Kimberly A Blair, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

George Mason University Applied Developmental Psychology

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Current Appointments

Program Director, Primary Investigator, Early Childhood Trauma Treatment Center
Senior Academic Director, Matilda Theiss Early Childhood Behavior Health

Selected Honors & Awards

Community Champions Award, Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Effectiveness of evidence-based treatment; Emotion regulation in young children; Attachment, trauma, and psychopathology
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Blair, K, Denham, S, Kochanoff, A, Whipple, B. Playing it cool: Temperament, emotion regulation, and social behavior in preschoolers. J School Psychol 2004; 42: 419-443.
  2. Denham, S, Blair, K, DeMulder, E, Levitas, J, Sawyer, K, Auerbach-Major, S, Queenan, P. Preschool emotional competence: Pathway to social competence? Child Dev 2003; 74: 238-256.
  3. Denham, S, Caverly, S, Schmidt, M, Blair, K, DeMulder, E, Caal, S, Hamada, H, & Mason, T. Preschool Boys and Girls Understanding of Emotions: Contributions to Classroom Anger and Aggression. J Child Psychol Psyc 2002; 43: 901-916
  4. Denham, S, Blair, K, Schmidt, M, DeMulder, E. Compromised emotional competence: Seeds of violence sown early? Am J Orthopsychiat 2002; 72: 70-82.
  5. Sawyer, K, Denham, S, DeMulder, E, Blair, K, Auerbach-Major, S, Mitchell, J. The contribution of older siblings reactions to emotions to preschoolers emotional and social competence. Marriage Fam Rev 2002; 34: 183-212.

Clinical Interests

Psychiatric assessment and diagnosis of children; Early childhood mental health; Traumatic stress in young children

Education Interests

Child psychopathology; Assessment and evaluation of young children
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Blair, KA. How can professionals forecast and plan for early school success? In: Bagnato, SJ, Neisworth, J, editors. Assessment for early intervention: Best practices for professionals, 2nd edition. New York: Guilford; 2007.
  2. Blair, KA, Kachmar, SP. Physical, Cognitive, and Socio-emotional Lifespan Development. In: Gregoire, J, Junger, C, editors. Counselor's Companion: Handbook for Professional Helpers. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. 2006.
  3. Kachmar, SP, Blair, KA. Counseling across the lifespan. In: Gregoire, J, Junger, C, editors. Counselor's Companion: Handbook for Professional Helpers. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum; 2006.