Fobian named 2023 Routh Early Career Award recipient

Fobian will receive the award at the society’s annual conference in Chicago.

Stream Aaron Fobian 3Photography: Steve WoodThe Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham’s Aaron Fobian, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2023 Donald K. Routh Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society of Pediatric Psychology.

The award recognizes a member of the society who has made significant contributions to the field of pediatric psychology in research, clinical training and service.

“I am honored to receive this award, as the primary aim of my career is to develop and disseminate novel evidence-based pediatric behavioral health interventions,” Fobian said. “It is an exciting time to be a pediatric psychologist given the many recent advances in behavioral health treatments with potential to enhance the lives of children and their families.”

Fobian is an associate professor in the Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. Her research interests include treatment development for functional neurological disorders and the relationship between sleep, obesity and media use.

The award will be given at the society’s annual conference at the end of this month.