PhD-University of Southern California


Dr. Sayegh received her B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University in 2009, with a specialization in the Health and Development track, and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2015, with a specialization in the Children and Family track. Dr. Sayegh completed both her APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities based at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), specializing in adolescent and young adult medicine. In 2018, Dr. Sayegh joined the USC Keck School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. Dr. Sayegh’s research is focused on motivational interventions promoting adolescent health and wellbeing, as well as identifying mechanisms of change in psychotherapy and using mobile technology to engage youth in behavioral interventions. Dr. Sayegh has worked closely with adolescents living with chronic medical conditions, as well as court-involved youth. Her Mentored Career Development project is a randomized pilot trial investigating the efficacy of cell phone support to promote medication adherence delivered via phone calls or text messages with a human coach. Dr. Sayegh continues to be affiliated with the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and delivers health therapy, assessment, and clinical supervision within the CHLA Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.

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