Laura Bava, PsyD

Lead, Teen and Family Support Service
Pediatric Psychologist; Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation


Medical School

University of La Verne


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


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



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

Medical Awards

Exemplary Scholar Award (2011), 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 Summary

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.