Joyce P Yi-Frazier, PhD

Joyce P Yi-Frazier,  PhD

Research Title: Senior Clinical Research Scientist

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 chronic disease. I find it inspiring to hear about patients who rise above daily struggles and succeed 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 chronic or serious illnesses and thrive. My colleagues and I have developed an intervention designed to bolster resilience in adolescents facing chronic/serious illness and their parents."

  • Biography

    Dr. Joyce Yi-Frazier is a senior clinical research scientist in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Seattle Childrens Research Institute. She completed her PhD in health psychology from the University of Washington and obtained her bachelors degree from Cornell University.

    Yi-Frazier has a long history of research in stress and resilience in association with chronic/serious illness. Interested in the interplay between resilience to stress and health outcomes, she was one of the first to publish on resilience in the diabetes population, and has also studied resilience in relation to stress in caregivers, elite athletes and obese youth. Her partnership with Rosenberg has developed into a fully-tested and developed intervention (PRISM), and she has co-led many projects with Rosenberg and other collaborators disseminating PRISM in oncology, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and end-stage renal disease participants.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Awards and Honors
    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
     Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program - NIH NIH - NHLBI Oct 1, 2006 - Sep 30, 2010
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Corathers SD, Kichler JC, Fino NF, Lang W, Lawrence JM, Raymond JK, Yi-Frazier JP, Dabelea D, Liese AD, Saydah SH, Seid M, Dolan LM
      High health satisfaction among emerging adults with diabetes: Factors predicting resilience.
      27736152 Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2017 March : 36(3)206-214
    • Hilliard ME, Yi-Frazier JP, Hessler D, Butler AM, Anderson BJ, Jaser S
      Stress and A1c Among People with Diabetes Across the Lifespan.
      27287017 Current diabetes reports, 2016 Aug. : 16(8)67 PMCID:PMC4936828
    • Roberts AJ, Yi-Frazier JP, Aitken KE, Mitrovich CA, Pascual MF, Taplin CE
      Do youth with type 1 diabetes exercise safely? A focus on patient practices and glycemic outcomes.
      27380934 Pediatric diabetes, 2016 Jul 6
    • Rosenberg AR, Yi-Frazier JP
      Commentary: Resilience Defined: An Alternative Perspective.
      27013701 Journal of pediatric psychology, 2016 June : 41(5)506-9 PMCID:PMC4888119
    • Yi-Frazier JP, Hilliard ME, Fino NF, Naughton MJ, Liese AD, Hockett CW, Hood KK, Pihoker C, Seid M, Lang W, Lawrence JM
      Whose quality of life is it anyway? Discrepancies between youth and parent health-related quality of life ratings in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
      26466834 Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation, 2016 May : 25(5)1113-21 PMCID:PMC4936832
    • Stumetz KS, Yi-Frazier JP, Mitrovich C, Briggs Early K
      Quality of care in rural youth with type 1 diabetes: a cross-sectional pilot assessment.
      27933188 BMJ open diabetes research and care, 2016 : 4(1)e000300 PMCID:PMC5129075
    • Rosenberg AR, Yi-Frazier JP, Eaton L, Wharton C, Cochrane K, Pihoker C, Baker KS, McCauley E
      Promoting Resilience in Stress Management: A Pilot Study of a Novel Resilience-Promoting Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults With Serious Illness.
      25678533 Journal of pediatric psychology, 2015 Oct. : 40(9)992-9 PMCID:PMC4580756
    • Yi-Frazier JP, Cochrane K, Mitrovich C, Pascual M, Buscaino E, Eaton L, Panlasigui N, Clopp B, Malik F
      Using Instagram as a Modified Application of Photovoice for Storytelling and Sharing in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
      25904674 Qualitative health research, 2015 Oct. : 25(10)1372-82
    • Yi-Frazier JP, Yaptangco M, Semana S, Buscaino E, Thompson V, Cochrane K, Tabile M, Alving E, Rosenberg AR
      The association of personal resilience with stress, coping, and diabetes outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: variable- and person-focused approaches.
      24271691 Journal of health psychology, 2015 Sept. : 20(9)1196-206 PMCID:PMC5106185
    • Rosenberg AR, Yi-Frazier JP, Wharton C, Gordon K, Jones B
      Contributors and Inhibitors of Resilience Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer.
      25969794 Journal of adolescent and young adult oncology, 2014 Dec 1 : 3(4)185-193 PMCID:PMC4418509
    • Rosenberg AR, Wolfe J, Bradford MC, Shaffer ML, Yi-Frazier JP, Curtis JR, Syrjala KL, Baker KS
      Resilience and psychosocial outcomes in parents of children with cancer.
      24249426 Pediatric blood and cancer, 2014 March : 61(3)552-7 PMCID:PMC4066960
    • Molina Y, Yi JC, Martinez-Gutierrez J, Reding KW, Yi-Frazier JP, Rosenberg AR
      Resilience among patients across the cancer continuum: diverse perspectives.
      24476731 Clinical journal of oncology nursing, 2014 Feb. : 18(1)93-101 PMCID:PMC4002224
    • Yi-Frazier JP, Hood K, Case D, Waitzfelder B, Anderson A, Bloch CA, Naughton M, Seid M, Imperatore G, Loots B, Bell R, Lawrence JM, SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group.
      Caregiver reports of provider recommended frequency of blood glucose monitoring and actual testing frequency for youth with type 1 diabetes.
      21940061 Diabetes research and clinical practice, 2012 Jan. : 95(1)68-75 PMCID:PMC4519093
    • 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.
      20526415 Stress and health : journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress, 2010 Jan 1 : 26(1)51-60 PMCID:PMC2880488
  • Presentations
    Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Design, validation, and use of a transition readiness skills measure American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA June 2016
    Resilience and stress in youth with diabetes and their caregivers JDRF Type 1 Nation Forum Seattle WA Oct. 2015
    Using Instagram to build peer-support, benefit-finding and resilience in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Forum Conference Seattle WA July 2014
  • Research Funding
    Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM): A Novel Supportive Intervention for Parents of Children with Cancer NPCRC (PI: Rosenberg) July 2016 - June 2018
    Improving Diabetes Education and Management in Schools: A Community Project PCORI $10,000-$50,000 (increasing by Tier) 2014 - 2017