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Dana Bakula, PhD

TitlePediatric Psychologist
InstitutionChildren's Mercy Kansas City
DepartmentPediatrics
Address2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City Missouri 64108
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8512-666X Additional info
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    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City
    DepartmentPediatrics


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    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OKPhD2020Clinical Psychology
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OHResidency2020O’Grady Residency in Psychology
    Children's Mercy & University of Kansas Med Cntr, Kansas CityFellowship2022Pediatric Psychology

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    Dr. Dana Bakula is a Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Mercy Kansas City in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. Her research interests center around the relationship between parent and child wellbeing among children with feeding disorders and other complex medical conditions. She is particularly interested in interventions that promote parent mental health as a mechanism to improve parent and child wellbeing. She is currently funded by a KL2 Career Development Award to conduct research on the benefits of brief parent mental health interventions in pediatric settings.
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    KL2TR002367     (Dana Bakula)Aug 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2024
    NIH/NCATS
    Parent Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Parents of Children with Pediatric Feeding Disorder Pilot Study
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Research Award     (Erickson, Edwards, & Bakula (MPI))Jul 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2026
    Gerber Foundation
    Leveraging mHealth care model for pediatric enteral feeding tube weaning: CHAMP For the Feeder
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Bakula DM, Wallisch A, Slosky L, Dean K, Davis A, Edwards S. Prevalence of Parent Mental Health Problems in an Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic: Short Communication. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 Oct 02. PMID: 37779232.
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    2. Ruppe NM, Clawson AH, Nwankwo CN, Traino KA, Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Mullins LL. Depressive Symptoms, Cannabis Use, and Transition Readiness among College Students with and without Chronic Medical Conditions. Subst Use Misuse. 2023; 58(11):1350-1359. PMID: 37331790.
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    3. Bates CR, Bakula DM, Egbert AH, Gerhardt CA, Davis AM, Psihogios AM. Addressing Barriers to Career Development Awards for Early Career Women in Pediatric Psychology. J Pediatr Psychol. 2023 04 20; 48(4):320-329. PMID: 36898037.
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    4. Bakula DM, Traino KA, Dattilo TM, Davis MP, Sharkey CM, Espeleta HC, Cherry AS, McMichael T, Johnson M, Wallace R, Mullins LL. Parent psychosocial adjustment to inpatient pediatric rehabilitation, and the role of uncertainty and self-care. Rehabil Psychol. 2023 May; 68(2):146-154. PMID: 36892883.
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    5. Killian HJ, Bakula DM, Wallisch A, Swinburn Romine R, Fleming K, Edwards ST, Bruce AS, Chang CN, Mousa H, Davis AM. Pediatric Tube Weaning: A Meta-Analysis of Factors Contributing to Success. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2023 12; 30(4):753-769. PMID: 36856955.
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    6. Forseth B, Davis AM, Bakula DM, Murray M, Dean K, Swinburne Romine RE, Fleming K. Validation of remote height and weight assessment in a rural randomized clinical trial. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2022 07 11; 22(1):185. PMID: 35818033.
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    7. Bakula DM, Junger KW, Guilfoyle SM, Mara CA, Modi AC. Key predictors of the need for a family-focused pediatric epilepsy adherence intervention. Epilepsia. 2022 08; 63(8):2120-2129. PMID: 35596620.
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    8. Forseth B, Dean KM, Murray M, Killian HJ, Bakula D, Romine RES, Fleming K, Befort CA, England KM, Bhagat R, Bangash M, Gillette MLD, Nelson EL, Davis AM. The impact of COVID-19 on rural treatment-seeking families with children with overweight or obesity. Child Health Care. 2022; 51(3):300-315. PMID: 36212032.
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    9. England KM, Forseth B, Bangash M, Bhagat R, Murray M, Bakula DM, Davis AM. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthy Lifestyles in Rural Families. J Healthy Eat Act Living. 2022 Mar 11; 2(1):23-31. PMID: 36199811.
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    10. Dattilo, TM, Roberts, CM, Traino, KA, Bakula, DM, Fisher, R, Basile, NL, Chaney, JM, Mullins, LL. Illness stigma, health anxiety, illness intrusiveness, and depressive symptoms in adolescents and young adults: A path model. Stigma and Health. 2022.
    11. Wambach, K, Davis, AM, Nelson, E, Swinburne Romaine, R, Romero, K, Muzzy, R, Murray, M, & Bakula, DM. momHealth: A Multiple Health Behavior Change Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial for Childbearing Adolescents. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2022.
    12. Traino KA, Fisher RS, Basile NL, Edwards CS, Bakula DM, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. Transition readiness and quality of life in emerging adult college students. J Am Coll Health. 2023 May-Jun; 71(4):1167-1174. PMID: 34242532.
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    13. Traino KA, Sharkey CM, Perez MN, Bakula DM, Roberts CM, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. Health Care Utilization, Transition Readiness, and Quality of Life: A Latent Class Analysis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2021 02 19; 46(2):197-207. PMID: 33236079.
