Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Brooke Paskewich, PsyD

Brooke Paskewich CIRP@CHOP
Behavioral Health Research Manager

Brooke Paskewich, PsyD is a Behavioral Health Research Manager who oversees numerous school-based bullying and aggression prevention research studies and programs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP). Her portfolio ranges in scope from measurement development, program development, program implementation and evaluation, and the development and dissemination of aggression, bullying, and violence prevention resources. 

In her role with CVP's Friend to Friend and Preventing Aggression in Schools Everyday (PRAISE) programs,

Dr. Paskewich develops school-focused implementation methods that integrate best practice — empirically supported strategies for aggression and bullying prevention — with procedures that foster the necessary school buy-in and engagement of staff from high-level administrators to support staff working in lunchroom and playground settings. She has expertise in approaches that ensure interventions feasibly and responsively meet the needs of schools, while also adhering to a rigorous research protocol.

For all studies and programs within her portfolio, Dr. Paskewich oversees daily operations to ensure milestones are met according to project timelines.  She trains and supervises project staff for both research and intervention activities, and leads recruitment and quantitative and qualitative evaluation efforts.  Dr. Paskewich is also responsible for all financial, compliance, regulatory, and reporting requirements for her portfolio.  As a study co-investigator, she is also a leading contributor to grant writing and the dissemination of study findings. 

In addition to her research, between 2013-2016, Dr. Paskewich was the Program Manager for The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (The HAVI), a network of national and international hospital-based violence intervention programs that provide trauma-informed services to victims of community violence.  She was also the CVP Manager between 2013-2020, responsible for managing CVP’s administrative infrastructure and operational efforts of CVP’s innovative, evidence-based programs implemented across clinical, school and neighborhood settings to reduce exposure to and impact of violence among children and families.

Dr. Paskewich’s research interests include developmental and clinical psychology, implementation science, and aggression and bullying, particularly relational aggression. Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, Pew Charitable Trusts, and Kohl’s Cares Foundation, as well as institutional support from CHOP. She earned her Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology & Human Services and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Dr. Paskewich can be contacted at paskewich@email.chop.edu.