Randi Streisand, PhD, is a clinical and pediatric psychologist and certified diabetes educator. Dr. Streisand is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National Health System, and serves as Director of Research for the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health, and Director of Psychosocial Research and Service for the Diabetes Team. 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 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 including Health Psychology, the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, and Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, and is an active participant in the training of psychology and medical students as well as interns, fellows, and junior faculty members.