Lidan Gu

Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Lidan Gu is a pediatric psychologist specializing psychological evaluation and consultation for children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders. She is currently involved with the outpatient pediatric psychology clinic, type 1 diabetes clinic, and kidney transplant follow up clinic.
Dr. Gu received her PhD in counseling and student personnel psychology from University of Minnesota. She completed her predoctoral internship through the psychology internship program at the University of Minnesota medical school and her postdoctoral training at the Children's Hospital of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is a certified parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) therapist, and is also board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology.
Dr. Gu’s research interests include the impacts of mental health on health-related decision making. She is also a training faculty, and enjoys teaching and supervising predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees.


PhD in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
MEd in Counseling Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China



Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
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