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Kelsey Sewell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Neurology


Kelsey Sewell, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology with the University of Kansas Medical Center. A faculty member since 2017, she supervises and trains psychiatry resident physicians, medical students and psychology trainees. She also provides assessment, psychotherapy and support for patients receiving care at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center. Additionally, she conducts psychological evaluations for patients considered for Deep Brain Stimulation.

Dr. Sewell earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a health psychology and behavioral medicine specialization from the University of Utah in 2016. After a one-year predoctoral internship in behavioral medicine at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, she finished a year-long postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center in clinical health and onco-psychology. She also has a master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Utah and a bachelor's degree in psychology and women's studies from the University of Kansas.

Dr. Sewell's professional interests include improving behavioral health, medical adherence and quality of life; individual and dyadic approaches to coping with serious illness; behavioral and psychological strategies for improving sleep; and sexual health across the lifespan.

In addition to being a popular invited lecturer and speaker, Dr. Sewell holds membership in the Kansas Psychological Association, where she serves as membership chair, and is a founding member of the University of Kansas Medical Center Early Psychology Faculty Support Group.

To learn more, visit Dr. Sewell's University of Kansas Health System bio.

Last modified: Mar 09, 2020

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Kelsey Sewell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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