Jessica S. Pierce, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827

Biography

Jessica Pierce, PhD is a Research Scientist in the Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, a pediatric psychologist in the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours Children’s Hospital-Florida and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Pierce’s research focuses on the promotion of health and well-being in understudied patient populations in pediatric type 1 diabetes, young adults and very young children. She has received funding from NIH and other agencies for this work. Dr. Pierce is an expert in crowdsourcing methodology, engaging stakeholder groups as research partners, and user-centered intervention design. She has published extensively and spoken at national and international conferences on these topics. Dr. Pierce serves on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Behavioral Medicine & Psychology Interest Group Leadership Board and the ADA Mental Health Advisory Committee and is past president of the Behavioral Research and Diabetes Group Exchange and past chair of the Society for Pediatric Psychology Diabetes Special Interest Group. She is the Psychosocial Section Editor for the journal Current Diabetes Reports and an editorial board member for Journal of Pediatric Psychology and Pediatric Diabetes. Within Nemours, Dr. Pierce is the Director of Research Fellowship Training for the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science.

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Psychology - Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware, 2014

Internship

  • Clinical Psychology - Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 2013

Medical/Dental School

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Southern Mississippi, 2013

  • Psychosocial Staffing and Implementation of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Psychological Care Guidelines in U.S. Pediatric Diabetes Clinics; Diabetes Spectrum; (2023).

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  • Parent and adolescent perspectives on a novel transdisciplinary model of health care delivery for type 1 diabetes.; Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology; (2023).

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  • Development and Evaluation of the Pediatric Diabetes Routine Questionnaire for Parents of Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes; Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings; (2023).

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  • Remedy to Diabetes Distress (R2D2): Development protocol for a scalable screen-to-treat program for families of school-age children; Contemporary Clinical Trials; (2022).

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  • The association between pediatric mental health disorders and type 1 diabetes‐related outcomes; Pediatric Diabetes; (2022).

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  • ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2022: Management and support of children and adolescents with diabetes in school; Pediatric Diabetes; (2022).

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  • About Jessica S. Pierce, PhD: Guest Editor; Diabetes Spectrum; (2021).

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  • Topical Review: Crowdsourcing as a Novel Approach to Qualitative Research; Journal of Pediatric Psychology; (2021).

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  • Feasibility of Implementing a Pediatric Diabetes Clinic via Telehealth; Diabetes Spectrum; (2021).

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  • Transdisciplinary Care for Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: Development of a Provider Cross-Discipline Training Curriculum; Diabetes Spectrum; (2021).

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  • Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Young Adults With Diabetes in the Clinic and Beyond; Diabetes Spectrum; (2021).

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  • Development and Validation of the Parent-Preschoolers Diabetes Adjustment Scale (PP-DAS); Journal of Pediatric Psychology; (2020).

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  • Validation of the Healthcare Transition Outcomes Inventory for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes; Journal of Pediatric Psychology; (2020).

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  • Erratum: Health care transition for young adults with type 1 diabetes: Stakeholder engagement for defining optimal outcomes (Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2017) DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx076); Journal of Pediatric Psychology; (2020).

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  • Benefit finding among parents of young children with type 1 diabetes; Pediatric Diabetes; (2019).

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  • Development and content validation of the Healthcare Transition Outcomes Inventory for young adults with type 1 diabetes; Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes; (2019).

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  • Development and Validation of the Pediatric Diabetes Routines Questionnaire for Adolescents; Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings; (2019).

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  • Integrating play in trauma-informed care: Multidisciplinary pediatric healthcare provider perspectives.; Psychological Services; (2019).

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  • Family Consequences of Potentially Traumatic Pediatric Medical Events: Implications for Trauma-Informed Care; Journal of Family Psychology; (2019).

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  • A retrospective analysis of boarding times for adolescents in psychiatric crisis; Social Work in Health Care; (2018).

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  • ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2018: Management and support of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes in school; Pediatric Diabetes; (2018).

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  • A Web-Based Coping Intervention by and for Parents of Very Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes: User-Centered Design (Preprint); Unknown Source; (2018).

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  • Electronically Verified Use of Internet-Based, Multimedia Decision Aids by Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes and Their Caregivers; MDM Policy and Practice; (2018).

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  • A Web-Based Coping Intervention by and for Parents of Very Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes: User-Centered Design; JMIR Diabetes; (2018).

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  • Health Care Transition for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Stakeholder Engagement for Defining Optimal Outcomes; Journal of Pediatric Psychology; (2017).

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  • Type 1 diabetes in very young children: a model of parent and child influences on management and outcomes; Pediatric Diabetes; (2017).

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  • The ups and downs of parenting young children with type 1 diabetes: A crowdsourcing study; Journal of Pediatric Psychology; (2017).

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  • Consideration of Insulin Pumps or Continuous Glucose Monitors by Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes and Their Parents: Stakeholder Engagement in the Design of Web-Based Decision Aids; Diabetes Educator; (2016).

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  • School-based screening to identify children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Barriers and implications; Children's Health Care; (2016).

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  • Topical review: Advancing research on the transition to adult care for type 1 diabetes; Journal of Pediatric Psychology; (2015).

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  • Risk for psychosocial problems in pediatric cancer: Impact of socioeconomics; Children's Health Care; (2013).

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  • Development and evaluation of the Pediatric Diabetes Routines Questionnaire; Children's Health Care; (2012).

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