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Susan Tran

  • susan.tran@depaul.edu
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical-Child Psychology
  • ​​​​PhD
  • Psychology
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  • (773) 325-4096
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  • ​​Byrne Hall, Room 505​​
​​​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. (In Press). Recognizing the psychiatric burden of anxiety and depression in children with headache, chest, and abdominal pain. In Incayawar, M., Maldonado-Bouchard, S., & Clark, M. (Eds.) Overlapping pain and psychiatric syndromes – Global perspectives. Oxford University Press.

Kashikar-Zuck, S., Cunningham, N., Nelson, S., Peugh, J., Lynch-Jordan, A. M., Tran, S. T., Ting, T. V., Arnold, L. M., Carle, A., Noll, J., Powers, S. W., & Lovell, D. J. (In Press). Long-term outcomes of adolescents with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia into adulthood and the impact of pain and depressive symptoms on physical function over time. Pain.

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. (2017). Preliminary outcomes of a cross-site cognitive-behavioral and neuromuscular integrative training intervention for juvenile fibromyalgia. Arthritis Care & Research, 69(3), 413-420. doi: 10.1002/acr.22946

Tran, S. T., Thomas, S. M., DiCesare, C., Pfeiffer, M., Sil, S., Ting, T. V., Williams, S. E., Myer, G. D., & Kashikar-Zuck, S. (2016). A pilot study of biomechanical assessment before and after an integrative training program for adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. Pediatric Rheumatology, 14(43). doi: 10.1186/s12969-016-0103-7

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. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.01.018

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. doi: 10.1037/cpp0000126

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. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000221

Cunningham, N. R., Tran, S. T., Lynch-Jordan, A., Ting, T., Sil, S., Strotman, D., Noll, J., Powers, S., Arnold, L., & Kashikar-Zuck, S. (2015).  Psychiatric disorders in young adults diagnosed with juvenile fibromyalgia in adolescence. The Journal of Rheumatology, 42(12), 2427-2433. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.141369

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsv029

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. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000181

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. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jss069