Dr. Brooke Yancey-Ward, Psy.D., is a pediatric psychologist. She completed her APA-accredited internship at Virginia Beach City Public Schools and her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children's Hospital. During these training experiences, she worked with children across the age span, ranging from infants as young as six months old to 18+ years, as well as their families. She received training in assessment, empirically supported therapeutic interventions, and consultation liaison services.

Since joining UAMS as faculty in 2022, Dr. Yancey-Ward has been involved in several outpatient clinics, including the Cardiac Neurodevelopment Program (CNP), inpatient consultation-liaison services, research projects, and inpatient rounding with multidisciplinary teams as well as in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). Dr. Yancey-Ward has recently had the honor of becoming one of the Associate Directors of Training for the pediatric psychology post-doctoral fellowship program and has a passion for having an active role in the training of our fellows.

Dr. Yancey-Ward is the inaugural president of the Sunshine Committee, which focuses on promoting employee wellness and collegiality and is a member of the UAMS Department of Pediatrics Social and Community Engagement Committee. 

Graduate School

  • University of Indianapolis - 2019


  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - 2020

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