Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 2009

Eileen J. Santa-Sosa, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in Neonatal Perinatal Services at Children’s Health, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Santa-Sosa's current practice focuses on psychological assessment and intervention for infants and young children in medical settings, especially NICU follow-up. She also teaches and supervises psychology trainees in the Clinical Child Psychology Program at Children's. Her interests include infant & early childhood psychology, NICU follow-up, pediatric traumatic stress, primary care psychology, ethnocultural factors and disparities, evidence-based practice, and health policy.


Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (2009), Psychology
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Massachusetts Boston (2009), Clinical Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (2011), Child Maltreatment/family Violence

Research Interest

  • ethnocultural factors and health disparities
  • pediatric traumatic stress
  • premature birth & NICU follow-up


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Addressing Ethnocultural Factors in Treatment for Child Physical Abuse
Santa-Sosa, E.J. & Runyon, M.K. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI 10.1007/s10826-014-9969-5 2015 24 6
Depression and Parenting by Nonoffending Mothers of Children Who Experienced Sexual Abuse.
Santa-Sosa EJ, Steer RA, Deblinger E, Runyon MK J Child Sex Abus 2013 November-December 22 8 915-930


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Texas Psychological Association (2014)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (2013)
  • National Latino/a Psychological Association (2012)
  • American Psychological Association (2007)