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Specialty Care

Phone: 281-494-7010


Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land
15400 Southwest Freeway
Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Christie Gardner, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fellowship Pediatric Psychology 2016
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Clinical Psychology 2015
Texas Tech University PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2015
Texas Tech University Masters Masters of Arts 2011


Clinical Interests:

Use of evidence-based practices to serve the local community regarding child and adolescent behavioral health needs, including behavioral issues, difficulties with attention and hyperactivity, and anxiety. Of particular interest is providing services that are co-located or integrated with primary care and the health center to improve collaboration between medical and behavioral health providers as well as treatment outcomes. Clinical services within these medical settings include diagnostic assessment or screening, brief interventions, short-term treatment, and coordination of referrals for longer-term or specialized needs. Common referral concerns include assisting with adjustment to chronic and acute illness, medical treatment adherence, toileting difficulties, sleep difficulties, and coping with pain among others.

Research Interests

Quality of life; Integrated Behavioral Health Services; Pediatric Primary Care; Program Development


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association Member
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) Member
Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54) Member
Texas Psychological Association Member

Selected Publications

Taylor, D. J., Zimmerman, M. R, Gardner, C. E., Williams, J. M., Grieser, E. A., Tatum, J. I., & Bramoweth, A. D. (2014). A Pilot Randomized clinical trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia in college students. Behavior Therapy 45, 376-389. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2013.12.010. 

Epkins, C. C., Gardner, C. E., & Scanlon, N. M. (2013). Rumination and anxiety sensitivity in preadolescent girls: Unique and specific associations with depressive and anxiety symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 35, 540-551. doi: 10.1007/s10862-013-9360-7. 

Gardner, C. E., & Epkins, C. C. (2012). Girls’ rumination and anxiety sensitivity: Are they related after controlling for girl, maternal, and parenting factors? Child and Youth Care Forum 41, 561-578. doi: 10.1007/s10566-012-9188-4. 

Taylor, D. J., Gardner, C. E., Bramoweth, A. D., Williams, J. M., Roane, B. M., Grieser, E. A., & Tatum, J. I. (2011). Insomnia and mental health in college students. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 9, 107-116. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2011.557992.

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