Michael Harris, Ph.D.

Michael Harris, Ph.D.

Director of Psychology in the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at OHSU


Ph.D., Alliant International University, 1992

Michael A. Harris, PhD is the Director of Psychology in the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). Prior to coming to OHSU in August of 2006, Dr. Harris held a research faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine since 1993 and prior to that he was a visiting faculty at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Dr. Harris trained in psychology at Colorado State University (BS–1984) and attended graduate school in child clinical psychology at The University of Memphis (MS–1986) and Alliant International University in San Diego, California (PhD–1992).

Dr. Harris completed a doctoral residency at Human Services, Inc. in Oakdale, Minnesota and post-doctoral fellowship in Health Services Training at the University of Missouri – Columbia in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Harris has spent his career working with children, adolescents and families. Clinically, Dr. Harris has worked with families of children and adolescents with a variety of psychological and behavioral problems with particular focus on children with chronic health conditions. Dr. Harris' research has involved the adaptation, implementation and evaluation of a family-based psychosocial intervention for adolescents with chronic illness and their families.

Dr. Harris has served as both Principal and Co-Principal Investigator on several grants, three of which were funded through the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Harris has delivered over 100 lectures on a variety of topics to professionals as well as laypersons. Dr. Harris is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society of Pediatric Psychology, American Diabetes Association, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Dr. Harris has also served on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Gateway Chapter and on the Mental Health Advisory Committee of LOGOS School in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, Dr. Harris sits on the editorial board of Diabetes Care and is a regular ad hoc reviewer for a variety of journals including the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and Health Psychology.

Dr. Harris was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Harris played college tennis at Colorado State University and is an avid roller hockey player, basketball player, soccer player, skier, and baseball player. Dr. Harris lives in Portland with his wife (also a child clinical psychologist) and their three children.


Preferred Method of Contact: 
e-mail- harrismi@ohsu.edu

CDRC Psychologist
Medical Illnesses
Behavioral Health/Health Psychology
Psychotherapy - CBT