Jennifer Burt, PhD

Jennifer Burt, PhD
Psychology Department
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: (402) 559-6408

Professional Summary:

Jennifer Burt, 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and completed her internship and post doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Burt conducts her clinic in a pediatric practice in the Omaha area and at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Burt’s research interests revolve around behavioral health in primary care.  Specifically, she has an active research interest in demonstrating the effectiveness of the integrated model on behavioral health, telehealth, and increasing parental knowledge of developmental milestones and positive parenting practices. She also supervises Post Doctoral Associates, APA Interns, Ph.D. students, and Masters level students in both clinical and research settings.

PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2008
MEd,  University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2001
BA, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, 1999

Research Interests and Projects:

  • Integrating Pediatric Behavioral Health into Primary Care
  • The impact of behavioral health problems have on primary care
  • Integrating psychology into routine well-child visits
  • Increasing parental knowledge of developmental milestones and positive parenting practices
  • Telehealth

Selected Publications: (within the last 5 years)

  • Buhs, E.S., Welch, G., Burt, J. D.& Knoche, L. (2011). Family engagement in literacy activities: Revised factor structure for The Familia – an instrument examining family support for early literacy development.  Early Child Development and Care.
  • Berger, S. P., Burt, J. D.,Greco, M., Green, K., Peacock, G., Robinson, L., et al. (2010). Milestones moments.  Atlanta, Georgia: Center for Disease Control.
  • Sheridan, S. M., & Burt, J. D.(2009). Family-centered positive psychology. In C. R. Synder & S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology (2nd ed., pp. 551-559). New York: Oxford University Press.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Collaborative Family Health Care Association
  • Heartland Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (HLABA)
  • Nebraska Psychological Association (NPA)


University of Nebraska-Lincoln School Psychology Student of the Year 2006