Jayne Bellando, Ph.D. (Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Bellando is a psychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  She received her doctorate from Texas Tech University in 1988.   Dr. Bellando works primarily with children on the autism spectrum and their families through her clinic work at the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  She is also the Co-Director of the Community Based Autism Liaison and Treatment Project – CoBALT (https://cobaltar.org) and Co-Director of Healthy Child Care Arkansas (https://healthychildcarear.org).


Mark Edwards, Ph.D. (Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Edwards is a psychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  He received his doctorate from Virginia Tech University in 1990).  Dr. Edwards’ primary areas of interest include: psychological evaluation of complex cases (differential diagnosis); psychological treatment of children and adolescents broadly, with an emphasis in behavioral parent training therapy, disruptive/emotional dysregulation disorders, complex ADHD, and chronic pain.


Larry Evans, Psy.D. (Associate Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Evans is a psychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  Dr. Evans received his doctorate from Central Michigan University in 1988. His primary areas of interest include: psychoeducational assessment, learning disabilities, assessing the hearing impaired, school behavior problems, academic therapy, and behavior therapy.


Shari Gaudette, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Gaudette is a psychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  She received her doctorate from the University of Utah in 2006.  Her primary areas of interest include: Psychological and developmental assessment, developmental outcomes, assessment and treatment of medically complex children, and gender spectrum issues.


Tiffany Howell, Ph.D.  (Assistant Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Howell is a psychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center. She received her doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2012.  Dr. Howell serves as the Associate Training Director for Pediatric Psychology. Her primary areas of interest include: chronic pain, biofeedback, chronic illness and treatment adherence.


Nicholas Long, Ph.D. (Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Long is a psychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  He received his doctorate from the University of Georgia in 1985.  He serves as the Director of Pediatric Psychology.  He also serves as the Director of the Arkansas Home Visiting Network Training Institute (https://www.arhomevisiting.org/). His primary areas of interest include: Parent education, behavioral parent training, hemophilia, and home visiting.


Elizabeth Pulliam, Psy.D. (Associate Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Pulliam is a psychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  She received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 2004.  Dr. Pulliam serves as the Psychology Coordinator for the Leadership Education in Neuro-Developmental Disabilities (LEND) program (https://www.armslend.org/).  Her primary areas of interest include working with children with autism spectrum disorders, developmental challenges, medical challenges, feeding issues, and children with emotional/behavioral difficulties.


Jeff Snow, Ph.D., ABPP-ABCN (Associate Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Snow is a neuropsychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  He received his doctorate from the University of Georgia in 1983. His primary areas of interest include: pediatric neuropsychology, developmental and learning disorders.


Seth Sorensen, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics). Dr. Sorensen is a neuropsychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  He received his doctorate from the University of Arizona in 2014.  His areas of primary interest include: Cognitive development, and clinical assessment of neuromedical, neuropsychiatric, and developmental conditions.


Wendy L. Ward, Ph.D., ABPP (Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Ward is a psychologist is a psychologist who received her doctorate from the University of North Carolina—Greensboro in 1996.  Dr. Ward serves as the UAMS Associate Provost for Faculty. Areas of primary interest include: faculty affairs, faculty development, interprofessional education, behavioral management and emotional support of overweight youth, sleep disorders, adjustment to chronic illness, medical crisis and loss/grief, PTSD in response to acute illness/injury.


Janine Watson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics).  Dr. Watson is a psychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  She received her doctorate from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) in 1987.  Her primary area of interest is the assessment and treatment of feeding disorders in infants and young children.


Brandi Whitaker, Ph.D (Associate Professor, UAMS Department of Pediatrics). Dr. Whitaker is a psychologist who works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the James L. Dennis Developmental Center.  She received her doctorate from Washington State University in 2011.  Dr. Whitaker serves as the Training Director for Pediatric Psychology.  Her primary areas of interest include: health-related quality of life, adherence to treatment and treatment outcomes, chronic pain, obesity, cystic fibrosis, and working with medically complex patients and their families.


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Damon Lipinski, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Memphis 2009). Neuropsychology and Child Clinical Psychology. Areas of Interest: Traumatic Brain Injury, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Learning Disorders and the Multidisciplinary Management of Concussion. He currently directs the SDC Concussion program and multidisciplinary team at UAMS Northwest.


Amy Seay, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas 2010). Pediatric Psychology and Integrated Behavioral Health. Areas of Interest: identifying and treating maladaptive health behaviors, providing behavioral health services for issues related to pediatric health conditions, and addressing emotional and behavioral functioning and promoting health-related quality of life for patients with acute and chronic health conditions. Dr. Seay also has interest in advocacy and policy and currently serves as President of the State Psychological Association.


Mary Ann Scott, Ph.D., ABPP (Professor, Oklahoma State University 1993). Pediatric Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. Areas of interest: Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Genetic Disorders, Congenital Heart Disorders, Neuro-oncology, Sensory Impaired Children, and working with medical specialists, families and educational systems to enhance outcomes. She serves as the program director and Section Chief for Schmieding Developmental Center.


 

Web Links:

 

Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Program
https://pediatrics.uams.edu/education/other-training/psychology-fellowship/

 

Dennis Developmental Center
https://pediatrics.uams.edu/clinical-programs-affiliates/dennis-developmental-center/

 

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
https://www.archildrens.org/