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Harolyn M. E. Belcher, MD, MHS

Harolyn M. E. Belcher, MD, MHS

Dr. Harolyn M. E. Belcher is a neuro-developmental pediatrician and research scientist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is currently the director of the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training . Dr. Belcher is also jointly appointed in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, while also holding the rank of associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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Trainee Perspective

Kristin Hunt, RISE-UP Graduate

Kristin Hunt

Kristin Hunt, a graduate student studying clinical psychology at Howard University, was interested in how traumatic experiences affect children, and the RISE program offered the opportunity to delve into data on the population she was interested in studying. “I was able to see in hard, fast numbers how big of a problem trauma is and how it affects kids, either through stress or psychological issues.” After completing the RISE program, she went on to an internship working with families at the Child and Family Therapy Clinic at Kennedy Krieger, which led to a postdoctoral fellowship and a psychologist position in the Institute’s Department of Behavioral Psychology.

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Spotlight on programs & services

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

At Kennedy Krieger, our doctors, researchers, educators, and therapists are working together to tackle the complex challenges surrounding autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which affect one out of every 88 children in the United States. We are developing and implementing new patient care models and therapies validated through innovative research, to provide families the support their children need to succeed.

Behavior Disorders

Kennedy Krieger Institute provides interdisciplinary clinical services, crisis management, and preventive interventions for children and adolescents with behavioral issues. We provide outpatient treatment,consultation services and community-based programs. Our inpatient programs serve as models of treatment in medical settings.

Brain Injury

Brain Injury

Established in 1979, Kennedy Krieger’s Pediatric Brain InjuryProgram treats children and adolescents who have rehabilitation needs as a result of a neurological injury or illness. The program offers a coordinated continuum of care that allows patients to be seen through all phases of treatment, including 24-hour inpatient programs, day treatment, home/community-based services, and outpatient specialty programs.

Developmental Disorders

Developmental Disorders

At Kennedy Krieger Institute, we specialize in comprehensive evaluation and diagnostic services for developmental disorders, so that we can provide critical interventions as early as possible. We offer a wide range of treatments, support services, and educational programs for individuals who have, or are suspected of having, a developmental delay.

Feeding Disorders

Feeding Disorders

The Pediatric Feeding Disorders Continuum consists of an interdisciplinary team that treats children and adolescents with feeding disorders. Areas of concentration include failure to consume enough nutrients to promote growth, abnormal suck and swallow patterns due to genetic or metabolic defects, abnormal eating problems, disruptive mealtime behavior, diagnosis of aspiration and tube feeding management.

Neurorehabilitation

Neurorehabilitation

Founded in 1937 as the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute, Kennedy Krieger is an international resource with a strong tradition of providing comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and young adults with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system.

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