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Kenya Malcolm, Ph.D.

(Pronouns: she/they)

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 279-7800

Fax: (585) 256-1901

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Faculty Appointments


Dr. Malcolm is the Director of Infant and Early Childhood Initiatives for the Child and Adolescent Division. She specializes in evaluation, treatment and consultation with children (including preschoolers), adolescents, and their families. She integrates a cognitive-behavioral orientation with aspects of systems and developmental theories. She has many interests that fall into broad categories related to integrated primary care and school settings, early childhood mental health, and work with adults on behalf of children. She sees a limited number of patients for consultation and ongoing therapy through Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness though most of her time there is in training and supervision. Dr. Malcolm is also one of the clinical supervisors on the integrated behavioral health team through GCH General Pediatric Practice where she oversees training for psychology interns/ fellows and is the Healthysteps Program project lead.


To date, Dr. Malcolm has worked with four large scale research projects involved with collecting and analyzing data from elementary and middle school- aged students. This work has involved all aspects of the research process including grant writing, building community partnerships, program development, and publication/ dissemination. She has also supervised teams of undergraduate students, mentors, and mental health professionals. Particular research interests include school- based program development and intervention. Detailed information regarding responsibilities and duties as well as a list of professional poster presentations is available upon request. Current scholarship endeavors focus on training and program implementation in outpatient and integrated primary care settings.



PHD | University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/2009 - 07/31/2010
Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

08/01/2008 - 07/31/2009
Internship in Psychology at University of Missouri at Saint Louis


Journal Articles

Malcolm, K. T., Taylor, K. K., Mitchell, J., Saile, M., Heatly, M., & Alpert-Gillis, L. J. "Why, What, and How: Training Community Clinicians on Evidence-Based Practice for Youth Mental Health." Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 2019; .

Knack, J.M., Jacquot, C., Jensen-Campbell, L.A., & Malcolm, K.T. "The importance of having Agreeable friends in childhood (especially when you are not)." Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 2012; (in press).

Elledge, L. C., Cavell, T. A., Ogle, N. T., Malcolm, K. T., Newgent, R. A., & Faith, M. A. "History of peer victimization and children's response to school-bullying." School Psychology Quarterly 25, 129-141. 2010; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Selective identification for children potentially at-risk for peer victimization: A new model for identification utilizing receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis.
Book Title: Protecting Children from Violence: Evidence-Based Interventions
Author List: Newgent, R.A., Seay, A.D., Malcolm, K.T., Keller, E.A., & Cavell, T.A.
Edited By: J.M. Lampinen & K. Sexton-Radek
Published By: Routledge 2010

Book Title: Anger, Aggression, and Interventions for Interpersonal Violence
Author List: Cavell, T.A., & Malcolm, K.T. (Eds.)
Published By: Erlbaum 2007

Chapter Title: The anger and aggression relation. In T. A. Cavell & K.T. Malcolm (Eds.), Anger, Aggression, and Interventions for Interpersonal Violence. Erlbaum.
Book Title: Anger, Aggression, and Interventions for Interpersonal Violence.
Author List: Cavell, T.A., & Malcolm, K.T.
Edited By: Cavell, T.A., & Malcolm, K.T.
Published By: Erlbaum 2007