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Jessica Valenzuela, Ph.D., ABPP

Jessica Valenzuela
Associate Professor/Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Full-Time Faculty, Department of Clinical and School Psychology
(954) 262-5737
Office: Maltz 1028


  • Ph.D. University of Miami
  • M.S. University of Miami
  • B.S. University of Florida

Professional Interests

Dr. Jessica Valenzuela is an Associate Professor in the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, where she also co-chairs the university’s Belonging Equity Diversity & Inclusion (BEDI) Advisory Council.  Dr. Valenzuela also acts as the current coordinator for the Clinical Health Psychology concentration in the College’s Clinical Psychology doctoral programs and as the Director of Pediatric Psychology Services within the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital’s Comprehensive Pediatric Diabetes Center and Multidisciplinary Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic.

Dr. Valenzuela’s clinical and scholarly interests focus on pediatric health disparities, challenges in transitioning to adult care, family participation in care and shared decision-making, and community-based participatory models of research. Dr. Valenzuela’s community partnerships focus on consultation to develop and expand community health promotion programs, increase the cultural competency of providers, and improve the quality of care to children and families.

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