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Julia Carmody, M.S.

Biography

Julia Carmody, M.S., is a graduate student at the University of Florida in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Julia graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College in 2009 with a major in psychology and a minor in philosophy. After graduating, Julia completed her post-baccalaureate training at Columbia University in the Department of Child Psychiatry, where she served as a Research Coordinator for the American Psychological Association DSM-5 Child Field Trials. Julia is currently in the Child Clinical/Pediatric Psychology track under the mentorship of Dr. David Janicke. In July 2016, she will begin her predoctoral internship training in behavioral pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Research Focus

Julia’s primary research interests include family-based behavioral treatments for pediatric obesity and behavioral sleep disorders as well as adjustment and disease self-management in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Julia currently serves as an interventionist on a randomized control trial testing the efficacy of a cognitive behavioral treatment for children with behavioral sleep disorders and comorbid overweight/obesity. Julia is also actively involved in research within the UF Health pediatric gastroenterology clinic. Her dissertation research is aimed at identifying modifiable individual and caregiver psychosocial factors impacting health-related quality of life and health care utilization (reflected in service costs) in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.

Grants

Active

Longitudinal Analysis of Psychosocial Factors Impacting Health-Related Quality of Life and Health Care Costs in Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Co-Investigator

Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Grant Award

Society of Pediatric Psychology

November 2015 – November 2016

$3000 Research Grant

Longitudinal Analysis of Psychosocial Factors Impacting Health-Related Quality of Life and Health Care Costs in Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Mini Grant University of Florida November 2015 – November 2016 $500 Research Grant

Past

The impact of individual and socioenviornmental factors on quality of life, health care utilization, and disease severity in adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Annual Geoffrey Clark-Ryan Award University of Florida November 2014 – November 2015 $500 Research Grant

Predictors of Weight Control Behaviors in Youth

Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Mini Grant University of Florida November 2013 – November 2014

$500 Research Grant

Awards

2015 Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Grant Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology
2015 Gastrointestinal Special Interest Group Poster Award at The Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
2015 Outstanding Poster Award at The Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
2014 Annual Geoffrey Clark-Ryan Award for Outstanding Research in Pediatric Psychology, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
2014 Society of Pediatric Psychology Student Travel Award
2014 University of Florida Public Health and Health Professions Research Day Graduate Student Poster Award

 

Publications

Clifford, L., Carmody, J.K., Janicke, D.M. (2016). Rural Pediatric Health. In M.C. Roberts & R.G.  Steele (Eds.), Handbook for Pediatric Psychology (5th Ed.) New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

 Chardon, M.L., Janicke, D.M., Carmody, J.K., Dumont-Driscoll, M.C. Youth Internalizing Symptoms, Sleep-Related Problems and Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviors: A Moderated Mediation Analysis. Eating Behaviors.

Stromberg, S., Carmody, J.K., Janicke, D.M., Dumont-Driscoll, M.C. (2015). Youth safety perceptions of weight control behaviors. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

Janicke, D.M., Steele, R.G., Gayes, L.A., Lim, C.S., Clifford, L.M., Schneider, E.M., Carmody, J.K., Westen, S. (2014). Comprehensive Behavioral Family Lifestyle Interventions Addressing Pediatric Obesity: A meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Armstrong, B., Carmody, J. K., & Janicke, D. M. (2013). Predictors of Maternal

Encouragement to Diet A Moderated Mediation Analysis. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Presentations (Posters and Talks)

Carmody, J.K. & Janicke, D.M. (2016). Impacts of engagement in positive and negative coping strategies on depression in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Poster presented at the 2016 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Klitzman, P., Carmody, J.K., Belkin, M.H., & Janicke, D.M. (2016). Individual and family factors associated with pharmacological and behavioral adherence in pediatric sickle cell disease. Poster presented at the 2016 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Wheeler, P., Stromberg, S., Carmody, J.K. & Janicke, D.M. (2016). Parent feeding practices and attitudes mediate the relationship between youth BMI and engagement in weight control behaviors. Poster presented at the 2016 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Chardon, M., Carmody, J.K., & Janicke, D. (2016). Perception of disease management responsibility and stress in female caregivers of adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Poster presented at the 2016 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 Harrold, A.L., Garaban, G., Carmody, J.K., & Janicke, D.M. (2015) The effects of positive and negative coping skills on depression in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Poster presentation at the 2015 undergraduate University of Florida Research Symposium, Gainesville, Florida.

 Carmody, J.K. & Janicke, D.M. (2015) The effects of adolescent and caregiver involvement in disease management responsibilities on depression and HRQOL in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Poster presented at the 2015 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, San Diego, California.

Wheeler, P., Carmody, J.K., Clifford, L., & Janicke, D.M. (2015) Parent weight control behaviors predict weight control behaviors in children with obesity. Poster presented at the 2015 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, San Diego, California.

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 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, San Diego, California.

Carmody, J.K., Klitzman, P., Janicke, D.M. (2014) Socioenvironmental factors associated with youth engagement in healthy and unhealthy weight control behaviors. Poster presented at the 2014 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Gowey, M., Carmody, J.K., Lim, C., Janicke, D.M.  (2014) Healthy weight control behaviors associated with higher quality of life in a rural sample of overweight youth.  Poster presented at the 2014 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mayer-Brown, S., Carmody, J.K., Janicke, D.M. (2014) The contribution of media influence on youth weight control behaviors. Poster presented at the 2014 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 Carmody, J.K., Armstrong, B. & Janicke, D.M. (2013) Maternal concern about child weight status and maternal encouragement to diet: A moderated mediation model. Poster presented at the 2013 National Conference of Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Carmody, J.K. and Baron, G. (2009) The experience of stress in adolescents with acquired brain injury. Poster Presentation at the 2009 Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis Therapy Conference, Amherst, October 9, 2009.

Carmody, J.K. and Baron, G. The Experience of Stress in Adolescents with Acquired Brain Injury. Paper presentation and discussion at the New England Psychological Association Annual Conference, St Michael’s College, Burlington, VT, October 9, 2010.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Introduction to Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology CLP4134 (Fall 2015)

Graduate Clinical Psychology Assessment CLP6430 (Spring 2014 and 2015)

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate

Society of Pediatric Psychology, Student Affiliate, Gastroenterology Special Interest Group Member