Brian Daly, PhD

Director, Practicum Training; Assistant Professor

Brian Daly
Office: Stratton 290
Phone: 215.571.4252
Fax: 215.571.4258
Curriculum Vitae: Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


  • BA, Psychology, Boston College, 1997
  • MA, General Psychology, Boston University, 1998
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Boston College, 2000
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Loyola University, 2005

Research Interests

  • pediatric psychology

  • pediatric neuropsychology
  • clinical and health psychology
  • assessment and treatment of children with chronic illness
  • adolescent risk behaviors
  • evidence-based psychosocial interventions for youth
  • prevention and resiliency in urban youth
  • school mental health promotion


Brian P. Daly, PhD, is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with a chronic illness, evaluation of adolescent health risk behaviors, development and evaluation of evidence-based psychosocial evaluations for youth, and delivery of mental health promotion in schools. He received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Following the completion of his doctorate in counseling psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, he completed a clinical internship in child psychology at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium. Subsequently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Temple University Health Sciences Center. Following the fellowship, Dr. Daly was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at Temple University as well as the Director of Training for the APA-approved predoctoral clinical psychology internship program.

Dr. Daly is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. He teaches undergraduate and graduate psychology courses including Pediatric Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Child Psychopathology. He is the director of the practicum program in the Department of Psychology.

His research interests include pediatric psychology and neuropsychology, clinical and health psychology, assessment and treatment of children with chronic illness, evaluation of adolescent risk behaviors, evidence-based psychosocial interventions for youth, prevention & resiliency in urban youth, and school mental health promotion. One of his current research projects involves the delivery and evaluation of evidence-based prevention program for Kindergarten, first and second children in a school-based setting. The goals of this study are to promote positive teacher behavior management techniques and social competence for at-risk young children attending inner-city elementary schools.


Peer Reviewed

  • Daly, B.P., *Nicholls, E., *Patrick, K., *Brinkman, D., & Schultheis, M. (in press). Driving behaviors in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Pfeiffer, E., Daly, B.P., *Nicholls, E.G., & Gullo, D. (in press). Assessing sensory processing problems in children with and without Attention –Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.
  • *Hildenbrand, A.K., *Nicholls, E.G., Daly, B.P., Marsac, M.L., Tarazi, R., & Raybagkar, D. (2014). Psychosocial and pharmacological management of pain in pediatric sickle cell disease. Postgraduate Medicine, 126, 123-133.
  • Daly, B.P., Sander, M., *Nicholls, E., Medhanie, A., VandenBerk, E., & Johnson, J. (2014). Three-year longitudinal study of school behavior and academic outcomes: Results from a comprehensive expanded school mental health program. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 7, 24-41.
  • Pullman, M., Daly, B.P., Sander, M., & Bruns, E.B. (2014). Improving the impact of school-based mental health and other supportive programs on students’ academic outcomes: How do we get there from here? Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 7, 1-4.
  • Pullmann, M.D., Bruns, E.J., Daly, B.P., & Sander, M.A. (2013). Improving the evaluation and impact of mental health and other supportive school-based programs on students’ academic outcomes. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 6, 226-230.
  • **Hildenbrand, A.K., Daly, B.P., *Holiday-Brooks, S., *Nicholls, E., & Kloss, J. (2013). Increased risk for school violence-related behaviors among adolescents with insufficient sleep. Journal of School Health, 83, 408-414.
  • *Culnan, E., *Holiday Brooks, S., Daly, B.P., *Aggarwal, R., & Kloss, J. (2013). Insufficient sleep and weight status among high school students: Should we be focusing on the extremes? Children’s Health Care, 42, 99-115.
  • Daly, B.P. (2013). Effectively supporting youth with chronic illness in schools. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 6, 1-4.
  • *Nicholls, E., *Hildenbrand, A., *Aggarwal, R., **McCarthy, L., & Daly, B.P. (2012). The use of stimulant medication to treat neurocognitive deficits in pediatric cancer, traumatic brain injury, and sickle cell disease: A review. Postgraduate Medicine, 124, 78-90.
  • *Lenhart, C.M., Hanlon, H., Kang, Y., Daly, B.P., Brown, M., & Patterson, F. (2012). Gender disparity in structured physical activity and overall physical activity levels in adolescence: Evaluation of Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance data. ISRN Public Health, 2012, 1-8.
  • Daly, B.P., Kral, M., Brown, R.T., Madan-Swain, A., Elkin, T.D., Mitchell, M., Crosby, L., LaRosa, A., Jackson, S, & DeMatteo, D. (2012). Ameliorating attention problems in children with Sickle Cell Disease: A pilot study of methylphenidate. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 33, 244-251.
  • *Eichen, D.M., Connor, B.T., Daly, B.P., & Fauber, R.L. (2012). Weight perception, substance use, and disordered eating behaviors in high-school students. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41, 1-13.
  • *Lenhart, C., Daly, B.P., & *Eichen, D.M. (2011). Is accuracy of weight perception associated with health risk behaviors in a diverse sample of obese adolescents? Journal of School Nursing, 27, 416-423.
  • Daly, B.P., Kral, M.C, & Tarazi, R.A. (2011). The role of neuropsychological evaluation in pediatric sickle cell disease. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 903-925.
  • Daly, B.P., Giovanetti, T., Zabel, T.A., & Chute, D. (2011). Introduction to special issue: Moving forward with pediatric neuropsychology. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 897-902.
  • *Nunes, D., Daly, B.P., Rao, K., Borntrager, C., Chambers, K., Rohner, K., & Shrestha, S. (2010). Technology in child and adolescent school mental health: A look at today and tomorrow. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 3, 26-35.
  • Brown, R.T., Daly, B.P., & Leong, F. (2009). Mentoring in research: A developmental approach. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40, 306-313.
  • Daly, B.P., Shin, R.Q., Selders, M., Thakral, C., & Vera, E. (2009). School engagement among urban adolescents of color: Does perception of social support and neighborhood safety really matter? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38, 63-74.
  • Daly, B.P., Kral, M.T., & Brown, R.T. (2008). Cognitive and academic problems associated with childhood cancers and sickle cell disease. School Psychology Quarterly, 23, 230-242.
  • Daly, B.P., & Brown, R.T. (2007). Management of neurocognitive late effects with stimulant medication. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 1111-1126.
  • Shin, R.Q., Daly, B.P., & Vera, E. (2007). The relationships of peer norms, ethnic identity, and peer support to school engagement in urban youth. Professional School Counseling, 10, 379-388.
  • Daly, B.P., *Creed, T.A., Xanthopoulos, M., & Brown, R.T. (2007). Psychosocial treatments for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychology Review, 17, 73-89.
  • Mills, C., Stephan, S., Moore, E., Weist, M.W., Daly, B.P., & Edwards, M. (2006). The president’s new freedom initiative: Capitalizing on opportunities to advance school mental health. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 9, 149-161.
  • Daly, B.P., Burke, R., Hare, I., Mills, C., Owens, C., Moore, E., & Weist, M.D. (2006). Enhancing school mental health – no child left behind connections. Journal of School Health, 76, 446-451.
  • Stoll, A.L., Damico, K.E., Daly, B.P., Severus, W.E., & Marangell, L.B. (2001). Methodological considerations in clinical studies of omega-3 fatty acids in major depression and bipolar disorder. World Review of Nutrition and Diet, 88, 58-67.


