Kimberly A Driscoll, Ph.D.

Kimberly A Driscoll, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Phone: (352) 273-6145
Business Email: k.driscoll@phhp.ufl.edu

About Kimberly A Driscoll, Ph.D.

Dr. Driscoll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and an Adjoint Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and Colorado. Her expertise is in the psychological aspects of type 1 diabetes, its management, and technologies. She provides direct clinical care to individuals with type 1 diabetes of all ages and members of their support system. Dr. Driscoll has several active NIH grants focused on providing intervention to individuals with type 1 diabetes in an effort to improve self-management behaviors and glycemic control. She also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado.

Accomplishments

Recognized Student Organization of the Year Award
2014-2015 · Florida State University
Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award
2011-2012 · Florida State University – College of Medicine
First Year Assistant Professor Research Award (2nd place)
2011 · Florida State University

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Subspecialties
  • Clinical Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Type 1 diabetes

Research Profile

Dr. Driscoll’s clinical research addresses adherence to medical treatment regimens, with a focus on using technology and diabetes device downloads to assess and optimize adherence and health outcomes in type 1 diabetes. She was awarded an NIDDK K23 Career Development Award focused on improving adolescents’ type 1 diabetes self-management behaviors via tailored feedback using insulin pump downloads and problem-solving interventions. She then extended her research program through an NIDDK R03 by providing intervention to reduce clinically elevated levels of fear of hypoglycemia, which was assessed as part of a patient-reported outcomes initiative in the clinic in mothers of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Driscoll was awarded an NIDDK DP3 implementing integrated medical and psychological care to improve type 1 diabetes self-management behaviors and health outcomes via combined in-person and telemedicine visits. Her overarching research goals are to develop and implement behavioral interventions to improve adherence during routine type 1 diabetes clinical care.

Areas of Interest
  • Adherence
  • Clinical Trial Interventions
  • Diabetes Technology
  • Patient-Provider Communication
  • Psychosocial Aspects of T1D Management
  • Type 1 Diabetes

