Psychosocial Treatment Clinic Caregiver Biographies

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  • Eugene D'Angelo, PhD, is Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Service; and chief of the hospital’s Division of Psychology. His research interests are in clinical treatment outcomes and serious emotional disorders in youth. D'Angelo is currently involved in a multi-site study of parents with depression whose children are showing symptoms. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Lauren Mednick, PhD, is Assistant Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Service (Clinical).  She works with medically ill children in the Behavioral Medicine Clinic. She is also an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
  • Paul Hammerness, MD, is Assistant Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Service (Medical).
  • Christie Blake, RN, MSN, CS, is a clinical nurse specialist in our Psychopharmacology Clinic.

  • Ariel Botta, LICSW, is director of Group Therapy at Boston Children's. She provides psychotherapeutic services to children and adolescents of all ages and is active in teaching and consultation efforts throughout the Department of Psychiatry.

  • Elisa T. Bronfman, PhD, has been a staff psychologist at Boston Children's since 1998. She co-leads a weekly seminar for psychology interns, focusing on supporting children who are coping with medical illnesses in conjunction with our Behavioral Medicine Clinic. She is also a specialist in collaborative problem solving, play therapy, dealing with teasing and bullying and addressing attachment issues. Bronfman's research focuses primarily on infant-parent attachment. She is an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Devon Carroll, NP, is a nurse in our Psychopharmacology Clinic.

  • Marcus F. Cherry, PhD, is a psychologist who supervises and teaches predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows in psychology. He has a particular focus on trauma and crisis intervention, multicultural competence, medically ill children and the practice of individual and group psychotherapy. Cherry has been at Boston Children's since 2002 and is an instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, ABPP, is Boston Children's director of training in Psychology and a clinical psychologist who sees both children and adolescents. Her areas of expertise include mental health support for physically ill children and examining the impact of race, ethnicity and gender on psychological treatment. Daniel is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Tanya Diver, PhD, is a neuropsychologist with a particular focus on the impact of brain tumors on child functioning. She is an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Stuart J. Goldman, MD, is a psychiatrist with expertise in treating depressionbipolar disorder and teen suicide. He is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

  • Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD, is chief of the Psychopharmacology Clinic at Boston Children's. He specializes in managing complex behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders, and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

  • Colleen Hayden, LICSW, is a social worker who counsels patients who are recovering from severe trauma, including sexual abuse.

  • Roberta S. Isberg, MD, is a psychiatrist who practices dialectical behavior therapy, a school of treatment that incorporates elements of “mindfulness” from Buddhist meditation into more standard psychotherapy. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

  • Beth Kemler, PhD, LICSW,, is a senior clinical social worker in Psychiatry, specializing in parent-child management of behavioral issues, family adaptation to chronic illness and bereavement and anxiety disorders. She is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

  • Roxana Llerena-Quinn, PhD, is a psychologist who works with Latino patients and families in the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic. She has helped create a preventive intervention program for Latino children and families considered to be at risk for depression, and is inspired by their “strengths and capacity to overcome adversity." Llerena-Quinn is also an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Kaizad Munshi, MD, MPH, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who works in our Psychopharmacology Clinic. He is also an instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

  • Jennifer Turek Queally, PhD, is a neuropsychologist who works with children, adolescents and families confronting depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health problems tied to a neurological or other medical issue. She specializes in treating patients with brain tumors and spina bifida. Queally is also an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Celiane Rey-Casserly, PhD, is director of Boston Children's Neuropsychology Program. She has expertise in neuro-oncological disorders, particularly brain tumors; professional psychology education and training; and neuropsychological services for Latino patients and families. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Elizabeth Wharff, PhD, MSW, LICSW, is director of Boston Boston Children's Emergency Psychiatry Service, chief of Social Work in the Department of Psychiatry and director of our Social Work Training Program. She has a particular research and clinical focus on depressive disorders, and is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

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