SPP Student Graduates

2016 SPP Student Graduates

Alana R. Resmini, PhD  
Auburn University          
Validation of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) Food Allergy Module- Parent Report

Amie Marie Herrman Lofton, PsyD          
Carlos Albizu University – Miami                
At Risk Youth: A Systematic Literature Review of Current Prevention and Treatment Strategies

Kathryn Birnie, PhD        
Dalhousie University    
A Multi-Method Dyadic Investigation of Child and Parent Pain Catastrophizing and Family Functioning in Child Pain

Alexa Bonacquisti, PhD                
Drexel University            
Psychological Responses and Treatment among Mothers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: The Impact of Attachment, Attitudes, Social Support, and Health Behaviors

Elizabeth Nicholls, PhD                  
Drexel University            
Relationships between Parent Social Problem-Solving and Child and Parent Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms after Pediatric Injury

Sarah R. Martin, PhD    
Georgia State University              
Peer Support in Adolescents Hospitalized for Sickle Cell Pain Crises 

Anna Mayo, PsyD            
Indiana University of Pennsylvania        
Investigating Inside Jokes and their Implications for Individual and Interpersonal Functioning

Aimee W. Smith, PhD    
Kent State University    
Parent and Adolescent Factors Related to Adherence and Health Outcomes in Sickle Cell Disease.

Shana Marie Wilson, PhD            
Kent State University    
Relationship between Executive Functioning and Adherence in Youth with Sickle Cell Disease

Amanda Suplee, PhD    
Loma Linda University
An Examination of Social Media and the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image Disturbance

Alexandra Psihogios, PhD
Loyola University Chicago
A Concurrent and Longitudinal Examination of a Bio-Neuropsychosocial Model for Predicting Medical Adherence and Responsibility in Youth with Spina Bifida

Christina Holbein, PhD
Loyola University Chicago          
Social Skills Deficits in Youth with Spina Bifida: A Longitudinal Multimethod Investigation of Bio-Neuropsychosocial Predictors

Jenna Wallace, PsyD    
Marshall University      
Predicting Resiliency in Individuals Raised by Grandparents in a Rural Setting

Siddika Mulchan, PsyD
Nova Southeastern University
Applicability of the SMART Model of Transition Readiness for Sickle-Cell Disease

Molly Mishler Thomason, PhD  
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science  
Cortical Thickness in Adolescence: Relationship with IQ, Executive Functioning, and Substance Use

Katianne Howard Sharp, PhD    
University of Memphis
Investigating Parent Reactions to Children’s Distress in the Context of Stressful Life Events and Childhood Cancer: A Person-Centered Approach

Stevie N. Grassetti, Ph.D.            
University of Delaware                  
Caregivers’ Advice and Children’s Values about Bullying and Bystander Behaviors during Bullying Incidents

Bridget Armstrong, PhD                
University of Florida      
The Impact of the Built Environment on a Family-Based Lifestyle Intervention for Overweight and Obese Rural Children

Laurie A. Gayes, Ph.D.  
University of Kansas      
Influence of Best Friends on Children’s Athletic Competence and Physical Activity Engagement: A Longitudinal Analysis

Caitlin Thompson, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore County          
The Impact of Executive Functioning on Children’s Pain Tolerance during Cold Water Exposure


Sherilynn Chan, PhD      
University of Miami        
Cyber Victimization, Cyber Aggression, and Adolescent Alcohol Use: Short-Term Prospective and Reciprocal Associations

Tori Van Dyk, PhD            
University of Nebraska-Lincoln                  
Pediatric Sleep and Psychopathology: The Daily, Sequential Relationship between Sleep and Emotional/Behavioral Functioning in Youth

Lauren C Heathcote, DPhil          
University of Oxford      
Examining the Role and Plasticity of Cognitive Biases in Adolescent Pain Experiences

Jillian Murphy, PhD        
University of South Alabama    
Associations between Disruptive Behavior and Feeding Problems in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kathryn Jeter, PhD          
University of South Alabama    
Psychometric Examination of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Joy Kawamura, PhD      
University of Washington            
Indirect Effects of Parental Coping on Children’s Psychosocial Adjustment in the Context of Pediatric Cancer

Margo Szabo, PhD            
West Virginia University              
Sleep Patterns and Associated Factors in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease