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Chavis A. Patterson

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neonatology, 2 Main, Room 2NW59A
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1653
Fax: 215-590-3051
B.S. (Psychology)
Tufts University, 1985.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
American University, 1994.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
American University, 1996.
Post-Graduate Training
Consortium Research Fellow, The Army Research Institute, Consortium of Universities, Washington, DC , 1987-1990.
Special Opportunity Fellow, Psychology, American University, Washington, D.C., 1987-1988.
Psychology Extern, Psychology, Center for Psychological and Learning Service, American University, Washington, D.C, 1989-1990.
Psychology Extern, Psychology , The National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1990-1991.
Advanced Extern, Psychology, Center for Psychological and Learning Service, American University, Washington, D.C., 1990-1991.
Psychology Intern, The Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, Philadelphia, PA , 1995-1996.
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Description of Research Expertise

Yoga in the NICU (YIN) for Parents: a planning and feasibility study
NIH, R34
With Sunny Juul, MD, PhD
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Building an equitable, clinically guided virtual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy platform for women with high-risk pregnancies
John Chuo, Chavis Patterson, Pam Geller, Kirthika Parmeswaran
National Science Foundation, April 2021

Using Virtual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Virtual and Augmented Reality to mitigate precursors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for parents of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
John Chuo, Chavis Patterson, Pam Geller, Kirthika Parmeswaran
National Institute of Mental Health, April 2021

Selected Publications

Grunberg VA, Geller PA, Hoffman C, Njoroge W, Ahmed A, Patterson CA.: Parental mental health screening in the NICU: a psychosocial team initiative. J Perinatol 42(3): 401-409, March 2022 Notes: Epub 2021 Sep 27.

Patterson, C.: Nurse Burnout. Oral Presentation, Annual Fall Conference, Association of Neonatal Nurses, Delaware Valley Chapter. Neonatology Head to Toe, Philadelphia, PA November 2021.

Patterson, C; Geller, P; Hoffman, C; Njoroge, W.: Screening to identify Parental distress in the N/IICU. Oral Presentation, European Paediatric Psychology Network, Stockholm, Sweden October 2021.

Geller PA, Spiecker N, Cole JCM, Zajac L, Patterson CA.: The rise of tele-mental health in perinatal settings. Semin Perinatol 45(5): 151431, Aug 2021 Notes: Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Grunberg, V.A., Geller, P.A., & Patterson, C.A.: Infant illness severity and family adjustment in the aftermath of NICU hospitalization. Infant Mental Health Page: 1-13, February 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1002/imhj.21848

Bonacquisti, Alexa, Pamela A. Geller, and Chavis A. Patterson: Maternal depression, anxiety, stress, and maternal-infant attachment in the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 38(3): 297-310, 2020.

Grunberg, Victoria A., Pamela A. Geller, and Chavis A. Patterson : Utilization of NICU Infant Medical Indices to Classify Parental Risk for Stress and Family Burden Journal of Pediatric Health Care 34(1): 54-62, 2020.

Guttmann K, Patterson CA, Haines T, Hoffman C, Masten M, Lorch S, Chuo J : Parent stress in relation to use of bedside telehealth. Workshop presentation by collaborator, National Telehealth Research Symposium, Chicago, IL September 2019.

Hill D, Carroll K, Snyder K, Mascarenhas M, Erlichman J, Patterson C, Barakat L, Feudtner C: Development and pilot testing of a coping kit for parents of hospitalized children Academic Pediatrics 19(4): 454-463, May 2019 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2018.11.001.

Hartman A, Geller PA, Albanese A, Russo G, Patterson C: A historical analysis of psychosocial care of parents in the NICU: preliminary findings. Poster presentation by collaborator, Drexel University Emerging Scholars Conference, Philadelphia, PA May 2019.

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