Texas Tech University

Christine Neugebauer, M.S., MT -BC, LPC

Doctoral Candidate
Human Development and Family Studies

Email: christine.neugebauer@ttuhsc.edu

Phone: (806) 725-6756

Office: HS 301

Advisor: Dr. Ann Mastergeorge

Christine Neugebauer, M.S., MT - BC, LPC


  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, Anna Maria College
  • Master of Science in Counseling, University of Houston – Clear Lake

Research Interests

  • Understanding how illness and hospitalization impact child development and family functioning
  • Identifying the mediating and moderating factors that mitigate or worsen family functioning and developmental trajectories for families who have a child with complex medical issues due to premature birth, genetic disorders, or chronic illness
  • Exploring how music therapy and other arts-based interventions can facilitate coping and promote psychosocial adjustment and enhance developmental outcomes 

Current Projects

  • Applying the Family Stress Model in the Context of Pediatric Cancer: A Systematic Review
  • Examining the origin and process of dyadic synchrony between premature infants and their parents

  Recent Presentations 

  • Applying the Family Stress Model in the Context of Pediatric Cancer A Systematic Review. Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD (03/2019).
  • Developmental Outcomes Study for Three Medically Complex Infants on a NICU. American Music Therapy Association, St. Louis, MO (11/2017).
  • Express Yourself: Integrating Creative Arts Experiences into the Healthcare Setting. TTUHSC 2017 Integrative Medicine Symposium: Lubbock, TX (4/2017).

Selected Publications 

  • Neugebauer, C.T., Serghiou, M, Herndon, DN, Suman, OE. (2008). Effects of a 12-week rehabilitation program with music & exercise groups on range of motion in young children with severe burns. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 29, 939-948.
  • Neugebauer, C.T. (2013). Children in General Inpatient Care. In J. Bradt (Ed), Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Pediatric Care. Barcelona Publishers: New Braunfels, TX.

About Me

Hometown: Medford, Massachusetts

Professional Goals: I have over 20 years' experience working as a clinician with hospitalized children and their families including children with severe burn injuries and infants in neonatal intensive care. My goal is to conduct research in the pediatric medical setting to improve the lives for children and families experiencing chronic illness or medically complex diagnoses.

Words of Wisdom: Remember to breathe, be kind to yourself, and embrace the journey!

Leisure Interests: Outside of academia, I am a violinist, enjoy running, traveling, and spending time with my family.