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Kelly Schieltz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations - School Psychology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Contact Information

Primary Office
140-C Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD)
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242


BA, Psychology and Dance, University of Iowa
MA, Special Education, University of Iowa
PhD, School Psychology, University of Iowa
Pediatric Psychology, University of Iowa
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Psychology, University of Iowa Children's Hospital and the Center for Disabilities and Development

Licensure and Certifications

Health Service Provider in Psychology
Licensed Psychologist
National Register Health Service Psychologist
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Doctoral

Research Summary

Kelly M. Schieltz, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa. She is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 15 years of experience evaluating and treating, in a brief outpatient clinic, severe and challenging behavior displayed by children with and without developmental disabilities. Throughout her career, she has worked on a variety of federally-funded and state-funded research and service grants that focused on training parents and school professionals on behavior analytic procedures in-vivo and via telehealth. Currently, she serves as an investigator on two federally-funded research grants that focus on two areas. First, she trains parents in their homes via telehealth to conduct treatment procedures to decrease the occurrence of their child’s challenging behavior, and second, she evaluates behavioral persistence and treatment relapse for both challenging behavior and academic behavior when treatment is challenged. Additionally, Dr. Schieltz serves as an expert panel member for ECHO Autism, which seeks to advance the specialty knowledge and skills of professionals in relation to topics associated with autism.