Pediatric Behavioral Health Training Programs

The Behavioral Science Division (BSD) of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh offers training experiences to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows of various levels in pediatric psychology. Our program is uniquely suited to work at the interface of pediatrics, clinical psychology, and behavioral medicine. Our training program's mission is to advance pediatric psychology while improving patient health, quality of life, and functional outcomes.

Attending clinicians in the Behavioral Science Division are embedded in specific medical subspecialties (e.g., Endocrinology, Neurology, Cardiology, Palliative care) to provide patients with integrated and collaborative care. Clinicians provide assessment and preventative services and support positive psychiatric and health outcomes. Trainees of all levels work closely with attending clinicians to conduct behavioral health evaluations and consultations; employ targeted interventions; and provide education to patients and families, educators, and other medical providers. Most of our attending clinicians work in a combination of inpatient and outpatient settings, and both settings are available to most trainees. We offer trainees the opportunity to rotate through one or more of our medical subspeciality clinics. Assigned clinics are selected based upon supervisor availability, trainee interest, trainee level/experience, and hospital need.

Training Experiences

The Behavioral Science Division offers training experiences to students at various levels, including practicum, internship, and post-doctoral fellowship. We also offer training experiences to qualified master’s-level students. We are unable to accept undergraduate students at this time.

Populations Served

The patient population served by the Behavioral Science Division is representative of the larger population of Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas. As a result, trainees can work with ethnically, culturally, developmentally, and medically diverse populations. All trainees will be involved to some degree with a medical subspecialty other than behavioral health. Depending on clinics of interest, trainees can work with patients across the developmental and age span – from infancy to young adulthood (up to age 26). The exact age ranges served are somewhat dependent on the clinic; however, most clinics serve patients that vary greatly in terms of age, sexual orientation, developmental trajectory, and cultural background.


The primary site for our training program is at Children’s Hospital’s main location at:

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Trainees who are interested in a rotation conducting Autism Evaluations may receive training at additional sites, which are located at:

Oakland Medical Building
3420 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Children’s South
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Kaycee Weir, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist, Neurology
Training Director

Dr. Amy Tiberi, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist, Benign Hematology and Sickle Cell
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
Internship Training Director

Dr. Elizabeth Grandelis, Psy.D.
Pediatric Psychologist, Endocrinology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
Practicum Training Director