Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions for Pediatric Obesity
David Janicke, Ph.D.
University of Florida
About KeynoteIn this overview, Dr. David Janicke, provides a description of the research on psychosocial treatments for obesity in children. In addition, he describes the components of evidence-based interventions for pediatric obesity and the research supporting these interventions.
David Janicke, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2001 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He is a Fellow of APA Division 54 and is the PI on multiple NIH and Medicaid funded trials examining the effectiveness of community-based behavioral family interventions for addressing obesity in underserved and at-risk youth. He recently completed Project STORY, a 2-year NIDDK funded study examining parent-only versus family-based behavioral weight management programs for children in rural setting. His is currently the PI on the Extension Family Lifestyle Intervention Project (E-FLIP for Kids), a 5-year NIDDK funded RCT examining the impact of community-based weight management programs on children and their families in underserved rural communities. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (JPP) and is also a co-editor for a special issue of JPP on innovative treatment and prevention programs for pediatric obesity. Dr. Janicke is the current editor of the Society of Pediatric Psychology newsletter, Progress Notes, and has served on multiple NIDDK special emphasis grant review panels.