Christie Gardner, PhD
Department or Service
- Specialty Care
Phone: 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land Health Center) | 713-526-6443 (Kirby)
Texas Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
|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|
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.
Quality of life; Integrated Behavioral Health Services; Pediatric Primary Care; Program Development
|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|
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.