Megan Purser, PhD

Department or Service


  • West Campus



Phone: 832-227-2600

Contact Information

18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
United States

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics fellowship Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Health Psychology 2017
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics internship Pre-Doctoral Internship - Health Psychology Track 2016
University of North Texas PhD Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical Health Psychology 2016
Texas State University masters Master of Science - Clinical Health Psychology 2010


Dr. Purser is pediatric psychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital-West campus who specializes in working with youth and families affected by medical conditions including chronic headaches and migraines, diabetes, sickle cell disease, and cancer. As a pediatric psychologist, Dr. Purser helps patients adjust to their medical diagnosis, learn new pain management strategies, improve adherence to medication and enhance family communication. Other areas of focus include developing and maintaining healthy habits such as sleep, physical activity and diet. She utilizes both evidence-based and strengths-based positive psychology interventions and highlights the importance of family collaboration and communication.

Clinical Interests:

Adjustment to chronic and acute illness, chronic headaches and migraines, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hematology, oncology.


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