Alison Giovanelli, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #4158
San Francisco CA 94158
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5336-5674 Additional info
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    UCSF, San Francisco, CAPostdoctoral Fellowship11/2021Adolescent Health
    Stanford University School of Medicine/The Children's Health Council, Palo Alto, CAPredoctoral Residency06/2018Clinical Psychology
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MNPhD06/2018Child Development and Clinical Psychology
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CABA05/2010Psychology
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    University of Minnesota2017Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
    Chapin Hall, University of Chicago2016Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being
    National Science Foundation 2013Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
    UC Berkeley2010Warner Brown Memorial Prize in Psychology

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    Alison (Allie) Giovanelli, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine at UCSF. She completed her PhD in a joint program in Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and her clinical internship at Stanford University School of Medicine/The Children's Health Council.

    Allie is experienced in evaluation and treatment of a range of mental health concerns in both children and adults, and she has particular expertise in adolescent mental health, early childhood development, the impacts of early adversity such as abuse and neglect (including impacts of ACEs), and the treatment of youth anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). She is currently the lead psychologist in the Youth Outpatient Substance Use Program at UCSF, where she facilitates caregiver education and support groups, conducts brief targeted consultations relating to mental health and substance use, and leads a pilot study of group Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) with caregivers of adolescents with SUDs who are not engaged in treatment.

    Her research focuses on leveraging technology for intervention in common adolescent mental health problems. Alison has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, with first-author publications in Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Development and Psychopathology, and the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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    1. The Appa Health App for Youth Mental Health: Development and Usability Study. JMIR Form Res. 2023 Oct 04; 7:e49998. Giovanelli A, Sanchez Karver T, Roundfield KD, Woodruff S, Wierzba C, Wolny J, Kaufman MR. PMID: 37792468; PMCID: PMC10585433.
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    2. Evaluation of Midlife Educational Attainment Among Attendees of a Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Program in the Context of Early Adverse Childhood Experiences. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 01; 6(6):e2319372. Giovanelli A, Mondi CF, Reynolds AJ, Ou SR. PMID: 37347483; PMCID: PMC10288333.
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    3. Supporting Adolescent Engagement with Artificial Intelligence-Driven Digital Health Behavior Change Interventions. J Med Internet Res. 2023 05 24; 25:e40306. Giovanelli A, Rowe J, Taylor M, Berna M, Tebb KP, Penilla C, Pugatch M, Lester J, Ozer EM. PMID: 37223987; PMCID: PMC10248780.
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    4. Psychiatric and substance use disorders in a predominately low-income, black sample in early midlife. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 04; 148:332-339. Mondi CF, Giovanelli A, Ou SR, Reynolds AJ. PMID: 35196603; PMCID: PMC8986361.
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    5. Adolescent Technology-use Rules and Sleep in a Large Representative Sample. J Adolesc Health. 2022 04; 70(4):682-685. Giovanelli A, Ozer EJ, Adams SH, Park MJ, Ozer EM. PMID: 34991931.
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    6. "What's Important to You, Max?": The Influence of Goals on Engagement in an Interactive Narrative for Adolescent Health Behavior Change. Interact Storytell (2021). 2021 Dec; 13138:379-392. Mott M, Mott B, Rowe J, Ozer E, Giovanelli A, Berna M, Pugatch M, Tebb K, Penilla C, Lester J. PMID: 36354310; PMCID: PMC9639365.
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    7. Assessment of a Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Program and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Midlife. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 08 02; 4(8):e2120752. Reynolds AJ, Ou SR, Eales L, Mondi CF, Giovanelli A. PMID: 34415316; PMCID: PMC8379657.
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    8. Delivering Anticipatory Guidance About Technology Use to Adolescents in Primary Care: Rates in a Representative California Sample. J Adolesc Health. 2021 12; 69(6):1044-1047. Giovanelli A, Adams SH, Jane Park M, Ozer EM. PMID: 34301469.
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    9. A Comprehensive, Multisystemic Early Childhood Program and Obesity at Age 37 Years. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 06 01; 175(6):637-640. Reynolds AJ, Eales L, Ou SR, Mondi CF, Giovanelli A. PMID: 33749715; PMCID: PMC7985813.
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    10. Adverse childhood experiences in a low-income black cohort: The importance of context. Prev Med. 2021 07; 148:106557. Giovanelli A, Reynolds AJ. PMID: 33857559; PMCID: PMC8594423.
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    11. Adverse childhood experiences: Mechanisms of risk and resilience in a longitudinal urban cohort. Dev Psychopathol. 2020 10; 32(4):1418-1439. Giovanelli A, Mondi CF, Reynolds AJ, Ou SR. PMID: 31663487; PMCID: PMC7190431.
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    12. Fostering Engagement in Health Behavior Change: Iterative Development of an Interactive Narrative Environment to Enhance Adolescent Preventive Health Services. J Adolesc Health. 2020 08; 67(2S):S34-S44. Ozer EM, Rowe J, Tebb KP, Berna M, Penilla C, Giovanelli A, Jasik C, Lester JC. PMID: 32718513; PMCID: PMC9575382.
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    13. Leveraging Technology to Improve Health in Adolescence: A Developmental Science Perspective. J Adolesc Health. 2020 08; 67(2S):S7-S13. Giovanelli A, Ozer EM, Dahl RE. PMID: 32718517; PMCID: PMC8765767.
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    14. Reducing poverty and inequality through preschool-to-third-grade prevention services. Am Psychol. 2019 09; 74(6):653-672. Reynolds AJ, Ou SR, Mondi CF, Giovanelli A. PMID: 31545639; PMCID: PMC6767908.
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    15. African-American Males in Chicago: Pathways From Early Childhood Intervention to Reduced Violence. J Adolesc Health. 2018 01; 62(1):80-86. Giovanelli A, Hayakawa M, Englund MM, Reynolds AJ. PMID: 29111227; PMCID: PMC6003243.
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    16. Implementation and Evaluation of Evidence-Based Psychotherapeutic Practices for Youth in a Mental Health Organization. J Child Fam Stud. 2016 Nov; 25(11):3278-3292. Bloomquist ML, Giovanelli A, Benton A, Piehler TF, Quevedo K, Oberstar J. PMID: 30078979; PMCID: PMC6075715.
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    17. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Well-Being in a Low-income, Urban Cohort. Pediatrics. 2016 04; 137(4). Giovanelli A, Reynolds AJ, Mondi CF, Ou SR. PMID: 26966132; PMCID: PMC4991352.
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    18. Not Just Academics: Paths of Longitudinal Effects From Parent Involvement to Substance Abuse in Emerging Adulthood. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Apr; 58(4):433-439. Hayakawa M, Giovanelli A, Englund MM, Reynolds AJ. PMID: 26774638; PMCID: PMC4808405.
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    19. Implementation and Evaluation of Evidence-Based Psychotherapeutic Practices for Youth in a Mental Health Organization. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2016; 11(25):3278-3292. Bloomquist, M. L., Giovanelli, A., Benton, A., Piehler, T. F., Quevedo, K., & Oberstar, J.
    20. Impulsive responses to positive mood and reward are related to mania risk. Cognition & Emotion. 2013; 6(27):1091-1104. Giovanelli, A., Hoerger, M., Johnson, S. L., & Gruber, J.
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