Division 54 President
Jennifer Shroff Pendley (2020)
Dr. Jennifer Pendley received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University and completed her psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine where she focused on pediatric psychology. She came to Nemours A.I duPont Hospital for Children in 1995 following her fellowship. At Nemours, Dr. Pendley served as Director of Psychology Internship Training for over 10 years. In 2008, she transitioned into the role of Division Chief of Psychology and currently oversees a division of over 80 psychologists, therapists, and trainees.
Dr. Pendley is Professor of Pediatrics at the Stanley Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and has authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles, chapters, and presentations. She also holds the position of Associate Vice Chair of Faculty Promotion for the Department of Pediatrics. Her NIDDK funded research over the past ten years has focused on developmental trajectories in adherence and metabolic control in youth with Type 1 Diabetes. In addition, she participated as Co-PI for multiple HRSA grants focusing on training opportunities with underserved populations.
Dr. Pendley served as the Inaugural Editor for the Society of Pediatric Psychology’s clinical practice peer reviewed journal, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology from 2013-2017. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and is current President of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.
At Nemours, Dr. Pendley is the Director of the Behavior Consultation Clinic, a consultation and treatment clinic focusing on the developmental and behavior needs of our youngest patients (5 years and younger) and their families. She also supervises the clinical intervention work of psychology residents and fellows, focusing on adherence and coping in children with medical complexities. In addition, she provides mentorship to both internal staff psychologists as well as to psychologists at other institutions. Dr. Pendley currently is working on expanding behavioral health services across the state of Delaware, particularly focusing on reducing health disparities and supporting efforts to provide culturally proficient care across the state.