Alexandra Monzon

BA (2012) University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
MEd (2016) Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center


Summary

My research interests are to better understand the factors that influence disease management in children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. I am particularly interested in examining how health behaviors, specifically sleep, impact blood glucose and adherence to type 1 diabetes disease (T1D) management behaviors in youth with T1D and their families. My goal is to utilize novel tools in health assessment to better understand these processes and to improve illness management.

Selected Publications

Cushing, C. C., Monzon, A. D., Ortega, A., Bejarano, C. M., & Carlson, J. A. (2019) Identifying opportunities for pediatric eHealth and mHealth studies: Physical activity as a case example. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 44(3), 269-274. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz005 

Marker, A. M., Monzon, A. D., Clements, M.A., & Patton, S. R. (2019). Iterative development of a web-based education program for families of young children with type 1 diabetes: DIPPER Academy. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 7(1), 20-30. DOI: 10.1037/cpp0000263  

Monzon, A. D., McDonough, R., Meltzer, L. J., & Patton, S. R. (2019). Sleep and type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: Proposed theoretical model and clinical implications. Pediatric Diabetes. 20(1), 78-85. DOI:10.1111/pedi.12797  

Savin, K. L., Hamburger, E. R., Monzon, A.D., Patel, N. J., Perez, K. M., Lord, J. H., & Jaser, S. S. (2018). Diabetes-specific family conflict: Informant discrepancies and the impact of parental factors. Journal of Family Psychology32(1), 157-163. DOI: 10.1037/fam0000364 

Perez, K. M., Patel, N. J., Lord, J. H., Savin, S. L., Monzon, A. D., Whittemore, R., & Jaser, S. S. (2017). Executive function in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Relationship to adherence, glycemic control, and psychosocial outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology42(6), 636-646. DOI:10.1093/jpepsy/jsw093 

Selected Presentations

Noser, A. E., Clements, M., Monzon, A. D., Majid, S. & Patton, S. R. (2019, June). Clinically elevated T1D distress and depression in parents of kids with new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D). Diabetes, 68(Supplement 1), 841-P. Poster presented at the American Diabetes Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.  

Monzon, A. D., Noser, A. E., Marker, A., Clements, M., & Patton, S. R. (2019, April). Glycemic Variability Increases the Risk of Sleep Disturbances In Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Patton, S. R., Noser, A. E., Monzon, A. D., Marker, A. M., & Clements, M.A. (2019, April). Predictors of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Adherence in Children with New Onset Type 1 Diabetes. Symposium presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Monzon, A. D., Ortega, A., Bejarano, C. M., Kichline, T., & Cushing, C. C. (2018, October). The relationship between executive functioning, affect, and discrepancies between reported and objective physical activity. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Kansas City, MO.

Monzon, A. D., Noser, A. E., & Cushing, C. C. (2018, August). The moderating role of sleep between perceived energy/fatigue and physical activity. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Monzon, A. D., Cushing, C. C., Friesen, C. A., & Schurman, J. V. (2018, April). The differential association between affect and sleep in adolescents with and without functional gastrointestinal disorders. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Patton, S. R., Monzon, A. D., Clements, M., Dolan, L., & Powers, S. W. (2018, April). Glycemic variability after carbohydrate intake in young children with type 1 diabetes. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Monzon, A. D., Noser, A. E., & Cushing, C. C. (2017, November). Intraindividual differences in sleep characteristics and sleep debt in adolescents. Poster presented at the Biennial Pediatric Sleep Medicine Meeting, Amelia Island, FL.

Monzon, A. D., Cushing, C. C., Mitchell, T. B., & Bejarano, C. M. (2017, March). Sleep and affect: Does getting more sleep really improve mood? Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.


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