- MS, MCP Hahnemann University, 2002
- BA, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1996
Judy Beenhakker coordinates and manages research operations within Youth-Nex with primary duties related to grant preparation and documentation, and data collection. She also supervises research staff and represents the center in collaborations with local and national partners. Judy earned her BA in Psychology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and her MS in Child Clinical Psychology from MCP Hahnemann University. Before coming to Youth-Nex, Judy was Research Coordinator at Stanford University’s Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program and Research Coordinator in the Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program. She brings additional experience in the mental health field with positions at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Judy has published papers on primate endocrinology with implications for human brain function, and on adolescent eating disorders.