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Amber Nelson, PsyD



Dr. Amber Nelson is a licensed psychologized who specializes in the assessment and treatment of behavioral and psychological challenges impacting children and adolescents with medical conditions. She attended George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon where she received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Master’s (M.A.) and Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship with Harvard Medical School at Boston Children’s Hospital and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI).

Dr. Nelson coordinates, supervises and provides behavioral health consultations for individuals with cystic fibrosis who are admitted inpatient in the hospital. She also is participating in cystic fibrosis research addressing mental health and hospital utilization. In addition to her role with cystic fibrosis inpatient, she provides clinical services and supervision of psychology trainees in the KKI Neurology Sleep clinic, KKI Neurodevelopmental Sickle Cell Clinic, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sickle Cell clinic, and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.


  • Behavioral Health
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Diversity Training

Research Interests

  • Population health initiatives to address barriers to care for children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions
  • Medical adherence and coping with chronic medical conditions
  • Diversity sensitivity and inclusion training in medical settings
Contact Information
Phone: 410-955-2795
Fax: 410-955-1030
Appointments: 443-997-KIDS (5437)