My primary research interest within pediatric psychology is treatment outcome, specifically emphasizing the intersection between health and behavior. My research includes a variety of pediatric populations using objective measures of behavior including fMRI, actigraphy, and neuropsychological tasks. My current research involves functional neuroimaging to examine impulsivity in children and their mothers participating in a weight management program. I am also currently working on projects involving prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity, through Lawrence Public Schools, Turner High School in Kansas City, a sports camp at KU, and family-based pediatric obesity interventions in Kansas City and Lawrence. I work with researchers at the University of Kansas, University of Kansas Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Poppert, K. M., Patton, S. R., Borner, K. B., Davis, A. M., & Gillette, M. L. D. (2015). A systematic review of mealtime behavior measures used in pediatric chronic illness populations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(5), 475-486.
Dreyer Gillette, M. L., Borner, K. B., Nadler, C. B., Poppert, K. M., Odar Stough, C., Swinburne Romine, R., & Davis, A. M. (2015). Prevalence and health correlates of obesity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 36(7), 489-496.
Odar Stough, C., Poppert, K. M., Davis, A. M., & Delaney, M. (in press). Overweight and obesity among children who are deaf: Quantitative and qualitative findings. Children’s Health Care.
Hampl, S., Odar Stough, C., Poppert, K. M., Best, C., Blackburn, K., & Dreyer Gillette, M. (in press). Effectiveness of a hospital-based multidisciplinary pediatric weight management program: Two- year outcomes of PHIT Kids.
Evans, S., Blossom, J., Canter, K., Poppert Cordts, K. M., Garcia, A., Kanine, R., & Roberts, M. C. (in press). Self-reported emotion reactivity among early-adolescent girls: Evidence for convergent and discriminant validity in an urban community sample. Behavior Therapy.
Poppert Cordts, K. M., & Steele, R. G. (in press). An evaluation of the Children’s Report of Sleep Patterns using confirmatory and exploratory factor analytic approaches. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.