My research emphasis is theory-based intervention studies to enhance cognitive/psychosocial factors that impact health behavior and outcomes in children and adolescents with diabetes. I have conducted several funded projects in the areas of instrumentation, program development and evaluation, and survey designs. Most recently, I have been conducting online education-counseling intervention studies regarding reproductive health and preconception counseling in adolescent and young adult women with diabetes.
Education and Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Childhood Psychology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and WPIC
PhD, Health Behavior/Health Education, University of Michigan, School of Public Health
MSN, Maternal Child Health, Boston College
BSN, Nursing, Rhode Island College