Publications

2020
Adherence to oral glucose tolerance testing in children in stage 1 of type 1 diabetes: The TEDDY study.
Pediatric diabetes. [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.13149. [PMID] 33179853.
2020
Understanding adolescent and parent acceptability and feasibility experience in a large Type 1 DM behavioral trial
Diabetic Medicine.
2020
Suicide Risk Assessment in Youth and Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes care. 43(2):343-348 [DOI] 10.2337/dc19-0831. [PMID] 31822488.
2020
Six months of hybrid closed loop in the real-world: An evaluation of children and young adults using the 670G system.
Pediatric diabetes. 21(2):310-318 [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.12962. [PMID] 31837064.
2020
Cost, Hassle, and On-Body Experience: Barriers to Diabetes Device Use in Adolescents and Potential Intervention Targets.
Diabetes technology & therapeutics. 22(10):760-767 [DOI] 10.1089/dia.2019.0509. [PMID] 32163719.
2020
Real world hybrid closed-loop discontinuation: Predictors and perceptions of youth discontinuing the 670G system in the first 6 months.
Pediatric diabetes. 21(2):319-327 [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.12971. [PMID] 31885123.
2020
Novel Challenges in Aging with Type 1 Diabetes.
Current diabetes reports. 20(5) [DOI] 10.1007/s11892-020-01298-9. [PMID] 32198703.
2020
Reducing Emotional Distress for Childhood Hypoglycemia in Parents (REDCHiP): Protocol for a Randomized Clinical Trial to Test a Video-Based Telehealth Intervention.
JMIR research protocols. 9(8) [DOI] 10.2196/17877. [PMID] 32808936.
2019
Prevalence, characteristics, and diabetes management in children with comorbid autism spectrum disorder and type 1 diabetes.
Pediatric diabetes. 20(5):645-651 [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.12848. [PMID] 30912248.
2019
Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) 3.2 Diabetes Module for youth with Type 2 diabetes: reliability and validity.
Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association. 36(4):465-472 [DOI] 10.1111/dme.13841. [PMID] 30343524.
2019
Optimizing the use of continuous glucose monitoring in young children with type 1 diabetes with an adaptive study design and multiple randomizations.
Contemporary clinical trials. 82:60-65 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2019.05.008. [PMID] 31129370.
2019
Graduated exposure to treat fear of hypoglycemia in a young adult with type 1 diabetes: A case study.
Pediatric diabetes. 20(1):113-118 [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.12791. [PMID] 30370639.
2019
Dysglycemia among youth with type 1 diabetes and suboptimal glycemic control in the Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change trial.
Pediatric diabetes. 20(2):180-188 [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.12805. [PMID] 30536572.
2019
The association between stressful life events and respiratory infections during the first 4 years of life: The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young study.
Stress and health : journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress. 35(3):289-303 [DOI] 10.1002/smi.2861. [PMID] 30768831.
2019
CGM Benefits and Burdens: Two Brief Measures of Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
Journal of diabetes science and technology. 13(6):1135-1141 [DOI] 10.1177/1932296819832909. [PMID] 30854886.
2019
Blood Glucose Monitoring Before and After Type 1 Diabetes Clinic Visits.
Journal of pediatric psychology. 44(1):32-39 [DOI] 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx151. [PMID] 29294062.
2019
Assessment of a Precision Medicine Analysis of a Behavioral Counseling Strategy to Improve Adherence to Diabetes Self-management Among Youth: A Post Hoc Analysis of the FLEX Trial.
JAMA network open. 2(5) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.5137. [PMID] 31150087.
2019
A retrospective multisite examination of depression screening practices, scores, and correlates in pediatric diabetes care.
Translational behavioral medicine. [DOI] 10.1093/tbm/ibz171. [PMID] 31764981.
2019
Children’s Rumination to Sadness and Anger: Implications for the Development of Depression and Aggression.
Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. 48(4):622-632 [DOI] 10.1080/15374416.2017.1359788. [PMID] 28841342.
2018
Understanding antagonism and synergism: A qualitative assessment of weight management in youth with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Obesity medicine. 9:21-31 [DOI] 10.1016/j.obmed.2017.12.001. [PMID] 29984330.
2018
Two-step recruitment process optimizes retention in FLEX clinical trial.
Contemporary clinical trials communications. 12:68-75 [DOI] 10.1016/j.conctc.2018.09.005. [PMID] 30294698.
2018
The Flexible Lifestyles Empowering Change (FLEX) intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Randomized clinical trial results for effect on metabolic status, diabetes related behaviors, and quality of life
Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. 2:635-646
2018
The Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change (FLEX) intervention for self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Trial design and baseline characteristics.
Contemporary clinical trials. 66:64-73 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2017.12.006. [PMID] 29277316.
2018
Obesity in Type 1 Diabetes: Pathophysiology, Clinical Impact, and Mechanisms.
Endocrine reviews. 39(5):629-663 [DOI] 10.1210/er.2017-00191. [PMID] 30060120.
2018
PedsQL 3.2 Diabetes Module for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: Reliability and Validity in Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes care. 41(10):2064-2071 [DOI] 10.2337/dc17-2707. [PMID] 30061317.
