Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD
Senior Scientific Advisor
Eva M. Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. She is also the clinical director of an integrated clinical behavioral health program for adolescents and adults. Dr. Szigethy’s major research interest has been in adapting a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression in adolescents with physical illness. She had conducted several National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded and foundation studies to develop and show efficacy of CBT on emotional (depression and anxiety), cognitive (coping, illness perceptions) and physical (pain, inflammation) outcomes of youths with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and clinically significant depression. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on her research findings as well as written several reviews and book chapters. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on integrating behavioral health into medical treatment and has facilitated the translation and implementation of her CBT model in several other countries. Dr. Szigethy was selected for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015 Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Award for Research in Depression or Suicide. The award is one of the highest honors in the field and was given for her work on cognitive behavioral therapy for depressed adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.