• Aaron D. Fobian earned her B.A. in Psychology from Samford University in 2008 and her Ph.D. in Clinical/Medical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013. She completed her clinical internship at Baylor College of Medicine in 2013, and in 2014 she completed her psychology post-doctoral fellowship in the Leadership Education in Adolescent Medicine (LEAH) program in the Department of Pediatrics at UAB. Currently she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UAB. Her research assesses behavioral health interventions for pediatric health issues such as functional neurological disorders, obesity and sleep.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 A review of functional neurological symptom disorder etiology and the integrated etiological summary model 2019
    2018 Assessment of Cardiovascular Health among Community-Dwelling Men with Incarceration History 2018
    2018 Paradoxical insomnia and subjective–objective sleep discrepancy: A review 2018
    2018 A review of functional neurological symptom disorder etiology and the integrated etiological summary model. 2018
    2018 A Systematic Review of Sleep, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Risk in Children and Adolescents 2018
    2018 Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients with Demyelinating Diseases: Relevance of Disability, Relapsing Presentation, and Fatigue 2018
    2017 Correcting delayed circadian phase with bright light therapy predicts improvement in ADHD symptoms: A pilot study 2017
    2016 Impact of media use on adolescent sleep efficiency 2016
    2015 A systemic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of the impact of sleep duration on adiposity and components of energy balance 2015
    2013 The effects of acute sleep restriction on adolescents' pedestrian safety in a virtual environment 2013
    2013 Examining parents' behaviors and supervision of their children in the presence of an unfamiliar dog: Does the Blue Dog intervention improve parent practices? 2013
    2012 An evaluation of The Great Escape: Can an interactive computer game improve young children's Fire safety knowledge and behaviors? 2012
    2012 Child Pedestrian Injury: A Review of Behavioral Risks and Preventive Strategies 2012
    2012 The blue dog: Evaluation of an interactive software program to teach young children how to interact safely with dogs 2012
    2012 Dog bite risk: an assessment of child temperament and child-dog interactions. 2012

    Research Overview

  • As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Fobian is interested in translational research which will inform her clinical practice. Her research interests include the behavioral factors associated with sleep and obesity, such as the effects of media use on sleep and the effects of sleep on obesity. She is assessing both metabolic and weight outcomes associated with increased sleep duration in adolescents. Dr. Fobian is also interested in the development and efficacy of behavioral health interventions for functional neurological disorders, sleep and obesity.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Samford University 2008
  • Baylor College of Medicine Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Internship 2013
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014
  • Full Name

  • Aaron Fobian