Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Debra S Lefkowitz

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Lecturer B, College of Liberal and Professional Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Psychology, CSH-021
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA (Psychology)
Rutgers University, 1995.
Psy.D. (School Psychology)
Rutgers University, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatric Psychology Intern, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2001-2002.
Pediatric Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA , 2002-2003.
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Selected Publications

Lefkowitz, D., Fitzgerald, C.J: mHealth technology for adolescent transplant recipients: What’s ha”app”ening in adherence promotion. Pediatric Transplantation 20(1): 11-12, February 2016.

Fitzgerald, C.J., Lefkowitz, D.S., Mooreville, M., Robinson, E., Rossano, J., Goldfarb, S.: Assessment of executive functioning and illness management among adolescent solid organ transplant recipients. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA April 2015 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Lefkowitz, D.S., Fitzgerald, C.J., Mooreville, M., Robinson, E., Rossano, J., Goldfarb, S: Executive functioning and the allocation of treatment responsibility in adolescent solid organ transplant recipients. 8th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association, San Francisco, CA March 2015 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Lefkowitz, D.S., Fitzgerald, C.J., Zelikovsky, N., Barlow, K., Wray, J: Best practices in the pre-transplant psychosocial evaluation. Pediatric Transplantation 18(4): 327-335, 2014.

Lefkowitz D.S., Fowler A., Wray J: The transplant journey: Psychosocial aspects of different stages of the transplantation process. Pediatric Transplantation 18(2): 123-124, 2014.

Annunziato, R.A., Freiberger, D., Martin, K., Helcer, J., Fitzgerald, C., Lefkowitz, D.S.: An empirically-based practice perspective on the transition to adulthood for solid organ transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation 18(8): 794-802, 2014.

Brosig, C., Pai, A., Fairey, E., Krempien, J., McBride, M., Lefkowitz, D.S.: Child and family adjustment following pediatric solid organ transplantation: Factors to consider during the early years post-transplant. Pediatric Transplantation 18(8): 559-567, 2014.

Savla, J., Lin, K.Y., Lefkowitz, D.S., Paridon, S.M., Gaynor, J.W., Hammond, R., Shaddy, R.E., Rossano, J.W.: Adolescent age and heart transplantation outcomes in myocarditis or congenital heart disease. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 33(9): 943-949, 2014.

Lefkowitz, D., Novosel, R., Mohamad, Z., Scharko, A., Lin, K.Y., Shaddy, R.E., Paridon, S.M., Miller, K., Kaufman, B., Gaynor, W., Rossano, J.: Psychiatric diagnoses and the use of psychiatric medication in pediatric ventricular assist device recipients. 7th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association, Warsaw, Poland July 2013 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Lefkowitz, D., Novosel, R., Mohamad, Z., Scharko, A., Lin, K.Y., Shaddy, R.E., Paridon, S.M., Miller, K., Kaufman, B., Gaynor, W., Rossano, J.: Psychiatric diagnoses and the use of psychiatric medication in pediatric ventricular assist device recipients. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Montreal, Canada April 2013 Notes: Poster Presentation.

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