2015-Sturm, Lynne

Lynne A. Sturm, PhD

Associate Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pediatrics

1002 Wishard Blvd, Suite 3120

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Sturm received her PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University and completed a post doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland Ohio. After 7 years as a psychologist at MetroGeneral Hospital/ CWRU School of Medicine, she joined the Riley Child Development Center/LEND Program at IU School of Medicine. She also iserves as faculty in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics where she participates in Behavioral Science precepting of pediatric residents and is faculty for the Dyson Community Pediatrics Initiative. Her research collaborations include reflective practice of early childhood professionals and factors affecting parental acceptability of childhood vaccines, particularly HPV vaccine, as well as physician-parent communication strategies (e.g. Motivational Interviewing) for vaccine decision making.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    1986 Postdoctoral Training Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
    1984 PhD Duke University
    1976 BA Duke University
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Psychological Association
    Indiana Association for Infant and Toddler Mental Health
    Indiana Psychological Association
    Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Developmental-behavioral pediatrics; early childhood mental health clinical practice and public policy; integrated behavioral health services in primary care pediatric settings; training of psychologists for primary care practice; teaching reflective practice and mindfulness practices to health professionals; parental and health care provider acceptance of childhood vaccines; motivational interviewing; decision-support aids for patients. At Riley Child Development Center at Riley Hospital at IU Health; Indiana First Steps Provider. 

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