  • Buchanan, C., Daly, B.P., Taylor, L., Weist, M., & Wandersman, A. (2011). Expanding interdisciplinary collaborative in school mental health: The role of graduate programs. Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 11(3), 67-73.
  • Daly, B.P., *Eichen, D., *Lenhart, C., *Buchanan, C., & Dasch, K. (2010). Promoting school connectedness among urban adolescents: Reducing risk factors while promoting protective factors. Invited submission to The Prevention Researcher. The Prevention Researcher, 17 (3), 18-20.
  • Nunes, D., Daly, B.P., Rao, K., Borntrager, C., Bailey-Rohner, K., & Shrestha, S. (2010). Technology and the adolescent: Pairing modern media and technology with mental health practice. White Paper Developed for the University of Maryland, Center for School Mental Health. Baltimore, MD. Accessible at:
  • Daly, B.P. (2008). Independent Study Test: Childhood mental health disorders: Evidence base and contextual factors for psychosocial, psychopharmacological, and combined Interventions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Daly, B.P. (2008). Independent Study Test: Sex offending: Causal theories to inform research, prevention, and treatment. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Daly, B.P., Xanthopolous, M., Cooper, C., Stephan, S., & Brown, R.T. (2007). Evidence-based interventions for childhood disorders: Summary report of the APA working group on psychotropic medications for children and adolescents. Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 7, 31-55.
  • Weist, M.D., *Moore, E., Daly, B.P., Clark, M., Cashman, J., & Rosser, M. (2006). Connecting the reauthorized individuals with disabilities education improvement act (IDEA) to school mental health. Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 6(4), 73-96.


  • Chute, D.L., Daly, B.P., Giovannetti, T., & Zabel, T.A. (2011). Pediatric neuropsychology: The Stein Family Fellow and Drexel University symposium. United Kingdom. Taylor and Francis.
  • Brown, R.T., Daly, B.P., & Rickel, A. (2007). Chronic illness in children and adolescents. Cambridge, MA. Hogrefe & Huber.

