• Aaron D. Fobian earned her B.A. in Psychology from Samford University in 2008 and her Ph.D. in Clinical/Medical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013. She completed her clinical internship at Baylor College of Medicine in 2013, and in 2014 she completed her psychology post-doctoral fellowship in the Leadership Education in Adolescent Medicine (LEAH) program in the Department of Pediatrics at UAB. Currently she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UAB. Her research assesses behavioral health interventions for pediatric health issues such as functional neurological disorders, obesity and sleep.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Retraining and control therapy for pediatric psychogenic non-epileptic seizuresAnnals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.  7:1410-1419. 2020
    2013 Examining parents' behaviors and supervision of their children in the presence of an unfamiliar dog: Does the Blue Dog intervention improve parent practices?Accident Analysis and Prevention.  54:108-113. 2013
    2012 Child Pedestrian Injury: A Review of Behavioral Risks and Preventive StrategiesAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  6:292-302. 2012

    Research Overview

  • As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Fobian is interested in translational research which will inform her clinical practice. Her research interests include treatment development for functional neurological disorder and behavioral factors associated with sleep and obesity, such as the effects of media use on sleep and the effects of sleep on obesity. Dr. Fobian recently published a randomized controlled trial assessing Retraining and Control Therapy (ReACT) for pediatric psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. She is assessing both metabolic and weight outcomes associated with increased sleep duration in adolescents.
  • Education And Training

  • Baylor College of Medicine Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Internship
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Samford University 2008
  • Full Name

  • Aaron Fobian