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Rush Pediatric Psychology

Rush Pediatric Psychology practices on the base principles of psychology which are then applied within the specialty context of pediatric health.  Pediatric psychology involves a comprehensive treatment protocol team that will identify the underlying factors that may be contributing to the primary diagnosis. Through the process of assessment, the patient will be thoroughly evaluated and provided a succinct treatment plan and your family will be education on the plan of on-going care for the diagnosis. Additionally, the initial and comprehensive evaluation will look to include treatment goals from which patients are empowered to attain.
Ultimately, Rush Pediatric Psychology is committed to the promotion of health and health-related behaviors through evidence based treatment. We welcome you to experience a type of care that is expertly provided by some of the top Pediatric Psychologist in the field.


Jeannie Aschkenasy, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College. She received her PhD from Vanderbilt University, completed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, and completed her fellowships at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Piagnet Institute in Switzerland, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Aschkenasy has clinical expertise in adjustment to chronic illness, adoption, autism, learning disabilities, and psychoeducational assessment. Additionally, she has research interest in meeting health care needs of the underserved populations and is fluent in French.


Michelle Greene, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College. She completed her graduate education at Virginia Commonwealth University and her internship and fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. She has clinical expertise in adjustment to chronic illness, Brazelton neonatal neurobehavioral assessment, developmental assessment, developmental delay, follow up assessments for preterm infants, psychoeducational assessment, psychological assessment, and psychosocial oncology. Greene has research interests in neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants and psychosocial influences on outcomes of preterm infants.


John Mead, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College. He received his PhD from Washington State University and completed his residency at Children's Memorial Hospital. Mead has clinical expertise in anorexia, behavior management and therapy, bulimia, eating disorders, family therapy, and medical psychology for children and adolescents.

Michael Nelson, PhD, is the Chief of the Section of Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his fellowship at the University of Massachusetts. Nelson has clinical expertise in Brazelton neonatal neurobehavioral assessment, gifted children, intellectual assessment, learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental assessment, and neuropsychological assessment. His research interests include the prevention of disability in high-risk premature infants, neurobehavioral dysfunction in children with central nervous system injuries, neurocognitive factors in craniofacial and other congenital syndromes, evaluation of pharmacological treatment of children with fragile X syndrome, and assessment of gifted and talented children.



Services are provided for children and young adults, from birth through 21 years of age. Services include: 

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Therapy
  • Counseling for common disciplinary problems
  • Consultation with parents, school, physicians and other health care providers

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Pediatric Psychology
1625 W Harrison Street
Kellogg Building
12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-6656
Fax: (312) 942-8592
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