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Casey Lawless, M.S.

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Casey Lawless, M.S., is a third year graduate student in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab. She obtained her bachelor’s degree Psychology and Child & Family Studies from Syracuse University in 2013 after completing an honor’s thesis on academic and mental health functioning in college students with chronic medical conditions. During her undergraduate career, she worked as a research assistant in multiple labs, including the Treatment and Research in Academic Competence Lab at Syracuse University, and in the Chronic Pain Management Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Research Focus

Casey is generally interested in how youth and families cope with chronic illness. More specifically, she is interested in children and adolescents with asthma. Casey’s current interests include the influence of family functioning and lifestyle factors, such as sleep and physical activity, on quality of life and disease morbidity in pediatric pulmonary disease.

Publications

Mayer-Brown, S., Lawless, C., Fedele, D.A., Dumont-Driscol, M., & Janicke, D.M. (in press). Body Image. The effects of media, self-esteem, and BMI on youth’s unhealthy weight control behaviors.

Krietsch, K.N., Lawless, C., Fedele, D.A., McCrae, C.S., & Janicke, D.M. (under review). Influence of week-to-weekend waketime variability in overweight/obese youth with and without asthma.

Chardon, M. L., Stromberg, S. E., Lawless, C., Janicke, D. M., Fedele, D. A., Carmody, J. K., & Dummont-Driscoll, M. C. (under review). The Moderating Role of Youth Sleep Disturbance on the Relationship between Youth Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms and Parent psychological distress.

Fedele, D.A., Barnett, T.E., Everhart, R.S., Lawless, C., & Forrest, J. (under review). Comparison of asthma prevalence and morbidity among rural and non-rural youth.

Presentations

Conference Presentations:

Lawless, C., Fedele, D.A., Barnett, T.E., Everhart, R.S., & Forrest, J. (2016). Asthma in rural and non-rural youth. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Turner, E.M., Lawless, C., LeFave, E., & Fedele, D.A. (2016). The relationship between self- and parent-reports of health-related quality of life in pediatric asthma. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Netz, M.N., Fedele, D.A., Lawless, C., Baker, D., LeFave, E., & McQuaid, E.L. (2016). The role of child responsibility for disease management in quality of life among emerging adolescents with asthma. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Lawless, C., Fritz, A.M., Netz, M.D., LeFave, E., Koinis-Mitchell, D., & Fedele, D.A. (2015). Family environment, sleep, and asthma control in adolescents with asthma. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Netz, M.D., Lawless, C., Fritz, A.M., Carmody, J.K., Janicke, D.M., & Fedele, D.A. (2015). Daytime sleepiness in youth with asthma. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Lawless, C., Fedele, D.A., Kaplan Goodrich, L.J., & McQuaid, E.L. (2014). Acculturative stress, self-efficacy for asthma management, and depressive symptoms in Latinos. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA and at the 2015 University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day.

Krietsch, K.N., Lawless, C., Fedele, D.A., & Janicke, D. (2014). Children with comorbid OV/OB+Asthma experience greater weeknight to weekend variability in sleep compared to children with only OV/OB. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Lawless, C. & Logan, D.E. (2012). Toward a systematic assessment of school functioning in youth with pediatric pain: An informal survey of current practices in pediatric pain clinics. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

University Presentations:

Lawless, C., Chardon, M.L., Carmody, J.K., Janicke, D.M., & Fedele, D.A. (2015). Ethnic differences in adolescent sleep hygiene. Poster presented at the 2015 University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day.

Professional Memberships

• American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate

• Society of Pediatric Psychology, Student Affiliate

• Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Student Affiliate