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Jami Finkelson Young

Professor of Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty Lead, Behavioral Health Portfolio, PolicyLab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Chair of Research, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
Behavioral Health, 8/8473
2716 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146-2305
Office: 267-425-1328
B.A. (Psychology)
Cornell University, 1996.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
Fordham University, 1997.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Fordham University, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Pre-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY , 1997-2000.
Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, 1998-2000.
Psychology Intern, Department of Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2000-2001.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 2001-2004.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Adolescent depression

Description of Research Expertise

Adolescent depression, prevention, treatment

Selected Publications

Hankin, B. L., Young, J. F., Gallop, R., Garber, J.: Cognitive and interpersonal vulnerabilities to adolescent depression: Classification of risk profiles for a personalized prevention approach. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 46(7): 1521-1533, 2018.

Cohen, J. R., So, F. K., Hankin, B. L., Young, J. F.: Translating cognitive vulnerability theory into improved adolescent depression screening: A receiver operating characteristic approach. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 48(4): 582-595, 2019.

Oppenheimer, C. W., Hankin, B. L., Young J.: Effect of parenting and peer stressors on cognitive vulnerability and risk for depression among youth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 46(3): 597-612, 2018.

Benas, J. S., McCarthy, A. E., Haimm, C., Huang, M., Gallop, R., Young, J. F.: The depression prevention initiative: Impact on adolescent internalizing and externalizing symptoms in a randomized trial. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 48(Supp 1): S57-S71, 2019.

Young, J. F., Benas, J. S., Schueler, C. M., Gallop, R., Gillham, J. E., Mufson, L.: A randomized depression prevention trial comparing Interpersonal Psychotherapy - Adolescent Skills Training to group counseling in schools. Prevention Science 17(3): 314-324, 2016.

Hankin, B. L., Badanes, L. S., Smolen, A., Young, J. F.: Cortisol reactivity to stress among youth: Stability over time and genetic variants for stress sensitivity. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 124(1): 54-67, 2015.

Hankin, B. L., Young, J. F., Abela, J. R., Smolen, A., Jenness, J. L., Gulley, L. D., Technow, J. R., Gottlieb, A. B., Cohen, J. R., Oppenheimer, C. W.: Depression from childhood into late adolescence: Influence of gender, development, genetic susceptibility, and peer stress. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 124(1): 803-816, 2015.

Cohen, J. R., Spiro, C. N., Young, J. F., Gibb, B. E., Hankin, B. L., Abela, J. R. Z.: Interpersonal risk profiles for youth depression: A person-centered, multi-wave, longitudinal study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 43(8): 1415-1426, 2015.

Cohen, J. R., Young, J. F., Gibb, B. E., Hankin, B. L., Abela, J. R. Z.: Why are anxiety and depressive symptoms comorbid in youth? A multi-wave, longitudinal examination of competing etiological models. Journal of Affective Disorders 161: 21-29, 2014.

Young, J. F., Mufson, L., Gallop, R.: Preventing depression: A randomized trial of Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Adolescent Skills Training. Depression and Anxiety 27(5): 426-433, 2010.

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