Alana Rawlinson, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant ProfessorAlana Rawlinson



Office: (352) 273-5346
Clinic Appointments: (352) 265-0294


Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Auburn University, 2016
  • M.S., Auburn University, 2013
  • B.S. with Honors, Florida State University Summa Cum Laude 2010

Clinical Focus

Dr. Rawlinson provides outpatient and inpatient care of pediatric patients in the UF Health Psychology Clinic, directs the Psychology Inpatient Consultation-Liaison service at the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, and supervises trainees in therapy and consultation. Her clinical interests include treating patients with co-occurring medical and psychological concerns, with a focus on improving treatment adherence, coping with extended hospitalizations, and adjustment to new diagnoses. Dr. Rawlinson is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is in the consultation phase of becoming a PCIT Level 1 Trainer.

Research Focus

Dr. Rawlinson’s research involves adherence to treatment in youth with medical illnesses, quality of life and transition to adult medical care. She collaborates with medical providers on program development and access to psychology services in medical settings and has experience in measure development, quality improvement and qualitative studies.

Key Publications

Schaefer, M. R., Wagoner, S. T., Young, M. E., Resmini Rawlinson, A., Kavookjian, J., Shapiro, S. K., & Gray, W. (2018). Subjective versus objective measures of medication adherence in adolescents/young adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, in-press.

Gray, W. N., Schaefer, M. R., Resmini Rawlinson, A., & Wagoner, S. T. (2018). Barriers to transition from pediatric to adult care: A systematic review, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 43, 488-502.

Mehta, P., Steinberg, E., Kelly, S. L., Buchanan, C. L., & Resmini Rawlinson, A. (2017). Medication adherence among adolescent solid-organ transplant recipients: A survey of healthcare providers. Pediatric Transplantation, 21, e13018.

Schaefer, M. R., Resmini Rawlinson, A., Wagoner, S. T., Shapiro, S. K., Kavookjian, J., & Gray, W. N. (2017). Adherence to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder medication during the transition to college, Journal of Adolescent Health, 60, 706-713.

Gray, W. N., Resmini, A. R., Baker, K. D., Holbrook, E., Morgan, P. J., Saeed, S. A., Denson, L. A., & Hommel, K. A. (2015). Concerns, barriers, and recommendations to improve transition from pediatric to adult IBD care: Perspectives of patients, parents, and health professionals.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 21, 1641-1651.

Courses Taught

  • BSC 4969 Bachelor of Health Science Honors Seminar
  • Child Therapy Practicum

Awards and Honors

  • Best Research in an Emerging Field Award, Society for Pediatric Psychology (2017)
  • APA Division 54 Student Poster Winner (First Author), APA Annual Convention, Denver, CO (2016)
  • Exemplary Professionalism Award, Children’s Hospital Colorado (2016)
  • Lair Fellowship Memorial Award for Outstanding Clinical Graduate Student (2015), Auburn University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year (2012), Auburn University

Professional Memberships

  • APA Division 53, Member
  • APA Division 54, Member
    • Adherence Special Interest Group (SIG) Member
    • Allergic Diseases SIG Member and Chair of Research
    • Diabetes SIG Member and Former Founding Student Member at Large
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Certified Therapist
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Member