Philip Cawkwell (2019)

As a resident in the MGH/McLean PSTP my research focused on understanding factors that influence functional outcomes for individuals with first psychotic episodes. I worked with Ann Shinn, Dost Ongur, Mei Hall, and the McLean OnTrack first episode program.

By conducting large-scale studies of this population, we have multiple papers in process that explore how diagnosis, treatment, substance use, and trauma impact engagement with treatment and functional outcomes. With support from the PSTP, I have been able to present my research at the APA and was fortunate to be awarded a spot in the APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators.

Having completed residency, I now plan to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry (2019-2021) as I work to determine how best to combine my clinical and research interests.


New York University, M.D., 2016
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2011


Utilizing an Audience Response System to Teach Countertransference to Pediatric Residents.
Lianna Karp, Cordelia Ross, and Philip B. Cawkwell
American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal 2019 14:5, 2-5.

Empowering Clinician-Educators with Chalk Talk Teaching Scripts. Cawkwell PB, Jaffee EG, Frederick D, Gerken AT, Vestal HS, Stoklosa J.
Acad Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 21.

PB Cawkwell, S. L. Gardner, M. Weitzman, Persistent racial and ethnic differences in location of death for children with cancer. Pediatric Blood & Cancer; Mar 18 2015.

PB Cawkwell. The Weight of Stigma. JAMA Pediatrics. August 2015; 169(8): 713.

Link, AR. Cawkwell, PB., Shelley, DR. & Sherman, SE. An Exploration of Online Behaviors and Social Media Use Among Hookah and Electronic-Cigarette Users. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 2015;2(0):37-40.

Cawkwell PB, Blaum C, Sherman SE. Pharmacological Smoking Cessation Therapies in Older Adults: A Review of the Evidence. Drugs Aging. 2015;32(6):443-451.

Zhou, S., Van Devanter, N., Fenstermaker, M., Cawkwell. PB., Sherman, S. & Weitzman, M. A Study of the Use, Knowledge, and Beliefs About Cigarettes and Alternative Tobacco Products Among Students at One U.S. Medical School. Academic Medicine. 2015 Dec;90(12):1713-9.

Cawkwell, PB. & Oshinsky, D. Childhood Vaccination Requirements: Lessons from History, Mississippi, and a Path Forward. Vaccine. 2015;33(43):5884-5887.

Cawkwell PB, Oshinsky D. Storytelling in the context of vaccine refusal: a strategy to improve communication and immunisation. Medical Humanities. 2015 Oct 5.

Cawkwell PB, Lee L, Weitzman M, Sherman SE. Tracking Hookah Bars in New York: Utilizing Yelp as a Powerful Public Health Tool. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2015;1(2): e19

P Cawkwell, A Lawler, E Maneta, BJ Coffey. Staying Up at Night: Overlapping Bipolar and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms in an Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2016 Feb;26(1):74-7.

Philip B. Cawkwell, Lily Lee, Jenni Shearston, Scott E. Sherman, Michael Weitzman. The Difference a Decade Makes: Smoking Cessation Counseling and Screening at Pediatric Visits. Nicotine Tob Res. online July 11, 2016

Kraemer, DJ, Schinazi VR, Cawkwell, P.B, Tekriwal A, Epstein RA, Thompson-Schill SL. Verbalizing, visualizing, and navigating: The effect of strategies on encoding a large-scale virtual environment.

Cordelia Ross, Philip B. Cawkwell. The Winding Road to Training in Child Psychiatry: Considering a New Path. American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal. 12 (4), p. 8. April 1 2017.


2019: APA Research Colloquium for Junior Psychiatrists
2018: AAP Resident Psychiatric Educator Award
2016: Arthur Zitrin Award in Bioethics
2016: Dr. Saul J. Farber Student Research Award in Public Health
2015: The Gold – Hope Tang, MD 2015 Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest
2014-2015: Rudin Medical Ethics and Humanities Fellowship Program
2014: Anthony J. Grieco Award for Outstanding Essay in Creative Arts
2014: Daniel Liebowitz Prize for Student Essay
2013: Department of Pediatrics Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship Program