Dr. Gettings is currently a pediatric psychologist within the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She works collaboratively with youth with diabetes and their families on improving adherence to diabetes management tasks, coping with chronic illness, improving family functioning surrounding illness management and treating symptoms of mental health disorders. She is also involved in clinical research with a particular focus on improving mental health screenings for youth with chronic illness. Prior to her current position, Dr. Gettings was the diabetes psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and served in a similar role.
While at Villanova, Gettings pursued a dual major in Psychology and Comprehensive Science and worked as a research assistant at Fox Chase Cancer Center. After graduation, she began a joint PhD program in Clinical and Biological/Health Psychology at University of Pittsburgh. She completed a clinical internship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and post-doctoral fellowships in pediatric psychology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins Children's Center.