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Pediatric Medical Psychology - Staff Psychologists

Lindsay Borden, Ph.D.

Lindsay Broden, Ph.D.

Dr. Borden is a licensed psychologist specializing in evidence-based care for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Dr. Borden received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware and M.S. from Loyola University Maryland. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Missouri before returning to Maryland for her clinical internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center and one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHU SOM), Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. From 2017-2021, Dr. Borden was a full-time faculty member at the JHU SOM providing clinical services, conducting research, and teaching psychology and psychiatry trainees. As a member of the Pediatric Medical Psychology (PMP) team, she served as the primary behavioral consultant for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatric Rheumatology and was the behavioral director for the Pediatric Multidisciplinary Chronic Constipation Clinic. While no longer providing clinical services, Dr. Borden continues to focus on research and training within Pediatric Medical Psychology.

Micah Brosbe, Ph.D.

Micah Brosbe, 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 which includes working with the heart failure/transplant team and the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program. He also works 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.

Erika Chiappini, Ph.D. 

Erika Chiappini, Ph.D.

Dr. Erika Chiappini is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia and completed her predoctoral internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Prior to her doctoral studies, she received a B.A. from the University of Virginia. Clinically, Dr. Chiappini specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and teens as well as providing evidence-based interventions for other concerns, including non-adherence to medical regimens, sleep, adjustment to new diagnoses, pain management, depression, and behavioral challenges. She also enjoys consulting with multidisciplinary treatment teams and conducting assessments with children and their families. Her research interests have centered on factors associated with youth anxiety and treatment outcomes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Her dissertation examined the relationship between youth involvement and therapist behaviors on treatment outcomes in CBT for youth anxiety disorders. Current interests include examining anxiety and the therapeutic relationship in medical settings with youth with chronic and acute medical diagnoses.

Anna George, Psy.D.

Anna George, Ph.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.

Paige Seegan, Ph.D.

Paige Seegan, Ph.D.

Dr. Paige Seegan is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Texas Tech University and completed her predoctoral internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to her fellowship at Johns Hopkins, she completed a research fellowship focused on pediatric health disparities at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Clinically, Dr. Seegan specializes in providing evidence-based assessments and interventions to youth and their families to help promote adherence to medical regimens and coping with acute and/or chronic illness. Dr. Seegan has expertise is various modalities of evidence-based practice (e.g., CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, PCIT, behavioral health weight-management services, and TF-CBT) and enjoys consulting with multidisciplinary treatment teams focusing on youth with chronic medical conditions. Broadly, her research interests are focused on the multi-level factors that contribute to disparities in pediatric health outcomes, with an emphasis on investigating the associations between risk and protective factors, pediatric health behaviors (e.g., sleep, nutrition, physical activity), and adjustment to chronic illness.

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