Personal profile

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.

Education / Academic qualification

PhD, Case Western Reserve University

… → 1990


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

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Research Output 1991 2018

Family-Based Interventions Targeting Improvements in Health and Family Outcomes of Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: a Systematic Review

Feldman, M. A., Anderson, L. M., Shapiro, J. B., Jedraszko, A. M., Evans, M., Weil, L. E. G., Garza, K. P. & Weissberg-Benchell, J. Mar 1 2018 In : Current Diabetes Reports. 18, 3, 15

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Family Health
Self Care
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Randomized Controlled Trials
Ambulatory Care Facilities

Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Transitioning to Adult Care (TRANSIT): Baseline Findings

Grady, K. L., Hof, K. V., Andrei, A. C., Shankel, T., Chinnock, R., Miyamoto, S., Ambardekar, A. V., Anderson, A., Addonizio, L., Latif, F., Lefkowitz, D., Goldberg, L., Hollander, S. A., Pham, M., Weissberg-Benchell, J., Cool, N., Yancy, C. & Pahl, E. Feb 1 2018 In : Pediatric Cardiology. 39, 2, p. 354-364 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Transplantation
Transition to Adult Care
1 Citations
Transition to Adult Care
Chronic Disease
Appointments and Schedules
Delivery of Health Care
6 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: Contribution to journalArticle

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: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Care
Self Report
Quality of Life