Dr. Chavis is a pediatric psychologist in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. She holds specialty certification in evaluation and treatment of perinatal mental health. She provides consultation, evaluation and treatment intervention services on the inpatient units regarding adaptation and coping with illness, treatment adherence, and emotional and behavioral functioning. She joined the hospital staff in 2012.
Dr. Chavis received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Argosy University. She completed a pediatric internship in clinical psychology at New York Center for Child Development with emphasis on early childhood development and trauma. Dr. Chavis continued to specialize with fellowship at Andrus Children’s Center focusing on trauma, parent-child interactions and maternal mental health. Dr. Chavis’ research interests include neurodevelopmental and social-emotional outcomes of premature infants, maternal mental health and the cost-effectiveness of early psychological intervention.