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Kurt A. Freeman Ph.D., ABPP

  • (503) 346-0640
    • Professor of Pediatrics School of Medicine
    • Director Institute on Development and Disability School of Medicine
    • Fred Fax Professor of Pediatric Excellence

Dr. Freeman is the Director of OHSU's Institute on Development and Disability (IDD) within the Department of Pediatrics. In this capacity, he oversees a team of approximately 200 faculty and staff with expertise in developmental disabilities and special health needs. Through a multitude of centers and programs, the Institute emphasizes clinical care, research, public health, and education and training of future health care leaders.


  • Ph.D., West Virginia University 1999
  • Residency:

    • Clinical child and adolescent psychology, Father Flanagan’s Girls and Boys Home, Omaha NE
  • Certifications:

    • Oregon licensed psychologist
    • Board Certified, Child and Adolescent Psychology


  • "Recidivism and resilience in juvenile sexual offenders" Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  2005
  • "Further analysis of the discriminate validity of the parenting scale" Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment September 2007
  • "Using self-monitoring with an adolescent with disruptive classroom behavior" Behavior Modification May 2004
  • "Commentary" Journal of Pediatric Psychology June 2012
  • "Combining stimulus fading, reinforcement, and extinction to treat food refusal" Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis December 1998
  • "Challenging behavior in smith-lemli-opitz syndrome" Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology March 2013
  • "Private events" Perspectives on Behavior Science March 2000
  • "Positive behavior support" Perspectives on Behavior Science March 2000
  • "A review of conceptual models explaining the effects of child sexual abuse" Aggression and Violent Behavior  2001
  • "Testing the feasibility of a National Spina Bifida Patient Registry" Teratology January 2013
  • "A structured descriptive methodology" Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities March 2000
  • "Introduction to special issue on adolescent conduct problems" Behavior Modification May 2004
  • "Behavioral health care for adolescents with poorly controlled diabetes via Skype" Journal of diabetes science and technology  2013
  • "Family therapy for adolescents with poorly controlled diabetes" Journal of Pediatric Psychology January 2009
  • "Conduct disorders"   2006
  • "Treatment of juveniles who sexually offend" Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  2005
  • "The case of Mike" Cognitive and Behavioral Practice  2000
  • "Intellectual and adaptive behaviour functioning in pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration" Journal of Intellectual Disability Research June 2007
  • "Divorcing parents" Child and Family Behavior Therapy  1998
  • "Single-subject research designs"  January 1 2011
  • "Relationships between tattling, likeability, and social classification" Behavior Modification May 2004
  • "Getting (the Most) out of the research business" Current Diabetes Reports December 2010
  • "Erratum" Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment July 2005
  • "Treating bedtime resistance with the bedtime pass" Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis December 2006
  • "Systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioral interventions for fecal incontinence with constipation" Journal of Pediatric Psychology  2014
  • "Using simplified regulated breathing with an adolescent stutterer" Behavior Modification March 2004
  • "The bedtime pass. An approach to bedtime crying and leaving the room" JAMA Pediatrics October 1999
  • "Recidivism and resilience in juvenile sexual offenders"  January 1 2013
  • "Psychometric properties of the questions about behavioral function scale in a child sample" American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities March 2007
  • "A comparison of video modeling with in vivo modeling for teaching children with autism" Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders  2000

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