Molly Basch, B.S.

BaschBiography

Molly is a second year graduate student in the Pediatric Psychology Lab under the mentorship of Dr. David Janicke. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and minor in Pre-Professional Health.  After graduation, she worked as a research assistant for the Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. In that position, she worked across multiple studies examining the role of psychological variables in the experience of chronic pain syndromes in children and adolescents.

Research Focus

Molly is interested in psychological and behavioral factors that influence the development of obesity in youth as well as the impact of weight stigma within this population.

Awards and Memberships

Research Travel Award, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida (2017, 2018)

Research Travel Award, Department of Public Health & Health Professions, University of Florida (2017)

Research Travel Award, Graduate Student Council, University of Florida (2017)

Research Travel Award, Office of Research, University of Florida (2017)

Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Mini-Grant, University of Florida (2016)

Student Member of American Psychological Association, Division 54 (2013 – Present)

Publications

Basch MC, Mayer-Brown S, Robinson ME, Janicke, DM. (In preparation 2018). A Virtual Human Technology Investigation of Clinical Assessment Disparities Based on Pediatric Patient and Mother Weight Status.

Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Borook D, Schechter NL, Simons LE. (Under Review with European Journal of Pain 2018). Cumulative effects of multiple pain sites in youth with chronic pain.

Simons LE & Basch MC. (2016). State of the art in biobehavioral approaches to manage chronic pain in

childhood. Pain Management. 6(1), 49-61.

Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Schechter NL, Simons LE. (2015). Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes. Journal of Pain Research, 8, 675-686.

Simons LE, Smith AM, Kaczynski KJ, Basch M. (2015). Living in Fear of Your Child’s Pain: The Parent Fear of Pain Questionnaire. PAIN, 4, 694-702.

Presentations

Basch MC, Mayer-Brown S, Robinson ME, Janicke DM. The Impact of Child and Mother Weight Cues on Virtual Human Pediatric Clinical Judgment: An Idiographic Approach. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference; 2018 April 5-7; Orlando, FL.

Pinto SS, Basch MC, Chardon ML, Janicke DM. Parental and peer encouragement to diet as a predictor of disordered eating in youth. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference; 2018 April 5-7; Orlando, FL.

Chardon ML, Reynolds CM, Basch MC, Cardel M, Janicke DM. The Relationship between Perceived Social Status, Depression Symptoms, and Sleep Problems in a Low Socioeconomic Status Adolescent Sample. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference; 2018 April 5-7; Orlando, FL.

Basch MC, Stromberg SE, Chardon ML, Reynolds C, Janicke DM. The Mediating Role of Sleep Quality in the Relationship between Youth Inhibitory Control and Emotional and Behavior Problems. Poster to be presented at the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference; 2017 November 2-5; Amelia Island, FL.

Basch MC, Chardon ML, Janicke DM. Differences in the Sleep-Pain Relationship by Youth Age and Ethnicity. Poster to be presented at the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference; 2017 November 2-5; Amelia Island, FL.

Chardon ML, Basch M, Stromberg S, Janicke DM. The moderating role of family functioning on the relationship between parental distress and youth disease-related quality of life. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference; 2017 March 30-April 1; Portland, OR.

Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Borsook D, Schechter NL, Simons LE. Multiple pain sites in youth with chronic pain: Impact of cumulative load. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference; 2017 March 30-April 1; Portland, OR.

Leadership

Doctoral Student Council, Department Representative  (2016 – Present)