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Boog Kristen W Peds Psych 400x550 2023 grad

Kristen Boog



Postdoctoral Pediatric Psychology Fellowship, Graduating Class of 2023

Current position (2023):

  • Pediatric psychologist, multiple settings, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Toledo, Ohio
  • Faculty, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Originally from:

Haslett, Mich.

Psychology Training:

  • Doctoral degree: Child Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
  • Psychology Residency: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

    Why did you return to Michigan?

    I was born and raised in Michigan. I moved to Illinois for graduate school and to Ohio for my residency. I am thrilled to be returning to Michigan to be closer to my family. I also am excited to be able to easily visit the Great Lakes and other beautiful Michigan destinations.

    Why did you choose your specialty?

    I first learned of the field of pediatric psychology after having surgery in high school. The pediatric psychologist I met with was so reassuring and validating, even during our short meeting. I knew I wanted to provide the same comfort to others as part of my career.


    My immediate and extended family live in the mid-Michigan area. My dog, Chip, has joined me in Flint.

    When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?

    I enjoy taking my dog for hikes, reading, and spending time with family.

    Top 5 favorite things about Michigan?

    1. The Great Lakes
    2. Mackinac Island
    3. The Fall Colors
    4. The sand dunes
    5. The Upper Penisula

    Favorite ways to keep work-life balance manageable?

    I try my best to get enough sleep and take my dog for a daily walk.