Dr. Rachel Wasserman
Dr. Rachel Wasserman
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  • Degree: Ph.D. Psychology
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Rachel Wasserman, PhD is an Assistant Research Scientist and licensed clinical psychologist in the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (CHDS) at Nemours Children’s Hospital.  She also serves as an Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida College of Medicine.  Her research focuses on improving health, self-management, quality of life, and other psychosocial outcomes for youth with chronic health conditions.  More specifically, Dr. Wasserman studies developmental processes (e.g., transfer of medical responsibility, cognitive development, social and family factors) that may positively or negatively affect self-management behaviors and other health outcomes.  Support for Dr. Wasserman’s research includes funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Helmsley Charitable Trust. The quality of her work has been recognized through various awards and honors from the American Psychological Association (APA), the APA Ethics Board, the American Diabetes Association, the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, the Society of Pediatric Psychology, and the Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange.