Society of Pediatric Psychology Honors University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholar

Aaron Fobian, an associate professor in the Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been selected to receive the 2023 Donald K. Routh Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society of Pediatric Psychology.

The award recognizes a member of the society who has made significant contributions to the field of pediatric psychology in research, clinical training, and service. Dr. Fobian’s research interests include treatment development for functional neurological disorders and the relationship between sleep, obesity, and media use.

“I am honored to receive this award, as the primary aim of my career is to develop and disseminate novel evidence-based pediatric behavioral health interventions,” Dr. Fobian said. “It is an exciting time to be a pediatric psychologist given the many recent advances in behavioral health treatments with potential to enhance the lives of children and their families.”

Dr. Fobian earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical/medical psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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