2018
Diabetes symptoms predictors of health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 27(9):2295-2303 [DOI] 10.1007/s11136-018-1884-6. [PMID] 29785681.
2018
Biopsychosocial Factors Associated With Satisfaction and Sustained Use of Artificial Pancreas Technology and Its Components: a Call to the Technology Field.
Current diabetes reports. 18(11) [DOI] 10.1007/s11892-018-1078-1. [PMID] 30259309.
2018
Best friend or spy: a qualitative meta-synthesis on the impact of continuous glucose monitoring on life with Type 1 diabetes.
Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association. 35(4):409-418 [DOI] 10.1111/dme.13568. [PMID] 29247556.
2018
Efficacy of the Flexible Lifestyles Empowering Change intervention on metabolic and psychosocial outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (FLEX): a randomised controlled trial.
The Lancet. Child & adolescent health. 2(9):635-646 [DOI] 10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30208-6. [PMID] 30119757.
2018
Diabetes management mediating effects between diabetes symptoms and health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes.
Pediatric diabetes. 19(7):1322-1330 [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.12713. [PMID] 29927039.
2017
Adherence to Insulin Pump Behaviors in Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
Journal of diabetes science and technology. 11(1):87-91 [DOI] 10.1177/1932296816658901. [PMID] 27390223.
2017
Biopsychosocial Aspects of Weight Management in Type 1 Diabetes: a Review and Next Steps.
Current diabetes reports. 17(8) [DOI] 10.1007/s11892-017-0892-1. [PMID] 28660565.
2017
White Coat Adherence Occurs in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Receiving Intervention to Improve Insulin Pump Adherence Behaviors.
Journal of diabetes science and technology. 11(3):455-460 [DOI] 10.1177/1932296816672691. [PMID] 28745096.
2016
Fear of Hypoglycemia in Children and Adolescents and Their Parents with Type 1 Diabetes.
Current diabetes reports. 16(8) [DOI] 10.1007/s11892-016-0762-2. [PMID] 27370530.
2016
Considerations in Using Serious Videogames as a Method for Providing Diabetes Education.
Diabetes technology & therapeutics. 18(2):47-8 [DOI] 10.1089/dia.2015.0363. [PMID] 26840495.
2016
CoYoT1 Clinic: Innovative Telemedicine Care Model for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes technology & therapeutics. 18(6):385-90 [DOI] 10.1089/dia.2015.0425. [PMID] 27196443.
2016
White Coat Adherence in Pediatric Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Who Use Insulin Pumps.
Journal of diabetes science and technology. 10(3):724-9 [DOI] 10.1177/1932296815623568. [PMID] 26746686.
2015
Are children with type 1 diabetes safe at school? Examining parent perceptions.
Pediatric diabetes. 16(8):613-20 [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.12204. [PMID] 25266418.
2015
Behavioral and nutritional treatment for preschool-aged children with cystic fibrosis: a randomized clinical trial.
JAMA pediatrics. 169(5) [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0636. [PMID] 25938655.
2015
Psychologists and the Transition From Pediatrics to Adult Health Care.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 57(5):468-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.07.011. [PMID] 26499856.
2015
Psychologists and the transition to adulthood: Contributions, barriers, and current roles
Journal of Adolescent Health. 57:468-474
2015
Quality of life in children with CF: Psychometrics and relations with stress and mealtime behaviors.
Pediatric pulmonology. 50(6):560-7 [DOI] 10.1002/ppul.23149. [PMID] 25556990.
2015
Anxiety in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Current diabetes reports. 15(8) [DOI] 10.1007/s11892-015-0619-0. [PMID] 26071685.
2014
Use of technology when assessing adherence to diabetes self-management behaviors.
Current diabetes reports. 14(9) [DOI] 10.1007/s11892-014-0521-1. [PMID] 25023214.
2013
Importance of manually entering blood glucose readings when wireless-compatible meters are not being used with an insulin pump.
Journal of diabetes science and technology. 7(4):898-903 [PMID] 23911171.
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2013
Insulin bolusing software: the potential to optimize health outcomes in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Journal of diabetes science and technology. 7(3):646-52 [PMID] 23759397.
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2012
Supporting cystic fibrosis disease management during adolescence: the role of family and friends.
Child: care, health and development. 38(4):497-504 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01286.x. [PMID] 21771002.
2012
Application of dyadic data analysis in pediatric psychology: cystic fibrosis health-related quality of life and anxiety in child-caregiver dyads.
Journal of pediatric psychology. 37(6):605-11 [DOI] 10.1093/jpepsy/jss063. [PMID] 22523403.
2012
Brooding Rumination and Internalizing Symptoms in Childhood: Investigating Symptom Specificity in a Multi-Wave Prospective Study.
International journal of cognitive therapy. 5(3):240-253 [PMID] 25414763.
View on: PubMed
2011
Does blood glucose monitoring increase prior to clinic visits in children with type 1 diabetes?
Diabetes care. 34(10):2170-3 [DOI] 10.2337/dc11-0388. [PMID] 21852678.
2011
Screening for symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis.
Pediatric pulmonology. 46(2):153-9 [DOI] 10.1002/ppul.21334. [PMID] 21259449.
2011
Use of a precious resource: parental decision making about using autologous umbilical cord blood in studies involving young children with type 1 diabetes.
