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Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, 2018
    Children's National Medical Center
  • PhD, 2017
    University of Kansas
  • Internship Program, 2017
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • BA, 2009
    Bowdoin College

National Provider ID: 1033694120


Kelsey Borner, Ph.D., is a pediatric pain psychologist. She completed her graduate training in clinical child psychology at The University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology Program, with internship training in behavioral medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and fellowship training in Behavioral Pain Medicine at Children's National Hospital.

She is specializes in working with youth with various chronic pain conditions, functional symptom disorders (including functional neurological symptoms and psychogenic non-epileptic spells) and other nervous system disorders (including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome; POTS). Her goal when working with patients is to improve their quality of life and overall functioning, and she utilizes evidence-based pain management strategies incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and biofeedback.

Her academic interests include supervision of medical and psychology residents and fellows, and conducting clinically relevant research, particularly investigating the role of health behaviors in chronic pain management. Dr. Borner is the primary supervisor for the Chronic Pain rotation of the clinical psychology internship program at Children's National.

Research & Publications

Amaro, C. M.,Mitchell, T. B., Poppert Cordts, K. M., Borner, K. B., Frazer, A. L., Garcia, A. M., & Roberts, M. C. (in press). Clarifying supervision expectations: Construction of a clinical supervision contract as a didactic exercise for advanced graduate students. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.

Borner, K. B., Mitchell, T. B., Carlson, J. A., Kerr, J., Saelens, B. E., Schipperijn, J., ... & Cain, K. L. (2018). Latent profile analysis of young adolescents’ physical activity across locations on schooldays. Journal of transport & health, 10, 304-314.

Borner, K. B., Mitchell, T. B., Gray, J. S., Davis, A. M., Pont, S. J., Sweeney, B. R., ... & Dreyer Gillette, M. L. (2018). Factor Structure of a Spanish Translation of an Obesity-Specific Parent-Report Measure of Health-Related Quality of Life. Journal of pediatric psychology, 43(9), 1028-1037.

Odar Stough, C., Poppert Cordts, P., Dreyer Gillette, M., Davis, A. M., Borner, K. B., Dean, K. (2018). A brief report: Parent hope and child outcomes following a pediatric weight management program. Journal of Positive Psychology, 47(2), 184-197.

Mitchell, T. B., Borner, K. B., Finch, J., Kerr, J., and & Carlson, J. (2017). Using activity monitors to measure sit-to-stand transitions in overweight/obese youth. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(8), 1592-1598.

Trippicho, G., Borner, K. B., Odar Stough, C., Poppert, K., Davis, A. M., Dreyer Gillette, M (2017). Confirmatory factor analysis of Sizing Me Up: Validation of an obesity-specific health-related quality of life measure in Latino youth. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(4), 457-465.