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    14. Bakula DM, Wetter SE, Peugh JL, Modi AC. A Longitudinal Assessment of Parenting Stress in Parents of Children with New-Onset Epilepsy. J Pediatr Psychol. 2021 01 20; 46(1):91-99. PMID: 33053164.
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    15. Roberts CM, Sharkey CM, Bakula DM, Perez MN, Delozier AJ, Austin PF, Baskin LS, Chan YM, Cheng EY, Diamond DA, Fried AJ, Kropp B, Lakshmanan Y, Meyer SZ, Meyer T, Nokoff NJ, Palmer BW, Paradis A, Reyes KJS, Tishelman A, Williot P, Wolfe-Christensen C, Yerkes EB, Aston C, Wisniewski AB, Mullins LL. Illness Uncertainty Longitudinally Predicts Distress Among Caregivers of Children Born With DSD. J Pediatr Psychol. 2020 10 01; 45(9):1053-1062. PMID: 32929478.
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    16. Espeleta HC, Sharkey CM, Bakula DM, Gamwell KL, Archer C, Perez MN, Roberts CM, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Chronic Medical Conditions: Emotion Dysregulation as a Mediator of Adjustment. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2020 09; 27(3):572-581. PMID: 31190310.
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    17. Sharkey CM, Espeleta HC, Traino KA, Roberts CM, Perez MN, Bakula DM, Chaney JM, Alderson RM, Mullins LL. Psychological adjustment outcomes among pediatric brain tumor survivors: A meta-analysis. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 10; 67(10):e28644. PMID: 32761992.
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    18. Espeleta HC, Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Reinink J, Cherry A, Lees J, Shropshire D, Mullins LL, Gillaspy SR. Adapting Pediatric Medical Homes for Youth in Foster Care: Extensions of the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020 05; 59(4-5):411-420. PMID: 32003244.
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    19. Perez MN, Traino KA, Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Espeleta HC, Delozier AM, Mayes S, McNall R, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. Barriers to care in pediatric cancer: The role of illness uncertainty in relation to parent psychological distress. Psychooncology. 2020 02; 29(2):304-310. PMID: 31650658.
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    20. Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Perez MN, Espeleta HC, Gamwell KL, Baudino M, Delozier AM, Chaney JM, Matt Alderson R, Mullins LL. Featured Article: The Relationship Between Parent and Child Distress in Pediatric Cancer: A Meta-Analysis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 11 01; 44(10):1121-1136. PMID: 31260071.
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    21. Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Perez MN, Espeleta HC, Gamwell KL, Baudino M, Delozier AM, Chaney JM, Alderson RM, Mullins LL. The Relationship Between Parent Distress and Child Quality of Life in Pediatric Cancer: A Meta-Analysis. J Pediatr Nurs. 2020 Jan - Feb; 50:14-19. PMID: 31670136.
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    22. Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Perez MN, Espeleta HC, Hawkins M, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. The Role of Stigma in the Relationship Between Illness Intrusiveness and Adjustment in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Path Model. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 06 01; 44(5):611-619. PMID: 30802911.
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    23. Delozier AM, Gamwell KL, Sharkey C, Bakula DM, Perez MN, Wolfe-Christensen C, Austin P, Baskin L, Bernab? KJ, Chan YM, Cheng EY, Diamond DA, Ellens REH, Fried A, Galan D, Greenfield S, Kolon T, Kropp B, Lakshmanan Y, Meyer S, Meyer T, Nokoff NJ, Reyes KJ, Palmer B, Poppas DP, Paradis A, Tishelman AC, Yerkes EB, Chaney JM, Wisniewski AB, Mullins LL. Uncertainty and Posttraumatic Stress: Differences Between Mothers and Fathers of Infants with Disorders of Sex Development. Arch Sex Behav. 2019 07; 48(5):1617-1624. PMID: 31144217.
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    24. Espeleta HC, Bakula DM, Delozier AM, Perez MN, Sharkey CM, Mullins LL. Transition readiness: The linkage between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and health-related quality of life. Transl Behav Med. 2019 05 16; 9(3):533-540. PMID: 30566673.
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    25. Traino KA, Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Roberts CM, Ruppe NM, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. The Role of Grit in Health Care Management Skills and Health-related Quality of Life in College Students with Chronic Medical Conditions. J Pediatr Nurs. 2019 May - Jun; 46:72-77. PMID: 30856461.
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    26. Sharkey, CM, Espeleta, HC, Bakula, DM, Roberts, C, Ruppe, N, Chaney, JM, & Mullins, LL. Adverse childhood experiences: Non-medical trauma in the context of pediatric illness. Children’s Healthcare. 2019.
    27. Sharkey CM, Bakula DM, Wolfe-Christensen C, Austin P, Baskin L, Bernab? KJ, Chan YM, Cheng EY, Delozier AM, Diamond DA, Ellens REH, Fried A, Galan D, Greenfield S, Kolon T, Kropp B, Lakshmanan Y, Meyer S, Meyer T, Nokoff NJ, Scott Reyes KJ, Palmer B, Poppas DP, Paradis A, Tishelman A, Yerkes EB, Chaney JM, Wisniewski AB, Mullins LL. Parent-Rated Severity of Illness and Anxiety among Caregivers of Children Born with a Disorder of Sex Development Including Ambiguous Genitalia. Horm Res Paediatr. 2018; 90(5):308-313. PMID: 30566934.
