Michael Rapoff, Ph.D. received his doctoral degree in Developmental and Child Psychology in 1980 from the University of Kansas. Dr. Rapoff is currently Ralph L. Smith (Distinguished) Professor of Pediatrics, Vice-Chair for Research/Scholarship, and Director of the Faculty Mentoring Program in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and Missouri. His research, funded by NIH and the Arthritis Foundation, over the past 30 years has focused on adherence to pediatric medical regimens and pain. Dr. Rapoff has 93 publications in journals or books, including the second edition of a single-authored book published in 2010 on medical adherence (Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens, 2nd ed. Norwell, MA: Springer). In 2003, Dr. Rapoff received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, a division of the American College of Rheumatology. Also in 2003, Dr. Rapoff was elected as a Fellow in the Society of Pediatric Psychology. Dr. Rapoff teaches and advises clinical psychology students in pediatric and health psychology and teaches residents and medical students. He also sees patients 1 day per week in his Behavioral Pediatrics Outreach Clinics in Lawrence, Kansas.