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Monica F. Kurylo, Ph.D., ABPP

Monica Kurylo portrait
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine


Professional Background

Monica Kurylo, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor and director of the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Kurylo, who joined the faculty in 2005, has appointments in both the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She also is director of neurorehabilitation psychology at The University of Kansas Health System.

In addition to receiving her doctorate degree in clinical psychology (health/rehabilitation emphases) at the University of Kansas, Dr. Kurylo has internship and postdoctoral experience in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology. She is board certified in rehabilitation psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

The psychology division has a team of 19 psychologists in both inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the medical center and KU hospital. As the director of neurorehabilitation psychology services and program director for the neurorehabilitation psychology fellowship at KU Medical Center, Dr. Kurylo provides inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment services as well as consults as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment teams in rehabilitation, burn and trauma. She also provides administrative leadership, didactic and experiential training, and supervision for doctoral practicum graduate students, doctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows in psychology, as well as provides supervision and didactic training for psychiatry medical residents along with didactic training for rehabilitation medicine residents.

Dr. Kurylo is co-director for the KU-Lawrence health psychology major and Leadership Team coordinator/primary supervisor for the health psychology practicum at KU Medical Center for the KU-Lawrence clinical psychology graduate students. She is a member of the Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee in the KU School of Medicine and the Promotions and Tenure Committees for both Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine Departments in Kansas City.

She is past president of Division 31 (State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs), a member of the LP Advisory Committee to the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB), secretary of the Academy of Rehabilitation Psychology, and a representative from Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) to the APA Council of Representatives.

Education and Training
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas