Wendy Hadley, PhD, received her degree in clinical child psychology and behavioral medicine from the University of Memphis in 2003. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship within the Brown University Clinical Consortium. Dr. Hadley then joined the pediatric psychology faculty at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 2005. She worked with a variety of pediatric patients and their families, including those affected by cancer, HIV, feeding disorders, cardiac issues, and overweight/obesity prior to coming to the University of Oregon.
Dr. Hadley conducts research on adolescent risk behaviors including the prevention of substance use and sexual risk behaviors, and adolescent weight management. She has published over 40 peer authored papers in this domain and has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on over 20 NIH funded grants. Funding agencies have included the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In her role as a clinician, she has trained over a hundred pre-doctoral, doctoral, and post-doctoral trainees.
Dr. Hadley joined the faculty in the College of Education at the University of Oregon as the Julie and Keith Thomson Faculty Chair and HEDCO Clinic Director in 2019. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services.