Caitlin Sayegh

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Dr. Caitlin Sayegh is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Sayegh identifies as a clinical scientist, implementing evidence-based care to diverse adolescents at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and contributing to the intervention science through research and training. Her research focuses on psychotherapy change processes and mobile health interventions to improve self-management skills among youth with chronic medical conditions.


  • Youth perspectives on mobile health adherence interventions: A qualitative study guided by the supportive accountability model Patient Educ Couns. 2024 Feb; 119:108079. . View in PubMed
  • The impact of integrating behavioral health services into pediatric subspecialty care: A systematic review J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2024 Jan; 78(1):8-16. . View in PubMed
  • Pilot Study of Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression Among Young People With Chronic Illness Am J Psychother. 2023 Sep 01; 76(3):93-99. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric subspecialty healthcare providers’ views of recruitment during a randomized controlled trial of a mobile health intervention Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2023 Jun; 33:101121. . View in PubMed
  • Designing an mHealth Roadmap for the Journey to Self-Management: A Qualitative Study with Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Chronic Illness Chronic Illn. 2023 03; 19(1):65-80. . View in PubMed
  • Randomized pilot trial of praise text messages to improve medication adherence among adolescents and young adults with liver transplants Pediatr Transplant. 2022 11; 26(7):e14361. . View in PubMed
  • Using human-centered design to support adolescents and young adults with special healthcare needs Patient Educ Couns. 2022 04; 105(4):1052-1053. . View in PubMed
  • The Effects of Breastfeeding on Retinoblastoma Development: Results from an International Multicenter Retinoblastoma Survey Cancers (Basel). 2021 09 24; 13(19):4773. . View in PubMed
  • Comparing Different Measures of Retention in Care Among a Cohort of Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Behaviorally-Acquired HIV AIDS Behav. 2020 Jan; 24(1):304-310. . View in PubMed
  • Pilot Evaluation of a Conservation Corps Program for Young Adults Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2019 09; 63(12):2194-2212. . View in PubMed
  • A Preliminary Investigation of Ethnic Differences in Resistance in Multisystemic Therapy J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2019; 48(sup1):S13-S23. . View in PubMed
  • The Impact of Cell Phone Support on Psychosocial Outcomes for Youth Living with HIV Nonadherent to Antiretroviral Therapy AIDS Behav. 2018 Oct; 22(10):3357-3362. . View in PubMed
  • Cell phone support to improve medication adherence among solid organ transplant recipients Pediatr Transplant. 2018 Jun 19; e13235. . View in PubMed
  • Motivational Interviewing to prevent dropout from an education and employment program for young adults: A randomized controlled trial J Adolesc. 2017 Jul; 58:1-11. . View in PubMed
  • Follow-up treatment effects of contingency management and motivational interviewing on substance use: A meta-analysis Psychol Addict Behav. 2017 06; 31(4):403-414. . View in PubMed
  • Qualitative Study of Foster Caregivers’ Views on Adherence to Pediatric Appointments J Pediatr Health Care. 2017 Jan – Feb; 31(1):104-110. . View in PubMed
  • Commitment language and homework completion in a behavioral employment program for gang-affiliated youth Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2015 May; 59(5):502-18. . View in PubMed