Dr. Lukens is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Psychosocial Program Manager for the Martha Escoll Lubeck Feeding and Swallowing Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Lukens completed her graduate work at The Ohio State University, where her research program focused on the assessment and treatment of feeding problems in children with autism. She received further training in pediatric psychology as a resident and fellow at Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children, with specialty training to work with children with chronic GI conditions. She has worked with children with pediatric feeding problems for over 20 years, with particular research and clinical interest in novel intervention modalities and the evaluation of treatment outcomes.
She currently conducts research and clinical work with children with pediatric feeding disorders and their families.