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Cristie Suzukawa Clancy

Cristie Suzukawa Clancy
Adjunct Professor
Department of Human Services


  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Family Studies from California State University Long Beach, Master of Science in Child Life from University of La Verne

Cristie is a Certified Child Life Specialist and Adjunct Professor with over 21 years of clinical, leadership, and program development experience in the hospital setting. Cristie’s clinical practice has encompassed a wide range of diagnoses and diverse patient populations, spanning the medical continuum of care from trauma and emergency medicine to long-term rehabilitation.

Cristie first transitioned into the academic realm as a consultant providing curriculum review and course development at the graduate level. Cristie joined the Adjunct team at Nova Southeastern to further guide aspiring child life specialists toward their professional goals by bridging the gap between theory and practical application.

Cristie is an active member of the Association of Child Life Professionals and has worked in a variety of capacities, from chairing committees to acting as a child life mentor. She currently serves on the Journal of Child Life Review Board, Conference Abstract Review, and Conference Program Committees.

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