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Siddika Mulchan, Psy.D.

Pediatric Psychologist

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2016


University of Oklahoma Health Consortium, 2015-2016


Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center (formerly Dallas Children’s), 2016-2017

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Mulchan is a pediatric psychologist specializing in clinical interventions and assessment for youth with cancer and blood disorders. She collaborates with patients, families, and health care teams to facilitate coping/adjustment and adherence to complex medical regimens while addressing psychosocial aspects of care. She is particularly passionate about working with the sickle cell population and adolescents and young adults.

Selected Publications

  • Mulchan, S. S., Valenzuela, J. M., Crosby, L. E., & Diaz Pow Sang, C. (2015). Applicability of the SMART model of transition readiness for sickle-cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(5), 543-554.

  • Mulchan, S. S., Wakefield, E. O., Martin, S. R., Ayr-Volta, L., Krenicki, K., & Zempsky, W. T. (2021). Navigating Ethical Challenges for Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain Management in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic. The Clinical Journal of Pain. doi: 10.1097/AJP.000000000000100

  • Mulchan, S.S., Wakefield, E., Santos, M. (2020). What COVID-19 teaches us about implicit bias in pediatric health care. Journal of pediatric psychology, jsaa131. Advance online publication.

  • Mulchan, S. S., Signore, A., Reiss, M., Olezeski, C. L., & Santos, M. (2021). Motivational interviewing to navigate ethical considerations for youth facing stigma in health care settings. Journal of Health Service Psychology47(3), 129-136.

  • View Dr. Mulchan’s full list of publications 

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