Michael A. HarrisPh.D.

  • NICH Director
  • Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Expertise

  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Psychology

Special focus on

  • Chronic Illness Management and Adjustment

I see patients at

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Biography

 Dr. Harris is proud to see patients at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC). 

Prior to coming to OHSU in 2006, Dr. Harris held a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri for 13 years. Dr. Harris assists families of children and adolescents with a variety of psychological and behavioral problems with special expertise in working with families of youth with chronic health conditions including diabetes, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, childhood cancer, and chronic pain.

Dr. Harris`s research has involved the adaptation, implementation and evaluation of a family-based psychosocial intervention for adolescents with chronic conditions. Dr. Harris has received funding for his research from the Diabetes Research and Training Centers, National Institutes of Health, and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Harris lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife (also a child psychologist) and their three children. When not working or parenting, Dr. Harris enjoys playing hockey, skiing, baseball, and basketball.

Education

  • Ph.D., 1991, Alliant International University
  • Residency:

    • Human Services, Inc. - Oakdale, MN, 1990-1991
  • Fellowship:

    • University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri, 1992
  • Certifications:

    • Oregon licensed psychologist

Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Diabetes Association