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Kimberly Burkhart, PhD

Kimberly Burkhart, PhD


Pediatric Psychology, Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral

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  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine

Kimberly Burkhart, Ph.D., is a psychologist in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Burkhart’s special interests include the assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the treatment of ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, providing behavioral/cognitive-behavioral therapy, parent training in behavior management, and family intervention for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Burkhart leads initiatives that establish trauma-informed behavioral health care practices within the context of the pediatric primary care medical home.

Dr. Burkhart has been either co-principal or co-investigator on foundation, state, and federal grants in the areas of integrated care, emergency disaster preparedness and response, and child maltreatment/violence prevention and intervention. Dr. Burkhart is currently the Behavioral Health Co-Lead for the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Region 5 for Kids and Behavioral Health Co-Domain Lead for the Pediatric Pandemic Network. Dr. Burkhart is on the medical leadership team for UH Rainbow’s Project ECHO providing behavioral health education and consultation for primary care physicians. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences.

Dr. Burkhart is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Chair of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Special Interest Group. She is also a member of the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth, and Families and the American Psychological Association’s Divisions 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice) and 54 (Pediatric Psychology). She serves on the Integrated Primary Care Advisory Group for the American Psychological Association Office of Health and Health Care Financing.


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Integrated Care
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Parent Training
  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Telehealth
  • Trauma-and Stressor-Related Disorders

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

RBC Rainbow Babies & Childrens

11100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 170
Cleveland, OH 44106

DO Walker Center

10524 Euclid Ave
Suite: 3150
Cleveland, OH 44106

RBC Midtown

5805 Euclid Ave
Suite: 100
Cleveland, OH 44103

UH Landerbrook Health Center

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Suite: 220
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Rd
Suite: 1600
Westlake, OH 44145

Rainbow Pediatric Specialty Center

29160 Center Ridge Rd
Suite: A
Westlake, OH 44145

DO 32800 Lorain

32800 Lorain Rd
Suite: 2200
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Research & Publications

Research Interests

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Emergency Disaster Preparedness and Response, Integrated Care, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Parent Intervention, Primary Care Medical Home, Trainee/Resident Education, Violence Prevention and Intervention


Post Doctorate Training | Behavorial Psychology
Behavorial Psychology - Nationwide Children's Hospital (2012 - 2014)

Professional Education | Psychology
Psychology - University Of Toledo (2012)

Other Education | Psychology
Psychology - University Of Toledo (2009)

John Carroll University (2007)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Kimberly Burkhart did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.