Rachel Knight, PhD

Pediatric Feeding DisordersRachel Knight, PhD
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: 402-559-5950

Professional Summary

Rachel Knight, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Feeding Disorders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). Dr. Knight completed her pre-doctoral internship at MMI in Behavioral Pediatrics and the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders where she gained clinical experience in pediatric sleep disorders, elimination disorders, internalizing and externalizing behavior disorders, and applied behavior analysis. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Pediatric Psychology at the University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital where she received further training and experience in pediatric feeding disorders, sleep disorders, integrated behavioral health, and treatment of behavioral concerns in children with complex medical histories and chronic illness. Prior to being recruited back to MMI, Dr. Knight was a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School in the Interdisciplinary Pediatric Feeding Program. During her time at Michigan Medicine, Dr. Knight specialized in the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders and was a co-investigator on multiple state and foundation grants to expand services for pediatric feeding disorders. She has conducted research in the areas of cost-effectiveness of intensive behavioral feeding programs, effectiveness of behavioral feeding treatment, behavior management strategies, and behavioral treatment of pediatric sleep disorders. Her current clinical and research interests focus on prevention of more severe feeding disorders in higher risk patients including infants and children with complex medical histories.

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PhD, Central Michigan University – Mount Pleasant, MI, 2012
M.A., Central Michigan University – Mount Pleasant, MI, 2010
BS, Central Michigan University – Mount Pleasant, MI, 2006


Clinical and research supervision provided for undergraduate students, graduate students in psychology and applied behavior analysis, pre-doctoral psychology interns, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and medical residents and fellows.

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