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Dr. Melissa (Faith) Roop completed Ph.D. training in clinical psychology at University of Arkansas. She completed predoctoral internship at University of Mississippi Medical Center with an emphasis on clinical psychology in pediatric hematology/oncology  and completed a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. (Faith) Roop is currently one of the pediatric oncology psychologists at Children’s Medical Center. She also has appointments as assistant professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center and as associate graduate faculty in the UT Southwestern clinical psychology Ph.D. program. Dr. (Faith) Roop’s primary areas of research and clinical interest are relations between parents’ emotion socialization beliefs and practices, parent emotion regulation, sibling relationship quality, and patients’ and siblings’ emotional adjustment, emotion regulation, coping, and peer adjustment/victimization in the pediatric oncology population. Dr. (Faith) Roop also has an interest in these constructs during end of life and bereavement and in peer victimization interventions for chronically ill youth. Dr. (Faith) Roop maintains an active research lab and greatly enjoys supervising trainees.

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Children's Medical Center (2013)
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013)