Clinician Highlights at PNBC

For this week’s blog post, we would like to highlight some recent accomplishments for some of our clinicians at PNBC, as well as their extracurricular work activities.

Dr. Takisha Corbett, Psychologist

Dr. Corbett is a steering committee member of the California Psychological Associate Division 1 Health Psychology Section and worked with the steering committee to raise awareness of Health Inequities and Disparities. Dr. Corbett recently wrote an article highlighting the impact of implicit racial bias within healthcare systems and the growing body of research connecting implicit bias to chronic health disparities. She is currently work on additional research with the steering committee to continue facilitating positive change to reduce health inequities and disparities.

Dr. Corbett also provides clinical supervision to large clinical trials pediatric research study at UC San Diego. The study focuses on improving treatment outcomes in pediatric obesity treatment. Dr. Corbett started up the study several years ago and currently oversees treatment implementation, provides clinical supervision to group leaders and coaches, and provides treatment to parents.

Dr. Corbett also works with the San Diego County Department of Probation Youth Development and Community Support Services. The Department of Probation has been working to transform the juvenile justice system and implement the Georgetown University Youth in Custody Model. Dr. Corbett works with the Department of Probation providing trainings on promoting and implementing positive youth development within juvenile justice settings, and key aspects of adolescent development.

Dr. Corbett is member of the Chula Vista Police Chief’s Community Advisory Board and recently worked with The Department to review and revise several important policies to ensure adherence with best practices.


Dr. Sarah Jurick, Neuropsychologist

Dr. Sarah Jurick had 8 peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publication or published in 2020, and was selected for a paper presentation at the upcoming INS meeting next month, with a talk entitled, “Trauma-focused Treatment Enhanced with Cognitive Rehabilitation Improves Memory Performance in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with Cognitive Impairment.” In addition to her clinical work at PNBC, Dr. Jurick conducts longitudinal research studies of active duty service members and veterans at the Naval Health Research Center. A list of her extensive publications may be found here.



Dr. Delia Silva, Neuropsychologist

Dr. Silva was elected as Chair-Elect for the California Psychological Association (CPA) Division 8 (Neuropsychology) for 2021. Her term as chair will run from 2022-2023. Division 8 has been involved in legislative advocacy for psychologist practices in California, and providing educational and networking benefits to its members. Division 8 is currently working on promoting and sponsoring a series of diversity educational programming developed through UCSD’s Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar (CNS) for post-doctoral residents.

Dr. Silva continues to serve through 2021 as Secretary for the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS), a national organization that has been a leader in promoting opportunities and resources for neuropsychologists and students to establish competence in working with Latino/a/x populations.