Christopher Georgiadis, M.S.

Christopher Georgiadis, M.S.

Senior Associate

Professional Biography

Christopher Georgiadis is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Ph.D. program at Florida International University. Chris completed a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology at New York University, with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Mental Studies. Before attending FIU, Chris worked as a research assistant for Glenn Saxe, M.D., at the Center for Stress, Trauma, and Resilience at the NYU Child Study Center. He completed a post-baccalaureate research assistantship at Brown University’s Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) under the mentorship of Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D. There, he coordinated a project investigating mediators of treatment response in an intensive treatment program for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder, and several projects aimed to increase the quality and accessibility of exposure therapy for youth with anxiety disorders.

Chris is broadly interested in increasing the quality and span of evidence-based therapies (EBTs) for childhood internalizing disorders. Specifically, he is interested in (1) developing novel training strategies to better equip parents and community providers to deliver treatment more flexibly in the face of complex symptom presentations; (2) identifying strategies to make behavioral therapies more acceptable to parents and families (e.g., increased psychoeducation, online tools, etc.); and (3) investigating how technology may augment patient engagement and sustainability of treatment principles over time, and how these tools may be used to increase the implementation of EBTs in underserved communities.

Contact: cgeorgia@fiu.edu

Publications

Georgiadis, C., Peris., T. S., Comer, J. S. (2020). Implementing strategic flexibility in the delivery of youth mental healthcare: A tailoring framework for thoughtful clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

Georgiadis, C., Schreck, M., Gervasio, M., Kemp, J., Freeman, J., Garcia, A., Case, B. (in press). Disgust Propensity and Sensitivity in Childhood Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Two Constructs Differentially Related to Obsessional Content. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Freeman, J., Kemp J., Benito KG., Sung J., Georgiadis C., Arora A., Garcia A. (2018). Evidence Base Update for Psychosocial Treatments for Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology47(5), 669-698.

Poznanski, B., Silva, K., Conroy, K., Georgiadis C., Comer, J. (2019). Expanding the reach of children’s evidence-based mental health care through remote technologies. M.C. Roberts & R. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents: Bridging science and practice (2nd edition). New York: Springer.

Posters & Presentations

Georgiadis, C., Bry, L., Bagner, D.M., Comer, J.S. (November, 2020). Examining the link between caregiver perceptual barriers and perceived helpfulness of youth mental health treatment modalities. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

Georgiadis, C., Bose, D., Wolenski, R., Hong, N., Pettit, J., Comer J.S. (November, 2020). Patient-centered responsiveness within evidence-based care for child internalizing problems: An empirical evaluation of treatment protocols. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Philadelphia, PA.

Georgiadis C., Bry L., Bagner D., Comer J. (April, 2020) Moving beyond structural barriers: Considering perceptual barriers associated with negative parental attitudes about child mental health technologies. Poster presented at the Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health. Tampa, Florida.

Georgiadis C., Sung J., Arora A., Kemp J., Freeman J., Garcia A., Case B. (April, 2018). Change in OCD Severity in a Sample of Youth with Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Specialized OCD Program. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American Conference. Washington D.C.

Georgiadis C., Kemp J., Arora A., Sung J., Freeman J., Garcia A., Case B. (November, 2017). Changes in Disgust Propensity and Sensitivity in Youth with Contamination-based Obsessions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Child and Adolescent Anxiety Special Interest Group. San Diego, California.

Georgiadis C., Schreck M., Kemp J., Freeman J., Garcia A. & Case B. (October, 2017). The Disgust Propensity and Sensitivity Scale-Revised: Psychometric Properties in a Sample of Youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Washington D.C.

Georgiadis C., Jessani Z., Ramanathan A., Kemp J., Schreck M., Freeman J., Garcia A. & Case B. (April, 2017). Elevated Depression and Impairment in Youth with Sexual Obsessions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American Conference. San Francisco, California.

Sung J., Georgiadis C., Arora A., Kemp J., Freeman J., Garcia A., & Case B. (April, 2018). What does parent-child disagreement tell us about impairment and parental accommodation? To be presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American Conference. Washington D.C

Arora A., Georgiadis C., Sung J., Kemp J., Freeman J., Garcia A., & Case B. (April, 2018). Assessing the Relationship Between Parental Quality of Life Ratings and Family Accommodation in an OCD Partial Hospitalization Setting. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American Conference. Washington D.C.

Drljaca A., Georgiadis C., Kemp J., Freeman J., Arora A., Sung J., Benito K., Garcia A. & Case B. (April, 2018). Relationship Between Family Accommodation and Family Functional Impairment in Youth with Severe OCD and Anxiety. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American Conference. Washington D.C.

Ramanathan A., Kemp J., Schreck M., Georgiadis C., Jessani Z., Freeman J., Garcia A. & Case B. (April, 2017). Assessing Parent Accommodation and Symptom Reduction in an OCD Partial Hospitalization Setting. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American Conference. San Francisco, California.

Conelea, C., McLaughlin, N., Benito, K. Georgiadis, C., Blanchette, B., Freeman, J., Case, B., & Garcia, A. (May, 2017). Response Inhibition in Youth Undergoing Intensive Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. San Diego, CA.

Jessani Z., McLaughlin, N., Georgiadis, C., Kemp, J., Schreck, M., Ramanathan, A., Freeman, J., Garcia, A. & Case, B. (July, 2017). Differences in Executive Functioning in Pediatric OCD Based on Symptom Dimensions. Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting of the International OCD Foundation. San Francisco, CA.

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