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Research Interests

I am both a clinician and a researcher as well as an educator. I am interested in studying the impact of chronic illness on the adaptation and coping of children, adolescents and their families. I am also interested in the area of transitioning from pediatric to adult care among youth with chronic illness.


  • Psychology
  • Psychological issues of patients dealing with medical illness
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Transplantation
  • Diabetes

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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Medicine & Life Sciences
Pediatrics Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality of Life Medicine & Life Sciences
Insulin Medicine & Life Sciences
Self Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Parents Medicine & Life Sciences
Transition to Adult Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1991 2017

Transition to Adult Care
Chronic Disease
Appointments and Schedules
Delivery of Health Care
2 Citations

Avoidant coping and diabetes-related distress: Pathways to adolescents' type 1 diabetes outcomes

Iturralde, E., Weissberg-Benchell, J. & Hood, K. K. Mar 1 2017 In : Health Psychology. 36, 3, p. 236-244 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Self Care
Blood Glucose
Self Report

Diabetes camp matters: Assessing families’ views of their diabetes camp experience

Weissberg-Benchell, J. & Rychlik, K. Dec 1 2017 In : Pediatric Diabetes. 18, 8, p. 853-860 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Self Care
Self Report
Surveys and Questionnaires

Impact of an Automated Bihormonal Delivery System on Psychosocial Outcomes in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Weissberg-Benchell, J., Hessler, D., Fisher, L., Russell, S. J. & Polonsky, W. H. Dec 1 2017 In : Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. 19, 12, p. 723-729 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Equipment and Supplies
Cross-Over Studies
1 Citations

Managing diabetes in preschool children

Sundberg, F., Barnard, K., Cato, A., de Beaufort, C., DiMeglio, L. A., Dooley, G., Hershey, T., Hitchcock, J., Jain, V., Weissberg-Benchell, J., Rami-Merhar, B., Smart, C. E. & Hanas, R. Nov 1 2017 In : Pediatric Diabetes. 18, 7, p. 499-517 19 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Preschool Children
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus