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Pediatric Psychologist; Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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Medical School: 

University of La Verne


USC-UCEDD at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Psychology Rotation. APA-accredited


USC-UCEDD at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Psychology. APA-accredited


Professional Memberships: 

American Psychological Association (APA) California Psychological Association (CPA) Society for Pediatric Psychology California Latino Psychological Association (CLPA)


Exemplary Scholar Award (2011), USC-UCEDD at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. California Department of Mental Health Educational Stipend (CAPIC/MHSA) for Clinical Psychologist Award Recipient (2009), Los Angeles. Hispanic Scholarship Fund Recipient (2008), Los Angeles.


Pain experience in children with advanced cancer. Van Cleve L, Muñoz CE, Riggs ML, Bava L, Savedra M. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2012 Jan-Feb

29(1):28-36. doi: 10.1177/1043454211432295.

Research Interests: 

Cancer survivorship and psycho-educational functioning; relationship between chronic pediatric health conditions and cognitive and mental health functioning; multiculturalism, and cultural and linguistic competent mental health services and assessment; Issues of access and utilization of mental health services for underserved populations; Program development.

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