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 a primary care NICU follow-up program. She also teaches and supervises psychology trainees in the Clinical Child Psychology Program at Children's. Her interests include infant & early childhood psychology, neurodevelopmental follow-up, pediatric traumatic stress, primary care psychology, ethnocultural factors and disparities, evidence-based practice, and health policy.

Research Interest

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


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Camp-based multi-component intervention for families of young children with type 1 diabetes: A pilot and feasibility study.
Gupta OT, MacKenzie M, Burris A, Jenkins BB, Collins N, Shade M, Santa-Sosa E, Stewart SM, White PC Pediatr Diabetes 2017 Dec
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

  • American Psychological Association (2007)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (2013)
  • Texas Psychological Association (2014)