Dara M. Steinberg, <span>PhD</span>

Dara M. Steinberg, PhD



Dara Steinberg, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology jointly appointed in the departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry. She serves as the Psychosocial Director in the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation. Dr. Steinberg specializes in pediatric psychology, working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families, who have chronic and acute medical conditions, particularly oncological and hematological conditions. Dr. Steinberg uses evidenced-based treatment to address adjustment, adherence, and emotional and behavioral aspects of living with medical conditions. Her research interests focus on the interaction between physiological and psychological health and well-being.

Dr. Steinberg graduated magna cum laude with a BA, with honors in psychology, from Brown University and went on to earn her Ph.D in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She completed her clinical psychology internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine.

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Ferkauf Graduate School, Yeshiva University

Internship: Texas Children's Hospital

Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital


Steinberg, D. M., Santiago, R. A., Tanenbaum, M. L., Cline, G. D., & Schneider, N. M. (2019) “It made me the person I am today…” survivors of childhood and AYA cancer reflect on their experiences. Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology.

Steinberg, D. M. (2019). Pausing: lessons from the PICU. Journal of social work in end-of-life and palliative care.

Shea, K. A., Steinberg, D. M., & Santiago, R. A. (2019). Bridging the gap: A pilot program to understand and meet the needs of pediatric patients and families as they transition off cancer-directed therapy. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 36, 86-92.

Steinberg, D. M., Anderson, B. J., de Wit, M., & Hilliard, M. E. (2018). Positive well-being in youth with type 1 diabetes during early adolescence. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 38, 1215-1235.

Steinberg, D. M., Serebrisky, D., & Feldman, J. M. (2017). Asthma in children of Caribbean descent living in the inner-city: Comparing Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean children. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 22, 633-639.

Schneider, N. M., Steinberg, D. M., Grosch, M. C., Niedzwecki, C., & Depp-Cline, V. (2016). Decisions about discussing traumatic loss with hospitalized pediatric patients: A needs-assessment of a multidisciplinary medical team. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 4, 63-73.

Feldman, J. M., Matte, L., Interian, A., Lehrer, P. M., Lu, S. E., Scheckner, B., Steinberg, D. M., Oken, T., Kotay, A., Sinha, S., & Shim, C. (2016). Psychological treatment of comorbid asthma and panic disorder in Latino adults: Results from a randomized controlled trial.  Behavior Research and Therapy, 87, 142-154.

Feldman, J. M., Steinberg, D., Kutner, H., Eisenberg, N., Hottinger, K., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Warman, K., & Serebrisky, D. (2013). Perception of pulmonary function and asthma control: the differential role of child versus caregiver anxiety and depression. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 1091-1100.

Steinberg, D. M., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Serebrisky, D., & Feldman, J. M. (2012). The relationship between caregivers post- traumatic stress disorder and their asthma health beliefs in an ethnic minority inner-city sample. Journal of Asthma, 49, 724-730.

Goodwin, R. D., Bandiera, F. C., Steinberg, D., Ortega, A. N., & Feldman, J. M. (2012). Asthma and mental health among youth: etiology, current knowledge and future directions. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 6, 397-406.

Feldman, J. M., Kutner, H., Matte, L., Lupkin, M., Steinberg, D., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Serebrisky, D., & Warman, K. (2012). Prediction of peak flow values followed by feedback improves perception of lung function and adherence to inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma. Thorax, 67, 1040-1045.