Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine


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
  • Fortmann AL, Savin KL, Clark TL, Philis-Tsimikas A, Gallo LC. (In Press). Innovative Diabetes Interventions in the U.S. Hispanic Population. Diabetes Spectrum.

  • Gallo LC, Roesch SC, Bravin JI, Savin KL, Perreira K, Carnethon MR, Delamater AM, Salazar CR, Lopez-Gurrola M, Isasi CR. (2019). Socioeconomic adversity, social resources, and allostatic load among Hispanic/Latino youth: The Study of Latino Youth. Psychosomatic Medicine, 81, 305-312. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000668.

  • Gutierrez AP, Fortmann AL, Savin KL, Clark TL, Gallo LC. (2019). Effectiveness of diabetes self-management education programs for US Latinos at improving emotional distress: A systematic review. Diabetes Educator, 45, 13-33. doi: 10.1177/0145721718819451.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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