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Jennifer Warnick, B.A.

Biography:

Jennifer Warnick is a graduate student at the University of Florida in the Clinical and Health Psychology Doctoral Program, with a focus in pediatric psychology. Prior to joining UF, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northwestern University. She gained research experiences at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago working on a project improving the wellness of children with cerebral palsy, at Northwestern University’s Department of Psychology working on narrative identity studies, and at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine working on obesity prevention mHealth interventions. She also volunteered at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in both the inpatient and outpatient psychology units, as well as with child life specialists. As a UF graduate student, Jennifer is mentored by Dr. David Janicke’s and works in his Pediatric Psychology Lab, where she studies pediatric obesity prevention strategies and interventions.

Research Focus:

Jennifer’s research interests include the following: family health behaviors, eating behaviors, mHealth, pediatric adherence behaviors, and type 1 diabetes.

Publications:

Hoffman S, Warnick J, Garza E. (Under Review). Physical activity: a synopsis and comment on “Communitywide interventions for increasing physical activity.” Translational Behavioral Medicine.

Warnick J, Wilt J, McAdams DP. (2015). Dancers’ Stories: A narrative study of professional dancers. Performance Enhancement & Health.

Pellegrini CA, Steglitz J, Johnston W, Warnick J, Adams T, McFadden HG, Siddique J, Hedeker D, Spring B. (2015). Design and Protocol of a Randomized Multiple Behavior Change Trial: Make Better Choices 2 (MBC2). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 41, 85-92. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2015.01.009

Steglitz J, Warnick JL, Hoffman SA, Johnston W, Spring B. (2015). Evidence-Based Practice. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 8. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 332–338.

Presentations:

Warnick JL, Krietsch K, Janicke DM. (2016). Unhealthy family functioning and parental perceptions of child feeding (Abstract). Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference.

Warnick J, Pellegrini C, Spring B. (2015). Losing weight with help from my friends. Paper presented at: 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine; 2015 April 22-25; San Antonio, Texas.

Warnick JL, Pellegrini C, Spring B. (2015) Losing weight with a little help from my friends. Poster presented at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Research Day 2015.

Warnick J, Pfammatter AF, McFadden G, Spring B. (2014). Impact of mHealth intervention targeting physical activity and sedentary behavior on change in physical activity and self-efficacy (Abstract). Society of Behavioral Medicine 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions: Rapid Communications (pp. 24). Retrieved from: http://www.sbm.org/UserFiles/file/2014_Rapid_Communication_Abstracts_FINAL.pdf (Also selected to present at Northwestern University Research Day, Chicago).

Warnick J, Pfammatter AF, McFadden G, Spring B. (2014) Impact of mHealth intervention targeting physical activity and sedentary behavior on change in physical activity and self-efficacy. Poster presented at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Research Day 2014.

Lopez-Ortiz C, Simkowski JM, Doshi K, Gomez W, Gaebler-Spira D, Warnick J. Motor learning via low dimension remapping as a marker for spasticity and dystonia in cerebral palsy. Society of Neuroscience Meeting, 2013.

López-Ortiz C, Simkowski J, Gomez W, Doshi K, Stoykov S, Warnick J, Gaebler-Spira D. Motor learning with low dimensional remappings in virtual reality for children with cerebral palsy. Society for Neuroscience Program 42nd Annual Meeting, 2012.

López-Ortiz C, Warnick J, Gomez W, Doshi K, Simkowski J, Reese M, Gaebler-Spire D. A pilot study using virtual reality and statistics of dance postures to enhance balance and dissociation of movements in children with cerebral palsy. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, 66th Annual Meeting 2012.

Doshi KR, López‐Ortiz C, Gomez W, Stoykov NS, Simkowski J, Warnick J, Roth EJ, Gaebler-Spira DJ. Characterization of the principal component space in normally developing children performing canonical ballet sequences to train selective motor control in cerebral palsy. Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting 2012.

Lopez-Ortiz C, Gaebler-Spira D, Roth E, Stoykov N, Reese M, Doshi K, Simkowski J, Warnick J. Learning movements in principal components space for children with cerebral palsy. Poster presented at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Poster Day, 2011.

Professional Memberships:

American Psychology Association, Student Affiliate

Society of Behavioral Medicine

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, APA Division 53

Society of Health Psychology, APA Division 38, Student Council Chair-Elect

Society of Pediatric Psychology, APA Division 54