Board Certification and Academic Information
||Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
||Pediatric Behavioral Medicine
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||Primary Children's Hospital
Behavioral Health Services
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Michael M. Steele is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. He received a PhD in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas and finished an APA-accredited internship in the O’Grady Residency Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with a subspecialty in pediatric psychology. He spent two years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University, and an additional three years at Auburn University, before relocating to Salt Lake City this past year. His research interests focus on the development and validation of health outcome measures for pediatric populations, adherence assessment in the context of pediatric obesity intervention, and program evaluation. He has published 17 articles in peer-reviewed journals, two book chapters, and has been active in presenting at professional scientific meetings.
Residency Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center O’Grady Resident in Psychology
Professional Graduate The University of Kansas M.A., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Utah State University B.S.
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications
Steele, M.M., Richardson, B., Daratha, K.B., & Bindler, R.C. (In Press). Multiple behavioral factors related to weight status in a sample of adolescents: relationships of sleep, screen time, and physical activity. Children’s Health Care.
Young, B.N., Steele, M.M., & Burns, L.G. (In Press). Reliability and validity of the SE-HEPA: Examining physical activity- and healthy eating-specific self efficacy among a sample of pre-adolescents. Health Education and Behavior.
Steele, M.M., Steele, R.G., & Cushing, C.C. (2012). Weighing the pros and cons in family-based pediatric obesity intervention: Parent and child decisional balance as a predictor of child outcomes. Children’s Health Care, 41, 43 – 55.
Steele, M.M., Daratha, K.B., Bindler, R.C., & Power, T.G. (2011). The relationship between self efficacy for behaviors that promote healthy weight and clinical indicators of adiposity in a sample of early adolescents. Health Education and Behavior, 38, 596 – 602.
Steele, M.M., Sobel, A.L., & Roberts, M.C. (2010). Physician identification and management of psychosocial problems in primary care. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 17, 103 – 115.
Steele, M.M., Steele, R.G., & Varni, J.W. (2009). The reliability and validity of the Oral Health Scale of the PedsQL™: Measuring the relationship between child oral health and health related quality of life. Children’s Health Care, 38, 228 – 244.
Steele, M.M., Steele, R.G., & Hunter, H. (2009). Family adherence as a predictor of child outcome in pediatric obesity intervention: Different outcomes for self-report and objective measures. Children’s Health Care, 38, 64 – 75.
Steele, M.M., Mitchell, M.C., Roberts, M.C., & Steele, R.G. (2007). Examining the influence of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology: An empirical approach. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 150 – 153.
Steele, M.M., Hunter, H., & Steele, R. (2006). Body mass index. In N.J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human development (vol. 3 pp. 964 – 966). Thousand Oaks, AC: Sage Publications.