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Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller, PhD

Director, Clinical Training
Professor, Ob/Gyn and Public Health
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Stratton 280
Phone: 215.553.7117

Additional Sites: Women's Health Psychology Lab

Curriculum Vitae:

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests:

  • Clinical and health psychology
  • Stressful life events and mental and physical health outcomes particularly in the area of women's reproductive health


Pamela Geller, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, and research associate professor of obstetrics/gynecology in Drexel’s College of Medicine. Geller has studied women’s health issues for over 25 years. She received her MS and PhD in clinical psychology from Kent State University and completed a NIH postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University. Her work focuses on the psychological aspects of events surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, such as infertility, pregnancy loss, and postpartum depression. Geller is co-founder and co-director of Mother Baby Connections, an intensive outpatient mental health program at Drexel for pregnant and postpartum women experiencing anxiety and depression and their infants. With a visiting professorship in neonatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she and her colleagues are addressing the experiences of mothers with an infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with ongoing projects relevant to parental distress and adjustment, and nurse education. Geller is an active member of an interdisciplinary National Perinatal Association work group that developed guidelines for psychosocial support services for NICU parents. She chairs the Perinatal Loss Exam Development Committee for the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (formerly National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses). She and Drexel colleagues created the education curricula, Psychological and Medical Aspects of Pregnancy Loss (recipient of an e-ERA award from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Available at: Geller is an editor of the Health Psychology volume of the Handbook of Psychology (2013), as well as Women’s Health Psychology (2013), both published by Wiley. She has presented her work nationally and internationally and has been featured on BBC Radio programs.