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Randi Streisand, Ph.D., appointed Chief of Psychology and Behavioral Health

Dr. Streisand will lead a division committed to improving the lives of children, adolescents, young adults and families through the provision of evidence-based behavioral health care. July 19, 2018

WASHINGTON – Children’s National Health System today announced that Randi Streisand, Ph.D., will become the chief of Psychology and Behavioral Health.  Dr. Streisand, a respected expert in the field, has served as the interim chief of Children’s Psychology and Behavioral Health since November 2017. During Streisand’s 18-year career at Children’s National, her work has focused on helping parents and children adjust to living with chronic conditions, training and mentoring students and conducting research. Her research related to childhood diabetes is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

“The work that Streisand has done as interim chief of  Psychology and Behavioral Health has been exceptional, and we’re excited that the best candidate was here at Children’s National,” says Roger J. Packer, M.D., senior vice president of the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine. “Streisand’s leadership will play an integral part in our efforts to advance research methods and to provide comprehensive approaches to psychological treatments.”

Before joining Children’s National in 2000, Streisand received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Florida, completed her internship at Brown University and a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has written numerous publications in the areas of child health and serves on several grant review committees through Children’s National, the NIH and the American Diabetes Association. At Children’s National, she is an active participant in the psychology training program, and she mentors undergraduates, graduate students, interns, fellows and junior faculty members. 

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About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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