Children’s Health Checkup

Preparing Your Child for the Transition to Adult Care

Jennifer Walsh, MD | Jamie Becker, Ph.D., ABPP - Speaker Bio
Jennifer Buchanan Walsh, M.D., is a pediatrician at Children’s Health and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is the founding Program Director of the UT Southwestern Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program, and she serves as Chief of the Division of Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She specializes in providing primary care for both children and adults. Dr. Walsh earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and she completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Walsh is passionate about medical education, adolescent and young adult reproductive health, and improving health care for adolescents and young adults as they transition from pediatric to adult health care, particularly those who have special health care needs.

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Jamie Becker, Ph.D., ABPP, is a pediatric psychologist at Children’s Health and Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology and provides a full range of psychological services to families from diagnosis through adulthood. Dr. Becker is also trained in general child clinical issues (such as behavior concerns, anxiety, and depression), as well as in adult health psychology. She has an interest in pediatric palliative care and end-of-life issues. She also provides services for families in the pulmonary and allergy/immunology clinics on a limited basis.

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  • Topic Info:Transitioning to adulthood is an exciting time and includes health care transition. Learn when and how to start preparing your child.