Maureen Monaghan, Ph.D., is a clinical and pediatric psychologist with specialization in child and adolescent adjustment to illness and adherence to medical regimens. Dr. Monaghan is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics (with Award of Tenure) at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Monaghan specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with diabetes, and she also has expertise in treatment of behavioral sleep disorders. Dr. Monaghan is particularly interested in helping adolescents and young adults with diabetes adjust and adapt to new settings and adhere to their daily medical regimen, while also promoting optimal quality of life. She supervises psychology services for youth with chronic illness and their families and provides outpatient therapy services for youth with diabetes.
Dr. Monaghan is an active clinical researcher and is committed to a multidisciplinary research program exploring adjustment to illness and ways to promote adherence in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. She is a funded investigator in the areas of patient-provider communication and promoting optimal transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care for young adults with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Monaghan has multiple publications in the area of child health. Her long-term goal is to establish a strong research program promoting adherence, adjustment and quality of life in youth with chronic illnesses.