David F. Curtis, PhD

Phone: 1-512-324-0029


University of Houston, PhD, Counseling Psychology

St. Mary’s University, MA, Marriage and Family Therapy


Pre-doctoral Internship, Child and Adolescent Psychology, The Boston Consortium

Child and Adolescent Psychology, Fellowship, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Clinical Biography

David F. Curtis, PhD, is a licensed pediatric psychologist in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. He specializes in working with children and their families across primary care, outpatient, and school settings. Additionally, Dr. Curtis is an associate professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Curtis earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Houston and his mater’s in marriage and family therapy from St. Mary’s University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in child and adolescent psychology at The Boston Consortium and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Curtis is a former J. William Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand and a former postdoctoral fellow at the Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Curtis currently serves as the Director of Psychology Training at the Texas Child Study Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center. Prior to his arrival at the Texas Child Study Center, he directed the Pediatric Primary Care Psychology and ADHD Behavior Therapy programs at Texas Children’s Hospital. His clinical and research interests focus on improving behavioral interventions for children with disruptive behavior problems, primary care based behavioral health services and physician education, and reflective practices in clinical supervision and training. He is currently studying the effectiveness of novel behavioral and technology-based interventions for children with ADHD and ODD, physician readiness for integrated care, and pediatricians’ implementation of universal screening methods for psychosocial concerns in primary care.

Dr. Curtis is a pediatric psychologist with UT Health Austin.


  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Clinical investigation/clinical science
  • Disruptive behavior problems
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Pediatric integrated primary care

Board Certification

  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Licensed Psychologist

Awards & Honors

  • Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Clinical Investigation
  • Foundation Scholarship for Training Directors, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Integrated Care Leadership Program, Satcher Health Leadership Institute
  • J. William Fulbright Scholar, University of Auckland, New Zealand


  • UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's
    Dell Children's Medical Center
    4900 Mueller Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78723
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