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Katherine Burrell (she/her/hers)


  • Associate Director, Assessment Services, Genesee Health System, Flint, Mich.
  • Supervisor, Hurley Pediatric Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Program, Flint, Mich.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.
  • Pediatric Psychologist
Whether working with children and families or with pediatric residents and psychology fellows, Katherine Burrell PsyD is known for her knowledge, commitment to kids, and pleasant disposition.

Dr. Burrell is a supervisor within the Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Program, a partnership between Hurley Medical Center and Genesee Health System. She oversees clinical training provided at the Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence. She also provides didactics and education related to leadership roles for pediatric psychologists within community mental health, neurodevelopmental conditions, and neurodevelopmental assessment.

At Genesee Health System, Dr. Burrell serves as associate director of Assessment Services. At the Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence, Dr. Burrell provides assessment services for children and young adults suspected of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), and neurodevelopmental effects from lead exposure. Prior to the development of the center, Dr. Burrell helped launch autism-specific assessment services, integrating assessment and treatment services within Genesee Health System.

When not conducting assessments and supervising fellows, Dr. Burrell provides supervision to staff within multiple departments at Genesee Health System, as well as medical education to Hurley’s pediatric residents. On occasion, you may find Dr. Burrell also providing inpatient consultation/liaison services for children at Hurley Children’s Hospital.


  • Bachelor-of-science degree in psychology: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich.
  • Master-of-psychology degree: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Ill.
  • Predoctoral internship in psychology: Youth Consultation Service, East Orange, N.J.
  • Doctor-of-psychology degree: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Ill.
  • Postdoctoral pediatric health psychology fellowship: Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.

Academic Interests

  • Neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Assessment
  • Medical education and clinical training


Highly committed to working with children and their families, Dr. Burrell still takes time outside of work to have fun and enjoy life. She enjoys spending her time with her family and friends, as well as traveling, playing and watching sports, and trying new restaurants - she loves food.

  • Favorite food: Popcorn with cheese sprinkle
  • Favorite season: Fall
  • Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere new!
  • Favorite animal: Dogs