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Beth G. Wildman

Professor & Director of Clinical Training

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Greensboro (1977)

Research Area: Clinical - Child and Adolescent

Research Interests

Research focuses on adherence by pediatricians to best practices and adherence by parents and children to prescribed medical regimens. I am especially interested in improving pediatrician adherence to best practices, especially identification and intervention for children with behavioral problems by primary care pediatricians. My graduate students and I are collaborating with the medical team and a neuropsychologist to examine adherence in youth with sickle cell disease. We also are collecting data in the Emergency Department and Sports Medicine. Our research is guided by applying theories of adoption of health behaviors and change to understanding pediatrician practice and parent and youth adherence.

Courses Frequently Taught

  • Child Psychotherapy (graduate)
  • Pediatric Psychology (graduate)
  • Child Assessment (graduate)
  • Clinical Research Methods (graduate)
  • Advanced Topics: Changing People's Behavior-Use of Applied Behavior Analysis (undergraduate)
  • Integrated Life Sciences Seminar (undergraduate)


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

*Wilson, S., Wildman, B. G., Ciesla, J. (in press). Factor Structure of the Obstacles to Engagement Scale: Problems, Solutions, and Hypotheses. Journal of Child and family Studies.

*Dempster, N. R., Duby, J., & Wildman, B. G. (in press). Primary care pediatricians' perception of mental health services' effectiveness, acceptability, and availability. Journal of Child Health Care.

*Smith, A. M., *Denzer, A. Q., Wildman, B. G., & Anhalt, K. (2013). Teacher Perceptions of Burden and Willingness to Accommodate Children with Chronic Health Conditions. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 6, 35-50.

Wildman, B. G. & Langkamp, D. L. (2013). Impact of Location and Availability of Behavioral Health Services for Children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 19, 393-400.

*Dempster, R. M., Wildman, B. G., & Keating, A. P. (2013). The Role of Stigma in Parental Help-Seeking for Child Behavior Problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42, 56-67.

*Dempster, R. M., Wildman, B. G., Langkamp, D., & Duby, J. C. (2012). Pediatrician identification of child behavior problems: The roles of parenting factors and cross-practice differences. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 19, 177-187.

*Guilfoyle, S. M., *Karazsia, B. T., Langkamp, D. L., & Wildman, B. G. (2012). Supervision to Prevent Childhood Unintentionally Injury: Developmental Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Count. Journal of Child Health Care, 141-152.

*Karazsia, B. T., *Guilfoyle, S. M., & Wildman, B. G. (2012). The mediating role of hyperactivity and inattention on sex difference in pediatric injury risk. Child: Health, Care, and Development, 358-365.

*Masterson, T. L., Wildman, B. G., Newberry, B. H., & Omlor, G. J. (2011). Impact of Age and Gender on Adherence to Medical and Infection Control Guidelines in Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 46, 295-301.

*Lampe, E. M., *Karazsai, B. T., & Wildman, B. G. (2009). Identification of Families At-Risk for Behavior Problems in Primary Care Settings. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30, 518-524.

* denotes graduate student authors

Beth G. Wildman
Department of Psychology
Phone: 330-672-2119
Fax: 330-672-3786