Entry Year

2017

Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine

Mentor

Linda Gallo, PhD

Research Interests

Kimberly’s research focuses on promoting engagement in healthy behaviors (e.g., sleep, physical activity, and diabetes management behaviors) to produce the best health outcomes. She is particularly interested in reducing health disparities among Hispanics/Latinos, individuals of lower socioeconomic status and individuals with diabetes.

Representative Publications
  • Bergner EM, Whittemore R, Patel NJ, Savin KL, Hamburger ER, Jaser SS. (In Press). Participants’ experience and engagement in Check It!, a positive psychology intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Translational Issues in Psychological Science.

  • Patel NJ, Savin KL, Kahanda SN, Malow BA, Williams LA, Lochbihler G, Jaser SS (2018). Sleep habits in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Variability in sleep duration linked with glycemic control. Pediatric Diabetes, 19, 1100-1106. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12689.

  • Jaser SS, Lord JH, Savin KL, Gruhn M, Rumburg TM. (2018). Developing and testing an intervention to reduce distress in mothers of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 6(1), 19-30. doi: 10.1037/cpp0000220.

  • Savin KL, Hamburger ER, Monzon AM, Patel NJ, Perez KM, Lord JH, Jaser SS. (2018). Diabetes-specific family conflict: Informant discrepancies and the impact of parental factors. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(1), 157-163. doi: 10.1037/fam0000364.

  • Perez KM, Patel NJ, Lord JH, Savin KL, Monzon AD, Whittemore R, Jaser SS. (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.

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