Kathryn A Vannatta, PhD

Kathryn Vannatta


College of Medicine


Pediatrics / Biobehavioral Health

Academic Title

Assoc Professor

Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Neoplasms, Brain Injuries, Anemia, Sickle Cell, Depression, Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid, Child Behavior Disorders, Cognition Disorders, Brain Neoplasms, Anxiety, Affective Symptoms

Dr. Vannatta has a history of funded research in pediatric psychology emphasizing social, emotional and behavioral outcomes of children affected by cancer and its treatment. Dr. Vannatta is broadly interested in childhood family and peer relations and how risk and resilience are demonstrated in social development when children are faced with severe chronic illness or significant disruption in family functioning.

Education and Background

Office Location

Center for Biobehavioral Health

700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205




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