About David M Janicke
David Janicke, Ph.D., ABPP is the Elizabeth Faulk Endowed Professor & Chair in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. He is also the director of the Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies. Dr. Janicke 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. Dr. Janicke has broad research interests in pediatric psychology, most notably improving self-management to, and coping with, acute and chronic health conditions.
Dr. Janicke’s main area of interest is translational research intended to promote the dissemination of obesity interventions for individuals in community settings, with a primary focus on children. His most recent work is examining unique modes of intervention delivery to broader reach and sustainability of health behavior change interventions.
American Board Certification in Professional PsychologyThe American Board of Professional Psychology
Diplomate in Clinical Child and Adolescent PsychologyAmerican Board of Professional Psychology
- Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
Dr. Janicke has broad research interests in pediatric psychology, most notably improving self-management to, and coping with, acute and chronic health conditions. His main area of interest is translational research intended to promote the dissemination of obesity interventions for individuals in community settings, with a primary focus on children. Unique aspects of his work include comparing family-based vs. parent-only interventions and using of phone –counseling and mHealth technologies to expand the reach of these interventions. His students have produced dissertation research in a variety of pediatric-focused areas including obesity, type 1 diabetes, sleep, inflammatory bowel disease, and oncology. His teams are using virtual human technology to examine the impact of provider weight bias in health care decision making.