Emma D Whitmyre

Emma D Whitmyre

Emma D Whitmyre

Graduate Research Assistant

Clinical Psychology: Adolescent mental health and risky behavior, suicidal ideation, intervention work for at-risk adolescents, assessment of service use

Emma is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Department at George Mason University working with Dr. Christy Esposito-Smythers. She graduated from New York University in May of 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and minors in Child & Adolescent Mental Health and in Music. She spent the two years prior to entering the program as a Research Associate at The Center for Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-based Practices in States (IDEAS Center) at the NYU Child Study Center. Her research interests include 1) high-risk behaviors in the adolescent population, primarily in suicidality; 2) mental health service use by children and families; 3) implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices; and 4) integrated mental health services (e.g. pediatric medical/hospital settings). 


Selected Publications

  • Whitmyre, E. D., Williams, C. A., Defayette, A. B., & Esposito-Smythers, C. (in press). Do high-risk adolescents receive mental health services in the community that are appropriately targeted to their diagnoses? Children and Youth Services Review.
  • Defayette, A. B., Adams, L. M., Whitmyre, E. D.,Williams, C. A. & Esposito-Smythers, C. (in press). Characteristics of a first suicide attempts that distinguish between adolescents who make single versus multiple attempts. Archives of Suicide Research.
  • Hoagwood, K., Olin, S., Wang, N., Pollock, M., Acri, M., Glaeser, E., Whitmyre, E., Storfer-Isser, A., & Horwitz, S. (2017). Developing a sustainable child and family service system following a community tragedy: Lessons from Sandy Hook. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21890
  • Gallo, K., Olin, S., Storfer-Isser, A., O’Connor, B., Whitmyre, E., Hoagwood, K., & Horwitz, S. (2017). Parent burden in accessing outpatient psychiatric services for adolescent depression in a large state system. Psychiatric Services, 68(4):411-414.
  • Olin, S., O’Connor, B., Storfer-Isser, A., Clarke, L., Perkins, M., Scholle, S., Whitmyre, E., Hoagwood, K., & Horwitz, S. (2016). Access to pediatric specialty mental health care in a state public health system: A simulated patient approach. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(5):392-399.
  • Olin, S., Kerker, B., Stein, R., Weiss, D., Whitmyre, E., Hoagwood, K., & Horwitz, S. (2016). Can postpartum depression be managed in pediatric primary care? Journal of Women’s Health, 25(4):381-390.


B.A., New York University, 2014