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Alan M. Delamater; Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Delamater is currently a professor of pediatrics and director of clinical psychology at the Mailman Center for Child Development and the department of pediatrics at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, FL. Earlier he was on the psychology faculty at Wayne State University, and Washington University. During this period, Dr. Delamater served as scientific sessions program chair for the council of behavioral medicine and health psychology with the American Diabetes Association. Futhermore, he was a member of the Scientific Sessions Planning Committee, and was a member of the Research Policy Committee. With the National Institutes of Health, he served on a number of grant review committees and was a member of the Risk, Prevention, Health Behavior (2) Study Section, and was a member of the Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section. With the American Psychological Association's Society of Pediatric Psychology, he served as the co-chair for post-doctoral training on the task force on Training in Pediatric Psychology. He has represented Division 54 on APA's Interdivisional Health Care Committee, and is currently chairing a task force on Access to Pediatric Psychology Services. Dr. Delamater is active as a clinician, and is board-certified in clinical health psychology. As a researcher, he has received grant funding from NIH and other agencies, and has published widely in the field of pediatric psychology, including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disorders. As a teacher, Dr. Delamater has chaired over 30 dissertations, master's theses, and honor's theses; currently teaches a graduate seminar in pediatric psychology and provides clinical supervision to graduate students, interns, post-doctoral fellows, and pediatric residents; and is program director of a research training grant from NIH that provides support for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training in pediatric psychology. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.


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