Holly Roberts, PhD

Holly Roberts, PhDHolly Roberts, PhD
Psychology Department
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: (402) 559-6408
E-mail: hroberts@unmc.edu

Professional Summary:

Holly J. Roberts, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received her Ph.D. in school psychology from Illinois State University. Dr. Roberts completed her internship and post doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Roberts conducts clinics at the Munroe Meyer Institute and in a pediatric practice in the Omaha area. Dr. Roberts’ research focuses on the developmental, educational, and behavioral outcomes of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates as well as outcomes of children with congenital heart disease. In addition, Dr. Roberts also has a general research interest in pediatric primary care with a specific focus on the prescription practices of pediatricians. Dr. Roberts takes an active role in the development of new behavioral health clinics within pediatric practices in the Omaha area. She supervises Post Doctoral Associates, APA Interns, Ph.D. students, and Masters level students in both clinical and research settings.


PhD, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2005
MS, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2000
BA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1998

Research Interests and Projects:

  • Developmental, educational, and behavioral outcomes of NICU graduates
  • Outcomes of children with congenital heart disease
  • Prescription practices of pediatricians
  • Pediatric primary care research

Selected Publications: (within the last 5 years)

  • Hoskoppal, A., Roberts, H.J.,Kugler, J., Duncan, K., & Needelman, H. (2010-in press)Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Infants after Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease: A Comparison of Single Ventricle vs. Two Ventricle Physiology. Congenital Heart Disease.
  • Needelman, H., Hoskoppal, A., Roberts, H.,Evans, M., & Bodensteiner, J. (2010-in press). The Effect of Hydrocortisone on Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Premature Infants Less than 29 Weeks Gestation. Journal of Child Neurology.
  • Roberts, H. J., Floress, M. T., & Ellis, C. R. (2009). Training in school psychopharmacology. Psychology in the Schools, 46, 827-835.
  • Vaughan, B., Roberts, H. J., & Needelman, H. (2009). Pharmacological treatment of ADHD. Psychology in the Schools 46, 846-856.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Heartland Association for Applied Behavior Analysts
  • Nebraska Psychological Association


Outstanding Academic Qualifications, Exceptional Professional Knowledge, Leadership and Experience in the Field of Mental Health Award designated by Doane College (August 2008)