Cindy Buchanan, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry-Child-CHC

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Kansas (2008)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Baker University (KS) (2002)
Internship:
  • Temple University Hospital Program (2008)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Psychology (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Child-CHC

Professional Titles

  • Associate Training Director, Psychology Training
  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Surgery

Research Interests

I am currently investigating telehealth interventions that improve adherence to medication regimens for pediatric transplant patients. I am also interested in the relationship between coping, internalizing disorders, and the treatment of dysfunctional voiding.

Publications

  • Fisher RS, Espeleta HC, Baskin LS, Buchanan CL, Chan YM, Cheng EY, Coplen DE, Diamond DA, Nokoff NJ, Palmer BW, Poppas DP, Scott Reyes KJ, Tishelman A, Wolfe-Christensen C, Mullins LL, Wisniewski AB. Decisional regret about surgical and non-surgical issues after genitoplasty among caregivers of female infants with CAH. J Pediatr Urol. 2021 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34742644
  • Steinberg Christofferson E, Ruzicka EB, Bolt M, Lyons E, Wachs M, Buchanan CL, Schmiege SJ, Monnin K. Understanding disparities and barriers associated with pediatric transplant evaluation and time to listing: Moving toward a more comprehensive picture. Pediatr Transplant. 2021 Nov 5;:e14182. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34738706
  • Nunes-Moreno M, Buchanan C, Cole FS, Davis S, Dempsey A, Dowshen N, Furniss A, Kazak AE, Kerlek AJ, Margolis P, Pyle L, Razzaghi H, Reirden DH, Schwartz B, Sequeira GM, Nokoff NJ. Behavioral Health Diagnoses in Youth with Gender Dysphoria Compared with Controls: A PEDSnet Study. J Pediatr. 2021 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34571022
  • Sewell R, Buchanan CL, Davis S, Christakis DA, Dempsey A, Furniss A, Kazak AE, Kerlek AJ, Magnusen B, Pajor NM, Pyle L, Pyle LC, Razzaghi H, Schwartz BI, Vogiatzi MG, Nokoff NJ. Behavioral Health Diagnoses in Youth with Differences of Sex Development or Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Compared with Controls: A PEDSnet Study. J Pediatr. 2021 Dec;239:175-181.e2. PubMed PMID: 34461062
  • Monnin K, Lofton AM, Naclerio C, Buchanan CL, Campbell K, Tenenbaum RB, Steinberg Christofferson E. Understanding Substance use Policies and Associated Ethical Concerns: A survey of Pediatric Transplant Centers. Pediatr Transplant. 2021 Jun;25(4):e13984. PubMed PMID: 33580580
  • Grande, L., Flewelling, K., De Jesus, S., Vemulakonda, V. Walker, J. P., Buchanan, C. (2021). Satisfaction and shared decision-making in a multidisciplinary care clinic for patients with differences in sex development. Urology Practice, 8(6), 682-691. https://doi.org/10.1097/UPJ.0000000000000258
  • Papadakis, J. L., Poquiz, J. L., Buchanan, C., Chan, Y., Crerand, C. E., Hansen-Moore, J., Kapa, H. M., Nahata, L., Pratt, K. J., Tishelman, A. C., & Chen, C. (2021). Fertility discussions: Perspectives of adolescents and young adults with differences of sex development. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000373
  • Staggs, S., Sewell, R., Buchanan, C. Claussen, L., Franklin, R., Levett, L., Poppy, C., Porto, A., Reirdan, D., Simon, S., Whiteside, S., Nokoff, N. (2021). Instituting sexual orientation and gender identity training and documentation to increase inclusivity at a pediatric health system. Transgender Health, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1089/trgh.2021.0016
  • Steinberg Christofferson E, Burgers DE, Buchanan C, Suplee AF, Upshaw N, Ariefdjohan M. Providers' perspectives on substance use among solid organ transplant candidates in a pediatric hospital. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 Jun;24(4):e13668. PubMed PMID: 32043761
  • Nokoff, N., Ariefjohan, M., Travers, S., & Buchanan, C. (2020). Parent experience with volunteers and support groups in a multidisciplinary differences of sex development clinic. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 8(4), 348-358. https://doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000302
  • Nokoff N, Ariefdjohan M, Travers S, Buchanan C. Parent experience with volunteers and support groups in a multidisciplinary DSD clinic. Clin Pract Pediatr Psychol. 2020 Dec;8(4):348-358. PubMed PMID: 33777596
  • Steinberg Christofferson E, Burgers DE, Buchanan C, Suplee AF, Upshaw N, Ariefdjohan M. Providers' perspectives on substance use among solid organ transplant candidates in a pediatric hospital. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 Jun;24(4):e13668. PubMed PMID: 32043761
  • Kelly SL, Steinberg EA, Suplee A, Upshaw NC, Campbell KR, Thomas JF, Buchanan CL. Implementing a Home-Based Telehealth Group Adherence Intervention with Adolescent Transplant Recipients. Telemed J E Health. 2019 Nov;25(11):1040-1048. PubMed PMID: 30681398
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Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association, Member
  • Society for Pediatric Psychology, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children’s Colorado Outpatient Care at Briargate
4125 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-305-9000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychology
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Behavioral Medicine
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Parenting
  • Child and Teen Health - Teen Health
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness and Prevention
Clinical Interests
In my work with patients and families, my goals are to support children in coping with medical stressors, provide strategies to support resilience, and provide evidence-based behavioral interventions that improve health outcomes.

Care Philosophy
My goal is to help children with complex medical conditions to live their fullest lives. I believe that supporting the psychological well-being of children is a vital component of their medical care and overall health.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Kansas (2008)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Baker University (KS) (2002)
Internships:
  • Temple University Hospital Program (2008)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Psychology (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Child-CHC
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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