Dr. Lisa Tropez-Arceneaux is an expert in pediatric trauma and psychological, educational, and forensic assessment. She completed her clinical training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu and her internship at Howard University Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. She also completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Burn Psychology at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
After leaving Johns Hopkins, she joined the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch in the Department of Pediatric Burn Surgery and Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Dr. Tropez-Arceneaux is well published and was awarded a National Institute of Child, Health & Human Development grant to study the effectiveness of virtual reality in reducing pain in pediatric-burn injuries. In April 2016, she won the Best Pediatric Research Award in North and South America for developing the first Burn Camp in the region. She also developed a multi-tiered mentorship program for pre-teen and adolescent females.
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Tropez-Arceneaux has worked as a Pediatric Psychologist in New Orleans, Louisiana, conducting psychological evaluations for children and adolescents. She currently serves as Director of Assessment for Bethesda Chevy Chase Counseling & Assessment’s testing company (Screening for Success), where she oversees all aspects of the practice. With Dr. Giral, she studies the benefits of early screening for learning differences.