Cynthia Ward, Psy.D.

Dr. Cynthia Ward
Cynthia Ward
Inpatient Consultation-Liaison and Pain Services Coordinator

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Email: wardc@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Cynthia Ward is the inpatient consultation-liaison and pain services coordinator for the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Ward is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Ward is a licensed pediatric psychologist.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Ward received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University Atlanta in 2007. She completed her internship and two years of post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in pediatric psychology. Following her fellowship in 2009, Dr. Ward obtained a position at the Kennedy Krieger Institute where she provides training and supervision to pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows in pediatric psychology.


Research Summary:

Dr. Ward's research interests focus on the development and evaluation of interventions to promote child coping and adjustment to acute and chronic medical conditions and associated medical treatments. She has a special interest in pediatric psychology and applied behavior analysis. Her research interests include acute and chronic pain management, behavioral rehabilitation of youth with functional disability and coping and adjustment of children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Dr. Ward is currently supervising a study that examines the benefit of a systematic, collaborative nutrition education and behavioral parent training intervention in the pediatric cystic fibrosis clinic.


Publications:

Maynard, C., Amari, A., Wieczorek, B., Christensen, J. R. & Slifer, K. J. An Interdisciplinary Behavioral Rehabilitation Approach to Treating Pediatric Pain-Associated Disability: Clinical Outcomes of an Inpatient Treatment Protocol. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2010; 35(2), 128-137.

Ward, C., Brinkman, T., Slifer, K.J., & Paranjape, S.M. (2009). Using behavioral interventions to assist with routine procedures in children with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 2010, 9(2), 150-153.