Katherine A. Gallagher, PhD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-3700

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1630
Houston, TX 77030
United States


School Education Degree Year
Harvard Medical School - Boston Children's Hospital post-doctoral fellow 2012
University of Kansas PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2011
Baylor College of Medicine internship Clinical Psychology 2011
University of Kansas masters 2007


Dr. Gallagher is a pediatric psychologist specializing in working with youth and families affected by chronic medical conditions, particularly type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Some of her clinical interests include helping youth and families build skills for reducing distress and “burnout” associated with daily management of diabetes; optimizing healthy development, functioning, and quality of life while living with diabetes; and treating symptoms of depression and anxiety that can develop in the context of specialized health needs. Dr. Gallagher also works with the Gender Medicine program at Texas Children’s Hospital and provides affirming psychotherapy for transgender and gender-diverse youth. She utilizes evidence-based interventions with a strengths-based perspective, emphasizing teamwork and collaboration with youth and families to best meet their unique needs. 


Organization Name Role
APA Division 38 – Health Psychology Member
APA Division 54 – Pediatric Psychology Member

Selected Publications

Gallagher, K.S., Malone, B., Black, W.B., Landrum, Y. & Davis, A.M.  (2011). Treating rural pediatric obesity through telemedicine: Baseline data from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 687-95.

Gallagher, K.A.S., McKenna, K., & Ibeziako, P. (2014). Feasibility and impact of multidisciplinary training of an evidence-based intervention within a pediatric psychiatry consultation service. Academic Psychiatry, 38, 445-50.

McKenna, K., Gallagher, K.A.S., Forbes, P.W., Ibeziako, P. (2015). Ready, Set, Relax: Biofeedback-Assisted Relaxation Training (BART) in a Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Service. Psychosomatics, 56, 381-9.