Julie Boergers, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. She completed an internship in Child Clinical/Pediatric Psychology at Children's National Medical Center, and a fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Brown Medical School before joining the faculty in 1998. Dr. Boergers is a pediatric psychologist who works primarily with children and families who have both medical issues and psychological concerns. She is the Co-Director of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic, and also provides clinical services to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic and the Pediatric Gastroenterology Feeding Team, all at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Dr. Boergers participates in the training of interns, residents, and fellows in psychology, psychiatry, and pediatrics at Alpert Medical School. Her primary research interests focus on sleep, pediatric chronic illnesses (including cancer and inflammatory bowel disease), and adolescent health risk behaviors, including smoking.