Naomi E. Joffe, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

CBDI Patient and Family Wellness Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336


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Pediatric psychology; coping with chronic illness; adherence to treatment/self-management; pain-management; cognitive-behavioral therapy


Naomi Joffe, PhD, joined Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology as an assistant professor of pediatrics after completing her fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s under the mentorship of Dr. Lori Crosby.

During her fellowship, Dr. Joffe contributed to a study working to improve the transition from pediatric to adult care among young adults with sickle cell disease with the goal of improving patient adherence/self-management and disease outcomes. She continues to collaborate in this area and looks forward to developing quality improvement projects within the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) to improve psychological care for patients with hematological disorders.

Dr. Joffe also works within the CBDI to help patients diagnosed with hematological disorders cope with the demands of having a chronic illness, improve their adherence to treatment, and learn non-pharmacological strategies to assist in pain management.

Education and Training

PhD: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Residency: O’Grady Residency in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.


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