Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.

Mailman Center for Child Development
Department of Pediatrics
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics (D-820)
P.O. Box 016820
Miami, FL 33101
Phone: 305-243-6801
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 28, 2020


Leadership: UCEDD Director
Discipline(s): Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Neurocognitive late effects of childhood cancer, sickle cell disease, and HIV; health related quality of life in children; bone marrow, stem cell, and cord stem cell applications to treatment of developmental disabilities; community translation research. Learning problems after cancer treatment; early intervention for neurodevelopmental disabilities; neurodevelopment in children with chronic illness
Education: Duke University
Durham, NC Undergraduate -
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV Graduate -
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Internship in Pediatric Psychology
Oklahoma City, OK Residency
Service: Neurocognitive effects of childhood cancer, sickle cell disease and HIV, pain assessment and management



Brief Biographical Sketch


Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology

Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Director, Mailman Center for Child Development

Co-Director, University of Miami Sickle Cell Center

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Associate Chief of Staff of the Holtz Children's Hospital

Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with multiple leadership roles related to child health at the University of Miami and the Holtz Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital Center at the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, including Executive Vice Chair for the Department of Pediatrics, Director of the Mailman Center for Child Development (UCEDD), Co-director of the University of Miami Sickle Cell Center, Program Director of the University of Miami's Masters of Science in Clinical And Translational Investigations, and co-leader of the Biobehavioral Oncology Program at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. On the hospital side, Dr. Armstrong is Associate Chief of Staff for the Holtz Children's Hospital.

Dr. Armstrong's research focus is on neurodevelopmental mechanisms and outcomes of children with chronic diseases (sickle cell disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS). He has served as part of the scientific leadership of a number of National Institute of Health (NIH) multi-center clinical research trials for the NCI and NHLBI. He was chair of the NHLBI's Congressionally-mandated Sickle Cell Disease Advisory Committee, and is a member of the NCI PDQ Supportive Care Editorial Board. He has been a consultant to the Institute of Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, the Director of the NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, the HRSA/Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and White House.

Dr. Armstrong is actively involved in state and local issues and organizations related to developmental disability and chronic illness, including the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society (President & Chair), Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade County (Board Member), Florida Biomedical Research Advisory Council (Member), and a number of foundation boards and medical advisory panels.




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