Education and Training
O’Grady Residency in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Pediatric Psychology Fellowship - Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, New Castle County, DE
BA in Psychology and Neuroscience - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
MS in Psychology - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Individual and contextual factors that confer risk and/or resilience among diverse, underserved youth
Psychosocial factors that impact health, adherence, and function among youth with chronic pain and somatic symptoms
Quality improvement and program evaluation
Palitz, S.A., Carper, M.M., Kagan, E.R., Aggarwal, R., Frank, H.E., Davis, J.P., & Kendall, P.C. (2018). Addressing comorbidities when treating anxious youth. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 3(1), 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/23794925.2017.1394802.
Daniel, L. C., Aggarwal, R., & Schwartz, L. A. (2017). Sleep in adolescents and young adults in the year after cancer treatment. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 6(4), 560-567. DOI: 10.1089/jayao.2017.0006.
Trapp, S. K., Perrin, P. B., Aggarwal, R., Peralta, S. V., Stolfi, M. E., Morelli, E., Peña, A., & Arango Lasprilla, C. (2015). Personal strengths and health related quality of life in dementia caregivers from Latin America. Behavioral Neurology, 2015 (507196), 1-8. DOI: 10.1155/2015/507196.
Culnan, E., Holiday Brooks, S., Daly, B. P., Aggarwal, R., & Kloss, J. (2013). Insufficient sleep and weight status among high school students: Should we be focusing on the extremes? Children’s Health Care, 42(2). DOI: 10.1080/02739615.2013.765785.
Nicholls, E., Hildenbrand, A., Aggarwal, R., McCarthy, L., & Daly, B. P. (2012). The use of stimulant medication to treat neurocognitive deficits in pediatric cancer, traumatic brain injury, and sickle cell disease: A review. Postgraduate Medicine, 124(5), 78-90.
Posters and Presentations
Aggarwal Dutta, R., Peugh, J., & Salamon, K. S. (2019, April). Adolescent risk and resilience profiles and their associations with treatment compliance in pediatric chronic pain: A person-centered analysis. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Salamon, K. S., Aggarwal Dutta R., & Hildenbrand, A. K. (2019, April). Do increases in pain acceptance maintain at 12 month follow up for youth with chronic pain? Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Aggarwal, R., Moorman, E., & Cunningham, N. (2018, March). Clinical characteristics of pediatric functional abdominal pain disorders based on the presence or absence of clinical anxiety. Poster presented at the annual American Pain Society Scientific Summit, Anaheim, CA.
Aggarwal, R., Drabick, D. A., & Salamon, K. S. (2017, April). Predictors of treatment adherence among adolescents with chronic pain. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
Drabick. D. A., Aggarwal, R., Burgers, D. E., Gadow, K. D., & Nachman, S. (2017, April). Family factors differentially predict depressive symptoms among youth with perinatally-acquired HIV. Paper presented at the biennial meeting at the Society for Research in Child Development.
Awards and Honors
2014-2018, Graduate Travel Award, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University
2011-2013, Dean’s Fellowship, Drexel University
2008-2010, Dean’s List, University of Virginia
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2018–2019, Student Representative for Mentorship and Training, Consultation/Liaison Special Interest Group, Society of Pediatric Psychology
2017-2019, American Pain Society
2011–present, American Psychological Association
- Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54)
- Pain, Diversity, and Consultation/Liaison Special Interest Groups
- Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12)
Patient Experience Ratings
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