Contemporary clinical trials. 32(4):524-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2011.04.004. [PMID] 21530680.
2010
Risk factors associated with depressive symptoms in caregivers of children with type 1 diabetes or cystic fibrosis.
Journal of pediatric psychology. 35(8):814-22 [DOI] 10.1093/jpepsy/jsp138. [PMID] 20097908.
2010
Health-related quality of life across pediatric chronic conditions.
The Journal of pediatrics. 156(4):639-44 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.11.008. [PMID] 20117793.
2010
Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the pediatric quality of life inventory (PedsQL) generic core scales and asthma symptoms scale in vulnerable children with asthma.
The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma. 47(2):170-7 [DOI] 10.3109/02770900903533966. [PMID] 20170325.
2010
Changes in pediatric health-related quality of life in cystic fibrosis after IV antibiotic treatment for pulmonary exacerbations.
Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings. 17(1):49-55 [DOI] 10.1007/s10880-009-9179-2. [PMID] 20157799.
2010
Family functioning in the context of pediatric chronic conditions.
Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP. 31(1):26-34 [DOI] 10.1097/DBP.0b013e3181c7226b. [PMID] 20081433.
2009
A diathesis-stress test of response styles in children
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 28:1053-1073
2009
Barriers to care questionnaire: reliability, validity, and responsiveness to change among parents of children with asthma.
Academic pediatrics. 9(2):106-13 [DOI] 10.1016/j.acap.2008.12.003. [PMID] 19329101.
2009
Predictors of study completion and withdrawal in a randomized clinical trial of a pediatric diabetes adherence intervention.
Contemporary clinical trials. 30(3):212-20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2009.01.008. [PMID] 19470311.
2009
Relations between depressive and anxious symptoms and quality of life in caregivers of children with cystic fibrosis.
Pediatric pulmonology. 44(8):784-92 [DOI] 10.1002/ppul.21057. [PMID] 19598276.
2009
Sex differences and response styles: subtypes of rumination and associations with depressive symptoms.
Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. 38(1):27-35 [DOI] 10.1080/15374410802575412. [PMID] 19130355.
2008
A comparison using parent report and direct observation of mealtime behaviors in young children with cystic fibrosis: Implications for practical and empirically based behavioral assessment in routine clinical care
Childrens Health Care. 37:38-48
2006
Associations of phenylthiocarbamide tasting to alcohol problems and family history of alcoholism differ by gender.
Psychiatry research. 143(1):21-7 [PMID] 16712955.
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2005
Improved treatment outcome associated with the shift to empirically supported treatments in a graduate training clinic
Professional Psychology-Research and Practice. 36:330-337
2004
A standard of care for the assessment of suicide risk and associated treatment: The Florida State University Psychology Clinic as an example
Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 34:87-100
2003
A computer-assisted instruction phonological sensitivity program for preschool children at-risk for reading problems
Journal of Early Intervention. 25:248-262
2003
Phonological sensitivity: A quasi-parallel progression of word structure units and cognitive operations
Reading Research Quarterly. 8:470-487
2003
The effect of trainee experience in psychotherapy on client treatment outcome
. 34:165-177
2002
Positive and negative affectivity in children: a multitrait-multimethod investigation.
Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. 31(4):465-79 [PMID] 12402566.
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2002
Structure of preschool phonological sensitivity: Overlapping sensitivity to rhyme, words, syllables, and phonemes
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 82(1):65-92 [DOI] 10.1006/jecp.2002.2677. [PMID] 12081460.
1999
Relations between emergent literacy skills, behavioral problems, and social competence in preschool children: A comparison of at-risk and typically developing children
. 19:40-53

Grants

Jan 2020 ACTIVE
DP3 – Home Telemedicine to Optimize Health Outcomes in High-Risk Youth with Type 1 Diabetes
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
JDRF National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program – Dianna Boone
Role: Other
Funding: JDRF
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
JDRF National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program – Kimberly Barnett
Role: Other
Funding: JDRF
Jun 2019 – Aug 2020
Hybrid closed-loop insulin therapy in pregnancies complicated by T1D
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER via JDRF
Jun 2019 ACTIVE
Diabetes Journey: From systematic screening to intervention
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CINCINNATI CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK

Education

Child Behavior and Nutrition Fellowship
2005-2007 · Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology Residency
2004-2005 · Children's Minnesota
Clinical Psychology PhD
1999-2005 · Florida State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021
CLP7979 Advanced Research
2019-2021
CLP6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2020-2021
CLP3911 Introduction to Clinical Research
2020-2021
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2020-2021
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2019
CLP7934 Special Topics In Clinical Psychology

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