Julia Price, PhD is a per diem Pediatric Psychologist at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Price is also a Research Scientist at the Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (N/CHDS) in Wilmington, Delaware, as well as an Assistant Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. Dr. Price completed her American Psychological Association-accredited internship at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, where she also completed her postdoctoral fellowship.

Dr. Price is dedicated to improving the reach of evidence-based psychosocial care for children with chronic and acute medical conditions and their families. In her research role at N/CHDS, she was awarded a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from the NIDDK to (1) examine barriers and facilitators of delivering a brief version of Behavioral Family Systems Therapy for Diabetes (bBFST-D). Dr. Price will also (2) develop and (3) test implementation strategies to increase integration of this evidence-based care into standard practice in pediatric type 1 diabetes.

In collaboration with Dr. Tom Miller, Pediatric Cardiologist at BBCH, Dr. Price aims to create a clinical program that offers evidence-based neurodevelopmental screening for children with congenital heart disease and evaluate strategies for scaling up these services to meet the needs of families in Maine and northern New England. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Maine and the restaurants in Portland, as well as spending time with her husband and their two rather loud dogs.

Scholarship Areas of Interest: evidence-based care, psychosocial care, implementation science

Project Name: Development and Implementation of a Neurodevelopmental Screening Program for Congenital Heart Disease Utilizing Telehealth and In-Person Evaluations