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Gerald Paul Koocher, Ph.D.

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Gerald P. Koocher completed his B.A. degree in Psychology at Boston University, and his MA and PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Missouri. From 1971 through 2001 he served successively as an intern, post-doctoral fellow, and ultimately as Chief of Psychology at Boston's Children's Hospital and Judge Baker Children's Center. During this period he also served as a full time faculty member (Associate Professor) at Harvard Medical School. In June, 2001 Dr. Koocher became Professor and Dean of the School for Health Studies at Simmons College (Boston). He later served as Associate Provost at Simmons and became Dean Emeritus at Simmons in 2013. In June of 2013 he became Dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago. He returns to Massachusetts frequently and continues to hold a medical staff appointment at Children's Hospital and as Lecturer in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Koocher was elected a Fellow of twelve divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has earned five specialty diplomas from the American Boards of Professional Psychology (Clinical, Clinical Child /Adolescent, Family, Forensic, and Health Psychology). He has been licensed as a psychologist in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the District of Columbia.

Currently Editor of the journal Ethics & Behavior, Dr. Koocher previously served as Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist. He has published more than 350 articles and book chapters and authored or edited 17 books.

Areas of his expertise include:

• Adaptation to chronic and life-threatening illness in childhood (especially cancer, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes).

• Coping with bereavement and loss, psychological assessment.

• Professional and scientific ethics, and mental health malpractice.

Very active in professional affairs, Dr. Koocher served as President of the Massachusetts and New England Psychological Associations and of four APA divisions (Clinical Psychology, Pediatric Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Children, Youth, and Family Services). He served as President of the APA (2006).

