Although we are primarily a clinical program, we are committed to evidence based practice and involvement in research projects with direct clinical relevance. Many of our faculty are involved in clinical research projects, largely in collaboration with medical colleagues at the hospital.  

Fellows will have the opportunity to complete a minor rotation in Research and will have 4 hours of dedicated research time per week along with a 10% reduction in billable requirements.  They will work with the research supervisor with whom they will identify specific goals.  

Fellows will meet with supervisors at the beginning or the year to discuss potential research projects.  While fellows are welcome to work on a previous dataset of their own or submit a manuscript of their dissertation, we also encourage collaboration with a faculty member on an ongoing project.  In the past, fellows have worked on writing up their dissertation or have presented at a pediatric psychology conference. Fellows will attend supervision twice per month for support and feedback on their project.  

Examples of current and past research projects include:

  • evaluation of our pediatric consultation/liaison service
  • adherence behaviors in pediatric transplant
  • psychosocial functioning in chronic kidney disease
  • factors affecting the transition from active treatment to survivorship in pediatric cancer
  • program development with the Sickle Cell team