Book Chapters

  • Daly, B.P., & Brown, R.T. (in press). Cognitive sequelae of cancer and treatment Quick Reference for Pediatric Oncology Clinicians: The Psychiatric and Psychological Dimensions of Pediatric Symptom Cancer Management (2nd Ed.). Charlottesville, VA: IPOS Press.
  • *Hildenbrand, A.K., *Nicholls, E.G., *Aggarwal, R., **Brody-Bizar, E., & Daly, B.P. (in press). The Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R). In R. Cautin & S. Lilienfeld (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Daly, B.P., *Nicholls, E., *Aggarwal, R., & Sander, M. (2013). Promoting social competence and reducing behavior problems in at-risk youth: Implementation and efficacy of universal and selective prevention programs in schools. In M. Weist, N. Lever, C. Bradshaw, & J. Owens (Eds.), Handbook of School Mental Health: Research, Training, Practice, and Policy (2nd ed., pp. 131-144). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Daly, B.P., Buchanan, C., *Dasch, K., *Eichen, D., & *Lenhart, C. (2012). Prevention of conduct disorder: Do we have reason to be hopeful? Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology (pp. 268-284). New York, NY: Oxford Press.
  • Daly, B.P., *Eichen, D., *Bailer, B., Brown, R.T., & *Buchanan, C., (2012). Central nervous system. In V.S. Ramachaudran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (2nd ed., pp. 454-459). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Daly, B.P., *Daly, M.P., Minniti, N., & Daly, J.M. (2012). Sense of taste: Effect on behavior. Invited submission to Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (2nd ed., pp. 373-378). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Daly, B.P., & Russell, H. (2011). Spinal cord injuries. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development (pp. 1429-1430). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Daly, B.P., & *Buchanan, C. (2011). Acquired immune deficiency syndrome. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development (pp. 23-25). New York, NY: Springer.
  • *Bailer, B., *Lindwall, J., & Daly, B.P. (2011). Impulse control. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development (pp. 795-798). New York, NY: Springer.
  • *Lindwall, J., *Bailer, B., & Daly, B.P. (2011). Single-parent families. In S.  Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development (pp. 1364-1367). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Hughes, A., Daly, B.P., & Brown, R.T. (2011). Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. In S. Goldstein & C.R. Reynolds (Eds.), Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children (2nd ed., pp. 171-187). New York: Guildford Publications, Inc.
  • Brown, R. T., Daly, B. P., & *Beidas, R. (2010). Rheumatology. In R. Shaw & D. DeMaso (Eds.), Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine (pp. 353-366). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  • Brown, R.T., Daly, B.P., *Carpenter, J., & *Cohen, J. (2009). Pediatric pharmacology and psychopharmacology. In M. Roberts and R. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (4th ed., pp. 189-204). New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Daly, B.P., *Cohen, J., *Carpenter, J., & Brown, R. T. (2009). Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in the pediatric context. In M. Roberts and R. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (4th ed., pp.540-555). New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Brown, R.T., & Daly, B.P. (2009). Neuropsychological effects of stimulant medication on children’s learning and behavior. In C. R. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology (3rd ed., pp. 529-580). New York: Plenum.
  • Daly, B.P., & Brown, R.T. (2009). Cognitive sequelae of cancer and treatment. Quick reference for pediatric oncology clinicians: The psychiatric and psychological dimensions of pediatric symptom cancer management (pp. 210-219). Charlottesville, VA: IPOS Press.
  • Brown, R.T., Daly, B.P., & Stefanatos, G. (2008). Learning disabilities: Complimentary views from neuroscience, neuropsychology, and public health. In C.R. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.), Neuropsychological Perspectives on Learning Disabilities in the Era of RTI: Recommendations for Diagnosis and Intervention (pp.159-178). San Francisco, CA: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Daly, B.P., *Creed, T., & Brown, R.T. (2006). Health issues. In Y. Jackson (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology. Electronic Version. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Daly, B.P., & Brown, R.T. (2006). Clinical psychologists in hospitals. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Career Paths in Psychology: Where your degree can take you (2nd ed., pp. 179-200). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Vera, E., Daly, B.P., Gonzalez, R., Morgan, M., & Thakral, C. (2006). Prevention and outreach with underserved populations: Building multisystemic youth development programs for urban youth. In R.L. Toporek, L. Gerstein, N. Fouad, G. Roysircar, & T. Israel (Eds.), Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology: Leadership, vision, and advocacy (pp. 86-99). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.