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Cynthia Munoz

Cynthia E. Muñoz, PhD, MPH, MA

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Muñoz is a licensed clinical psychologist who holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

Currently, she serves as a pediatric psychologist at the CHLA Behavioral Health Center and at the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (CEDM), where she specializes in the mental health care of children and adolescents with diabetes. She also conducts research targeting behavioral health issues associated with pediatric insulin-treated diabetes.

Dr. Muñoz co-developed a psychosocial program for teens with type 1 diabetes, siblings, and caregivers, TEEN POWER.

She was the American Diabetes Association’s (national) President of Health Care & Education in 2021. She is the current President of the ADA’s Community Leadership Board in Southern California and a member of ADA national committees including the Safe at School Working Group and the Mental Health Advisory Committee.


Implementation of Psychosocial Screening into Diabetes Clinics: Experience from the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Quality Improvement Network. Current Diabetes Reports. 2023 Feb;23(2):19-28. Sarah Corathers, Desireé N Williford, Jessica Kichler, Laura Smith, Emma Ospelt, Saketh Rompicherla, Alissa Roberts, Priya Prahalad, Marina Basina, Cynthia Muñoz, Osagie Ebekozien

The Changing Face of Pediatric Diabetes: How the Pandemic Brought an Epidemic to Light. Diabetes Spectrum. 2022 Spring; 35(2): 239–244. Cynthia E. Muñoz

Women and the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes care. 2021 Aug;44(8):1748-1749. Cynthia E Munoz, Ruth S Weinstock, Tracey D Brown, Robert A Gabbay

Impact of COVID-19 on Youth With Type 2 Diabetes: Lessons Learned From a Pediatric Endocrinologist and a Psychologist. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021. Cynthia E. Muñoz, Lily C. Chao

Self-Efficacy and Mood in Youths with T1D before and after a Curriculum-Based Group Intervention. Diabetes 2020;69 (Supplement_1):15-OR. Cynthia E. Muñoz, Olivia Hsin, Sarah H. Gamez, Jennifer Raymond, Lynda K. Fisher

Misdiagnosis and Diabetic Ketoacidosis at Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes: Patient and Caregiver Perspectives. Clinical Diabetes. 2019 Jul;37(3):276-281. Cynthia Muñoz, Anna Floreen, Colleen Garey, Tom Karlya, David Jelley, G Todd Alonso, Alicia McAuliffe-Fogarty

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