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Susan Tran

  • susan.tran@depaul.edu
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical-Child Psychology
  • ​​​​PhD
  • Psychology
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  • (773) 325-4096
  • ​​Byrne Hall, Room 561​​
​​​Education and Training 

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2014-2015
Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship, O’Grady Residency in Behavioral Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2013-2014
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010
BA, Psychology, Marquette University, 2008

Major Areas of Interest
  • Pediatric psychology
  • Stress and coping in chronic illness
  • Functioning in youth with chronic pain
  • Child anxiety
  • Family and peer relationships
  • Dissemination of behavioral health interventions
Representative Sample of Publications

Tran, S. T., Goya Arce, A. B., & Jagpal, A. (Under Review). Chest and abdominal pain in children linked to depression and anxiety. In Incayawar, M., Maldonado-Bouchard, S., & Clark, M. (Eds.) Overlapping pain and psychiatric syndromes – Global perspectives. Oxford University Press.

Tran, S. T., Guite, J. W., Pantaleo, A., Pfeiffer, M., Myer, G. D., Sil, S., Thomas, S. M., Ting, T. V., Williams, S. E., Edelheit, B., Ounpuu, S., Rodriguez-MacClintic, J., Zemel, L., Zempsky, W., & Kashikar-Zuck, S. (In Press). Preliminary outcomes of a cross-site cognitive-behavioral and neuromuscular integrative training intervention for juvenile fibromyalgia. Arthritis Care & Research.

Cunningham, N. R., Jagpal, A., Tran, S. T., Kashikar-Zuck, S., Goldschneider, K., & Lynch-Jordan, A. (2016). Anxiety adversely impacts response to cognitive behavioral therapy in youth with chronic pain. Journal of Pediatrics, 171, 227-233.

Tran, S. T., Jastrowski Mano, K. E., Anderson Khan, K., Davies, W. H. & Hainsworth, K. R. (2016). Patterns of anxiety symptoms in pediatric chronic pain as reported by youth, mothers, and fathers. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 4(1), 51-62.

Kashikar-Zuck, S., Tran, S. T., Barnett, K., Bromberg, M. H., Strotman, D., Sil, S., Thomas, S. M., Joffe, N., Ting, T. V., Williams, S. E., & Myer, G. D. (2016). A qualitative examination of a new combined cognitive-behavioral and neuromuscular training intervention for juvenile fibromyalgia. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 32(1), 70-81.

Tran, S. T., Jastrowski Mano, K., Hainsworth, K. R., Medrano, G. R., Anderson Khan, K., Weisman, S. J., & Davies, W. H. (2015). Distinct influences of anxiety and pain catastrophizing on functional outcomes in children and adolescents with chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 744-755.

Anderson Khan, K., Tran, S. T., Jastrowski Mano, K. E., Simpson, P., Cao, Y., & Hainsworth, K. R. (2015). Predicting multiple facets of school functioning in pediatric chronic pain: Examining the direct impact of anxiety. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 31, 867-875.

Tran, S. T., Salamon, K. S., Hainsworth, K. R., Kichler, J. C., Davies, W. H., Alemzadeh, R., & Weisman, S. J. (2015). Pain reports in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Child Health Care, 19, 43-52.

Jastrowski Mano, K. E., Evans, J. R., Tran, S. T., Anderson Khan, K., Weisman, S. J., & Hainsworth, K. R. (2012). The psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) in pediatric chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37(9), 999-1011.