Kayla M. Pope, JD, MD
Kayla  M. Pope, JD, MD

Kayla M. Pope, JD, MD

Associate Professor
Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Program
Director, Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
School of Medicine

Expertise/Specializations

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Psychiatry

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Community Based Substance Abuse Experience for PGY IVs; this training experience provides residents with exposure to the full continuum of care for substance abuse and includes certification as a suboxone provider (2015).
  • Correctional Psychiatry Experience for PGY IIs; I developed a training experience that exposes residents to a state prison and the local county jail (2015).
  • Development of Clinical Training Experiences for Creighton Psychiatry Program: Integrated Care Experience for PGY IVs; I developed a three month block on integrated care providing exposure to different models across several of our training sites (2016).
  • Juvenile Justice Integrated Care Clinic; a multidisciplinary clinic at the Omaha detention center for child fellows (2014).
  • Psychotherapy Skills Clinic for PGY IIs; in collaboration with the VA, a skills development clinic to prepare residents for the outpatient year.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison,B.A.,1987
  • George Mason University,M.A.,2001
  • American University, Washington College of Law,J.D.,1993
  • George Washington University Medical Center,M.D.,2005

Certifications


Psychiatry, 2011
 
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012


Nebraska Medical License, Active
 
Maryland Medical License, Active
 
District of Columbia Medical License, Active
 
Virginia State Bar, Associate Member

 

Publications and Presentations

Articles

Presentations

  • Juvenile Justice Reform: Creating Developmentally Informed Systems of Care. University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2016
  • Father Flanagan in the Age of Neuroscience, Creighton University Medical Center Grand Rounds, 2015
  • Pearls, Pitfalls and Strategies: Negotiating Your First Job and Beyond, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, 2015
  • The Amazing Adolescent Brain, College of Saint Mary STEM Program, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • Violence and Pathological Aggression in Children, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2015
  • Juvenile Justice Reform: Creating Developmentally Informed Systems of Care. University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2015
  • Pearls, Pitfalls and Strategies: Negotiating Your First Job and Beyond, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Neurobiology of Aggression. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Juvenile Justice Reform: Creating Developmentally Informed Systems of Care. University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2014
  • Children’s Mental Health: Identifying and Addressing Community Needs. Omaha Chamber of Commerce, 2014
  • Novel Therapeutics in the Treatment of Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health Problems. Grand Rounds, Case Western Reserve., 2014
  • Neurobiology of Aggression. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, 2013
  • What Happens Now That I Have Graduated? Negotiating Your First Job. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting,, 2013
  • The Treatment of Behavioral and Mental Health Problems in Children. Nebraska State Bar Annual Training, 2013
  • Juvenile Justice Reform: Creating Developmentally Informed Systems of Care. University of Nebraska Department of Psychiatry, 2013
  • Juvenile Justice Reform. University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 2013

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Projects

  • 9-2016 to 6-2017        Medical Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Research, Boys Town National Research Hospital. We are using fMRI, inflammatory markers and genetic markers to understand emotional and behavioral problems in children and to evaluate biological impact of current treatment modalities.
     

Awards and Honors

  • AACAP Advocacy Grant 2014 and 2016, 2014