Jennifer C. West, Ph.D.

Jennifer C. West, Ph.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-3607
Fax: (585) 273-1117

Professional Bio

Dr. West has extensive experience in the clinical treatment of children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in the assessment and therapeutic treatment of children with acute and chronic medical conditions, especially asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, Type I diabetes, craniofacial anomolies, abdominal pain, and encopresis. She also has expertise in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders in children and adolescents.

Dr. West is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Track of the Psychology Doctoral Internship Program.

Dr. West's' current research focus is on the measurement of implementer fidelity and competence, the relationship of these constructs to intervention outcomes, and the implications for training interventionists.

Dr. West is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Genesee Valley Psychological Association.

Awards & Honors (National)

National Research Service Award | NIMH 1997 - 2000

Awards & Honors (Local)

Emerald Literati Network Award 2012
Award for Excellence in Teaching 2009
Award for Excellence in Teaching | Department of Psychiatry, URMC 2005
Psychology Internship Predoctoral Training Award for Excellence | Department of Psychiatry, URMC 2001
Teaching Assistantship (merit based) | University of Denver 1995
Colorado Graduate Fellowship | University of Denver 1995 - 1997
Sarah Williston Prize | Mount Holyoke College | Mount Holyoke College 1992
Alumnae Scholar Athlete Award | Mount Holyoke Alumanae Association | Mount Holyoke College 1992
Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society 1992
Phi Beta Kappa | Mount Holyoke College 1991
Psi Chi Honor Society | Mount Holyoke College 1991

Recent Journal Articles

Cross, W., West, J., Wyman, P.A., Schmeelk-Cone, K., Xia, Y., Tu, X., Teisl, M., Brown, CH., & Forgatch, M. "Observational measures of implementer fidelity for a school-based preventive intervention: development, reliability and validity." Prevention Science. 2015; 16(1): 122-132.
Cross, W.; West, J. "Examining implementer fidelity: Conceptualizing and measuring adherence and competence". Journal of Child Services. 2011; 6(1): 18-33.
2009 Oct
Wyman PA, Gaudieri PA, Schmeelk-Cone K, Cross W, Brown CH, Sworts L, West J, Burke KC, Nathan J. "Emotional triggers and psychopathology associated with suicidal ideation in urban children with elevated aggressive-disruptive behavior." Journal of abnormal child psychology. 2009 Oct; 37(7):917-28.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Psychiatry, Child & Adoles Serv (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Child Psychology | University of Denver2001
MA | Child Psychology | University of Denver1997
BA | Psychology | Mount Holyoke College1992

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital09/01/2002 - 8/31/03
Internship in Adolescent Health/Psychology at URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital09/01/2001 - 8/31/02