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.


Nova Southeastern University


Children's Medical Center of Dallas

Assistant Professor Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • View Dr. Mulchan’s bibliography
  • 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. https://academic.oup.com/jpepsy/article/41/5/543/2579892
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa131
  • 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.

Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States