Keith Allen, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychology, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Keith Allen is a professor in pediatrics and psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also serves as director of intern training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and is co-director of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology.
Allen specializes in the treatment of children with a wide variety of behavioral health conditions and developmental disabilities. His research and clinical interests include treatment of recurrent pain syndromes and management of stress-related disorders in children. He works extensively with families of children with developmental disabilities in school and medical settings. He has served as a consultant to school districts throughout the region on the development of appropriate assessment and intervention programs for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Allen has also worked extensively with physicians and dentists to develop and improve behavioral technology for managing children undergoing invasive medical and dental treatment. In addition to numerous publications on intervention with children with behavioral health concerns, he has received the AAMR Distinguished Researcher Award. Allen's current interests include stress-related disorders and pain management, parent training, and behavioral dentistry.