Generic Profile Picture Emma Peterson, PhD

Role(s)

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department
  • Co-Director, Youth and Family Psychotherapy Services

Degrees

  • PhD, Child Clinical Psychology, University of Denver
  • MA, Child Clinical Psychology, Univeristy of Denver
  • BA, Psychology, Vassar College

Teaching

  • Clinical Seminar IV: Theory and Practice of Supervision and Consultation
  • Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Social Bases of Behavior

Research and Practice Interests

  • Improving access to care for underserved populations
  • Integration of mental health services and primary care
  • Impact of local and federal policy on access to services

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • MA Licensed Psychologist

Awards

  • National Institute of Mental Health, New Investigator Award, 2018

Publications and Presentations

Selected publications and presentations:

Peterson, E., Ndumele, C., & Busch, S. (2019). National Referral and Treatment Patterns among Pediatric Primary Care Visits. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. doi: 10.1007/s10488-019-00972-9

Peterson, E., Pidano, A., & Honigfeld, L. (2018). Referral Patterns from Pediatric Primary Care to Mental Health Specialists. Families, Systems, & Health, 36, 410-414. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000335.

Peterson, E. & Busch, S. (2018). Achieving mental health and substance use disorder treatment parity: A quarter century of policymaking and research but still more to accomplish. Annual Public Health Review, 39, 421-435.

Peterson, E., Ndumele, C., & Busch, S. (2017). Differences between primary care and psychiatry in patterns of mental health treatment. Poster presented at the National Research Service Award Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Peterson, E. & Shirk, S.R. (2015, March) Developmental Constraints on Cognitive Reappraisal in Youth: Testing the Impact of Working Memory Activation. In J. Garber (Chair), Developmental Considerations in the Treatment of Depression in Children and Adolescents. Symposium presented at the Society for Research and Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Predoctoral Intern, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2014-2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Kennedy Krieger Institute/The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015-2016)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Yale University School of Public Health (2016-2018)