Kimberly Rennie (Weissgerber)

Clinical Associate Professor, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Rennie (she/her/hers) is an Associated Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a supervisor for second year student assessment practicum in the UWM Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program. Dr. Rennie has more almost 20 years experience conducting and/or supervising neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents with various medical, neurological, genetic, and developmental conditions in academic medical settings. She is currently in private practice where common referral questions include attentional concerns and learning challenges.  

Research Interests:

My research career has focused on understanding the neurocognitive consequences of acute and chronic medical conditions, genetic diseases, and neurodevelopmental disorders in pediatric patients, with a particular interest in acquired brain injuries. At the beginning of my career, I was most heavily involved in research examining the neurocognitive consequences of sickle cell disease (SCD) and SCD related stroke. More recently, my research focus was on examining the impact of early brain injury in pre-term infants and children born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).

Teaching Interests:

My teaching has focused on supervision of trainees and developing cross-training practica with psychology students embedded within medical settings.

Please Note: Dr. Rennie does not run a research lab or take graduate students as a primary adviser.  However, students will work with her as a clinical supervisor, and lecturer.

Selected Publications:

Taylor S, Rennie K, & Jon C. (2017) Clinical Outcomes of an Inpatient Pediatric Obesity Treatment Program in the USA. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, doi:10.1515/ijamh-2016-0141.

Macdonald K, Mosquera R, Yadav A, Caldas-Vasquez M, Emanuel H, & Rennie K. (2020) Neurocognitive functioning in individuals with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. BMC Pediatrics, 20 (1) 194.

Emanuel H, Rennie K, Macdonald K, Yadav A, & RA. (2020) Screening children with a family history of central congenital hypoventilation syndrome. Case Report in Pediatrics. doi: 10.1155/2020/2713606.

Kirpalani H, Bell E, Hintz S, Tan S, & Barbara S et al (including Rennie K). (2020) Higher or Lower Hemoglobin Thresholds for Preterm Infants. New England Journal of Medicine. Dec. 31;383(27):2639-2651. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2020248.

Girardet R, Shellman A, Llorens A, Nguyen L, Ellsworth M, Rennie K, Ha C. (2022) Evaluation of an Intensive Program for Children with Co-occurring Medical and Emotional Disorders. Clinical Pediatrics. doi: 10.1177/00099228221091429.

Cox C, Juranek J, Kosmach S, Pedroza C, Ewing-Cobbs L, Thankur N. Dempsey A, Rennie K, Jackson M, Kumar A, Aertker B, Caplan H, Triolo F, Savitz S. (2022) Autologous Cellular Therapy for Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized, Crossover Trial. Brain Communications. May, 4(3).

Watterberg K, Walsh M, Li L, Chawla S, D'Angio C, et al (including Rennie K). (2022) Hydrocortisone to Improve Survival without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. New England Journal of Medicine. Mar. 24;386(12):1121-1131. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2114897.

Bell E, Hintz S, Hansen N, Bann C, Wyckoff M, et al (including Rennie K). (2022). Mortality, In-Hospital Morbidity, Care Practices, and 2-Year Outcomes for Extremely Preterm Infants in the US, 2013-2018. Journal of the American Medical Association. Jan 18;327(3):248-263.