Teresa Pan

M.A. (2014), University of Kansas
B.A. (2009), University of California, San Diego
Primary office:

Research Lab: Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition
Advisor: Dr. Ann Davis and Dr. Cary Savage
Research Interests: Obesity, Depression, Integrated Primary Care, Interprofessional Education

Teresa is a doctoral candidate in the clinical health psychology track. She received her B.S. degree in Physiology/Neuroscience and B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 2009, and received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at KU in 2014. Her primary research interests are in common comorbidities that occur with obesity and eating disorders, such as depression, and in quality improvement measures integrating clinical psychology into primary care systems and in developing interprofessional education. Teresa has specific clinical interests in underserved, minority populations, and is especially interested in working in integrated primary care settings. Teresa currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant at Kansas City's Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition (http://www.chlnkc.org/). She serves as a Student Director of Clinical Psychology Services at the JayDoc Free Clinic, and as a Student Co-Director for the Interprofessional Teaching Clinic in the Department of Family Medicine at KU Medical Center.

STFM Conference on Medical Student Education Student Scholarship Award Nominee (2015)              
APF & COGDOP Graduate Student Scholarships Departmental Nominee (2015) 
KU Graduate Studies Distinguished Service Award (2015)
KU Clinical Psychology B. Kent Houston Award (2015)
KU Clinical Psychology C.R. Snyder Research Achievement Award (2015)
KU Clinical Psychology Don Hutchings Memorial Award (2015)
JayDoc Free Clinic Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Award for Mental Health Services (2014)
KU Clinical Psychology Schulman Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychology (2014)
APAGS Junior Scientist Honorable Mention (2012)
KUMC T32 Training Program in Neurological and Rehabilitation Sciences Finalist (2012)
KU Clinical Psychology Beatrice A. Wright Scholarship in Health/Rehabiliation Psychology (2012)

Research Funding:
KU Psychology Strategic Initiative Grant (2015)
KU Psychological Clinic Travel Award (2014)
KU Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Grant (2014)
KU Psychology Department Presentation Travel Award (2014)
KU Doctoral Student Research Fund (2013)
KU Psychology Strategic Initiative Grant (2012)
Doris A. Howell Research Grant (2007)


Rhee, K. E., Pan, T. Y., Norman, G. J., Crow, S., & Boutelle, K. (2013). Relationship between maternal parenting and eating self-efficacy in overweight children when stressed. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 18(3), 283-288.


Teresa Y. Pan, Anna Cleland-Leighton, Emily Holland, Katie Rau, Sarah Shrader, Jana K Zaudke. (Poster, Submitted for January 2016 Conference). Developing Student Co-Director Leadership Roles to Enhance an Interprofessional Teaching Clinic. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Medical Student Education, Phoenix.

Teresa Y. Pan, William Black, Heather Valentine, Meredith Dreyer Gillette, Susana Patton. (Poster, Submitted for November 2015 Conference). Relationship between Body Mass Index and Healthy Eating Index-2010 in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Obesity Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles.

Teresa Y. Pan, Cathleen Odar Stough, William Black, Meredith Dreyer Gillette, Susana Patton. (Poster, April 2015). To Bite or Not to Bite? Special Meals and Food Variety Influence Likelihood of Children with ASD Trying a New Food. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego.

Teresa Y. Pan, William Black, Meredith Dreyer Gillette, Susana Patton. (Poster, April 2015). Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptom Severity is Associated with Diet Composition and Food Variety. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego.

William Black, Teresa Y. Pan, Cathleen Odar Stough, Meredith Dreyer Gillette, Susana Patton. (Poster, April 2015). Symptom Severity and Meal-Time Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego.

Teresa Y. Pan & Erin Atwood. (Oral presentation, March 2015). Integrating Mental health Services into the JayDoc Free Clinic. University of Kansas Medical Center Student Research Forum, Kansas City.

Erin Atwood, Teresa Y. Pan, Edward Ellerbeck. (Poster, February 2015). Integrating Mental Health Services into the JayDoc Free Clinic. Society of Student-Run Free Clinics, Atlanta.

Teresa Y. Pan, Wendi K. Born, Jana K. Zaudke. (Poster, February 2015). Incorporating Structured Cross-training for Universal Depression Screening in an Integrated, Inter-Professional Primary Care Clinic. Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers, Atlanta.

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