Leah Brogan, PhD
Associate Fellow

Dr. Leah Brogan is a Psychologist at the Center for Violence Prevention at CHOP and an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP.


Dr. Brogan is a Psychologist at the Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In her role as a Psychologist, Dr. Brogan provides evidence-based, trauma-informed psychological services to patients throughout the CHOP inpatient and ambulatory enterprise within the Violence Intervention Program (VIP). She also provides clinical, trauma-informed supervision to other clinicians, participates in the educational experience of trainees, and establishes plans and initiates professional growth and leadership within the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.

Dr. Brogan is also an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention. Dr. Brogan collaborates with Dr. Fein and other CVP colleagues on identifying markers for adolescent suicide, firearm risk, and related behavioral health concerns through a large, longitudinal data repository of adolescent patient electronic medical record data and behavioral health data captured via the Behavioral Health Screening-Emergency Department (BHS-ED) survey.

Prior to CVP, Dr. Brogan was a Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellow in the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab at Drexel University. In this role, she helped established a technical assistance mentorship team model to support the expansion of the Graduated Response approach to juvenile probation statewide in Pennsylvania.

Prior to Drexel, Dr. Brogan completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychology with CVP at CHOP where she worked across several projects focused on hospital-based youth violence prevention and intervention programming in schools and the Philadelphia community. While at CVP during her postdoctoral fellowship, she provided trauma-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy to violently injured youth enrolled in VIP and coached teachers in implementing an evidence-based bullying prevention program for Philadelphia elementary school students.

Dr. Brogan completed her clinical internship in Juvenile Justice Behavioral Health at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, where she conducted forensic mental health evaluations, behavioral health and substance use assessments and individual and group psychotherapy for court-involved adolescents detained and placed within the juvenile justice system.

Her research interests include the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions with adolescents, particularly those involved in or at-risk of justice system involvement, to reduce engagement in health risk behaviors and violence.

BA, University of Pennsylvania (Psychology), 2009

MS, Drexel University (Clinical Psychology), 2014

PhD, Drexel University (Clinical Psychology), 2017

Fellowship, Center for Violence Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2019

Associate Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Psychologist, Center for Violence Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

American Psychology-Law Society

American Psychological Association

Quimby E, Brogan L, Tita A, Diamond G, Fein J. (2021). Evaluating adolescent substance use and suicidality in the pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care.

Brogan L, McPhee J, Gale-Bentz E, Rudd B, Goldstein N. (2021). Shifting probation culture and advancing probation reform through a community-based, participatory-action, research-informed training. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 39(1), 6-25.

Brogan L., NeMoyer A, Parker, LE, Goldstein, NE. Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice (in press). In R. Roesch (Ed.) Routledge Encyclopedia of Psychology in the Real World.

Tolou-Shams M, Brogan L., Esposito-Smythers C., Healy MG., Lowery A., Craker LK, Brown L. (2018). The impact of family functioning on parenting practices of court-involved youth. Journal of Adolescence, 63, 165-174.

Haney-Caron E., Brogan L, NeMoyer A., Kelley S., Heilbrun K. (2016). Diagnostic changes to DSM-5: The potential impact on juvenile justice. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 44(4), 457-469.

Brogan LA, Haney-Caron E., NeMoyer A.,  DeMatteo D. (2015). Applying the Risk-Needs-Responsivity(RNR) Model to Juvenile Justice. Criminal Justice Review, 40(3), 277-302.

Contact Information

Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, 2716 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19146