Jennifer Flaherty, PhD - Pediatric Psychologist at CHKD

Jennifer Flaherty, PhD

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

Doctorate: Illinois Institute of Technology

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan Health System

Doctoral Internship: VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System


Jennifer Flaherty, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in neuropsychology. She evaluates children's thinking, attention, concentration, memory, executive function, visual and motor skills using neuropsychological testing.  

Before joining CHKD, Dr. Flaherty taught, conducted research, and provided outpatient services in the EVMS department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. She is now an assistant professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

She is originally from Connecticut and enjoys the much milder winters here in Virginia. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys.

Clinical Interests
  • ADHD
  • Neuropsychological Testing
Research Area
  • Neuropsychological functioning in children and adolescents with neurological and psychiatric diagnoses


Urbano, M. R., Raffaele, C. T., Kreiser, N. L., Flaherty, J. M., & Hartmann, K. (2019). Clinical considerations for the inclusion of individuals with autism spectrum disorder in clinical trials. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 89, 295-302.

Community Involvement
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association
A Note from Dr. Flaherty

"I am thrilled to join CHKD at a time when mental health services are being expanded and to provide services as part of a multidisciplinary team."