Diane Chen

  • 148 Citations
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Research Interests

Areas of research include gender development in transgender youth and medical decision-making among gender- and sex-diverse youth and their caregivers. Primary areas of clinical interest include depression, anxiety, and trauma among gender diverse/transgender children, adolescents, and young adults, psychosocial issues in the management of differences of sex development (DSD), and behavioral health service delivery in multidisciplinary settings.

Training Experience

2013Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Temple University

… → 2012


  • Adolescent Health
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Health Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Mental Health
  • Psychological Issues of Patients Dealing with Medical Illness
  • Translational Research

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Grants 2015 2021

Research Output 2010 2019

Psychosocial considerations in pubertal suppression treatment.

Chen, D., Birnkrant, J. & Hidalgo, M. A., 2019, Pubertal Suppression in Transgender Youth. Finlayson, C. (ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, p. 41-47

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citations

Advancing the practice of pediatric psychology with transgender youth: State of the science, ongoing controversies, and future directions

Chen, D., Edwards-Leeper, L., Stancin, T. & Tishelman, A., Mar 1 2018, In : Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 6, 1, p. 73-83 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transgender Persons
Child Psychology
Delivery of Health Care
6 Citations

Attitudes Toward Fertility and Reproductive Health Among Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Adolescents

Chen, D., Matson, M., Macapagal, K. R., Johnson, E. K., Rosoklija, I., Finlayson, C. A., Fisher, C. B. & Mustanski, B., Jul 1 2018, In : Journal of Adolescent Health. 63, 1, p. 62-68 7 p.

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Health Personnel
Disorders of Sex Development
Mental Health
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