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Jaclyn L. Papadakis, PhD

Jaclyn L. Papadakis, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, The Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English

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1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC)

Education & Training

Education: Loyola University Chicago, 2018

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric psychology, Lurie Children's, 2018-2019

Board Certifications: Clinical psychologist

Professional Organizations: American Psychological Association; Society of Pediatric Psychology

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Papadakis, J. L., Anderson, L. M., Garza, K., Feldman, M. A., Shapiro, J. B., Evan, M. A., Thompson, L. G., & Weissberg-Benchell, J. (in press, currently available online). Psychosocial aspects of diabetes technology use: The child and family perspective. Endocrinology & Metabolism Clinics of North America. doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2019.10.004

Anderson, L. M., Papadakis, J. L., Vesco, A. T., Shapiro, J. B., Feldman, M. A., Evans, M. A., & Weissberg-Benchell, J. (in press, currently available online). Patient-reported and parent proxy-reported outcomes assessment in pediatric medical specialty clinical settings: A systematic review of implementation. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi: oi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz082

Santiago, C. D., Ros, A., Distel, L., Papadakis, J. L., Torres, S., Brewer, S., Fuller, A., & Bustos, Y. (2019). Family coping among Mexican-origin immigrants: Links to child mental health. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 182–194. doi: 10.1007/s10826-019-01602-6

Ohanian, D., Stiles-Shields, C., Afzal, K., Driscoll, C. F. B, Papadakis, J. L., Stern, A., Starnes, M., & Holmbeck, G. (2018). Cultural considerations for autonomy and medical adherence in a young Palestinian-American Muslim female with spina bifida: A longitudinal case study in a research context. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 6(4), 386–397. doi: 10.1037/cpp0000250

Iskander, J. M., Chambers, C., Dudeney, J., Papadakis, J. L., Simons, L., Valenzuela, J., Ward, W., & Mackey, E. (2018). Evaluation of training initiatives to support students in pediatric psychology. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 6(4), 313–322. doi: 10.1037/cpp0000247

Santiago, C. D., Distel, L. M. L., Ros, A. M., Brewer, S. K., Torres, S. A., Papadakis, J. L., Fuller, A. K., & Bustos, Y. (2018). Mental health among Mexican-origin immigrant families: The roles of cumulative sociodemographic risk and immigrant-related stress. Race and Social Problems, 10(3), 235–247. doi: 10.1007/s12552-018-9236-2

Lawson, N., Papadakis, J. L., Holmbeck, G. N. (2018). Socioeconomic status and parental perceived social support            in relation to health-related quality of life in youth with spina bifida. Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA, 5, 40–53.

Papadakis, J. L., Acevedo, L., Ramirez, S., Stern, A., Driscoll, C. F. B., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2018). Psychosocial and family functioning among Latino youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 43(2), 105–119. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx096. Third Place Winner of the 2018 Illinois Spina Bifida Association Professional Advisory Council Research Award. Featured in the Student Journal Club of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Featured in the Author Interview Series of the Diversity Special Interest Group of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

Papadakis, J. L., Fuller, A. K., Brewer, S. K., Silton, R. L., & Santiago, C. D. (2018). A daily diary study of executive functions, coping, and mood among low-income Latino adolescents. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 38(6), 824–848. doi: 10.1177/0272431617699946

Santiago, C. D., Brewer, S. K., Fuller, A. K., Torres, S., Papadakis, J. L., & Ros, A. M. (2017). Stress, coping, and mood among low-income Latino adolescents: A daily diary study. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27(3), 566–580. doi: 10.1111/jora.12294

Holbein, T., Zebracki, K., Bechtel, C., Papadakis, J., Bruno, E., & Holmbeck, G. (2017). Milestone achievement in emerging adulthood: A longitudinal investigation of parental expectations in a sample of young people with spina bifida. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 59(3), 311–316. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13279

Papadakis, J. L., Zebracki, K., Chlan, K. M., & Vogel, L. C. (2017). Sexuality in pediatric spinal cord injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 23(1), 42–48. doi: 10.1310/sci2301-42

Santiago, C. D., Torres, S., Brewer, S. K., Fuller, A. K., & Lennon, J. M. (2016). The impact of cultural factors         on daily coping and involuntary responses to stress among low-income Latino adolescents. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(7), 872–887. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21814

Santiago, C. D., Fuller, A., Lennon, J. M., & Kataoka, S. H. (2016). Parent perspectives from participating in a family component for CBITS: Acceptability of a school-based program.Psychological Trauma: Research, Practice, & Policy, 8(3), 325–333. doi: 10.1037/tra0000076

Lennon, J. M., Murray, C. B., Bechtel, C. F., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2015). Resilience and disruption in observed family interactions in youth with and without spina bifida: An eight year, five wave longitudinal study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(9), 943–955. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv033. Winner of the 2015 Diane Willis Award for Outstanding Article in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Winner of the2015 Illinois Spina Bifida Association Professional Advisory Council Research Award.

Lennon, J. M., Klages, K. L., Amaro, C. M., Murray, C. B., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2015). Longitudinal study of neuropsychological functioning and internalizing symptoms in youth with spina bifida: Social competence as a mediator. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(3), 336–348. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu075. Winner of the 2014 Society of Pediatric Psychology Student Research Award.

Holbein, C. E., Lennon, J. M., Kolbuck, V. D., Zebracki, K., Roache, C., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2015). Observed differences in social behaviors exhibited in peer interactions between youth with spina bifida and their peers: Neuropsychological correlates. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(3), 320–335. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu101

Santiago, C. D., Lennon, J. M., Fuller, A. K., & Brewer, S. K. (2014). Examining the impact of a family treatment component for CBITS: When and for whom is it helpful? Journal of Family Psychology, 28(4), 560–570. doi: 10.1037/a0037329

Li-Grining, C. P., Raver, C. C., Jones-Lewis, D., Madison-Boyd, S., & Lennon, J. (2014). Targeting classrooms' emotional climate and preschoolers' socioemotional adjustment: Implementation of the Chicago School Readiness Project. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 42(4), 264–281. doi: 10.1080/10852352.2014.943639

Murray, C. B., Lennon, J. M., Devine, K. A, Holmbeck, G. N., Klages, K., & Potthoff, L. (2014). The influence of social adjustment on normative and risky health behaviors in emerging adults with spina bifida. Health Psychology, 33(10), 1153–1163. doi: 10.1037/hea0000050

Wasserman, R. M., Holmbeck, G. N., Lennon, J. M., & Amaro, C. M. (2012). A longitudinal assessment of early pubertal timing as a predictor of psychosocial changes in adolescent girls with and without spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37(7), 755–768. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsr121

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