September 29, 2020

Sickle Cell Disease and Psychosocial Well-Being in Kenya

We aim to (1) understand the psychosocial burden of youth with Sickle Cell Disease and their families in low- and middle-income countries and (2) develop effective and feasible interventions. The field of pediatric psychology is young but growing in LMICs, and we want to be part of bringing SCD to the forefront of those efforts.


Kuerten, B. G.*, Brotkin, S., Bonner, M. J., Ayuku, D. O., Njuguna, F., Taylor, S. M., & Puffer, E. S. (2020). Psychosocial Burden of Childhood Sickle Cell Disease on Caregivers in Kenya. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45(5), 561–572.