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Meredith Albert

Meredith T. Albert, PHD, MA

Specialties
  • Psychology
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Meredith Albert, Ph.D., received her undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and earned both her master’s and doctorate degree from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Albert completed her predoctoral internship at Children’s Hospital Colorado and her postdoctoral fellowship at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She has been a member of the craniofacial team at Shriners Children’s Chicago for a decade after working in pediatric psychology at another large rehabilitation hospital in Chicago. She also has an appointment as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Albert’s clinical training and professional experience includes treating patients in the areas of cleft/craniofacial care, pediatric psychology, trauma, rehabilitation and neuropsychological assessment. She is a member of the multidisciplinary craniofacial team and supervises the training of graduate-level, pre-doctoral students. In addition to advocacy work, she has also worked on several multisite studies with colleagues from across the country to better understand and improve the functioning of patients diagnosed with craniofacial conditions.

Pediatric Care

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Education and Training

Internship
Children's Hospital - Denver
Aurora, CO
6/30/2007

Graduate School
University of Denver
Denver, CO
8/31/2007

Fellowship
La Rabida Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL
9/15/2008

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Illinois
Clinical Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2022-2023: Chair for Mental Health/Psychosocial Special Interest Group, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
  • 2022-2023: Chair for Craniofacial Special Interest Group, Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
  • 2021: Nominating Committee, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
  • 2021-2022: Program 2022 Task Force, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
  • 2021-2022: Co-Chair for Mental Health/Psychosocial Special Interest Group, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
  • 2021-2022: Co-Chair for Craniofacial Special Interest Group, Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
Editorial Positions
  • 2023-2024: Editorial Review Board, Behavioral Science, Cleft Palate Journal
  • 2015-Present: Peer Reviewer, Cleft Palate Journal
Awards and Honors
  • 2020: Peer Reviewer of the Year Award, Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Virtual Presentation: MyFace.com; Navigating Adolescence with a Craniofacial Condition: Strategies for Empowerment and Success (5/2023)
  • Presentation: American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting; Psych 101: Psychosocial Needs and Interventions Across the Lifespan (5/2023)
  • Presentation: American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting; An Investigation Into The Use of Standardized Assessment By Multidisciplinary Craniofacial Teams for Quality Improvement of Patient Care (3/2022)
  • Virtual Panel: Cleft Con; An Expert Roundtable With Cleft Team Psychologists (10/2020)
  • Presentation: American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting; A Multi-Site Study Investigating the Association between Appearance, Speech and School Functioning in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate (4/2019)
  • Presentation: American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting; An investigation in to the relationship between executive functioning and reading (4/2019)

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