New SPP Student Advisory Board Members for 2021
Sahar S. Eshtehardi
University of Houston
Research/Clinical Interests: Understanding the biopsychosocial mechanisms that influence adherence and health-related quality of life in pediatric chronic illness, health disparities, strengths-based interventions, adolescents and young adults, type 1 diabetes.
Research/Clinical Interests: Stress and resilience in youth with chronic illnesses that require daily self-management; developmental psychopathology; mindfulness-based interventions; allergic diseases.
Eastern Michigan University
Research/Clinical Interests: Psychosocial functioning in pediatric chronic illnesses including neurocognitive correlates and parent/family functioning; pediatric food allergy, chronic pain, type 1 diabetes.
University of Flordia
Research/Clinical Interests: Family functioning and caregiver distress in the context of pediatric chronic illness, sharing of treatment responsibilities between child-caregiver dyads, development of accessible family-based interventions.
Nicole M. Ruppe
Oklahoma State University
Research/Clinical Interests: Understanding modifiable behaviors and cultural factors that impact adjustment and coping for adolescents and young adults with chronic medical conditions.l Identification and development of culturally relevant evidence-based treatments for youth with chronic medical conditions.
Kent State University
Research/Clinical Interests: The impact of neurocognitive functioning on health behaviors, psychosocial adjustment, disease management, and intervention outcomes among youth with pediatric illness conditions.