Ke Ding, M.S.


DingKe is a first year graduate student primarily mentored by Dr. Janicke in the Pediatric Psychology Lab. She attended University of California, San Diego where she received bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Management Science. In June 2017, Ke graduated from Drexel University’s master program in Psychology where she completed her master’s thesis examining the moderation effects of cognitive functioning, academic functioning, and academic needs on the relationship between adherence behaviors and health-related quality of life among youth with Sickle Cell Disease.

Research Focus

Ke is broadly interested in treatment adherence in pediatric populations and factors that impact the development and quality of life among youth with weight issues.

Teaching Expereince

Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, Drexel University

June 2016- June 2017

Computer Assisted Data Analysis

Supervisor: Paige Davis, Ph.D.

  • Put together syllabus and grading curriculum.
  • Assisted with class projects.
  • Graded homework and exams.
  • Assisted with course homework and exam questions.

Cognitive Psychology

Supervisor: Chris Sims, Ph.D.

  • Graded homework and exams.
  • Assisted with course homework and exam questions.

General Psychology

Supervisor: Douglas Chute, Ph.D.

  • Assisted with class projects.
  • Graded homework and exams.
  • Assisted with course homework and exam questions


  1. Ratkalkar, M., Ding, K. Clark, M.H., Morrison, M., Thames, J., Elmished, L., Garvin, B., Boyer, J., & Daly, B.P. (2017). Partnering with teachers in the delivery of a classroom-based universal social-emotional intervention program in urban elementary schools. Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 17(2), 39-46.
  2. Daly, B.P., Ding, K. (2016, September). Overdiagnosis of ADHD? A global snapshot of diagnosis validity, prevalence, and concerns. Article published on Hogrefe website.

Presentations at Local and National Conferences

  1. Ding, K., Patterson, C.P., Barakat, L.P., Zhang, F., Daly, B.P. (2018, April). Assessing the Moderation Effects of Cognitive Functioning, Academic Functioning, and Academic Needs on the Relationship between Disease Management and Health-related Quality of Life in Youth with Sickle Cell Disease. Poster accepted at the 2018 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  2. Daly, B.P., Ding, K., Puhy, C., Day, C. (2017, April). Partnering with Teachers in the Delivery of a Classroom-based Universal Socio-emotional Intervention Program in Urban Elementary Schools. Symposium presented at the 2017 Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
  3. Barakat, L.P., NeMoyer, A., Ding, K., Paltin, I., Schwartz, L.A., & Hocking, M.C. (2016, October). The transition off treatment for pediatric cancer: the role of neurocognitive difficulties in patient health-related quality of life, patient and parent distress and family functioning. Poster presented at the 48th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Dublin, Ireland.
  4. Ding, K., Hildenbrand, A., & Daly, B.P. (2016, September). Assessing the association between type and quantity of childhood trauma and lifetime suicide ideation among adolescents. Poster presented at the 2016 National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.
  5. Ding, K., Elmished, L., & Daly, B.P. (2016, September). Importance of teacher classroom management skills and advantages of universal classroom-based behavioral intervention for school-age children. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, San Diego, CA.
  6. Ding, K., Elmished, L. (2016, June). Improving teacher classroom management skills and social competence and behavioral regulations skills among school-age children. Poster presented at the Lifetime Achievement Award Event of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, Glenside, PA.
  7.  Ding, K., NeMoyer, A., & Barakat, L.P. (2016, June). Assessing agreement between youth who recently completed cancer treatment and their parents on ratings of health-related quality of life. Poster presented at the Pennsylvania Psychology Association 2016 Convention, Harrisburg, PA.

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association                                                       2013-present

Division 54 Society of Pediatric Psychology                                           2015-present

Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology                                             2016-present

Student Member

Pennsylvania Psychological Association                                                2016-2017

Student Member

Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association                                           2016-2017

Student Member

Grants and Awards

2017 Center of Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Mini Grant, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida

Title: Longitudinal examination of the impact of behavioral, social and environment factors on weight and health behaviors in adolescents