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CURRICULUM VITAE

Andrea M. Begotka PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatrics Psychology and Developmental Medicine

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
09/1997 - 05/2001 B.A., University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
09/2001 - 06/2003 M.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2003 - 06/2005 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
01/2003 - 06/2005 Internship, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI
07/01/2005 - 06/01/2006 Psychology Fellow, Neurobehavioral unit, Pediatric psychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University, 707 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205
07/2005 - 06/2006 Post-doctoral Fellow, Neurobehavioral Unit at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2006 - 12/2020 Pediatric Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/01/2021 - Present Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI, Division of Pediatric Psychology, Milwaukee

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/2006 - Present Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
10/25/2007 - 10/01/2017 Telemedicine at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Fox Valley, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Biofeedback Sterns
Corporation
08/04/2014
None
    

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin License
2616-057
07/20/2006
09/30/2022
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
05/2001 - Present Graduated Cum Laude, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 5/2002 Recipient of the Damm-Weaver Scholarship
2002 - 2004 National Honor Society Scholar

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
1999 - 2007 Association for Behavior Analysis
2005 - 2006 Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis
2006 - 2009 American Psychological Association
2021 - Present Society of Pediatric Psychology

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Begotka, A., Understanding Phagophobia and the Role of the Speech and Language Pathologist. Invited presentation at Children's Wisconsin, Speech and Language pathologist "Feeding Frenzy" meeting. Milwaukee, WI, 10/14/21 - Present
Begotka, A., & Wall, M., Feeding disorder presentation for EoE Support group, Invited support group leader for WI-PEP, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2016 - Present
Begotka, A., & Silverman, A., Trouble Shooting Toileting Disorder, Invited lecture for the Milwaukee area Foster Care Parent Education, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2016 - Present
Begotka, A., Battling children at mealtimes, Invited lecture at the Menomonee Falls School District Parent Education Night, Menomonee Falls, WI, 10/2017 - Present
Begotka, A., Childhood struggles with Toileting, Invited lecture at the Menomonee Falls School District Parent Education Night. Menomonee Falls, WI, 10/2017 - Present
Begotka, A., Coping with COVID-19, Invited presentation at the Medical College of Wisconsin, 3rd year fellow JFC: Reflection section. Milwaukee, WI, 03/11/2021 - Present
Begotka, A., Pediatric Behavioral Feeding and Elimination Disorders. Invited presentation at Children's Wisconsin, Psychiatry fellow didactic. Milwaukee, WI, 11/08/2021 - Present
Begotka, A., Interdisciplinary Approach to Phagophobia. Invited presentation at Children's Wisconsin, Children's Gastroenterology Division meeting. Milwaukee, WI, 12/15/2021 - Present
 
Regional
Begotka, A., & Long, B. C. Behavioral Feeding Program. Invited lecture at CME Grand Rounds, St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, WI, 03/2008 - Present
Begotka, A., & Edwards, M., A practical approach to feeding issues in pediatrics and IEM. Invited lecture at the Annual Midwest Metabolic Educational Event, Chicago, IL, 10/2016 - Present
 
National
Begotka, A., Delaney, A., Feuling, M., & Fischer, E., Feeding Difficulties in Infants & Children: Navigating a Complex Problem. Invited lecture at Nemours Children's Hospital Grand Rounds, Orlando, FL, 04/2014 - Present
Begotka, A., Behavioral Management of Elimination Disorders. Invited lecture at Nemours Children's Hospital Grand Rounds, Orlando, FL, 03/2016 - Present
Begotka, A., & Kopesky, J., Tackling Feeding Problems in Children with Metabolic Conditions. Invited lecture through WebEx, 06/2020 - Present
Begotka, A., & Kopesky, J., Tackling Feeding Problems in Children with Metabolic Conditions. Invited lecture at the 2022 GMDI conference, Henderson, NV, 05/07/2021 - Present
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Hannah Schroeder, MD - MCW 2021-Present, Psychiatry Fellow
Begotka, A. M., Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents. Psychiatry Grand Rounds, The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, WI. 2007
Begotka, A.M., & Long, B. C., Inpatient Comprehensive Feeding Program: A Treatment Option. Presentation at the Pediatric Feeding/Swallowing Disorders: A Team-based Approach Conference. Milwaukee, - 11/2007
Begotka, A., Behavioral treatment for feeding disorders of early childhood. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Psychosomatic Medicine Clinic. Milwaukee, - 09/2017
WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:
Biofeedback Training. Stens Biofeedback Program. Chicago, - 07/2014
Pediatric Behavioral Health Research: Building networks for interdisciplinary collaboration. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, - 02/22/8
Positive Parenting with a Plan: How to empower parents with challenging children and adolescents. Cross Country Education. Milwaukee, - 02/19/2008
Introduction to Parent-Child Interaction Training. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, - 11/19/2007
Cunninghan, C., & Banez, G. Biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of pediatric gastrointestinal disorders. 2007 Regional Conference on Child Health Psychology. Cincinnati, - 04/26/2007
COMMITTEES:
2012-2020 Children's Wisconsin Health and Wellness champion
2015-Present Sunshine and Wellness Committee chair
2017-Present Children's Wisconsin Aromatherapy committee member
2019-2020 Children's Wisconsin Productivity subcommittee
STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS OR FELLOWS MENTORED:
Psychology Graduate Students
Brittany Gresl, M.S.
Sara Harris, M.S.
Jillian Austin, M.S.
Margaret Grace, M.S.
Kristen Yule, M.S.
Amy Lang, M.S.
Morgan Nitta, M.S.
Mara Makasiar
Psychiatry Fellow
Chaz Johnson, MD - MCW 2020-2021
Albina Zimany, MD - MCW 2021-Present
Psychology Practicum Students
Julia Tagers
Brianna Young
Student Observers
James Stevens, MD - MCW 2021, Psychiatry Fellow
 
