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Reem A. Tarazi

Reem A. Tarazi, PhD, ABPP-CN

Associate Professor

Department: 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


  • Kennedy Krieger Institute

Affiliated Hospitals

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

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.


"Executive function among college students with and without history of childhood maltreatment"
Daly BP, Hildenbrand AK, Turner E, Berkowitz S and Tarazi RA
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 26(7) (2017)

"The Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales-Sickle Cell Disease Version: A measure of executive components of self-management"
Jones K, Jacobson L and Tarazi R
Rehabilitation Psychology,
62(3), 249-257 (2017)

"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 LC, Li Y, Smith K, Tarazi R, Robinson MR, Patterson CA, Smith-Whitley K, Stuart M and Barakat LP
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 and Tarazi R
Neuropsychology Review, 24(2), 252-265 (2014)

"Psychosocial and pharmacological management of pain in pediatric sickle cell disease"
*Hildenbrand AK, Nicholls EG, Daly BP, Marsac ML, Tarazi R and Raybagkar D
Postgraduate Medicine, 126(2), 123-133 (2014)

"Predictors of academic functioning of school age children with sickle cell disease"
*Smith KE, Patterson CA, Szabo MM, Tarazi RA and Barakat LP
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 LA, Tarazi RA, McCurdy MD, Schultz S, Levey E, Mahone EM and Zabel TA
Rehabilitation Psychology, 58(1), 98-105 (2013)

"The role of neuropsychological evaluation in pediatric sickle cell disease"
*Daly B, Kral MC and Tarazi RA
The Clinical Neuropsychologist (2011)

"Age-related changes in executive function among children with spina bifida/hydrocephalus based on parent behavior ratings"
RA Tarazi, TA Zabel and EM 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"
RA Tarazi, EM Mahone and TA Zabel
Rehabilitation Psychology 52(2), 196-205 (2007)

"Disease-related parenting stress in two sickle cell disease caregiver samples: Preschool and adolescent"
LP Barakat, CA Patterson, RA 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"
RA Tarazi, ML Grant, E Ely and LP Barakat
Child Neuropsychology, 13, 155-172 (2007)

This clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Section of Hematology
Nelson Pavilion
160 E. Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215.831.7800
Fax: 215.831.6382