatya enjoys consulting with multidisciplinary treatment teams focusing on children with chronic medical conditions, providing evidence-based treatments and assessments with children and their families.

Dr. Joel Winnick is a post-doctoral fellow in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Winnick completed his pre-doctoral internship at Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 in Pennsylvania where he focused on assessment, behavioral consultation, and early intervention work with children with neurodevelopmental disorders and psychiatric disabilities. His dissertation research examined the impact of metabolic control on academic achievement in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.  Prior to becoming a fellow, he worked as a Research and Evaluation Scientist at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at the Pennsylvania State University. At the Clearinghouse, Dr. Winnick collaborated with military partners to utilize implementation science, translational research, and program evaluation to support military families and service members. Dr. Winnick’s research and clinical interests include working with children and their families in the delivery of evidence-based practices, assessment, improvement in self-regulatory capacity, treatment adherence, and engagement in implementation science and translational research.  

Dr. Ellen Bartolini is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. She earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, and completed her doctoral internship at Widener University’s Child Therapy Clinic in Chester, PA. Prior to her doctoral studies, she received her BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Clinically, Dr. Bartolini specializes in providing evidence-based interventions to support children and families facing a variety of challenging circumstances, including pediatric chronic illness, injury, bereavement, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. She is also experienced in conducting psychological assessments and consulting with multidisciplinary treatment teams focusing on children with chronic medical conditions.  Her research interests broadly include the responses of children and families to stressful life events. Dr. Bartolini’s research also examines the ways in which psychologists can incorporate new technologies into their clinical work. Her dissertation focused on grief as experienced by children with autism spectrum disorders, and involved the creation and piloting of a website for parents and caretakers of bereaved children on the autism spectrum. 

Dr. Margo Szabo is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at West Virginia University, and completed her predoctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Prior to her doctoral studies, she received her B.S. from Drexel University. Clinically, Dr. Szabo specializes in providing evidence-based interventions to youth and families for a variety of concerns such as non-adherence to medical regimens, pain management, adjustment to new diagnoses, and disruptive behaviors. She also enjoys consulting with multidisciplinary treatment teams and conducting assessments. Her research broadly centers on identifying factors that impact child and family adjustment to pediatric medical conditions. Dr. Szabo also has interests in behavioral sleep medicine. Specifically, her dissertation evaluated psychosocial and disease-related factors associated with sleep patterns among children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.