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Trupti Rao, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor and Director,
M.P.H. Studies Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion

Email: trao@wihd.org

Telephone: (914) 493-8141


Westchester Institute for Human Development
Cedarwood Hall,
Valhalla, NY 10595

Professional Interests:

Dr. Rao is a NYS licensed clinical psychologist in Child Welfare Services at WIHD and Co-Director of Psychology Training at WIHD. Dr. Rao received her BA from Boston University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. At WIHD, Dr. Rao is the coordinator for an intensive in-home parenting program serving parents with intellectual disabilities, which uses a curriculum she co-developed to specifically address the specialized needs of this population. Additional responsibilities include providing assessment and clinical services to children and families involved in the child welfare system and evaluating young children with developmental delays, as well as supervising graduate students in these activities. Dr. Rao has presented at both local and national conferences, including the Annual International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment and the National Victims of Crime Conference.

Education Profile:

Post Graduate Studies: Westchester Institute for Human Development
Graduate Degree: Psy.D.
Graduate Degree Institution: University of Hartford
Undergraduate Institution: Boston University

Selected Bibliography:

Bonuck K, Rao T, Xu L. Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Special Educational Need at 8 Years: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Pediatrics published online. September 3, 2012: DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-0392.

Rao, T. (2012). Supporting parents with intellectual disabilities: A practical guide for providers. [Brochure]. Valhalla, NY: Westchester Institute for Human Development.

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