David Janicke

Dr. Janicke’s research efforts have focused on building a successful program of research related to pediatric obesity, including a specific emphasis on translation and dissemination of treatments for pediatric obesity, psychosocial adjustment of overweight and obese youth, family and environmental factors impacting healthy and unhealthy weight loss behaviors, and health service utilization in overweight and obese youth. His pediatric obesity intervention trials have focused on examining the effectiveness of behavior family interventions delivered to children and parents from underserved rural settings, as well as children from economically disadvantaged populations. A secondary focus of his research is on psychosocial adjustment and treatment adherence in children with acute and chronic health conditions, most notably children struggles with gastrointestinal related issues such as encopresis, abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, and feeding aversion. He has made significant contributions to the scientific literature; pursued and received extramural funding; provided research opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, psychology interns, and post-doctoral fellows; participated in multidisciplinary collaborative research with investigators from the College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Medicine, and IFAS.

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