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Bridget Poznanski PhD

Affiliate Trainee

Bridget Poznanski is an affiliate trainee at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and began her postdoctoral research fellow with the Center for Management of ADHD at CHOP in July 2021. Dr. Poznanski is currently contributing to several PolicyLab-affiliated research projects: 1) a clinical trial funded by the Institute of Education Sciences to evaluate the effectiveness of an organizational skills training program implemented by school personnel in elementary schools; 2) a comparative effectiveness trial funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to evaluate an enhanced behavioral parent training intervention for children with ADHD delivered in primary care; and 3) a study funded by the William Penn Foundation to evaluate the impact of a family navigation intervention on access to and engagement in early intervention and/or behavioral health services among toddlers and preschoolers who are referred by their child care provider. 

Dr. Poznanski is a clinical psychologist with particular expertise in assessment and psychosocial interventions for preschool-aged children with or at risk for disruptive behavior and anxiety-related concerns. Her research, previously funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, focuses broadly on the development and effective implementation and sustainment of feasible, equitable, culturally responsive and appropriate mental health interventions in widely accessed contexts (e.g., early childhood centers, schools, primary care). Through partnership with key community stakeholders, her scholarship aims to innovate and understand ways to enhance access to and engagement in effective and equitable mental health services for children and families from historically marginalized backgrounds who are experiencing poverty. 

Dr. Poznanski completed her clinical internship in child psychology at CHOP in June of 2021 where she was also a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellow. She was awarded her PhD in Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology with a Quantitative Minor from Florida International University in August of 2021.