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Kathy Goggin, PhD

Deputy Director

Kathy Goggin, PhD

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

Dr. Goggin is also a professor in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and regularly serves as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.

An established researcher, Dr. Goggin has garnered continuous extramural funding since 1997 and has been responsible, as a principal investigator or co-investigator, for more than $58 million in extramural funding for national and international research studies. Her research has focused on primary and secondary prevention, medication adherence, biopsychosocial predictors of health behavior change and the development and testing of interventions to improve health outcomes and reduce 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 more than 20 journals and recently completed a five-year post on the editorial board of Health Psychology. She has mentored more than 40 master’s and doctoral students as well as junior colleagues, many of whom have gone on to successful research careers.

Dr. Goggin is a clinical psychologist with expertise in behavioral medicine. She earned a BA (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a PhD from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

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