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Monica F. Kurylo, Ph.D., ABPP

Monica Kurylo portrait
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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).

Dr. Kurylo leads the psychology division in the department of psychiatry which includes a team of 23 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 and didactic training for rehabilitation medicine residents. She is currently serving as interim director of the onco-psychology program and training director.

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 Chair of the Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee in the KU School of Medicine, and a member of the Promotions and Tenure Committees for both Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine Departments in Kansas City. She is Vice Chair of the KUMC School of Medicine Faculty Council.

She serves as clinical co-lead for the Mental Health and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in patients with PASC consensus guidelines group of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) PASC Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative Collaborative. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Health Care Financing Advisory group. She is a neuropsychologist consultant for concussion/traumatic brain injury and cancer research at KUMC.

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