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Heather C Huszti, PhD

Dr. Huszti has staff privileges at CHOC Orange

Location:
Orange, CA

Specialty:
Psychology

Published Works:

Office and Contact Information

1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8481
fax: (714) 509-8756
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Administrative Appointments

  • Chief Psychologist, CHOC Children's
  • Section Chair, Division of Pediatric Psychology

Physician / Researcher Bio

Heather Huszti, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Chief Psychologist at CHOC Children’s as well as the Section Chief for Pediatric Psychology. She also is the director of training for the Psychology Training Program at CHOC Children’s. She completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in family therapy from Texas Tech University and completed an internship and fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). She was on faculty at OUHSC, where she was the director of the Pediatric Psychology Program. She joined CHOC Children’s in 2002.

Dr. Huszti has served as a principal investigator on a number of federally funded research projects with a focus on adherence. Her areas of interest include pediatric psychology, adherence, consultation and liaison, techniques to help reduce pain, and individuals with hematologic disorders.


CHOC Articles & Publications

Help Your Child Fight Cyberbullying
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2011
In today’s digital world, cyberbullying has become an increasingly common and serious issue. Whether posting mean comments on a social networking site, such as Facebook, or sending threatening e-mail ...
When Your Child Is The Bully
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2011
No parent wants to learn that their child is the bully. If it does happen, Dr. Huszti suggests trying to find out what led to the behavior. “It may be that your child is struggling in school or with f...

Published Works

Fernandez, M., Huszti, H., Wilson, P, Nichols, S., Gonin, R. & Kapogiannis, W. (2014, in press). Profiles of Risk Among HIV-Infected Youth in a Clinic Setting. AIDS and Behavior.

MacDonell K; Naar-King S; Huszti H; Belzer M. (2013). Barriers to medication adherence in behaviorally and perinatally infected youth living with HIV. AIDS And Behavior Vol. 17 (1), pp. 86-93.

Martin,S.R., Fortier, M., Huszti, H.C., Wahi,A., & Kain, Z.N. (2011). Desire for Perioperative Information and Parental Ethnicity. Pediatric Anesthesia, 21 (10), 1046-1051.

Zhou ZY; Wu J; Baker J; Curtis R; Forsberg A; Huszti H; Koerper M; Lou M; Miller R; Parish K; Riske B; Shapiro A; Ullman M; Johnson K, (2011). Haemophilia utilization group study - Part Va (HUGS Va): design, methods and baseline data. Haemophilia: The Official Journal Of The World Federation Of Hemophilia, 17 (5), 729-36.

Batista ML, Fortier MA, Maurer EL, Tan E, Huszti HC, Kain ZN. Exploring the impact of ethnicity and language on parental perceptions of children’s pain. Child Health Care 2012;41:97-110

MacDonell, K. E., Naar-King, S., Murphy, D. A., Parsons, J. T., & Huszti, H. (2011). Situational temptation for HIV medication adherence. AIDS Patient Care and STDS, 25 (1), pp. 47-52.

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