Jennifer S. Kazmerski, PhD, BCBA-D
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
- The Woodlands
Phone: 832-822-3700 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (Woodlands)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine
|Mississippi State University||masters||Master of Science||2006|
|Mississippi State University||postgraduate education||Doctor of Philosophy||2009|
|Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology||internship||Pediatric Psychology||2009|
|University of Nebraska Medical Center||fellowship||Pediatric Psychology||2010|
Dr. Kazmerski is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst who specializes in pediatric psychology. Dr. Kazmerski has extensive experience providing clinical services and developing clinical programs within the scope of integrated pediatric primary and subspecialty behavioral healthcare. Her focus is increasing access to effective and efficient behavioral health services within a patient centered medical home, while also increasing collaboration across systems/disciplines (e.g., medical, home and school) improving overall patient care. Dr. Kazmerski has provided extensive training to psychology graduate students, medical students, residents, medical staff and faculty within the areas of integrated behavioral health, behavioral pediatrics and applied behavior analysis.
Dr. Kazmerski has provided services to children and their families for a range of externalizing and internalizing disorders, developmental disabilities and genetic disorders within university medical centers and primary care settings. Dr. Kazmerski has particular clinical interests in the treatment of nonadherence for chronic health conditions, noncompliance, disruptive behavior disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, habits/tics, specific phobias, sleep concerns and elimination disorders.
Dr. Kazmerski’s research currently focuses on the clinical and economic impact of integrated behavioral health within pediatric primary and subspecialty care. Dr. Kazmerski has conducted research to evaluate the developmental screening, behavioral treatment recommendations and referral practices of primary care providers for patients presenting with behavioral pediatric concerns in order to best identify behavioral health needs of providers and patients. Her research has led to the implementation of medical provider didactic and applied training, behavioral health consultations, expansion of integrated behavioral health services, improving provider/staff perceptions of behavioral health and the use of brief behavioral education conducted by medical providers within routine primary care or subspecialty care visits to increase prevention of behavioral health needs. Dr. Kazmerski is currently evaluating these expansions of her service, as well as additional modalities including telemedicine.
|American Psychological Association||Member|
|APA Division 16: School Psychology||Member|
|APA Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology||Member|
|Association for Behavior Analysis International||Member|
|National Association of School Psychologists||Member|
Kilgus, S. P., Kazmerski, J. S., Taylor, C. N., & von der Embse, N. P. (in Press). Use of Direct Behavior Ratings to Collect Functional Assessment Data. School Psychology Quarterly.
Dufrene, B. A., Kazmerski, J. S., & LaBrot, Z. (in Press). The current status of indirect functional assessment instruments. Psychology in the Schools.