- Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis, PhD, DBSM, is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She is also a professor of pediatrics in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
Her primary clinical and research interest is in pediatric sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep phase delay and hypersomnia. Dr. Ievers-Landis also provides clinical services and conducts research in the areas of pediatric weight management and behavioral management of chronic medical health and genetic conditions such as kidney transplant and Prader Willi Syndrome. She sees patients from infancy through young adults.
Dr. Ievers-Landis earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and journalism from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky followed by a master’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She went on to complete a doctorate in clinical psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Her postdoctoral training included a residency in pediatric psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; a fellowship in pediatric psychology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia; and a fellowship in pediatric psychology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ievers-Landis received her diplomate in behavioral sleep medicine (DBSM) through the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Ievers-Landis has approximately 90 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 also a consulting editor on the editorial board of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice®, an American Psychological Association journal that publishes articles on the application of psychology, including the scientific underpinnings of the profession of psychology. Dr. Ievers-Landis is frequently interviewed for local and national media stories and is a presenter at workshops and symposia at national professional conferences.
Her current research and grant involvement includes serving as co-chair of the Behavioral Health Workgroup for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Childhood Disaster Center of Excellence Region V and co-lead for the Behavioral Health Domain of the Pediatric Pandemic Network. She previously has participated as a principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundation-funded local and national studies on weight management, type 2 diabetes and sleep 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 medical conditions.
Dr. Ievers-Landis’ current professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 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
- Sleep disorders
- Pediatric weight management
- Chronic conditions of childhood, such as kidney transplant
- Behavioral Medicine
- Sleep Medicine
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Post Doctorate Training | Child Psychology
Child Psychology - Emory University Hospital (1996 - 1997)
Internship | Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (1995 - 1996)
Case Western Reserve University (1997)
Wake Forest University (1991)
University Of Kentucky (1987)
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As of December 31, 2016, Carolyn Ievers-Landis did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.