Margo M. Szabo, PhD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Parrish, C., Haines, R.T., Stewart, D., Szabo, M., Caradec, J., Ziegfeld, S., Reynolds, E., & Ostrander, R.: Assessing Child Quality of Life Impairments following Pediatric Burn Injuries: Rasch analysis of the Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index. Quality of Life Research Journal 29(4): 1083-1091, 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11136-019-02380-w.
Enlow, P.T., Brown Kirschman, K.J., Mentrikoski, J., Szabo, M.M., Butz, C., Aballay, A. M., & Duncan, C.L.: The role of youth coping strategies and caregiver psychopathology in predicting post-traumatic stress symptoms in pediatric burn survivors. Journal of Burn Care and Research 40(5): 620-626, 2019.
Duncan, C.L., Szabo, M.M., & Mentrikoski, J.M. (2017). Pediatric Burns. In Roberts, M.C. & Steele, R.G. (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, 5th edition. The Guildford Press: New York, NY.
Duncan, C.L., Enlow, P.T., Szabo, M.M., Tolchin, E., Kelly, R.W., Castanon, L., & Aballay, A.M. (2016). Active Leptospermum Honey for the treatment of partial thickness facial burns: A case series. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 29, 349-355. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000484666.83140.b0.
Szabo, M.M., Urich, M.A., Duncan, C.L., & Aballay, A. (2016). Patient adherence to burn care: A systematic review of the literature. Burns, 42, 484-491. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.08.010
Barakat, L.P., Li, Y., Hobbie, W.L., Ogle, S.K., Hardie, T., Volpe, E.M., Szabo, M.M., Reilly, M., & Deatrick, J.A. (2015). Health-related quality of life of adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. Psycho-Oncology, 24, 804-811. doi: 10.1002/pon.3649.
Robinson, M.R., Daniel, L.C., O’Hara, E.O., Szabo, M.M., & Barakat, L.P. (2014). Insurance status as a sociodemographic risk factor for functional outcomes and health-related quality of life among youth with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 36, 51-56. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000013.
Tien, K.J., Goodie, J.L., Duncan, C.L., Szabo, M.M., & Larson, N.A. (2014). Is it asthma or a panic attack? A case study of asthma and anxiety in an adolescent male. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 2, 142-152.
Smith, K.E., Patterson, C.A., Szabo, M.M., Tarazi, R.A., & Barakat, L.P. (2013). Predictors of academic achievement for school-age children with sickle cell disease. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 6, 5-20. doi: 10.1080/1754730X.2012.760919
Barakat, L.P., Schwartz, L.A., Szabo, M.M., Hussey, H.M., & Bunin, G.R. (2012). Factors that contribute to post-treatment follow-up care for survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 6, 155-162. doi: 10.1007/s11764-011-0206-6
Hocking, M.C., Hobbie, W.L., Deatrick, J.A., Lucas, M.S., Szabo, M.M., Volpe, E. M., & Barakat, L.P. (2011). Neurocognitive and family functioning and quality of life among young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 942-962. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2011.580284
Duncan, C.L., Szabo, M.M., & Mentrikoski, J.M.: Pediatric Burns. Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, 5th edition. Roberts, M.C. & Steele, R.G. (eds.). The Guildford Press: New York, NY. 2017.
Posters and Presentations
Kelleher, J., Corman McBride, L., Johnson, R., Szabo, M., Moffett, K., & Duncan, C.: Relations between anxiety, internal health locus of control, and treatment responsibility in youth with cystic fibrosis. Poster presented at Virtual Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference. April 2021.
Nelson, C.I., Szabo, M.M., Lilly, C., Manegold, E., Riedel, R., Rouster, A., & Duncan, C.L.: Sleep patterns and associated factors in children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Poster presented at Virtual Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference. April 2021.
Szabo, MM. "Psychological Treatment of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders," Graduate Seminar in Pediatric Psychology, Department of Psychology, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA. June 2022.
Szabo, MM. "Working as a Pediatric GI Psychologist, " Master's Seminar in Pediatric Psychology, Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ. Oct 2021.
Szabo, MM. "Psychological Treatment of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders," Department of Behavioral Medicine Didactic Series, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Oct 2021.
Szabo, MM. "Psychological Treatment of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders," Department of Behavioral Medicine Didactic Series, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Aug 2020.
Szabo, MM. "Brain-Gut Considerations: Psychological Vulnerabilities in Celiac Disease," Celiac Psychosocial Health Continuing Education Program, enduring online program sponsored by Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC. Feb 2020.
Awards and Honors
2015, Don Hake Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Career, West Virginia University
2011–2012, HERF Fellowship, West Virginia University
2009, Drexel University Psychology Senior Research Award
2009, Drexel University Senior First Honors Award for Psychology
2009, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
2009, Best Overall Presentation at the 4th Annual Philadelphia Psi Chi Research Day
2009, 3rd Place in Undergraduate Humanities/Social Sciences Division at the Drexel University College of Arts & Sciences Research Day
2008, Jeanne D. Brugger Award for the Outstanding Junior Psychology Major
2008, Health Psychology Award at the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Psi Chi Research Day
2007–2008, The Howley Family Co-operative Education Plan Award
2007, Drexel University Peer Counselor of the Term
Editorial and Academic Positions
2022-present, Editorial Board, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
2021, Ad hoc Reviewer, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
Academic and Institutional Committees
2020-present, Behavior Health Seminar Committee, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
2019-present, Center for GI Motility Annual Education Day Planning Committee, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
2019-present, Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders Annual Education Day Planning Committee, Divisions of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition and Allergy & Immunology
2017-present, Training Advisory Committee, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2020-present, American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders
- 2020-present, Health Sciences Advisory Committee
2011-present, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53)
2007-present, Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54)
- 2022-present, Co-chair, Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group
2007-present, American Psychological Association
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