Tiffany Kichline

BA (2014) Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
MS (2016), Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center


My research interests are to better understand the influence and interplay of psychosocial factors, such as parent-child interactions, on children’s quality of life and health behaviors. This includes examining the role of caregivers’ stress and coping and its effects on psychological and physical well being in children.

Selected Publications

Cushing, C. C., Kichline, T., Blossom, J. B., Friesen, C., & Schurman, J. (in press). Personalized assessment of pediatric abdominal pain predictors using ecological momentary assessment (EMA): A pilot study testing feasibility and acceptability. Clinical Journal of Pain.

Kichline, T., Cushing, C.C., Ortega, A., Friesen, C., & Schurman, J. (2019). Associations between physical activity and chronic pain intensity in youth with chronic abdominal pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 35(7), 618-624.

Herbers, J.E., Cutuli, J.J., Jacobs, E. L., Tabachnick, A. R., & Kichline, T. (2019). Early childhood risk and later adaptation: A person-centered approach using latent profiles. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 62, 66-76.

Cushing, C. C., Fedele, D., Brannon, E., Kichline, T. (2018). What Theoretical Domain Framework Elements do parents want in a Pediatric Health Behavior App?: A Crowdsourced Social Validity Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(12), e192-201.​

Kichline, T., Kassam-Adams, N., Weiss, D., Herbers, J. E., & Marsac, M. L. (2017). Parent peri-trauma posttraumatic stress symptoms, appraisals, and coaching of avoidant coping: A multi-method approach. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-10.

Sloan, D., BritzenhofeSzoc, K. B., Kichline, T., Cheng, J., Baker, K., Pinzon, J. P., Tafe, C., Li, L., & Berger, A. M. (2017). An Assessment of Meaning in Life Threatening Illness: Development of the Healing Experience in All Life Stressors (HEALS). Patient Related Outcome Measures, 8, 15-21. 

Selected Presentations

Schurman, J.V., Cushing, C. C., Blossom, J.B., & Kichline, T. (2017, April). Precision Medicine in Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Individualized Assessment for Tailored Treatment. Poster presented at the 2017 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Kichline, T., Blossom, J. B., Cushing, C. C., Schurman J. V., & Friesen, C. (2017, April). Using Ecological Momentary Assessments to Examine Relationships between Pain Fear, Pain Avoidance, and Pain Intensity in Children with Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. Poster presented at the 2017 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Jacobs, E. L., Tabachnick, A. R., Kichline, T., & Herbers, J. E. (2017, April). Poverty and Homelessness: Risk Factors for Problematic Profiles of Behavioral Functioning in Middle Childhood. Poster presented at the 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. 

Kichline, T., Weiss, D., Kassam-Adams, N., Kohser, K.L., Barakat, L.P., & Marsac, M.L. (2016, August). The application of a new method to assess the influence of parent appraisals on children's appraisals.​ Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association, Denver, CO.

Jacobs, E. L., Tabachnick, A., Kichline, T., & Herbers, J. E. (2016, August). A person focused analysis of resilience in children experiencing poverty and homelessness. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association, Denver, CO.

Kichline, T., Sloan, D., & Berger, A. M. (2015). The progression toward the construct known as healing in GVHD. Poster presented at National Institutes of Health Summer IRTA Conference, Bethesda, Maryland.

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