Megan L. McCormick King, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist in the Department of Nephrology and Special Immunology/Burgess Clinics. Dr. McCormick King works within multidisciplinary medical teams to provide clinical psychological services for patients and families managing chronic illnesses. Clinical services range from brief clinic consultation to ongoing outpatient therapy and address a variety of patient and family challenges, both specific to the child’s disease (e.g., adjustment to illness, problems with medication adherence) and more general psychological/psychosocial issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, behavior problems).
Dr. McCormick King is involved in training of advanced clinical psychology students and typically seeks one to two externs per year who are interested in gaining experience with pediatric populations. Dr. McCormick King is actively involved in a number of research projects focused on understanding and improving medication adherence in adolescents and young adults with chronic illness. She also works within community organizations to improve public health and has interests in health advocacy and policy issues affecting the DC metro area.