Elizabeth Coan, PsyD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor


  • Course Intructor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry
    Psychiatry and Psychology Small Groups


  • ???????S Howell, E Coan, K Slaymaker, R Hagerman, N Tartaglia, “Fragile X Syndrome”, Textbook of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 5th Edition, Eds. William Carey, William Coleman, Allen Crocker, Ellen Elias, Heidi Feldman, anticipated 2022.
  • Cordeiro L, Braden M, Coan E, Welnick N, Tanda T, Tartaglia N. Evaluating Social Interactions Using the Autism Screening Instrument for Education Planning-3rd Edition (ASIEP-3): Interaction Assessment in Children and Adults with Fragile X Syndrome. Brain Sci. 2020 Apr 22;10(4). PubMed PMID: 32331269

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

  • Psychology
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
Clinical Interests
Dr. Coan’s areas of special interest include assessment of developmental disabilities and comorbid mental health concerns, intervention for children with developmental differences and their families, program development, teaching and community outreach. Dr. Coan is heavily involved in the Psychology training program at Children’s Hospital, and is the founder of the Autism Initiative Program within the Pediatric Care Network, which is an education and training program for Primary Care Providers working in community practices. She has prior experience as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist and has worked with children with developmental differences for approximately 15 years.

Care Philosophy
Dr. Liz Coan is a faculty member at University of Colorado where she works as a Clinical Psychologist in the department of Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She also has a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. She is dedicated to supporting children with developmental differences and their families through warm, evidenced based, person-centered care.

General Information

Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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