Colleen Lukens, PhD

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Colleen Lukens, PhD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Nemours / Alfred I DuPont Hospital, Wilmington, DE


Nemours / Alfred I DuPont Hospital, Wilmington, DE

Undergraduate Degree

BA, Psychology - Bucknell University

Graduate Degree

PhD, Clinical Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
MA, Clinical Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
MS Ed, Psychological Services, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services

Research Interests

Pediatric feeding disorders
Program evaluation




Lukens CT, Silverman AH. Systematic review of psychological interventions for pediatric feeding problems. J Pediatr Psychol. 2014 Sep;39(8):903-17.


Hendya HM, Seiverling L, Lukens C, Williams KE. Brief Assessment of Mealtime Behavior in Children: Psychometrics and Association With Child Characteristics and Parent Responses. Children's Health Care, 42(1), 2013

Sharp WG, Jaquess DL, Lukens C T. Multi-method assessment of feeding problems among children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7: 56-65, 2013.


Lukens, C. T. What are special challenges of managing obesity in the child with autism? In J. S. Huang (Ed.) Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Obesity: 49 Clinical Questions. SLACK Incorporated, Thorofare, NJ, 2014.

Maqbool, A., Lukens, C. T. Feeding disorders and eosinophilic esophagitis in C. Liacouris and J. Markowitz (Eds.) Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Springer, New York, NY, 2012, pp 361-373.

Lukens, C. T. Behavioral assessment of pediatric feeding problems in V. R. Preedy, R. R. Watson, & C. R. Martin (Eds.) Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition, Springer, New York, NY, 2011, pp. 3437-3452.