Regional
Teng, E. J., Woods, D. W., & Gantz, A., Clinical characteristics of body-focused repetitive behaviors and implications for treatment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis, Bloomington, - 11/2001
Wetterneck, C. T., Woods, D. W., Flessner, C. A., Norberg, M. M., & Begotka, A. M., Antecedent phenomena associated with trichotillomania: Research and treatment implications from an online study. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysi, - 05/2005
Begotka, A. M., Thompson, J. R. H., & Woods, D. W., The relationship between binge eating and delay discounting among college females. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Chicago, - 05/2005
Silverman, A.H., Kirby, M., Begotka, A. M., Clifford, L., Morales, T., Davies, W. H., & Rudolph, Telehealth Delivery of Specialized Behavioral Services in Pediatrics. Poster presented at the 2007 Regional Conference on Child Health Psychology. Cincinnati, - 04/2007
 
National
Begotka, A. M., Davies, W. H., Woods, D. W., & Fischer, E., A Functional Analysis of Feeding Disorders. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, - 05/2003
Begotka, A. M., Leon, M., Boelter, E., & Smitham, S., Professional Development Series: On Being a Postdoc. Panel discussion at the 32nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Atlanta, - 05/2006
Silverman A. H., Kirby, M., Begotka, A., Clifford L. M., & Rudolph C., Telehealth Delivery of a Behavioral Feeding Intervention in Pediatrics. Poster presented to the National Conference in Child Health Psychology, Miami, - 04/2008
Clifford, L.M., Silverman, A. H., Begotka, A., Fischer, E., Long, B., Butt, A. J., & Rudolph, C., Correlates of specific childhood feeding problems. Poster presented to the 2008 National Conference on Child Health Psychology. Miami, - 04/2008
Begotka, A., Long, B., Goday, P. & Silverman, A., Psychosocial Outcomes of Children Completing an Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Feeding Program. Poster presentation to the NASPGHAN 2017 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, - 11/2017
Gonring, K., Dolan, B., Kapke, T., Begotka, A., Sood, M. & Silverman, A., Group Treatment of Fecal Incontinence: A Description of an Interdisciplinary Intervention. Poster presentation to the NASPGHAN 2017 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, - 11/2017
Begotka, A., & Kovacic, K., Medical and Behavioral Treatment of Choking Phobia. Poster presentation at the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Hollywood, - 10/2018
Teng, E. J., Twohig, M. P., Marcks, B. A., Gantz, A. M., & Woods, D. W., Clinical characteristics of body-focused repetitive behaviors and implications for treatment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, - 11/2002
 
International
Twohig, M. P., Woods, D. W., Begotka, A. M., & Wetterneck, C. T., On-line analysis of Trichotillomania. Presented at the annual international meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, - 09/2003
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
 
Clinical Programs
2008 - Present Developed the Intensive Outpatient Feeding Program, Children's
2014 - Present Biofeedback therapy certification and began using in treatment in the
psychiatry department, Children's Wisconsin
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2005 - 2006 The Johns Hopkins' Children's House, Baltimore, MD
2005 - 2006 The Pastoral Care Committee, St Casimir Church, Baltimore, MD
2006 - Present PresentThe Milwaukee Urban League of Young Professionals, Milwaukee, WI
2008 - 2009 Big Brothers Big Sisters, Milwaukee, WI
01/2021 - 03/2021 Cheerleading Coach
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Madden, G. J., Begotka, A. M., Raiff, B. R., & Kastern L. Delayed discounting of real and hypothetical rewards. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2003 11: 139-145.
2. Begotka, A. M., Woods, D. W., & Wetterneck, C. T. The relationship between experiential avoidance and the severity of trichotillomania in a non-referred sample. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psyhciatry. 2004 35: 17-24.
3. Madden, G. J., Raiff, B. R., Lagorio, C. H., Begotka, A. M., Mueller, A. M., Hehli, D. J., & Wegener, A. A. Delay discounting of potentially real and hypothetical rewards II: Between- and within-subject comparisons. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2004; 12(4): 251-61.
4. Wetterneck, C. T., Woods, D. W., Norberg, M. M., & Begotka, A. M. The social and economic impact of trichotillomania. Behavioral Interventions. 2006 21: 97-109.
5. Wetterneck, C. T., Woods, D. W., Norberg, M. M., & Begotka, A. M. The social and economic impact of trichotillomania: Results from two non-referred samples. Behavioral Interventions. 2006; 21 (2): 97-109.
6. Begotka, A., Long, B., Goday, P., & Silverman, A. H. Caregiver Impressions of Clinical Effectiveness of an Intensive Behavioral Feeding Program. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2018; 6(3): 248-258.
7. Gonring, K., Dolan, B., Kapke, T., Begotka, A., & Silverman, A.H. Group Treatment of Fecal Incontinence: A Description of an Interdisciplinary Intervention. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2019; 69(3): 70-74.
8. Begotka, A., Silverman, A.H., Goday, P. A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Phagophobia. Children's Health Care. 2021; https://doi.org/10.1080/02739615.2020.1870117
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. 1 Silverman, A.H., & Begotka, A. Psychological and behavioral disorders in dysfunctional feeding: Identification and management. In Ongkasuwan, J., & Chiou, E. (Eds.) Pediatric dysphagia challenges and controversies. Springer International Publishing; 2018. 281-301 p.