Earaj Afzal, MA


Earaj Afzal, MA
PsyD Student

Earaj is currently a clinical psychology doctoral student at Loma Linda University's School of Behavioral Health and is concentrating in pediatric psychology. She is interested in working with children and adolescents with co-occuring mental health and chronic medical illnesses. More specifically she wishes to create a strong foundation for one’s mental health earlier on in life in order to positively affect one’s physical health, resulting in a higher quality of life. Her ultimate career goal as a Pediatric Psychologist is to be able to work in a setting where mental health and physical health are intertwined in everyday practice. Her doctoral project looks at the relationship between sleep, anxiety, and gratitude in young children and hopes that the results will inform novel treatment for children with co-morbid sleep and anxiety problems.