College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Scharff has been on faculty with Walden since 2008. She also currently works in a group practice near Boston. Past affiliations include Harvard Medical School at Children's Hospital Boston and the University of Pittsburgh.
Professional accomplishments include being the primary investigator on an R01 grant from the NICHD investigating pain in children as well as being the co-investigator on several other NIH-funded studies. She was the Associate Director of the Pain Treatment Service at Children's Hospital for over 10 years and supervised a staff of psychologists and fellows during her tenure there. She has authored over 40 published articles and book chapters, and has served on research review boards for the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the NIH.
Dr. Scharff has been teaching courses at Walden for over 10 years, including Psychopathology; Research Theory, Design, and Methods; Foundations of Graduate Studies; and Consultation and Supervision. She also works with the Walden Nurse Practitioner Program as a Clinical Instructor for their practicum courses in psychotherapy. In addition to teaching, she has served on many Walden dissertation committees over the years as a chair, committee member, and University Research Reviewer.
PhD, SUNY Albany