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Joyce P. Yi-Frazier, PhD

Joyce P. Yi-Frazier, PhD

Children's Title: Research Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"As a research health psychologist, I am interested in understanding more about what predicts successful outcomes in youth with diabetes. I find it inspiring to hear about patients who rise above daily struggles and succeed not only in their diabetes management but also in academics, activities and social relationships. Thus, my work explores the personal resources that define “resilience” in those who successfully manage the hardships of growing up with diabetes and thrive. By understanding those patients who are “resilient” to the stressors of living with diabetes, we can tailor interventions to bolster the resources in those who need it."


Research Focus Area

Endocrinology / Metabolism

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
US Travel Award - Behavioral Research in Diabetes Global ExchangeBehavioral Research in Diabetes Global Exchange Jan. 1, 2009
Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program - NIHNIH - NHLBIOct. 1, 2006 - Sept. 30, 2010


A Person-Focused Analysis of Resilience Resources and Coping in Diabetes Patients.
Stress and health : journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress , 2010 Jan 1: 51-60


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Angry adolescents - exploring the role of anger on diabetes outcomesBRIDGE Annual MeetingMonterey, CAFeb. 1, 2009

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Do pre-teen patients who have had diabetes since early childhood have more or less knowledge about diabetes than those who were more recently diagnosed? A pilot study of type 1 diabetes in youthAmerican Academy of Diabetes Educators $6,000.00Feb. 1, 2010
Personal Risks and Resources of Adolescents with Type 1 diabetes: Correlates with glycemic control, self-care and quality of lifeITHS Small Pilot Grant Program Funding $10,000.00June 1, 2009
SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth 2: Washington SiteCDC NIH $460,129.00Sept. 1, 2005

Primary Office

Seattle Children's Research Institute
JMB - 6 - Clinical and Translational Research
1900 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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