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Reem A. Tarazi

Reem A. Tarazi, PhD, ABPP-CN

Associate Professor

Department: Psychiatry

Practices: Drexel Psychiatry

Specialties: Child Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology, Psychology


  • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Drexel University
  • BA in Psychology - Dartmouth College
  • BA in Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology - Dartmouth College

Reem Tarazi, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a pediatric neuropsychologist in Philadelphia, Pa. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology.

Clinical Services

Neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents

Affiliated Hospitals

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children


  • Kennedy Krieger Institute

Dr. Tarazi is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine and an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University.


"Lessons Learned from a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Family-based Intervention to Promote School Functioning for School-age Children with Sickle Cell Disease"
Daniel, L.C., Li, Y., Smith, K., Tarazi, R., Robinson, M.R., Patterson, C.A., Smith-Whitley, K. Stuart, M., & Barakat, L.P.
Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2015)

"Hypoxia and inflammation in children with sickle cell disease: Implications for hippocampal functioning and episodic memory"
*Iampietro, M., Giovanetti, T., & Tarazi, R.
Neuropsychology Review, 24(2), 252-265 (2014)

"Psychosocial and pharmacological management of pain in pediatric sickle cell disease"
*Hildenbrand, A. K., Nicholls, E. G., Daly, B. P., Marsac, M. L., Tarazi, R., & Raybagkar, D.
Postgraduate Medicine, 126(2), 123-133 (2014)

"Predictors of academic functioning of school age children with sickle cell disease"
*Smith, K.E., Patterson, C.A., Szabo, M.M., Tarazi, R.A., & Barakat, L.P.
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 6, 5-20 (2013)

"The Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales – Spina Bifida Version: A measure of executive components of self-management"
*Jacobson, L.A., Tarazi, R.A., McCurdy, M.D., Schultz, S., Levey, E., Mahone, E.M., & Zabel, T.A.
Rehabilitation Psychology, 58(1), 98-105 (2013)

"The role of neuropsychological evaluation in pediatric sickle cell disease"
*Daly, B., Kral, M.C., & Tarazi, R.A.
The Clinical Neuropsychologist (2011)

"Age-related changes in executive function among children with spina bifida/hydrocephalus based on parent behavior ratings"
R.A. Tarazi, T.A. Zabel and E.M. Mahone
The Clinical Neuropsychologist 22, 585-602 (2008)

"Self-care independence in children with Neurological disorders: An interactional model of adaptive demands and executive dysfunction"
R.A. Tarazi, E.M. Mahone and T.A. Zabel
Rehabilitation Psychology 52(2), 196-205 (2007)

"Disease-related parenting stress in two sickle cell disease caregiver samples: Preschool and adolescent"
L.P. Barakat, C.A. Patterson, R.A. Tarazi and B. Ely
Families, Systems, and Health 25(2), 147-161 (2007)

"Neuropsychological functioning in preschool-age children with sickle cell disease: The role of illness-related and psychosocial factors"
R.A. Tarazi, M.L. Grant, E. Ely and L.P. Barakat
Child Neuropsychology, 13, 155-172 (2007)

This clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Practice Office

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Section of Hematology
3635 North Front Street
Nelson Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: 215.831.7800
Fax: 215.831.6382