Research
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  1. R01NS049573 (KOOCHER, GERALD PAUL) Sep 15, 2005 - Mar 31, 2009
    NIH/NINDS
    A Collegial Defense Against Irresponsible Science
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01NS042454 (KOOCHER, GERALD PAUL) Sep 1, 2001 - Nov 30, 2004
    NIH/NINDS
    Perceived Organizational Justice and Scientific Dishone*
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01MH041791 (KOOCHER, GERALD P) Apr 1, 1988 - Mar 31, 1993
    NIH/NIMH
    PREVENTIVE MUTUAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AFTER CHILD DEATH
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R01HL035185 (KOOCHER, GERALD P) Sep 1, 1986 - Aug 31, 1989
    NIH/NHLBI
    ENHANCING MEDICAL COMPLIANCE IN CYSTIC FIBROSIS PATIENTS
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. T01MH018736 (KOOCHER, GERALD P) Aug 1, 1986 - Jun 30, 1989
    NIH/NIMH
    TRAINING IN CLINICAL CHILD AND PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Kazak AE, Roberts MC, Brown RT, Holmbeck GN, Koocher GP, La Greca AM, Routh D, Willis D, Palermo TM. Historical Analysis: Editors' Reflections on 50 Years of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 11 01; 44(10):1140-1150. PMID: 31621853.
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  2. Hoffman JS, Koocher GP. Medical Child Abuse Hidden in Pediatric Settings: Detection and Intervention. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2019 Oct 10. PMID: 31602528.
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  3. Sharif Nia H, Pahlevan Sharif S, Koocher GP, Yaghoobzadeh A, Haghdoost AA, Mar Win MT, Soleimani MA. Psychometric Properties of the Death Anxiety Scale-Extended among Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease. Omega (Westport). 2020 Feb; 80(3):380-396. PMID: 28982272.
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  4. Bonar EE, Koocher GP, Benoit MF, Collins RL, Cranford JA, Walton MA. Perceived Risks and Benefits in a Text Message Study of Substance Abuse and Sexual Behavior. Ethics Behav. 2018; 28(3):218-234. PMID: 29632430.
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  5. Koocher GP. Research ethics and private harms. J Interpers Violence. 2014 Dec; 29(18):3267-76. PMID: 24870964.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Koocher GP, McMann MR, Stout AO, Norcross JC. Discredited Assessment and Treatment Methods Used with Children and Adolescents: A Delphi Poll. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2015; 44(5):722-9. PMID: 24766155.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Koocher GP. The tonsil party and a career in pediatric psychology. J Pediatr Psychol. 2013 Aug; 38(7):693-9. PMID: 23788488.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Koocher GP. Walter C. Randall Lecture on Biomedical Ethics: Colleagues as a defense against bad science. Physiologist. 2012 Apr; 55(2):52-6. PMID: 22662570.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Norcross JC, Koocher GP, Fala NC, Wexler HK. What does not work? Expert consensus on discredited treatments in the addictions. J Addict Med. 2010 Sep; 4(3):174-80. PMID: 21769032.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  10. Koocher GP, Keith-Spiegel P. Peers nip misconduct in the bud. Nature. 2010 Jul 22; 466(7305):438-40. PMID: 20651674.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Dever Fitzgerald T, Hunter PV, Hadjistavropoulos T, Koocher GP. Ethical and legal considerations for internet-based psychotherapy. Cogn Behav Ther. 2010; 39(3):173-87. PMID: 20485997.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Koocher GP. Ethical challenges in mental health services to children and families. J Clin Psychol. 2008 May; 64(5):601-12. PMID: 18384118.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Koocher GP. Twenty-first century ethical challenges for psychology. Am Psychol. 2007 Jul-Aug; 62(5):375-84. PMID: 17638436.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Koocher GP. Following the money: economic inhibitors of change affecting graduate education in clinical psychology. J Clin Psychol. 2005 Sep; 61(9):1171-4. PMID: 15965942.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Keith-Spiegel P, Koocher GP. The IRB paradox: could the protectors also encourage deceit? Ethics Behav. 2005; 15(4):339-49. PMID: 16578924.
    Citations: 20     Translation:Humans
  16. Koocher GP. First, AIDE for pediatric psychology. J Pediatr Psychol. 2004 Jan-Feb; 29(1):53-4. PMID: 14747366.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Koocher GP. Ethical issues in psychotherapy with adolescents. J Clin Psychol. 2003 Nov; 59(11):1247-56. PMID: 14566959.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Koocher GP. Using the CABLES model to assess and minimize risk in research: control group hazards. Ethics Behav. 2002; 12(1):75-86. PMID: 12171084.
    Citations: 3     Translation:Humans
  19. Horowitz LM, Wang PS, Koocher GP, Burr BH, Smith MF, Klavon S, Cleary PD. Detecting suicide risk in a pediatric emergency department: development of a brief screening tool. Pediatrics. 2001 May; 107(5):1133-7. PMID: 11331698.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  20. Koocher GP. Confidentiality in psychological practice. Aust Psychol. 1995 Nov; 30(3):158-63. PMID: 17124770.
    Citations:    Translation:Humans
  21. Koocher GP, Goodman GS, White CS, Friedrich WN, Sivan AB, Reynolds CR. Psychological science and the use of anatomically detailed dolls in child sexual-abuse assessments. Psychol Bull. 1995 Sep; 118(2):199-222. PMID: 7568570.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Koocher GP, Pollin I. Medical crisis counseling: A new service delivery model. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 1994 Dec; 1(4):291-9. PMID: 24225856.
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  23. Koocher GP. The commerce of professional psychology and the new ethics code. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 1994 Nov; 25(4):355-61. PMID: 12186088.
