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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."

Overview

Research Focus Area

Endocrinology / Metabolism

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
 US Travel Award - Behavioral Research in Diabetes Global Exchange Behavioral Research in Diabetes Global Exchange Jan. 1, 2009
 Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program - NIH NIH - NHLBI Oct. 1, 2006 - Sept. 30, 2010

Publications

  • Yi-Frazier JP, Smith RE, Vitaliano PP, Yi JC, Mai S, Hillman M, Weinger K
    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

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Angry adolescents - exploring the role of anger on diabetes outcomes BRIDGE Annual Meeting Monterey, CA Feb. 1, 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award 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 youth American Academy of Diabetes Educators $6,000.00 Feb. 1, 2010
Personal Risks and Resources of Adolescents with Type 1 diabetes: Correlates with glycemic control, self-care and quality of life ITHS Small Pilot Grant Program Funding $10,000.00 June 1, 2009
SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth 2: Washington Site CDC NIH $460,129.00 Sept. 1, 2005