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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-3800
Fax: 832-825-9330


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1630
Houston, TX 77030

Cortney Taylor Zimmerman, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Post-doctoral Fellow Pediatric Health Psychology 2014
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Clinical Child Psychology 2012
University of Miami School of Medicine University Doctor of Philosophy 2012
University of Miami University Masters of Science 2008


As a Pediatric Health Psychologist in the Renal Section at TCH, my passion and work is with families and patients who have renal conditions. My primary clinical interests are assessing and improving mood, coping, adherence, and adjustment to the medical condition and treatment. A key component of this, both clinically and in research, involves monitoring the Quality of Life of our patients to assure patients are doing well in multiple aspects of their lives. As a team, we utilize a multidisciplinary approach to provide care and support beyond the physical aspects of the patient’s medical condition.

Clinical Interests:

• Clinical Psychology

• End Stage Renal Disease / chronic dialysis

Research Interests:

• Patient reported outcomes

• Transitioning from pediatric nephrology to adult-based care


Organization Name Role
Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) Member; Adherence SIG Intervention Subcommittee Member

Selected Publications

Taylor CJ, La Greca A, Valenzuela JM, Hsin O, Delamater AM. Satisfaction with the Health Care Provider and Regimen Adherence in Minority Youth with Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 23(3):257-68. PubMed PMID: 27365095, 2016.

Tawfik SH, Landoll RR, Blackwell LS, Taylor CJ, Hall DL. Supervision of clinical assessment: The Multilevel Assessment Supervision and Training (MAST) approach. The Clinical Supervisor 35(1):63-79, 2016.

Taylor CJ, Herge, WM, LaGreca AM. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (Gellman MD and Turner JR, eds), Online ISBN: 978-1-4419-1005-9, 2012.

La Greca, AM, Taylor CJ, Herge WM. Traumatic stress disorders in children and adolescents. In Oxford Handbook of traumatic stress disorders (Beck JG and Sloan DM, eds), ISBN: 9780195399066, 2012.

Hsin O, La Greca AM, Valenzuela J, Moine CT, Delamater A. Adherence and glycemic control among Hispanic youth with type 1 diabetes: role of family involvement and acculturation. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 35(2):156-66, PubMed: PMC2821010, 2010.

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