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Albert Buddy B. Poje, B.A, M.A., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Background

Albert Buddy Poje, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a licensed psychologist in the State of Kansas.

Dr. Poje obtained his Baccalaureate degree in Psychology (with departmental honors) from the University of Missouri at Kansas City (1996-2000) followed by his Master of Arts in General Psychology (2000-2002) and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (2002-2007). He completed an Internship (2006-2007) and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with the KU Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2007-2008).

Dr. Poje is a proud member of Psi Chi (inducted in 2000), who is committed to the promotion of psychological science.

Currently, Dr. Poje serves as a Staff Psychologist at the Strawberry Hill Campus. His practice centers on psychotherapy and psychological assessment with a focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders within the context of adult psychiatry and consultation-liaison/health psychology. He also provides individual psychotherapy in the Medical Office Building's Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and telehealth services.
Dr. Poje serves a lecturer and supervisor for the department's Residency, Clinical Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship programs, and has been a regular contributor to the School of Medicine's Legacy and ACE (M.D.) curriculum programs since 2012. He enjoys teaching applications of psychological science in the practice of health care across these activities. He regularly supervises psychology practicum students, clinical psychology interns, medical students and psychiatry residents in the areas of abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, psychometrics, neuroscience, research methods, and professional practice.

Dr. Poje received the Executive Dean's Achievement Award for Mentoring Residents in 2012 as a result of his commitment to teaching scholars and clinicians at KU Medical Center. He was nominated to join the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2017. He also serves KU Medical Center as a member of the Human Subjects Committee, Academy of Medical Educators, Postdoctoral Association Advisory Committee, and has served as an invited speaker for the Cray Diabetes Self-Management Center, Kansas City Regional Association of Diabetes Educators, KU Medical Center Continuing Education Program, Topeka VA, Paul Laybourne Symposium on Child Psychiatry, and the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association (president 2010 - 2011).

Education and Training
  • BA, Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas Citty, Missouri
  • MA, General Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas Medical Center and Health System, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Kansas City, Kansas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Licensed Psychologist, Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Professional Affiliations
  • American Diabetes Association, Member, 2020 - Present
  • American Psychological Association, APA, Member, 2020 - Present



Dr. Poje has been engaged in research activities in the areas of psychophysiology and clinical health psychology throughout his professional training and since joining the faculty in 2008. Currently, he is involved in several research projects relating psychophysiological processes to psychiatric disorders with colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and abroad. His research work has appeared in several journals concerned with experimental psychology and medicine, and he has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for periodical journals, regional and national organizations serving these interests since 2007.

Current Research and Grants
  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Flexible-dose, Double-blind Trial of Brexpiprazole Versus Placebo for the Treatment of Adults With Borderline Personality Disorder, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC), Sub-Investigator
  • Mettman, D., J, Butler, M., G, Poje, A., B, Penick, E., C, Manzardo, A., M. 2014. A preliminary case study of androgen receptor gene polymorphism association with impulsivity in women with alcoholism.. Advances in genomics and genetics, 4, 5-13
  • Bravo, G., L, Poje, A., B, Perissinotti, I, Marcondes, B., F, Villamar, M., F, Manzardo, A., M, Luque, L, LePage, J., F, Stafford, D, Fregni, F, Butler, M., G. 2016. Transcranial direct current stimulation reduces food-craving and measures of hyperphagia behavior in participants with Prader-Willi syndrome.. American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, 171B (2), 266-75
  • Meraj, Adeel, Din, Amad, Poje, Albert., B. 2011. An Overview of the Relationship Between Sleep Disorders and Depression and Anxiety. Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences, 6(1), 30-37.
  • Manzardo, A., M, Henkhaus, R, Hidaka, B, Penick, E., C, Poje, A., B, Butler, M., G. 2012. X chromosome inactivation in women with alcoholism.. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 36 (8), 1325-9
  • Manzardo, A., M, Poje, A., B, Penick, E., C, Butler, M., G. 2016. Multiplex Immunoassay of Plasma Cytokine Levels in Men with Alcoholism and the Relationship to Psychiatric Assessments.. International journal of molecular sciences, 17 (4), 472
  • Meraj, Adeel, Din, Amad, Poje, Albert., B. 2011. An Overview of the Relationship Between Sleep Disorders and Depression and Anxiety. Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences, 6(1), 30-37.
  • Baldwin, Isaac, Poje, Albert., Buddy, Rosell, Tarris. 2020. Rural Faith Community Leaders and Mental Health Center Staff: Identifying Opportunities for Communication and Cooperation. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 44 (1), 16-25
  • Poje, Albert., B , Filion, Diane., L . 2013. Selective and Nonselective Attention Effects on Prepulse Inhibition of Startle: A Comparison of Task and No-Task Protocols. Biological Psychology, 64(3), pp. 283-296.. Biological Psychology, 63 (3), 283-296
  • Gabrielli, A, Poje, A., B, Manzardo, A, Butler, M., G. 2018. STARTLE RESPONSE ANALYSIS OF FOOD-IMAGE PROCESSING IN PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME.. The Journal of rare disorders, 6 (1), 18-27
  • Poje, A., B, Filion, D., L. 2017. The effects of multiphasic prepulses on automatic and attention-modulated prepulse inhibition.. Cognitive processing, 18 (3), 261-270