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    28. Finlayson C, Rosoklija I, Aston CE, Austin P, Bakula D, Baskin L, Chan YM, Delozier AM, Diamond DA, Fried A, Greenfield S, Kolon T, Kropp B, Lakshmanan Y, Meyer S, Meyer T, Nokoff N, Mullins LL, Palmer B, Perez MN, Poppas DP, Reddy P, Reyes KJS, Schulte M, Sharkey CM, Yerkes E, Wolfe-Christensen C, Wisniewski AB, Cheng EY. Baseline Characteristics of Infants With Atypical Genital Development: Phenotypes, Diagnoses, and Sex of Rearing. J Endocr Soc. 2019 Jan 01; 3(1):264-272. PMID: 30623164.
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    29. Perez MN, Sharkey CM, Tackett AP, Delozier AM, Bakula DM, Gamwell KL, Mayes S, McNall R, Chaney JM, Clawson AH, Mullins LL. Post traumatic stress symptoms in parents of children with cancer: A mediation model. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 May; 35(4):231-244. PMID: 30395795.
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    30. Sharkey CM, Perez MN, Bakula DM, Grant DM, Mullins LL. Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Chronic Medical Conditions. J Pediatr Health Care. 2019 Mar - Apr; 33(2):186-194. PMID: 30177225.
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    31. Bakula DM, Mullins LL. JPP Student Journal Club Commentary: Stress, Conflict, and the Family System in Pediatric Cancer. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 07 01; 43(6):599-600. PMID: 29897604.
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    32. Sharkey CM, Bakula DM, Baraldi AN, Perez MN, Suorsa KI, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. Grit, Illness-Related Distress, and Psychosocial Outcomes in College Students With a Chronic Medical Condition: A Path Analysis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 06 01; 43(5):552-560. PMID: 29240936.
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    33. Gamwell KL, Baudino MN, Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Roberts CM, Grunow JE, Jacobs NJ, Gillaspy SR, Mullins LL, Chaney JM. Perceived Illness Stigma, Thwarted Belongingness, and Depressive Symptoms in Youth With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 04 23; 24(5):960-965. PMID: 29688469.
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    34. Perez, MN, Sharkey, CM, Tackett, AP, Delozier, AM, Bakula, DM, Gamwell, KL, Mayes, S, McNall, R, Chaney, JM, Clawson, AH, & Mullins, LL. The Relationship of Illness Uncertainty and Rumination to Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Parents of Children with Cancer: A Mediation Model. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2018.
    35. Sharkey CM, Bakula DM, Gamwell KL, Mullins AJ, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. The Role of Grit in College Student Health Care Management Skills and Health-Related Quality of Life. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 10 01; 42(9):952-961. PMID: 28398538.
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    36. Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Wolfe-Christensen C, Mullins AJ, Meyer J, Mullins LL, Wisniewski AB. Recommendations for the Establishment of Disorders/Differences of Sex Development Interdisciplinary Care Clinics for Youth. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Nov - Dec; 37:79-85. PMID: 28888337.
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    37. Ellens REH, Bakula DM, Mullins AJ, Scott Reyes KJ, Austin P, Baskin L, Bernab? K, Cheng EY, Fried A, Frimberger D, Galan D, Gonzalez L, Greenfield S, Kolon T, Kropp B, Lakshmanan Y, Meyer S, Meyer T, Mullins LL, Nokoff NJ, Palmer B, Poppas D, Paradis A, Yerkes E, Wisniewski AB, Wolfe-Christensen C. Psychological Adjustment of Parents of Children Born with Atypical Genitalia 1 Year after Genitoplasty. J Urol. 2017 10; 198(4):914-920. PMID: 28504212.
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    38. Bakula DM, Mullins AJ, Sharkey CM, Wolfe-Christensen C, Mullins LL, Wisniewski AB. Gender identity outcomes in children with disorders/differences of sex development: Predictive factors. Semin Perinatol. 2017 06; 41(4):214-217. PMID: 28478086.
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    39. Mullins AJ, Gamwell KL, Sharkey CM, Bakula DM, Tackett AP, Suorsa KI, Chaney JM, Mullins LL. Illness uncertainty and illness intrusiveness as predictors of depressive and anxious symptomology in college students with chronic illnesses. J Am Coll Health. 2017 Jul; 65(5):352-360. PMID: 28362166.
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    40. Sharkey, CM, Bakula, DM, Tackett, AP, Mullins, AJ, Gamwell, KL, Suorsa, KI, Mayes, S, McNall-Knapp, R, Chaney, JM, & Mullins, LL. Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology in Parents of Children with Cancer: Implications Related to Criterion Changes in DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5. Children’s Health Care. 2017.
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