Lisa Opipari-Arrigan, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical and pediatric psychologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's National Hospital and a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Opipari-Arrigan works on improving healthcare delivery for chronic illness care with an emphasis on using digital tools to optimize patient-clinician collaboration and health outcomes. Her recent research includes implementing an app based behavioral intervention for improved growth in cystic fibrosis, evaluating the impact of diet in inflammatory bowel disease and learning how to use patient reported outcomes to improve chronic illness care.
Clinically Dr. Opipari-Arrigan sees children, adolescents and their families with a range of gastrointestinal problems including functional abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease and encopresis. Her areas of expertise include self-management and adherence to medical and dietary treatments, coping and resilience with medical conditions and anxiety. Dr.Opipari-Arrigan works closely with families to implement behavior management and parenting strategies. Dr. Opipari-Arrigan earned her Ph.D. at Indiana University and completed her clinical internship and an NIMH-T32 post-doctoral fellowship in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.