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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Education & Training

  • B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, (1988-1992)
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, (1993-1998)
  • Internship, Pediatric Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI, (1997-1998)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Psychology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, (1998-1999)
  • Fellow, Pediatric Psychology, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, (1999-2000)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine


Randi Streisand, Ph.D., is a clinical and pediatric psychologist and certified diabetes educator. She is Chief of Psychology and Behavioral Health and Vice Chair of the Institutional Review Board at Children's National Hospital. She is also Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine.

She provides and supervises psychosocial services for children and families across a variety of pediatric populations including diabetes, craniofacial syndromes and urological disorders. She strives to help families adjust to living with a medical condition, and to manage the illness or regimen while at the same time promoting the child’s emotional well-being. Dr. Streisand is an active clinical researcher and runs projects funded by NIH, on managing type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents. She conducts research in Children's National Center for Translational Research. She has multiple publications in the area of child health, and specifically related to childhood diabetes.

Dr. Streisand serves on several grant review committees both internally through Children’s National as well as for several organizations including NIH and the American Diabetes Association. Further, she serves on the Editorial Boards for several journals, and is an active participant in the training of psychology and medical students as well as interns, fellows and junior faculty members.

Research & Publications