Dr. Leah Brogan is a Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellow in the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab at Drexel University and an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP.
Dr. Brogan is a Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellow in the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab at Drexel University. In this role, she is establishing a technical assistance mentorship team model to support the expansion of the Graduated Response approach to juvenile probation statewide in Pennsylvania. Dr. Brogan is also an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention and an Associate at the Center for Violence Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Prior to Drexel, Dr. Brogan completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychology with the Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 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, she provided trauma-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy to violently injured youth enrolled in CVP’s intensive case management program 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 justice-involved youth to reduce health risk behaviors and violence involvement. Dr. Brogan continues to collaborate with Dr. Fein and other CVP colleagues on identifying markers for adolescent suicide, firearm risk, and related behavioral health disorders through the Behavioral Health Screening-Emergency Department (BHS-ED)—a large, longitudinal data repository of adolescent patient behavioral health data captured via the BHS administered in the emergency department to adolescent patients.
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
Emerging Leader Fellow, Stoneleigh Foundation
Associate Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate, Center for Violence Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
American Psychology-Law Society
American Psychological Association
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.