David Janicke, PhD
Associate Professor & Interim Chair
(Ph.D. 2001, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
David Janicke, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2001 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He is a Fellow of APA Division 54 and is the PI on multiple NIH and Medicaid funded trials examining the effectiveness of community-based behavioral family interventions for addressing obesity in underserved and at-risk youth. His is currently the PI on the Extension Family Lifestyle Intervention Project (E-FLIP for Kids), a 5-year NIDDK funded RCT examining the impact of community-based weight management programs on children and their families in underserved rural communities. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (JPP) and is also a co-editor for a special issue of JPP on innovative treatment and prevention programs for pediatric obesity. Dr. Janicke is the current editor of the Society of Pediatric Psychology newsletter, Progress Notes, and has served on multiple NIDDK special emphasis grant review panels.
Dr. Janicke’s main area of interest is translational research intended to promote the dissemination of obesity interventions for individuals in underserved settings, with a primary focus on children. Unique aspects of his work include comparing family-based vs. parent-only interventions to address lifestyle change in children and designing interventions (group leader training protocol) to be delivered to families in underserved rural settings through the cooperative extension service. Janicke is the PI on an NIDDK-funded grant titled the “Extension Family Lifestyle Intervention Project (E-FLIP for Kids).” E-FLIP for Kids examines the impact of behavioral interventions for pediatric obesity in underserved rural settings. He was also the PI on a recently completed two-year study examining the impact of a family-based weight management program for children enrolled in Medicaid.In addition, Janicke serves as a co-investigator on a randomized clinical trial examining the effectiveness of obesity interventions for adults in underserved settings. He also served as co-investigator on a recently completed NIH-funded grant (TOURS) examining weight management interventions for adults in rural settings.
One of his earliest lines of research focused on factors related to pediatric health service utilization, most notably the impact of child and parent psychosocial functioning on health service use. Recently, this line of research has expanded to examine the impact of child weight status and obesity on health service use and expenditures. Financial support for his recent research in this area has come from two grants from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Janicke is currently conducting a longitudinal study examining the impact of child weight status and psychosocial functioning on health service use and expenditures.
Dr. Janicke is also conducting research examining psychosocial adjustment and barriers to treatment adherence in overweight and obese children. This includes factors impacting quality of life, self-esteem, weight-based stigmatization, extreme versus health weight control behaviors, perceptions of weight status, and rates of psychiatric diagnosis associated with pediatric obesity.
Community-based Healthy-lifestyle Intervention for Rural Preschoolers (CHIRP Study)
7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Principal Investigator: David M. Janicke, Ph.D.
Total Costs: $398,202
The goal of this study to evaluate the impacts of a behavioral family lifestyle intervention delivered through USDA Cooperative Extension Service offices on weight and health behavior outcomes for overweight and obese young children (ages 3 to 6 years) and their parents in medically underserved rural communities.
Rural Lifestyle Eating and Activity Program (Rural LEAP)
4/1/2014 – 3/31/2018
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Role:
Principal Investigator – Michael Perri, PhD
Total Costs $3,724,808
Childhood Health and Asthma management Program (CHAMP)
7/1/14 – 6/30/2016
American Lung Association
Principal Investigator – David Fedele, PhD
Total Costs $80,000
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Improving Sleep in Overweight and Obese Youth
9/1/14 – 8/31/2016
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Principal Investigators – David Janicke, PhD & Christina McCrae, PhD (Multiple PIs)
Total Costs $384,321
- American Psychological Association
- Society of Pediatric Psychology
- Pediatric Psychology
Palermo, T., Janicke, D.M., Mullins, L., McQuaid, L., Robins, P., & Wu, Y. (2014). Recommendations for training in pediatric psychology: Defining core competencies across training levels. Journal of Pediatric Psychology – Advanced Access.
Perri, M.G., Limacher, M. von Castel-Roberts, K,. Daniels, M., Durning, P., Janicke, D.M., Bobroff, L., Radcliff, T., Milsom, V., Chanmin, K., & Martin, D. (In Press). Comparative Effectiveness of Three Doses of Behavioral Weight Loss Counseling: Two-Year Findings from the Rural LITE Trial. Obesity.
Graef, D.M., Janicke, D.M., & McCrae, C.. (In Press). Sleep Patterns of a Primarily Obese Sample of Treatment-Seeking Children. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Janicke, D.M., Steele, R.F., Gayes, L.A., Lim, C.S., Clifford, L.M., Schneider, E.M., Carmody, J.K., & Westen, S. (2014). Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Comprehensive Behavioral Family Lifestyle Interventions Addressing Pediatric Obesity. Journal of Pediatric Psychology – Advanced Access.
Lim, C.S., Gowey, M.A., & Janicke, D.M. (In Press). Behavioral Family Treatment of Pediatric Obesity in a Community-Based Rural Setting: A Case Study Demonstrating Barriers to Treatment Effectiveness. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
Klitzman, P., Armstrong, B., & Janicke, D.M. (2014). Distance as a Predictor of Treatment Attendance in a Family-Based Pediatric Weight-Management Program in Rural Areas. The Journal of Rural Health – Advanced Access.
