About CHDI

Alyssa Korell, PhD

Alyssa Korell, PhD Project Coordinator
akorell@chdi.org | 860-679-8722

Alyssa Korell is a Project Coordinator at CHDI working primarily on evidence-based treatment initiatives. She was hired after completing her postdoctoral fellowship with CHDI in 2023. Prior to joining CHDI, she served as a clinical interviewer for the National Study of Mental Health, where she obtained information about the prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders among adults in the United States.

Alyssa completed her predoctoral internship at the Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Sacramento, CA. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University, where she also obtained her Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology. During her time at ISU, her research experiences included evaluating Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) including adaptations for age and diagnosis, examining psychometric properties of a measure of child and adolescent psychosocial strengths, and serving as a research coordinator for an NIH-funded study, titled Sleep Physiology and Risk for Alcohol Problems in Children of Alcoholics. Her interests include assessment and treatment for childhood traumatic stress and increasing access to evidence-based mental health services, particularly among underserved populations.