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Kaitlyn Rechenberg, PhD, MPH, APRN

Kaitlyn Rechenberg, PhD, MPH, APRN

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, College of Nursing


  • PhD, Nursing Science, Yale University, 2018
  • MSN, Pediatrics, Yale University, 2015
  • MPH, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University, 2015
  • MA, Ethics, Yale University, 2011
  • BA, Philosophy, Fordham University, 2009

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health

Research Interests

  • Dr. Rechenberg is a Yale-trained and board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner and pediatric mental health specialist. She maintains an active, NIH-funded program of research. She is an expert in conducting interventional behavioral research in adolescents and young adults with chronic medical conditions. She directs the Adolescent and Young Adult Anxiety Lab (AYAA) at USF.


  • Mental Health Fellowship: Child and Adolescent (Ohio State University School of Nursing - 2018)
  • Jonas Fellow (Jonas Foundation - 2017)
  • Jonas Fellow (Jonas Foundation - 2016)


  • Member (Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2023 - Present)
  • Member (Southern Nursing Research Society, 2018 - Present)
  • Member (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2015 - Present)