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Carolyn R. Bates, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
cbates4@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Carolyn Bates is a pediatric psychologist and assistant professor in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences. Her research examines contextual influences on child health, with an emphasis on the role of the family in pediatric populations. Building on this work, she is interested in developing interventions that improve health outcomes for youth with chronic illnesses by optimizing family functioning.

Education and Training
  • BA, Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Internship, Pediatric Psychology, Children's Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Psychology, Children's Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO