Stephanie Romo, (she/ella)
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University in 2014. I joined the clinical psychology program at VCU in 2017 after working as a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children—Boston for several years. For the past two years, I have been working in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, under the mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Rohan.
Broadly, my clinical interests include: Patient-centered care, grounded in cultural humility and ecological context. Reducing stigma of mental health services in marginalized communities. Providing culturally appropriate and evidence-based interventions and assessments. Quality of life, identify formation, emotional expression, behavior modification, coping with chronic illness. Fostering protective factors while coping with chronic illness. I am passionate about increasing access to Spanish language services for Latinx/e patients and their families. My research interests include: Cultural protective factors among Latinx/e youth; biculturalism and acculturative stress; coping with chronic illness and medication adherence; parent-child communication; barriers to the utilization of health services within Latinx/e communities; culturally relevant interventions and resources.