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Kimberly Kelsay, MD

Associate Professor

Contact Info:
Email:Dr. Kelsay​

Clinical/Research Interests:
Dr. Kelsay is interested in the use of story stem narratives in the assessment of young children as well as the psychiatric treatment of medically ill and asthmatic children.

University of Oregon  BS  1982-1986 (with Honors)

McGill University  MD  1988-1992

Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1992-1999 

Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1994-present 

Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics, 1997 

Member, Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Society (CCAPS), 1999-present

Junior Counselor at Large, (CCAPS), 1999-2001 

Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry1999-present

Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry, 2000 

Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2000 

Secretary and Treasurer, (CCAPS), 2001-2003

President, (CCAPS), 2003-2004

Reviewer, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology2003-present

Representative of CCAPS to Colorado Medical Society, 2004-2005

Associate Editor, Infant Mental Health Journal, 2005-present​

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

von Klitzing, K., Kelsay, K. , Emde, R., Schmitz, S. (2000)  Gender specific characterizations of five-year-olds’ play narratives and associations with behavior ratings.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  39 (8).

Wamboldt, M. Z., Laudenslauger, M., Wamboldt, F.S., Kelsay, K., & Hewitt, J. (2003)  Adolescents with atopic disorders have an attenuated response to stress.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 111, 509-14.

Kelsay, K. , Hazel, N.A., & Wamboldt, M.Z. (2005). Predictors of body dissatisfaction in boys and girls with asthma. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30, 522-531.

Kean, E., Kelsay, K., Wamboldt, F.S., & Wamboldt, M.Z. (2006). Posttraumatic stress in adolescents with asthma and their parents.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 45(1) 78-86.

 Boguniewicz M, Nicol N, Kelsay K, Leung DY.  A multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and treatment of atopic dermatitis. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2008 Jun;27(2):115-27.
PMID: 18620133

Carel, K., Bratton, D. L., Miyazawa, N., Gyorkos, E., Kelsay, K., Bender, B., Strand, M.,Atkins, D., Gelfand, E. W., Klinnert, M. D. (2008) The Atopic Dermatitis Quickscore (ADQ): validation of a new parent-administered atopic dermatitis scoring tool. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101(5) 500-5007.

Kelsay, K. (2009) Assessing risk: Data from montelukast clinical trials.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 124(4) 697-698.

“Family Focused Therapy Treatment for Bipolar Adolescents”, P.I. David Miklowitz; 10% Effort; Primary objective is to compare mood episodes for adolescents  receiving FFT vs. control group.

 “Changing Health through Activity and Nutrition Group Education (project CHANGE)”; P. I. Kimberly Kelsay; Pilot group intervention that incorporates hands on cooking and nutrition offered by operation frontlin, with physical therapy and behavioral therapy.                                                                                                       

National Jewish Health, contract for .33 FTE , 2009-present