Wendy A. PlanteClinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Wendy Plante, PhD is a staff psychologist at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School.
Plante is associate clinical director of SibLink, a clinical research program dedicated to the adjustment of healthy siblings to medical, developmental, and psychiatric disorders in their brothers and sisters. Her research focuses on family adjustment to pediatric chronic illness and, specifically, how siblings engage in and are affected by their brothers'/sister's treatment regimens, especially in medical illnesses such as type 1 diabetes. Her clinical interests also include management of stress, anxiety, and pain with children and adolescents.
Plante received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Clark University and her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. After completing a pediatric psychology-focused predoctoral internship at duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, she completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School. She joined the staff of Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School in 2001.