Randi Streisand, PhDRandi Streisand, PhD, is director of Psychology Research and Services for the diabetes team at Children’s National Medical Center and serves as Director of Behavioral and Community Research in the Center for Translational Science. Dr. Streisand joined the faculty of the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics in 2000. Dr. Streisand is a clinical psychologist trained in pediatric psychology with specialization in family adjustment to illness, parenting, and adherence to medical regimens. She is also a certified diabetes educator. Her clinical and research interests are in supporting families in their management of a child’s illness and/or medical regimen, and in youth and young adult’s engagement in health behaviors to promote optimum health. Dr. Streisand has been the principal investigator on several NIH-funded investigations and she is also serves as an Assistant Director for the Research Core of the DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities. Dr. Streisand has published more than 45 peer reviewed publications and she regularly presents her work at national meetings. She also serves on the editorial board of 4 scholarly journals. Dr. Streisand 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.  She is also an active participant in the training program at Children’s where she serves as a research mentor to junior faculty, fellows, and medical and graduate students, as well as a clinical preceptor for graduate students in clinical psychology.