Dr. Ric Steele earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1998 following an APA-approved Clinical Internship at the University of Tennessee Psychology Internship Consortium. After earning the Ph.D., he completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Behavioral Medicine at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In 2000, Dr. Steele joined the faculty of the University of Kansas, where he currently directs the APA-Accredited Clinical Child Psychology Doctoral Program. Dr. Steele has published more than 90 empirical articles, approximately 40 chapters and reviews, and 6 books. Steele's empirical research has been funded by grants from the US DHHS Maternal Child Health Bureau, and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Steele is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and currently serves on the editorial boards for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. Steele is Board Certified (ABPP) in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and serves as a member of the Psychology Advisory Committee of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Dr. Steele's program of research is broadly concerned with the promotion of physical and mental health in children, adolescents, and families across a continuum of health risk categories. Past grant-funded projects have included a clinic-based intervention for school-aged children with obesity and their families (Positively Fit), and a web-based intervention to help school nurses deliver weight-related health counseling to school-aged children and their families (Responding to the Crisis). Dr. Steele is currently exploring factors associated with digital stress and digital health in adolescents and young adults.