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           Ayelet Talmi, PhD


Children's Hospital Colorado

Phone: 720-777-6670

Email: Dr. Talmi

 


 

 

Ayelet Talmi, PhD

Associate Professor


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Clinical Internship (APA Accredited), The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO, 2000-2001

Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental Psychobiology Research Group, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 2002-2004

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Colorado, 2003

Faculty, Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, 2003-2006

Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2004-2006

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, 2006-2013

Clinical Director, Project CLIMB (Consultation & Liaison in Mental health and Behavior), The Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO, 2005-present

Associate Director, Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, 2007-2016

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, 2013-present

Clinical Director, First 1,000 Days Initiative, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, 2015-present

Co-Director, Irving Harris Fellowship Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 2016-present

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

Member, Developmental Psychobiology Research Group, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, 2002-present

Member, BLOOM Professional Developmental Committee, Department of Pediatrics, 2005-2008

Member, Early Childhood Systems Integration Task Force, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 2005-2009

Member, Medical Home Advisory Task Force, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 2006-2011

Member, Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) State Team, 2007-2015

Member, Healthy Mothers Colorado Task Force, 2008-2009

Member, Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) State Advisory Group, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 2011-present

Board Member and Secretary (2014-present), Colorado Children's Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP), 2012-present

Review and Referee Work:

  • Zero to Three Press (ad hoc reviewer), 2003
  • Infant Mental Health Journal (ad hoc reviewer), 2004-present
  • Journal of Pediatric Psychology (ad hoc reviewer), 2005-present
  • Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (ad hoc reviewer), 2013-present
  • Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ad hoc reviewer), 2017-present

Memberships:

  • Society for Research in Child Development, 1995-2001, 2008-2009
  • American Psychological Association, 2000-2009
  • World Association for Infant Mental Health, 2001-present
  • Colorado Psychological Association, 2003-present
  • Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health, 2003-present [President-elect (2005–2007), President (2007–2009)]
  • Soceity of Pediatric Psychology, 2013-present

 

Honors:

ZERO TO THREE Leadership Development Initiative Solnit Fellow, 2001-2003

Academy Fellow, ZERO TO THREE National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families, 2003-present

NIDA Jumpstart Your Career Mentor Program, 2003

 

Teaching Activities:

Harris Program Survey of Infant and Early Childhood Assessment

Harris Program Core Reading Seminar

Harris Program Perinatal Seminar

Invited Lecturer for Key Concepts in Developmental Disabilities, JFK Partners

MS II Life Cycle block (Invited Lecturer)

In addition, gives lectures on infant mental health, child development, pediatric screening and assessment, behavioral and mental health issues in pediatric care, and reflective supervision practice to medical students, psychiatry and pediatrics residents, psychology fellows, nursing students, and hospital staff.

 

Clinical Activities:

Associate Director, Center for Family and Infant Interaction, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, 2002-present

Program Director, Project CLIMB, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, 2005-present

Ambulatory Consultant to the Child Health Clinic, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, 2006-present

Clinical Supervisor/Preceptor, Project CLIMB, Child Health Clinic, The Children’s Hospital, 2006-present

Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, Pediatric Mental Health Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO 2015-present

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS

Selected Publications:

Shirk, S. R., Talmi, A., Olds, D. L. (2000). A developmental psychopathology perspective on child and adolescent intervention policy. Development and Psychopathology, 12, 835-855.

Taussig, H. N., & Talmi, A. (2001). Ethnic differences in risk behaviors and related psychosocial factors among a cohort of maltreated adolescents in foster care. Child Maltreatment, 6(2), 180-192.

Olds, D., Robinson, J., O’Brien, R., Luckey, D., Pettitt, L. M., Henderson, C., Ng, R., Sheff, K., Korfmacher, J., Hiatt, S., Talmi, A. (2002). Home visitation by nurses versus paraprofessionals: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 110(3), 486-496.

Talmi, A., & Harmon, R. J. (2003). Relationships between preterm infants and their parents: Disruption and development. Zero to Three, 24(2), 13-20.

Browne, J. V. & Talmi, A. (2005). Family-based intervention to enhance infant-parent relationships in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30(8), 1-11.

Talmi, A., Jump V., & Goldman-Fraser, J. (2005). All alone: Promoting regulation during separations from intimate caregivers. Zero to Three, 25(6), 8 - 13.

Browne, J.V., & Talmi, A. (2008). Kangaroo mother care: One of the best things you can do for your fragile baby. Preemies Today, 6(5), 3, 5.

Browne, J. V. & Talmi, A. (2005). Family-based intervention to enhance infant-parent relationships in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30(8), 1-11. (PMID: 16260436)

Talmi, A., Stafford, B., & Buchholz, M. (2009). Perinatal mental health where the babies are, in pediatric primary care. Zero to Three, 29(5), 10-16.

