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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


Kate Meister, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist, who specializes in working with young children and their families. She joined the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology as an assistant professor within the UC Department of Pediatrics after training in Integrated Pediatric Primary Care and Early Childhood psychological assessment and intervention at Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children. She is currently helping to integrate psychology services into the multidisciplinary NICU Follow-Up Program at Cincinnati Children's. In addition, she plans to collaborate with the Neonatology department on longstanding research projects that examine developmental outcomes of NICU graduates.

Clinical Interests

Early childhood psychology; early childhood assessment; behavior management; parent management training; Parent Child Interaction Therapy

Research Interests

Developmental outcomes of NICU graduates; prevention and early intervention

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions

Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Psychology


PhD: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 2018.

Residency: Integrated Behavioral Health, Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, 2017-2018.

Fellowship: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship, Early Childhood Psychology, Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, 2018-2019.

Licensure: Clinical Psychology, Ohio State Board, 2019.


Sibling Child Protective Services Involvement Following a Child Maltreatment Fatality. Corlis, M; Damashek, A; Meister, K; Richardson, H; Bonner, B. Child Maltreatment. 2020; 25:43-50.