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Wendi Born, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

University of Kansas

Wendi Born, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and an Assistant Director of the Family Medicine Clerkship. She has been a member of the faculty since 2010. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University. Her postdoctoral training is in clinical health psychology, which includes palliative care. Her teaching seeks to raise awareness of social determinants of health, recognize and counteract bias, and encourage the practice of patient-centered care. Her current career goal is to provide and teach integrated primary care in inter-professional teams involving learners at all levels. Her clinical approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral, supplemented with interventions that facilitate adaptive change by honoring the whole person. In both her teaching and her clinical work, she endorses an approach of self-acceptance and values-based decision-making.

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