Pediatric Psychology

Pediatric Psychology is a field of science and clinical practice that addresses the range of physical and psychological development, health, and illness issues affecting children, adolescents and their families.

The Division of Pediatric Psychology at the University of Michigan is composed of psychologists who are integrated within medical teams to maximize the overall health of children and their families using principles of behavioral science. The Division has three primary missions: clinical care, research, and education.

 Emily Fredericks, Ph.D.
Emily Fredericks, Ph.D.|
Director, Pediatric Psychology

Clinical Care

The Division of Pediatric Psychology provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents who have problems with growth, development, behavior, or adaptation to illness.


The research mission of the Division is to advance knowledge of the interplay between development, behavior, and health. Faculty within the Division of Pediatric Psychology are engaged in innovative and collaborative clinical and health services research programs.  Current research programs are related to eating/feeding behavior, obesity, sleep disorders, integrative behavioral health, adherence to chronic illness treatment regimens, transition from pediatric to adult centered care, and health-related quality of life.


The teaching mission of the Division encompasses undergraduate students, medical students, pediatric and family medicine residents, pre-doctoral psychology trainees, post-doctoral psychology fellows, and practicing pediatricians. Professional teaching occurs in clinical settings, in the classroom, and within the context of research. The Division is also committed to the education of patients, families, and members of the community.

Contact Phone Numbers

General Information:
Ph: 734-936-4220
Fax: 734-936-6897

Mailing Address

Division of Pediatric Psychology
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Pediatric Psychology Clinic
1540 East Medical Center Drive Level 5
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5318