Sonya Mathies Dinizulu (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago) is a clinical child and adolescent psychologist. She provides evidence-based individual and family interventions for youth from diverse racial/ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds presenting with depression, anxiety, and disruptive behaviors. Dr. Dinizulu specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents exposed to traumatic experiences, ranging from natural disasters to violence in the home or community. Her research is an extension of her clinical interests, which emphasizes developing and implementing community-based service delivery models to promote mental health and positive youth development for urban children and adolescents exposed to violence. Beyond her professional life, she has a passion for running, cooking, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
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