Kari Freeman Baber, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Psychologist III, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard, 7NW57
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-7562
B.S. (Psychology)
Bowling Green State University, 2002.
M.S. (Clinical Child Psychology)
Vanderbilt University, 2004.
PhD (Clinical Child Psychology)
Vanderbilt University, 2009.
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Selected Publications

Baber, K.F. & Rodriguez, K.A.: Working with parents and primary caregivers. Pediatric Psychogastroenterology: A handbook for mental health professionals. S.R. Knowles, M.A.L. van Tilburg & B. Reed (eds.). London: Routledge, 2023.

Mayer-Brown, S., Downing, M., Webster, J., Maxwell, E. & Baber, K.F.: Brief report: Patient education to increase behavioral treatment referrals for rumination syndrome Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 11(4): 408, 2023.

Turner, E., Rodriguez, K., Holbein, C., Fussner, L., Wilkes, C., Szabo, M., Baber, K., & Piccoli, D.: Enhancing biopsychosocial care for disorders of gut-brain interaction: 10-year growth of an integrated pediatric GI psychology program. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 11(4): 415, 2023.

Baber, K.F. & Mayer-Brown, S.: Evaluating referral equity and perceived barriers to behavioral treatment of rumination syndrome in an outpatient subspecialty clinic Journal of Pediatric Psychology 48(s1): 81-82, 2023.

Baber, K.F.: Treatment for pediatric gut-brain interaction disorders relies on caring for the whole child. Healio Gastroenterology December 2022.

Rodriguez, K., Turner, E., Baber, K., Szabo, M., Mayer-Brown, S., Holbein, C., Wilkes, C., Fusner, L., Boyer, B., Bass, R. & Diamond, T. : Incorporating a novel GI Psychology curriculum in didactic training for future pediatric gastroenterologists. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 75(s1): s258, 2022.

Baber, K.F., Mousa, H., Downing, M. & Mayer-Brown, S.: Developmental, psychiatric and gastrointestinal comorbidities of pediatric rumination syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 75(s1): s115, 2022.

Mayer-Brown, S., Mousa, H., Downing, M. & Baber, K.: Characterizing outpatient behavioral treatment of rumination syndrome in specialty care. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 75(s1): s486, 2022.

Miller, J., Fussner, L., Baber, K., Wesley, K., Webster, J. & Rodriguez, K.: Group intervention for pediatric patients with functional constipation: Telehealth as an opportunity for increased access and engagement. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 73(s1): S476-7, 2021.

Apple, D. E., Lett, E., Wood, S., Freeman Baber, K., Chuo, J., Schwartz, L. A., Petsis, D., Faust, H. & Dowshen, N. : Acceptability of telehealth for gender-affirming care in transgender and gender diverse youth and their caregivers. Transgender Health 7(2): 159-164, 2021.

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