Gowey, M.A., Lim, C.S., Clifford, L. M., & Janicke, D.M. (2014). Disordered eating and health-related quality of life in overweight and obese youth. Journal of Pediatric Psychology – Advanced Access.
Armstrong, B., Westen, S. & Janicke, D.M. (2013). The role of overweight perception and depressive symptoms in child and adolescent unhealthy weight control behaviors: A mediation model. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 340-348.
Fedele, D. A., Janicke, D. M., Lim, C. S., & Abu-Hasan, M. (2013). An Examination of comorbid asthma and obesity: Assessing differences in physical activity, sleep duration, health-related quality of life, and parental distress. Journal of Asthma, 51, 275-281.
Karazsia, B., Berlin, C., Armstrong, B., Janicke, D.M., & Darling, K. (2013). Integrating Mediation and Moderation to Advance Theory Development and Testing. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 163-173.
Lim, C.S., Clifford, L., Mayer-Brown, S.J., & Janicke, D.M. (2013). Pain Impacts Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Obese Children. Children’s Health Care – Advanced Access.
Armstrong, B., Carmody, J.K., & Janicke, D.M. (2013). Predictors of maternal encouragement to diet: A moderated mediation. Journal of Child and Maternal Health – Advanced Access.
Steele, R.G., & Janicke, D.M. (2013). Changing times call for changing methods: Special issue on innovative treatments and prevention programs for pediatric obesity. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 927-931.
Janicke, D.M. (2013). Treatment of Pediatric Obesity Using a Parent-Only Approach: A Case Example. Health Psychology, 32, 345-350.
Gray, W.N., Crawford, M., Junger, & Dumont-Driscoll, & Janicke, D.M. (In Press). Associations between Actual and Perceived Weight and Psychosocial Functioning in Children: The Importance of Child Perceptions. Childhood Obesity.
Rozensky, R.H., & Janicke, D.M. (2012). Health care reform and psychology’s workforce: Preparing for the future of pediatric psychology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Advanced Access.
Janicke, D.M., Lim, C.S., Perri, M.G., Mathews, A., Bobroff, L., Silverstein, J.H., Brumback, B., & Dumont-Driscoll, M. (2010). Extension Family Lifestyle Intervention Project (E-FLIP for Kids): Design and Methods. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32, 50-58.
Gray, W.N., Simon, S., Janicke, D.M., & Dumont-Driscoll, M. (2011).Moderators of Weight-based Stigmatization Among Overweight and Non-overweight Youth: The Role of Gender, Race, and Body Dissatisfaction. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 32, 110-116.
Janicke, D.M., Harman, J., Jamoom, E., Simon, S., Zhang, J., & Dumont-Driscoll, M. (2010). The Relationships Among Child Weight Status, Psychosocial Functioning, and Pediatric Health Care Expenditures in a Medicaid Population. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35 883-891.
Gray, W.N., Janicke, D.M., Wistedt, K.M., & Dumont-Driscoll, M. (2010). Factors Associated with Parental Use of Restrictive Feeding Practices to Control Children’s Food Intake. Appetite,55, 332-337.
Junger, K.F., Janicke, D.M., & Sallinen, B.J. (2010). The Impact of a Behavioral Weight Management Program on Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviors in Overweight Children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 110, 1653-1659.
Janicke, D.M., Harman, J., Jamoom, E., Simon, S., Zhang, J., & Dumont-Driscoll, M. (2009). The Relationships Among Child Weight Status, Psychosocial Functioning, and Pediatric Health Care Expenditures in a Medicaid Population. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
Janicke, D.M., Sallinen, B.J., Perri, M.G., Lutes, L.D., Silverstein, J.H., & Brumback, B. (2009). Comparison of Program Costs for Parent-Only and Family-Based Interventions for Pediatric Obesity in Medically Underserved Rural Settings. Journal of Rural Health, 25, 326-330.
Janicke, D.M , Sallinen, B.J., Perri, M.G., Lutes, L.D., Silverstein, J.H., Huerta, M., & Brumback, B. (2008). Comparison of Parent-Only versus Family-Based Interventions for Overweight Children in Underserved Rural Settings: Outcomes from Project STORY. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162, 1119-1125.
Perri, M.G, Limacher, M., Durning, P., Janicke, D.M., Lutes, L., Bobroff, L., et al. (2008). Extended-Care Programs for Weight Management in Rural Communities: The Treatment of Obesity in Underserved Rural Settings (TOURS) Randomized Trial. Archives of Internal Medicine, 168, 2347-2354.
Janicke, D.M., Harman, J., Kelleher, K., & Zhang, J. (2008). The Association Among Psychiatric Diagnoses, Service Utilization and Expenditures in Children with Obesity-Related Health Conditions. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 79-88.
Janicke, D.M., Marciel, K.K., Ingerski, L.M., Novoa, W., Lowry, K.W., Sallinen, B.J., & Silverstein, J.H. (2007). The impact of psychosocial factors on quality of life in obese youth. Obesity, 15, 1799-1807.