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Christina Duncan, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical Child Psychology; Director, Quin Curtis Center

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Dr. Christina Duncan received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical Child Specialization) at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1995. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at the University of Florida, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist in the states of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Dr. Duncan will be leaving WVU at the end of 2023 to begin a tenured professor position in the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University, effective January 1, 2024.

Research Interests

Dr. Duncan has a broad range of research interests in the general area of pediatric psychology. She is interested in developing and examining family-based interventions for improving regimen adherence in youth, particularly during the transition of regimen responsibility from parents to youth. She is also conducting research that employs electronic monitoring of medication/treatment use to examine the volitional non-adherence to medical regimens. These studies have focused largely on children with pulmonary disorders (asthma, cystic fibrosis). She has several ongoing studies with patients who have sustained burn injuries, including projects focusing on psychosocial adjustment, pain management, and adherence to pressure garment use.


  • Psychology 655 - Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology 670 – Clinical Child Practicum
  • Psychology 671 – Child Behavior Therapy