The PRYDE study (Predicting Resiliency in Youth with Type 1 DiabEtes) is a collaboration with LeBonheur Children's Hospital Diabetes Clinic. This on-going longitudinal study began in Spring 2013, with the purpose of identifying longitudinal predictors of adherence and glycemic control based on diabetes-specific social information processing and acceptance-based coping models that may decrease health disparities.
Predictors of Accelerated Weight Gain in Urban Infants and Toddlers
In collaboration with the Urban Child Institute's CANDLE study, we are currently engaged in a project titled Predictors of Accelerated Weight Gain in Urban Infants and Toddlers. We are utilizing the data collected in the CANDLE study to determine the influence of race, income, child gender, and maternal factors on urban children's birth adiposity and change in adiposity over the course of the study. In addition, we are investigating whether differential weight trajectories exist among urban infants and toddlers and predictors of those trajectories.
Increasing the Contextual Specificity of the Diabetes Stress Questionnaire
The Diabetes Stress Questionnaire (DSQ) is a self-report measure assessing perceived diabetes-related stress among youth with Type 1 Diabetes. We commonly use this measure in our research, and noticed that the eight subscales of the DSQ reflect both content and context-based factors. Using data collected by our colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, we are currently attempting to determine the adequacy of an alternative factor structure in which items belong to both content and context factors.
Youth and Maternal Mealtime Interaction Study (YuMMi Study)
The Youth and Maternal Mealtime Interactions will explore the reciprocal dyadic interactions that influence eating, mealtime behavior, and children’s weight and growth. YuMMI is a collaboration between the University of Memphis and the University of Michigan that will code both laboratory and home-based family mealtime interactions.
Manuscripts and Projects Underway:
- Berlin, K. S., & Parra, G. R. Longitudinal and Cross Sectional Mixture Modeling: An Introduction for Pediatric Psychologists.
- Berlin, K. S., Banks. G. G., Kamody, R. C., Hains, & A. A. The moderating effect of empirically derived patterns of diabetes related peer support on the relationship between stress and metabolic control.
- Berlin, K. S., Davies, W. H., Silverman, A. H., Woods, D. W., Fischer, E. A., & Rudolph, C. D. Predictors of pediatric feeding problems in community and clinic-referred samples.
- Berlin, K. S., Kamody, R. C., Banks. G. G., Davies, W. H., & Silverman, A. H. Empirically derived parental feeding styles for young children and their relations to weight, mealtime behaviors, and childhood behavior problems: A latent profile analysis.
- Berlin, K. S., Kamody, R. C., & Davies, W. H. Effects of caregiver experiential avoidance on parenting practices and adolescent outcomes.
- Berlin, K. S., Kamody, R. C., & Hains, A. A., Davies, W. H., & Alemzadeh, R. Attributions of peer reactions to adherence among adolescents with type 1 diabetes: the moderating effect of poor glycemic control.
- Berlin, K. S., Pirkey, A. P., Kamody, R. C., & Banks, G. G. Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, and Nutritional Risk Profiles and Relationships to Obesity and Overweight Weight Status in Eight Grade.
- Berlin, K. S., Banks, G. G., Kamody, R. C., Sato, A. F., & Parra, G. R. The Impact of Differential Body Mass Index Trajectories on Girl’s Social-Emotional Functioning from Kindergarten to 8th Grade.
- Berlin, K. S., Tillery, R., Banks, G. G., Kamody, R. C. Longitudinal relationships of weight gain and internalizing symptoms among children followed from kindergarten to eighth grade.
- Buscemi, J., Murphy, J. G., Berlin, K. S., & Raynor, H. A. Changes in the relative reinforcing value of food and non-food related activities associated with weight-loss treatment.
- Jelalian, E., Foster, G., Sundal, D., Sato, A. F., Berlin, K. S., & McDermott, C. Impact of treatment adherence and facilitator characteristics in a community based pediatric weight control intervention.
- Silverman, A. H., Berlin, K. S., et al., Assessing Quality of Life in Children with Pediatric Encopresis and Constipation.