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Cecelia R. Valrie, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
907 Floyd Ave
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Dr. Cecelia Valrie is a developmental-health psychologist. Her research primarily focuses on adjustment in children and adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) and their families, focusing on pain, sleep, academic functioning, and health-related outcomes. She is currently conducting research on:
(1) the temporal relationship between sleep and pain in children and adolescents with SCD, and
(2) the influence of sleep, pain, and family functioning on academic and health-related outcomes in children and adolescents with SCD.
Dr. Valrie also has research interests in the transition to adulthood for pediatric populations and the influence of socio-cultural factors on pediatric health outcomes. She is currently developing projects focusing on building resilience in children, adolescents, and young adults with a chronic illness to improve their long-term health and career outcomes, and understanding the influences of parental and family factors on preparation for transitioning to adulthood in pediatric population.
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