Elizabeth (Liz) Victor Franklin, PhD


  • The Woodlands


Adolescent Medicine

Phone: 936-267-6300

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
Medical Arts Center I 17198, St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX 77384
United States

Licensed Psychologist

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Children’s Medical Center – Dallas fellowship 2017
Duke University PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2016
Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital internship 2016
Columbia University masters Master of Arts 2011
Duke University bachelors Bachelor of Arts 2009


Dr. Franklin is a pediatric psychologist that specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques to address adolescent mental health concerns. Through the Department of Adolescent Medicine she sees patients with mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. Dr. Franklin also serves as the bariatric surgery psychologist for The Woodlands Bariatric Surgery Program. Through this role, she conducts presurgical psychological evaluations and assists patients with interventions for Binge Eating Disorder. Her research interests include adolescent health risk prevention and intervention methods.

Clinical Interests:

Eating Disorders

Obesity and Weight Management

Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Research Interests:

Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors

Neurobiological impact on adolescent health behaviors

Mental health screening initiatives in primary care and specialty care clinics


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association Member, Division 54
Houston Eating Disorders Specialists Member
The Obesity Society Member

Selected Publications

Victor, E.C., Hamoda, H.M., & Tsang, K.K. (2018). Implementation of a behavioral intervention in Consultation/Liaison with an international family. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 6(1), 42-50.

Mitchell, J.T., Weisner, T.S., Jensen, P.S., Murray, D.W., Molina, B.S.G., Arnold, L.E., Hechtman, L., Swanson, J.M., Hinshaw, S.P., Victor, E.C., Kollins, S.H., Wells, K.C., Belendiuk, K.A., Blonde, A., Nguyen, C., Ambriz, L., & Nguyen, J.L. (2018). How substance users with ADHD perceive the relationship between substance use and emotional functioning. Journal of Attention Disorders 22(9), 49S-60S.

Victor, E.C. & Hariri, A.R. (2016). A neuroscience perspective on sexual risk behavior in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Development and Psychopathology 28(2), 471-487.

Victor, E.C., Sansosti, A., Bowman, H., & Hariri, A.R. (2015). Differential patterns of amygdala and ventral striatum activation predict gender-specific changes in sexual behavior. Journal of Neuroscience 35(2), 8896-8900.

Victor, E.C., Miles, A., & Vaisey, S. (2015). The role of moral worldviews in predicting sexual behavior from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30(6), 779-799.

Victor, E.C., Chung, R. & Thompson, R.J. (2015). Identifying adolescent patients at-risk for sexually transmitted infections: Development of a brief sexual health screening survey. Clinical Pediatrics 54(9), 878-887.

Victor, E.C., Bowman, H., & Thompson, R.J. (2015). Development of a measure of college students’ adherence to religious doctrine concerning sexual behavior. The Journal of American College Health 63(3), 210-214.