Dr. Kathryn Peterson

Kathryn Peterson
Affiliate Faculty

Dr. Kathryn Peterson earned her doctoral degree in applied behavior analysis from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in 2013. Since that time, Dr. Peterson has served as an assistant professor and doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst at UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. Dr. Peterson conducts research on the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, with a specific emphasis on treatment of food selectivity in children with ASD. She has published in and reviewed for numerous journals, and received the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis’ 2017 Contribution of the year award for her article comparing the sequential oral sensory approach to a behavior analytic approach in the treatment of food selectivity. She has secured grant awards through UNMC’s Pediatrics, Diversity, and the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s guild funds to conduct research on effective treatments for food selectivity. Dr. Peterson has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and has fulfilled numerous positions on the boards for the Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis and the Nebraska Association for Behavior Analysis.