Entry Year

2017

Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine

Mentor

Linda Gallo, PhD

Research Interests

Kimberly’s research interests include the promotion of adherence to treatment regimens in chronic illnesses and use of adaptive coping strategies that produce the best health outcomes. She is also interested in family interactions and their influence on health and chronic illness management, and health disparities in underserved populations.

Representative Publications
  • Rumburg, T. M., Lord, J. H., Savin, K. L., & Jaser, S.S. (2017). Maternal diabetes distress is linked to maternal depressive symptoms and adolescents’ glycemic control. Pediatric Diabetes, 18(1), 67-70. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12350.

  • Perez, K. M., Patel, N. J., Lord, J. H., Savin, K. L., Monzon, A. D., Whittemore, R., & Jaser, S.S. (2017). Executive function in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Relationship to adherence, glycemic control, and psychosocial outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(6), 636-646. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw093.

  • Savin, K. L., Kahanda, S. N., Lochbihler, G. A., Malow, B. A., & Jaser, S.S. (2017, March). Multimethod sleep analysis of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

  • Savin, K. L., Lord, J. H., Patel, N. J., Perez, K. M., & Jaser, S.S. (2016, March). Parental risk factors for family conflict regarding direct and indirect diabetes management tasks. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

  • Hamburger, E. R., Mayberry, L. S., Savin, K. L., & Jaser, S.S. (In press). Interventions with the Family System. In M. E. Hilliard, K. A. Riekert, J. K. Ockene & L. Pbert (Eds.) The Handbook of Health Behavior Change. 5th ed. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Grants/Awards
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine Student Award for Outstanding Research in Child and Family Health, 2017