Affiliated Faculty

Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Healthy Hawks, Director of Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition

Dr. Ann Davis' clinical interests include nutrition, obesity, infant/toddler feeding problems, disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety, and depression.

(CMH) Child Psychologist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Dr. Meredith Dreyer Gillette's clinical interests include adjustment to Illness, childhood obesity, medication adherence, obesity among children with special needs, and Type I Diabetes.

Professor and Senior Scientist

Dr. Jackson's research focuses on the processes by which children adapt to stress and trauma and the development of resilience in youth.


(KUMC) Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Stephen Lassen's clinical interests include pediatric psychology, clinical child psychology, coping with chronic illness, impact of parental illness on children and pediatric trauma.

(KUMC) Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Susana Patton's clinical interests include children and adolescents with diabetes and family adjustment to chronic illness.

Adjunct Professor, Clinical Child Psychology Program

Dr. Carolyn Schroeder is widely recognized for the establishment of a model for psychologists’ participation in primary care pediatrics.

(CMH) Child Psychologist; Co-Director, Abdominal Pain Program; Director of Gastroenterology Research; Director of Gastroenterology Psychological Services & Programs; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Schurman's clinical interests include biopsychosocial interactions, childhood chronic illness, functional abdominal pain, pain prevention, and volitional nonadherence.

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