Kathy J. Goggin, PhD

Kathy Goggin

Kathy Goggin, PhD, is the Deputy Director of the Children’s Research Institute. She holds the Ernest L. Glasscock, MD, Endowed Chair in Pediatric Education and Research and is the Director of Health Services and Outcomes Research for Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

Dr. Goggin also holds the Curators’ professorial appointment of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a position that is known to be the highest and most prestigious academic rank awarded by the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

She is a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and has also served the discipline of community-based translational research as a past executive board member of the society. She regularly serves as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.

At Children’s Mercy, Dr. Goggin leads the development of sustainable strategies for creating an academic environment and durable infrastructure that promotes high-impact research through strategic relationships with local, national and international collaborators. As Director of the Health Services and Outcomes Research Division, she promotes existing research strengths and develops new capabilities by providing leadership and support to create multidisciplinary teams to increase research productivity and retention.

An established researcher, Dr. Goggin has garnered continuous extramural funding since 1997 and has been responsible, as PI or Co-I, for over $25 million in extramural funding for national and international research studies. This research focuses on primary and secondary HIV prevention, medication adherence, and psychosocial predictors of health behavior change to improve health outcomes and reducing health disparities. Her research is also notable for its focus on community-based translational research efforts that have focused on impacting faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, communities and a variety of health care settings, both domestically and internationally. Dr. Goggin has published more than 200 papers and abstracts spanning diverse fields from pharmacy, to medicine, nursing, psychology, and public health.

She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over 20 journals and recently completed a five-year post on the editorial board of Health Psychology. She has mentored over 35 master’s and doctoral students, as well as junior colleagues. Many of these individuals have gone on to research careers at prestigious institutions.

Dr. Goggin’s specialty is clinical psychology and behavioral medicine. She earned a bachelor of arts from California State University, Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles, Calif., and a medical degree from San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

She was the Chief Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Research Training Program in HIV/AIDS, New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1994-1995; and performed postdoctoral training in HIV/AIDS, at the Aaron Diamond Foundation, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University and Cornell University Medical College, 1995-1997.