Dr. Muñoz is a bilingual licensed psychologist who holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine. After receiving a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a MPH in Maternal and Child Health, she completed an internship and two-year pediatric psychology fellowship at CHLA. Currently, she serves as a pediatric psychologist at the CHLA Behavioral Health Center and at the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (CEDM). Muñoz also conducts research targeting behavioral health issues associated with pediatric insulin-dependent diabetes. Muñoz co-developed a psychosocial program for teens with insulin-dependent diabetes, siblings, and caregivers, Teen Power. Teen Power is offered through the CHLA Behavioral Health Center and at the CEDM. She is also actively involved with the American Diabetes Association on a national and local level.
Pediatric and Minority Mental Health; mental health issues among children with diabetes.
MPH, Loma Linda University, School of Public Health (Maternal and Child Health)
MA, Loma Linda University, School of Behavioral Health ((Experimental Psychology)
PhD, Loma Linda University, School of Behavioral Health (Clinical Psychology)
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; Child and Pediatric Psychology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles / USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; Pediatric Psychology
Member, American Diabetes Association, Board of Directors, 2018-Present
Member, American Diabetes Association, Advocacy Committee, 2016-Present
Member, American Diabetes Association—Los Angeles, Advocacy Committee, 2016-Present
President, American Diabetes Association—Los Angeles, Community Leadership Board, January 2016-Present
Advisory Panel, Diabetes Care Network (DCN), 2016-Present
- Biopsychosocial and cultural issues associated with pediatric insulin-treated diabetes
- Social-emotional adjustment and coping with pediatric diabetes
- Quality of life among pediatric type 1 and type 2 diabetes populations
- Stress and quality of life among caregivers of youth living with insulin-treated diabetes
Dr. Muñoz is interested in the emotional adjustment of and coping with pediatric diabetes, and in the quality of life among pediatric type 1 and type 2 diabetes populations.