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Areti Vassilopoulos, PhD

Assistant Professor



Dr. Areti Vassilopoulos is a Pediatric Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics & Child Psychology at Yale School of Medicine. She received her doctoral education through Nova Southeastern University, while serving diverse families clinically across south Florida. She completed her doctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Kennedy Krieger Institute, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship within the Psychiatry Consultation Service and Pediatric Transplant Service at Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Vassilopoulos works within the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) and Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). Through YNHH, she works within Pediatric Neurology to provide integrated behavioral health care and pediatric psychology follow-up services. She works with children, teens, and young adults with a variety of conditions, including pain, headaches/migraines, functional neurological symptom disorder (FNSD), muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Vassilopoulos is the site director for Comfort Ability Program, which is a brief workshop for pediatric pain management, that has been modified for virtual implementation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With regards to research, Dr. Vassilopoulos focuses on quality improvement initiatives, outcomes of clinical interventions, the relationship between health and behavior in multidisciplinary clinics, and mental health screening and referrals within pediatric medical ambulatory clinics. Her current ongoing research focuses on pediatric chronic pain, FNSD symptoms, and pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Nova Southeastern University, Clinical Psychology
  • MS
    Nova Southeastern University, Clinical Psychology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Doctoral Intern
    Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Professional Service

Epilepsy & Behavior ReportsReviewer2021 - Present

Departments & Organizations