Linda J. Alpert-Gillis, Ph.D.

Linda J. Alpert-Gillis, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3610
Fax: (585) 273-1117
Office: (585) 279-7800
Administrative: (585) 279-7814

Professional Bio

Linda J. Alpert-Gillis, PhD, is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Clinical Nursing at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and serves as the Director of Strong Behavioral Health: Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services and. the Laboratory of Innovation in Child Mental Health Care Delivery. Dr. Alpert-Gillis received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester, NY in 1987.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Rita P. Underberg Award for Excellence in Teaching | Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center 2016
Certificate of Appreciation | Action for a Better Community, Inc. | Rochester New York 2011
Rita P. Underberg Award for Excellence in Teaching | Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center 2011
University of Rochester Women in Science, Dentistry, and Medicine WISDM Mentoring Award | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2003
Who's Who in America 1998
Who's Who Among American Women 1995
Who's Who Among Human Service Professionals 1990
WT Grant Foundation, University of Rochester, Research Support 1985 - 1986
Honors Baccalaureate, Magna Cum Laude | Brown University | Providence, RI 1982
Sigma Xi 1982
NIH Training Grant, University of Rochester, Training Support 1982 - 1983
Phi Beta Kappa 1981
Bodenheimer Memorial Award for Academic Excellence | Brown University 1980

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 21 available »

2014 Apr
Jonovich SJ, Alpert-Gillis LJ. "Impact of pediatric mental health screening on clinical discussion and referral for services." Clinical pediatrics. 2014 Apr; 53(4):364-71. Epub 2013 Dec 03.
Jee SH, Halterman JS, Szilagyi M, Conn AM, Alpert-Gillis L, Szilagyi PG. "Use of a brief standardized screening instrument in a primary care setting to enhance detection of social-emotional problems among youth in foster care." Academic pediatrics. 2011 11(5):409-13. Epub 2011 Jun 17.
2007 May
Melnyk BM, Crean HF, Feinstein NF, Fairbanks E, Alpert-Gillis LJ. "Testing the theoretical framework of the COPE program for mothers of critically ill children: an integrative model of young children's post-hospital adjustment behaviors." Journal of pediatric psychology. 2007 May; 32(4):463-74. Epub 2006 Oct 14.
2006 Nov
Melnyk BM, Feinstein NF, Alpert-Gillis L, Fairbanks E, Crean HF, Sinkin RA, Stone PW, Small L, Tu X, Gross SJ. "Reducing premature infants' length of stay and improving parents' mental health outcomes with the Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment (COPE) neonatal intensive care unit program: a randomized, controlled trial." Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118(5):e1414-27. Epub 2006 Oct 16.
2004 Jun
Melnyk BM, Alpert-Gillis L, Feinstein NF, Crean HF, Johnson J, Fairbanks E, Small L, Rubenstein J, Slota M, Corbo-Richert B. "Creating opportunities for parent empowerment: program effects on the mental health/coping outcomes of critically ill young children and their mothers." Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6):e597-607.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Child & Adoles Serv (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing - Department of Nursing (SON)


PhD | Clinical Psychology | University of Rochester1987
MA | Clinical Psychology | University of Rochester1985
BS | Psychology | Brown University1982

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Internship in Predoctoral Research at University of Rochester School of Nursing09/01/1985 - 06/30/1986