Dr. Schiff is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC. She has been on the faculty since 2000 and has also previously served as Associate Department Chair. She earned her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Miami. Her doctoral internship was in pediatric psychology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After earning her Ph.D., Dr. Schiff completed a two-year National Institute of Mental Health post-doctoral fellowship at the Children's National Medical Center (CNMC). She then became a faculty member at CNMC and the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Schiff's research and clinical focus has been in several areas of pediatric and clinical child psychology. Within pediatric psychology, her experience and interests include adjustment to chronic illness, coping with pain including painful medical procedures, and adherence to medical regimen. Dr. Schiff has published on, and worked with, various pediatric disorders including cancer, HIV/AIDS, headaches, craniofacial anomalies, sickle cell disease, and asthma. Dr. Schiff's areas of expertise also include the diagnosis and treatment of child psychopathology including learning disorders and externalizing disorders, such as ADHD and ODD. Dr. Schiff is currently a collaborating investigator on two SBIR grants with Danya International, Inc. through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. These grants focus on helping children cope with painful procedures and helping parents of children born with cleft lip and palate.