Kelsey Borner

BA (2009) Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME
MA (2013) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Primary office:
785-864-0515
Dole Human Development Center
Room 2020


Kelsey completed her undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College in 2009, and entered the Clinical Child Psychology Program at KU in the fall of 2011. Her primary research interests within clinical child and pediatric psychology include: pediatric obesity interventions, the role of phyiscal activity in the prevention and treatment of mood disorders, and dissemination of evidence-based practice in community settings.

Selected Publications

Dreyer Gillette, M.L., Borner, K.B., Nadler, C.B., Poppert, K.M., Odar Stough, C., Swinburne Romine, R., Davis, A.M. (in press). Prevalence and Health Correlates of Obesity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, advanced access.
 
Poppert, K. M., Patton, S. R., Borner, K. B., Davis, A. M., Dreyer Gillette, M. L. (2015). A systematic review of mealtime behavior measures used in pediatric chronic illness populations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(5), 475-486.
 
Van Allen, J., Borner, K. B., Gayes, L. A., & Steele, R. G. (2015). Weighing physical activity: The impact of a family-based group lifestyle intervention for pediatric obesity on participants’ physical activity. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(2), 193-202.
 
Mitchell, T. B., Poppert, K. M., Borner, K. B., Gayes, L. A., & Steele, R. G. (2015). Psychosocial Adjustment of Children with Chronic Illness. Invited chapter for C. L. Juntunen & D. R. Atkinson (Eds.), Counseling across the lifespan: Prevention and treatment. Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA.  
 
Borner, K. B., Gayes, L. A., & Hall, J. A. (2015). Friendship During Childhood and Cultural Variations. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 9. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 442–447.
 
Steele, R. G., Borner, K. B., & Roberts, M. C. (2014). Commentary: Finding the middle bowl: Goldilocks’ lessons on professional competencies in pediatric psychology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(9), 988-997.
 
Cushing, C. C., Borner, K. B., & Steele, R. G. (2014). Family-Based Treatment of Pediatric Obesity: Case and Analysis. Invited chapter for M. C. Roberts, B. S. Aylward, & Y. P. Wu (Eds.), Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology: Cases and Service Delivery. New York: Guilford.

Selected Presentations

Borner, K. B., Willis, E. A., White, D. A., Dean, K., & Davis, A. M. (April, 2015). Does it matter how they exercise? Patterns of physical activity and health-related quality of life. Symposium paper presented in Symposium Featuring Outstanding Student Papers at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
 
Borner, K. B., & Steele, R. G. (April, 2015). Physical activity, mood, and health-related quality of life among elementary school children. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, California.
 
Odar Stough, C. Poppert, K.M., Borner, K. B., Dreyer Gillette, M., Davis, A.M., & Dean, K. (April, 2015). Parent hope and child BMI change during a weight management program. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, California. 
 
Borner, K. B., Canter, K., Hampl, S., Lee, R., Chuang, I., & Davis, A. (November, 2014). More treatment, less dough? Cost effectiveness of family-based pediatric obesity interventions. Paper presented in S.W. Ng & J. Jones-Smith (co-chairs), Money Talks: How Business and Economic Policies Can Reduce Obesity at the annual conference of The Obesity Society, Boston, MA.
 
Borner, K. B., Odar Stough, C., Poppert, K., Dreyer Gillette, M., Nadler, C., Swinburne Romine, R., & Davis, A. M. (November, 2014). Relation of autism spectrum disorder severity and risk for overweight and obesity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The Obesity Society, Boston, MA.
 
Borner, K. B., Gayes, L. G., Poppert, K., Mitchell, T., & Steele, R. G. (October, 2014). Keeping up the good work: Changes in health behaviors as predictors of long-term outcomes in a pediatric obesity intervention. Poster presented at the Bi-Annual National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, Kansas.
 
Borner, K. B., & Steele, R. G. (March, 2014). Dynamic interactions among daily physical activity, mood, and health-related quality of life among obese treatment-seeking adolescents: A small-N demonstration of dynamic p-technique. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
 
Borner, K. B., Poppert, K. M., Odar Stough, C., Dean, K., Dreyer Gillette, M., Patton, S., & Davis, A. M. (March, 2014). Exploring physical activity outcomes from a pediatric obesity intervention: Does season of the year matter? Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
 
Borner, K. B., & Steele, R. G. (November, 2013). Tracking Daily Physical Activity and Quality of Life among Overweight Adolescents: Implications for Depressed Youth. Symposium paper presented in D. Eckshtain & J. Herren (co-chairs), A Tale of Sciences: Utilizing Other Disciplines to Advance Child and Adolescent Depression Research at the 47th Annual Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, Tennessee.
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Borner, K. B., Wu, Y., Parikshak, S., & Poppert, K. (April, 2013). Exploring social support and health-related quality of life in a pediatric oncology population. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
 
Borner, K. B., Gayes, L., Steele, R. G., & Van Allen, J. (October, 2012). Weighing physical activity: The impact of a family-based lifestyle intervention on participants' physical activity. Poster presented at the Bi-Annual National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.
 
Gayes, L., Borner, K. B. & Steele, R. G. (October, 2012). Association between weight reduction and depressive symptoms in a behavioral weight loss intervention for overweight children. Poster presented at the Bi-Annual National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.
 
Borner, K. B., Van Allen, J., Gayes, L. A., & Steele, R. G. (April, 2012). Physical activity self efficacy (PASE) as a mediator of the relationship between self-esteem and physical activity among middle-school children. Poster presented at the Midwest Regional Conference on Pediatric Psychology, Milwaukee, WI. 
 
Borner, K. B., Dorf-Caine, R., Bearman, S. K., & Stice, E. (November, 2010). Let’s get physical: The effect of activity level on body dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms in adolescent boys and girls. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
 
Eckshtain, D., Langer, D. A., Borner, K. B., Hawley, K. M., & Weisz, J. R. (November, 2010). Child and caregiver agreement on target problems as a predictor of treatment outcome.  Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

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