Amy Pettit, PhD

CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Psychologist/Consultant

Public Health Interests:

Pediatric and adolescent health and mental health; patient-centered care; patient-provider communication; promoting healthy behaviors; coping and treatment adherence; integrated care; stress management and mind/body medicine; innovative delivery

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Dr. Pettit is a clinical psychologist and a research and program development consultant who focuses on efforts to evaluate and improve health and mental health services. She specializes in making health and wellness information more accessible to broad audiences and exploring the real-world implications of research findings. Recent work has focused on the development of programs to improve patient engagement and facilitate self-management; understanding how financial costs and other barriers affect medication adherence and treatment outcomes; facilitating patient-provider communication; and promoting resilience and well-being in children and teens. She is particularly passionate about efforts to promote patient-centered care, reduce stigma, and disseminate evidence-based care and best practices.

Select Publications:

Marcus SC, Zummo J, Pettit AR, Stoddard J, Doshi JA. Antipsychotic adherence and rehospitalization in schizophrenia patients receiving oral vs. long-acting injectable antipsychotics post-hospital discharge. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. In press.

Pettit AR, Marcus SC. Expanding patient access to quality medication-related information: The potential of medication hotlines to improve patient adherence in schizophrenia [commentary]. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2015 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Pelak M, Pettit AR, Terwiesch C, Gutierrez JC, Marcus SC. Rethinking primary care visits: How much can be eliminated, delegated, or performed outside of the face-to-face visit? J Eval Clin Prac. 2015 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Pettit AR, Butler DA. Diabetes and family issues. In: LMB Laffel, DA Butler, LA Higgins, MT Lawler & CA Pasquarello (Eds.). Joslin's Guide to Managing Childhood Diabetes: A Family Teamwork Approach. Boston, MA: Joslin Diabetes Center; 2009:192-208.