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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, procedural distress, behavioral problems, transition from pediatric to adult care, school consultation, and academic/vocational planning. Dr. Lopez provides inpatient consultation-liaison services and maintains an outpatient practice.
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