Dominique Charlot-Swilley

Dominique Charlot-Swilley, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor, Senior Research Policy at the Center for Child & Human Development, Department of Pediatrics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Director of Provider Wellbeing for Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN). Dr. Charlot-Swilley’s work is co-situated at Children’s National Medical Center and in the early childhood sector. Dr. Charlot-Swilley served as the lead psychologist for the implementation of HealthySteps in Washington, DC at Children’s Medical Center.  She now serves as a Technical Assistant Specialist for HealthySteps. She is co-developer of CPR, Compassion, Practice, Relationship, & Restoration, a wellbeing program designed for pediatric and early childhood providers to help address compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma. Dr. Charlot-Swilley is also co-principal investigator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Early Childhood Mental Health Awareness Training (EC-MHAT) grant which aims to increase the capacity of early childhood educators to recognize and appropriately respond to the social emotional health of young children. Prior to joining Georgetown and Children’s, Dr. Charlot-Swilley served as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, adjunct professor at Howard University, George Washington University, and Montgomery College, Takoma Park, and was Assistant Director of a private practice in Maryland.

Dr. Charlot-Swilley completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology at Howard University with a focus on ethnic minority mental health. Her early research work focused on parent- child attachment among Caribbean mothers at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami.  She has conducted training on trauma and youth violence prevention in Haiti and South Africa. She is married and the mother of three daughters, a singleton, and identical twins.