    Citations:    Translation:Humans
  24. Rosnow RL, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Ceci SJ, Blanck PD, Koocher GP. The institutional review board as a mirror of scientific and ethical standards. Am Psychol. 1993 Jul; 48(7):821-6. PMID: 8357107.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Gudas LJ, Koocher GP, Wypij D. Perceptions of medical compliance in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1991 Aug; 12(4):236-42. PMID: 1939678.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Koocher GP. Questionable methods in alcoholism research. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1991 Apr; 59(2):246-8. PMID: 2030183.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Koocher GP, McGrath ML, Gudas LJ. Typologies of nonadherence in cystic fibrosis. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1990 Dec; 11(6):353-8. PMID: 2289970.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Koocher GP, DeMaso DR. Children's competence to consent to medical procedures. Pediatrician. 1990; 17(2):68-73. PMID: 2356167.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Melton GB, Levine RJ, Koocher GP, Rosenthal R, Thompson WC. Community consultation in socially sensitive research. Lessons from clinical trials of treatments for AIDS. Am Psychol. 1988 Jul; 43(7):573-81. PMID: 3064665.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  30. Czajkowski DR, Koocher GP. Medical compliance and coping with cystic fibrosis. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1987 Mar; 28(2):311-9. PMID: 3584300.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Koocher GP. Coping with a death from cancer. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1986 Oct; 54(5):623-31. PMID: 3771880.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Koocher GP. Psychosocial issues during the acute treatment of pediatric cancer. Cancer. 1986 Jul 15; 58(2 Suppl):468-72. PMID: 3719541.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Czajkowski DR, Koocher GP. Predicting medical compliance among adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Health Psychol. 1986; 5(3):297-305. PMID: 3527693.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Koocher GP. Psychosocial care of the child cured of cancer. Pediatr Nurs. 1985 Mar-Apr; 11(2):91-3. PMID: 3845449.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Routh DK, Schroeder CS, Koocher GP. Psychology and primary health care for children. Am Psychol. 1983 Jan; 38(1):95-8. PMID: 6846931.
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  36. Slavin LA, O'Malley JE, Koocher GP, Foster DJ. Communication of the cancer diagnosis to pediatric patients: impact on long-term adjustment. Am J Psychiatry. 1982 Feb; 139(2):179-83. PMID: 7055287.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Koocher GP, O'Malley JE, Gogan JL, Foster DJ. Psychological adjustment among pediatric cancer survivors. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1980 Apr; 21(2):163-73. PMID: 7372746.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. O'Malley JE, Foster D, Koocher G, Slavin L. Visible physical impairment and psychological adjustment among pediatric cancer survivors. Am J Psychiatry. 1980 Jan; 137(1):94-6. PMID: 6444349.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. O'Malley JE, Koocher G, Foster D, Slavin L. Psychiatric sequelae of surviving childhood cancer. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1979 Oct; 49(4):608-616. PMID: 495703.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Gogan JL, Koocher GP, Fine WE, Foster DJ, O'Malley JE. Pediatric cancer survival and marriage: issues affecting adult adjustment. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1979 Jul; 49(3):423-430. PMID: 157700.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Fleming M, Koocher G, Nathans J. Draw-A-Person Test: implications for gender identification. Arch Sex Behav. 1979 Jan; 8(1):55-61. PMID: 369477.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Koocher GP. Adjustment and coping strategies among the caretakers of cancer patients. Soc Work Health Care. 1979; 5(2):145-50. PMID: 524236.
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  43. Koocher GP. Bathroom behavior and human dignity. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1977 Feb; 35(2):120-1. PMID: 11643366.
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  44. Gogan JL, Koocher GP, Foster DJ, O'Malley JE. Impact of childhood cancer on siblings. Health Soc Work. 1977 Feb; 2(1):41-57. PMID: 873371.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Koocher GP. Letter: Civil liberties and aversive conditioning for children. Am Psychol. 1976 Jan; 31(1):94-5. PMID: 1247209.
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  46. Koocher GP, O'Malley JE, Foster D, Gogan JL. Death anxiety in normal children and adolescents. Psychiatr Clin (Basel). 1976; 9(3-4):220-9. PMID: 1031920.
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  47. Koocher GP. Talking with children about death. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1974 Apr; 44(3):404-11. PMID: 4824188.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Simmonds DW, Koocher GP. Perceptual rigidity in paranoid schizophrenia: use of projective animal drawings. Percept Mot Skills. 1973 Aug; 37(1):247-50. PMID: 4580478.
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  49. Berger MS, Koocher GP. Locus of control in narcotic addicts: state or trait phenomenon? J Clin Psychol. 1972 Oct; 28(4):468-9. PMID: 5080830.
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  50. Koocher GP. Swimming, competence, and personality change. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1971 Jun; 18(3):275-8. PMID: 5090984.
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