Faculty Profile

Sheethal Reddy, PhD

Sheethal D. Reddy, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Psychologist, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Strong4Life

Telephone: 404.785.2752

Email: sheethal.reddy@choa.org

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2015

Biography

Dr. Reddy received her PhD in clinical psychology from Kent State University and completed a child and adolescent psychology fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine. Her specialties include adult and pediatric bariatric evaluations and behavior modification related to obesity, chronic disease, and parent-child feeding practices. She has been a psychologist at the Strong4Life Program of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) since 2011. Strong4Life evaluates and treats childhood obesity through a multi-specialty and evidence-based approach. In this position she has often crossed paths with Dr. Mark Wulkan, one of CHOA's primary providers of surgical weight loss procedures for adolescents. As the first psychologist to be hired by the Department of Surgery, she is collaborating with Dr. Wulkan and other Emory pediatric surgeons on clinical and research projects.

Affiliations

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding

Education

  • BS in Psychology, University of Florida, 2002

  • MA in Clinical Psychology, Kent State University, 2005

  • Predoctoral Internship, Obesity & Behavioral Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2008-2009

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, Kent State University, 2009

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, 2012

Current Organizational Membership

  • American Psychological Association

  • Society of Pediatric Psychology

  • Society for Behavioral Medicine

  • The Obesity Society

  • Georgia Psychological Association

Professional Interests

  • Obesity

  • Behavioral medicine

  • Eating disorders

  • Adolescent mental health