Beth G. Wildman
Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Greensboro (1977)
Research Area: Clinical - Child and Adolescent
Research focuses on improving pediatrician adherence to best practices, especially identification and intervention for children with behavioral problems by primary care pediatricians. My graduate students and I are collaborating with pediatricians in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, the Emergency Department, Cystic Fibrosis clinic, and Oncology to examine adherence by pediatricians to best practices and adherence by parents and children to prescribed medical regimens. Our research is guided by applying theories of change in primary care and theories of adoption of preventative practices, as well as theories related to adoption of health behaviors to improve pediatrician practice and parents adherence.
Courses Frequently Taught
- Multicultural Psychology (undergraduate)
- Child Psychotherapy (graduate)
- Pediatric Psychology (graduate)
- Child Assessment (graduate)
- Clinical Research Methods (graduate)
- Advanced Topics: Changing People's Behavior-Use Of Applied Behavior Analysis (undergraduate)
- Integrated Life Sciences Seminar (undergraduate)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Wildman, B.G. & Langkamp, D.L. (in press). Impact of Location and Availability of Behavioral Health Services for Children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Dempster, R.M.*, Wildman, B.G., & Keating, A.P. (in press). The Role of Stigma in Parental Help-Seeking for Child Behavior Problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Dempster, R.M.*, Wildman, B.G., Langkamp, D., & Duby, J.C. (in press). Pediatrician identification of child behavior problems: The roles of parenting factors and cross-practice differences. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
*Guilfoyle, S. M., *Karazsia, B. T., Langkamp, D. L., & Wildman, B. G. (2012). Supervision to Prevent Childhood Unintentional Injury: Developmental Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Count. Journal of Child Health Care, 141-152.
*Karazsia, B. T., *Guilfoyle, S. M., & Wildman, B. G., (2012). The mediating role of hyperactivity and inattention on sex difference in pediatric injury risk. Child: Health, Care and Development, 358-365.
*Masterson, T. L., Wildman, B. G., Newberry, B. H., & Omlor, G. J. (2011). Impact of Age and Gender on Adherence to Medical and Infection Control Guidelines in Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 46, 295-301.
Wildman, B. G. (2010). Worried Well and Behavioral Health. AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SODBP) Newsletter. 19, 15-17.
Lampe, E.M.*, Karazsia, B.T.*, & Wildman, B.G. (2009). Identification of Families At-Risk for Behavior Problems in Primary Care Settings. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 30, 518-524.
Karazsia, B.T.*, & Wildman, B.G. (2009). The mediating effects of parenting behaviors on maternal affect and reports of children's behavior. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 342-349.
Masterson, T.*, Wildman, B.G., Newberry, B., Omlor, G., Bryson, E., & Kukay, A. (2008). Compliance in Cystic Fibrosis: An Examination of Infection Control Guidelines. Pediatric Pulmonology. 43, 435-442.* denotes graduate student authors