Carolyn Ievers-Landis, PhD

Pediatric Psychology

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine

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Bio

Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis, PhD, CBSM, is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with secondary appointments in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and in Psychology at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Ievers-Landis is certified in behavioral sleep medicine (CBSM) through the American Association of Sleep Medicine. Her special interests include sleep disorders, pediatric obesity, behavioral nutrition, and adjustment to chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cystic fibrosis.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; a master’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, N.C.; and her doctorate in psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Her postdoctoral training included a residency in psychology at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; a fellowship in pediatric psychology at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.; and a fellowship in pediatric psychology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Ievers-Landis has more than 50 published works, the majority in peer-reviewed journals. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Children’s Health Care and an editorial board member of Child Psychiatry & Human Development. She is frequently interviewed for national media stories and is a presenter at workshops and symposia at national and international professional conferences.

Her current research includes a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study on obesity and blood pressure in urban youth. She previously has participated as a principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple NIH- and foundation-funded local and national studies on childhood obesity as well as diabetes and sleep disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Ievers-Landis was the principal investigator of an NIH K23 career development award to study dietary adherence among children with chronic conditions.

Dr. Ievers-Landis’ professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, Society of Pediatric Psychology, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Honors and Recognitions

Toyoko S. Yamashita Memorial Service Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Women Faculty, 2010
Funding award through the National Cancer Institute’s Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer Knowledge & Education Expansion Project, 2009

Research Interests

Sleep disorders
Pediatric obesity
Chronic conditions of childhood such as diabetes and cystic fibrosis

Education & Training

Undergraduate

1987, University of Kentucky

Internship

1996, Clinical Psychology - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Post Doctorate Training

1997, Child Psychology - Emory University Hospital

Professional Education

1997, Case Western Reserve University

Expertise

Sleep Medicine, Behavioral Medicine

Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
(216)844-3230
Department of Pediatrics-Behavioral
10524 Euclid Ave, Ste 3150
Cleveland, OH 441066038
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For calendar year 2012, Carolyn Ievers-Landis, PhD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.