Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Meagan L. Dwyer, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the KUMC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a licensed psychologist in the states of Kansas and Missouri.
Dr. Dwyer obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (summa cum laude with departmental honors) from Missouri State University (2000-2004) followed by her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (2004-2006). She then completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (2006-2010) at Saint Louis University. She attended an APA accredited internship at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans, LA (2009-2010), with a focus on behavioral medicine and empirically supported treatments for PTSD. Dr. Dwyer then became the Psycho-Oncology Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (2010-2011). She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the fall of 2011. Dr. Dwyer is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS).
Dr. Dwyer has research and clinical experience and interests focused on trauma/PTSD and health psychology, particularly oncology. She is also interested in end-of-life issues, quality of life, and the interrelationships between psychological and physical health. Dr. Dwyer has recently expanded research into professional practice topics, particularly the impact of healthcare-related work on professional providers and is actively engaged is current research projects in this area. She is also engaged in adapting and developing distress screening for both academic and clinical application. Dr. Dwyer has worked in community outreach in partnership with American Cancer Society and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Currently, Dr. Dwyer serves as a psychologist in several services including oncology/Bone and Marrow Transplant, Liver Transplant, and consultation liaison. She practices within the areas of psychotherapy and psychological assessment with a focus on empirically supported treatments for psychiatric disorders within the context of adult health psychology. She enjoys teaching applications of psychological science in the practice of health care, and regularly supervises psychology practicum students, clinical psychology interns, and psychology post-doctoral residents. She has collaborated with psychiatry residents in their independent research projects. Dr. Dwyer has served as an invited speaker for the Greater Kansas City Area Psychological Association (2012; 2013), Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care Group (2012; 2013), and KUMC Continuing Education Community Outreach (2012; 2013).
Meagan L. Dwyer, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, Kansas 66160