Mary D. Klinnert
Associate Professor Emeritus
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health
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  • Research AreasResearch Areas
    • Behavioral and Emotional Correlates of Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis
    • Environmental and Psychosocial Contributions to Childhood Asthma
    • Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Quality of Life and Psychosocial Impact
    • Pediatric Food Allergy Management and Adaptation

    Special Interests

    Research Interests

    My current research is focused on children and families management and adaptation to food allergies (FA) and on factors impacting quality of life for children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and their families. Additional ongoing research projects involve childhood asthma and atopic dermatitis (AD), examining environmental and psychosocial contributions to the illness as well as impact of the illness on children's psychosocial functioning.

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    University of Denver (Denver, CO), PhD

    Board Certification

    Licensed by Colorado Board of Psychology Examiners #991

    Professional Memberships

    American Psychological Association
    Society for Research in Child Development
    International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology


    Klinnert, MD, McQuaid, EL, Fedele, DA, Faino, A, Strand, M. Robinson, J, Atkins, D, Fleischer, DM, Hourihane, JO’B, Cohen, S, Fransen, H. (2015) Children’s Food Allergies: Development of the Food Allergy Management and Adaptation Scale (FAMAS). Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2015;40:572-80. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv009.
    Klinnert MD, Silveira L, Harris R, Moore W, Atkins D, Fleischer DM, Menard-Katcher C, Aceves S, Spergel JM, Franciosi JP, Furuta GT. Health-related quality of life over time in children with eosinophilic esophagitis and their families. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. 2014;59:308-16. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000451.
    Nicol, NH, Boguniewicz, M, Strand, M, Klinnert, MD. (2014) Wet wrap therapy in children with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in a multidisciplinary treatment program. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2(4):400-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2014.04.009
    Tamesis, G.P., Covar, R.A., Strand, M., Liu, A.H., Szefler, S.J., Klinnert, M.D. Predictors for Asthma at Age 7 Years for Low-Income Children Enrolled in the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study.  Journal of Pediatrics. 2013;162:536-542.
    Klinnert, M.D., Nelson, H.S., Price, M.R., Adinoff, A.D., Leung, D.Y.M., and Mrazek, D.A.  (2001) Onset and persistence of childhood asthma: Predictors from infancy.  Pediatrics. 2001;108:e69-e76.

    Academic Affiliations

    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver

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