Richard R. Rubin Award

Randi Streisand, PhD

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Randi Streisand, PhD, is the recipient of the 2020 Richard R. Rubin Award. This award recognizes a scientist who has made outstanding, innovative contributions to the study and understanding of the behavioral aspects of diabetes. Dr. Streisand will deliver the Richard R. Rubin Award Lecture on Saturday, June 13.

Currently, Dr. Streisand is a tenured professor of psychology and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and serves as chief of the Division of Psychology & Behavioral Health at Children’s National Hospital. Additionally, she serves as vice-chair for the institutional review board and provides clinical service for families impacted by diabetes and other health conditions. She is also an active mentor and educator for trainees and early career faculty members regarding research and clinical service.

Throughout her career, Dr. Streisand has received multiple research and training grants, published approximately 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at national and international meetings. She has also been recognized for her mentorship and has received awards from Children’s National as well as the Society of Pediatric Psychology. Dr. Streisand’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and focuses on parent-child adjustment to diabetes and behavioral interventions to promote adjustment, adherence, and glycemic control. Her research has included young children through teenagers, and she is currently evaluating the use of a parent coach program to support parents of young children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Streisand has served on several editorial boards of journals, serves as a grant reviewer for NIH, and has served in elected positions for professional organizations. She is also a certified diabetes educator.

Please join us in celebrating Randi Streisand, PhD, for her contributions in behavioral medicine and diabetes.