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Alana D. Lopez, PhD


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Alana D. Lopez, PhD
Department: Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Alana D. Lopez, PhD. completed her graduate training in school psychology with a specialization in pediatric school psychology at the University of South Florida. After completing an internship in pediatric psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, she completed a two year combined clinical and research fellowship in pediatric psychology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dr. Lopez joined staff in the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health in 2013.

Dr. Lopez's primary specialty is working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families living with chronic illness (e.g., cancer, sickle cell disease, organ failure/transplant, diabetes, asthma). She has specific interests in the areas of coping and adjustment to chronic illness, mood and behavioral concerns related to living with a chronic illness, procedural distress, transition from pediatric to adult care, and school consultation. Dr. Lopez provides inpatient consultation-liaison services and maintains an outpatient practice.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Pediatric Psychology
Memphis, TN
Doctorate - University of South Florida
Tampa, FL USA
Internship - Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Pre-Doctoral: Pediatric Psychology
Baltimore, MD USA
Graduate - University of South Florida
Tampa, FL USA
Graduate - University of South Florida
Tampa, FL USA
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Division 54, Society of Pediatric Psychology
  • Ohio Psychological Association (OPA)

Treatment & Services

  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  • Coping With General & Medical Illness And Specific Medical Illness
  • Difficult Life Transitions
  • Family Adjustment To Chronic Illness
  • Relaxation Training

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping With Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Coping With Pediatric Disease
  • Coping With Pediatric Physical Disease

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/5/2016, Dr. Lopez has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English