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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Beth Dettmer


Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 228369

Brief Biography

Beth Dettmer Ph.D., C. Psych is a psychologist with the Division of Adolescent Medicine. She completed her doctorate in Biopsychology at the University of Georgia in 1995, a 3-year, specialty, postdoctoral fellowship in the Behavioral Medicine Program at the University of Miami in 1998, and her clinical psychology internship at the Boston VA hospital in 1999. Since that time she served as the director of the Behavioral Medicine Service at the New Mexico VA Healthcare System and recently joined the team at SickKids in August of 2006.

Dr. Dettmer’s clinical and research activities have focused on health psychology issues such as coping with chronic illness, the psychological impact of medical disorders, and the psychology of behavioral change and adherence. She has played a part in many large research grants investigating health psychology issues and most recently served as the primary investigator on a grant to study the co-morbidity of depression and diabetes.