Buchholz, M. & Talmi, A. (2012). What we talked about at the pediatrician’s office: Exploring differences between Healthy Steps and traditional primary care visits. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33(3), 1 – 7.

Talmi, A. & Fazio, E. (2012). Promoting health and well-being in pediatric primary care settings: Using health and behavior codes at routine well-child visits. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37(5), 1 - 7. (PMID: 22427697)

Varda, D. M. & Talmi, A. (2013). A patient-centered approach for evaluating public health roles within systems of care for children with special healthcare needs. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2(1), Article 7. Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/frontiersinphssr/vol2/iss1/7.

Schellinger, K. & Talmi, A. (2013). Off the charts? Considerations for interpreting parent reports of toddler hyperactivity. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34(5), 417-419.

Bunik, M., Talmi, A., Stafford, B., Beaty, B., Kempe, A., Dhepyasuwan, N., & Serwint, J. R. (2013). Pediatric Residency Integrated Survey of Mental Health in Primary Care: A National CORNET Study. Academic Pediatrics, 13(6), 551-557. (PMID: 24238682)

Bunik, M., Dunn, D. M., Watkins, L., & Talmi, A. (2014). Trifecta approach to breastfeeding: Clinical care in the integrated mental health model. Journal of Human Lactation, 30(2), 143-147. (PMID: 24595703).

Talmi, A., Bunik, M., Asherin, R., Rannie, M., Watlington, T., Beaty, B., & Berman, S. (2014). Improving developmental screening documentation and referral completion. Pediatrics, 134: 4 e1181-e1188. (PMID: 25180272).

Talmi, A., Lovell, J. L., Becker Herbst, R., Margolis, K. L., Muther, E. F., & Buchholz, M. (2015). Postdoctoral fellows’ developmental trajectories in becoming pediatric primary care psychologists. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 3(3), 233-240.

Wong, S. & Talmi, A. (2015). Open communication: Recommendations for enhancing communication among primary care and mental health providers, services, and systems. Families, Systems, and Health, 33(2), 160 - 162. (PMID: 26053576).

Becker Herbst, R., Margolis, K. L., Millar, A., Muther, E. F., & Talmi, A. (2016). Lost in Translation: Identifying Behavioral Health Disparities in Pediatric Primary Care. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41, 481 - 491. (doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv079, PMID: 26338958).

Hutchison, A. K., Kelsay, K., Talmi, A., Noonan, K., Ross, R. G. (2016). Thought disorder in preschool children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 47(4):618-626. DOI: 10.1007/s10578-015-0594-3. PubMed # 26429569 NIHMSID 727700

Talmi, A., Muther, E. F., Margolis, K., Buchholz, M., Asherin, R., & Bunik, M. (2016). The scope of behavioral health integration in a pediatric primary care setting. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw065

Varda, D. M., Hardy R., Millar, A., & Talmi, A. (2016). Public health, mental health and primary care differences in urban and rural counties in a system of care for children with special healthcare needs. Health Systems and Policy Research, 3(3), 1-7. DOI: 10.21767/2254-9137.100041

Browne, J. V., Martinez, D., & Talmi, A. (2016). Infant mental health in the intensive care unit: Considerations for the infant, the family and the staff. Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews, 16(4), 274-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.nainr.2016.09.018

Browne, J. V., & Talmi, A. (2016). Reflections on infant mental health practice, policy, settings, and systems for fragile infants and their families from prenatal and intensive care through the transition home and to community. Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews, 16(4), 255-257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.nainr.2016.09.014
 
Kelsay, K., Bunik, M., Buchholz, M., Burnett, B., & Talmi, A. (2017). Incorporating development into a multidisciplinary training model for integrated behavioral health within a pediatric continuity clinic. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics. Published online July 21, 2017 (ahead of print). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2017.06.001
 

CURRENT GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Co-Principal Investigator, Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Screening and Support in Aurora, BUILD 2.0, The BUILD Health Challenge, $550,00, 08/01/17 – 07/31/19

Principal Investigator, First 1,000 Days: Targeted Intervention, Caring for Colorado, $97,657, 03/01/17 – 02/28/18

Principal Investigator, First 1,000 Days, Rose Community Foundation, $209,000, 01/01/17 – 12/31/19

Co-Principal Investigator, Expanding Behavioral Health Treatment for Young Mothers, Denver Foundation Colorado Health Access Fund, $420,000, 06/01/16 – 05/31/19

Principal Investigator, First 1,000 Days, The Colorado Health Foundation, $308,700, 06/01/16 – 05/31/18

Principal Investigator, Integration of Behavioral Health in Pediatric Settings, Community First Foundation, $1,640,500, 10/06/15 – 05/31/18