Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Grayson Holmbeck

 
Title: Professor, Clinical Psychology
Office: 304 Coffey Hall
Phone: 773.508.2967

 
Background Information
Ph.D., 1987, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S., 1980, Brown University 

Website: CHATS Lab
 
 
Research Interests

My research interests cover the following areas: pediatric psychology (e.g., adolescents with physical disabilities), family relations during early and late adolescence, developmental psychopathology, the interface between developmental psychology and clinical child psychology, statistical applications in psychology, and research design. My current research is concerned with how families of children with chronic physical conditions manage the transition into adolescence and the implications that this transition has for adolescent health and psychopathology.
 
I am currently working on 2 grant-funded projects on individuals with spina bifida. Spina bifida is a congenital birth defect that typically produces numerous medical problems, including orthopedic, bowel/bladder, and neurological difficulties. The first project is an NINR-funded longitudinal study of adolescents and young adults with spina bifida which focuses on self-management and the transition from pediatric to adult health care, as well as related family, psychosocial, and neuropsychological functioning. Participants are studied in their homes with observational, interview, questionnaire, and neuropsychological assessment methodologies. The second study is funded by Kiwanis International and examines the effectiveness of a camp-based independence program for children, adolescents, and young adults with spina bifida. 

For more information about my research on adolescents with spina bifida, click on the following link: CHATS Lab

Classes
Multivariate Statistics
Research Methods in Clinical Psychology


Recent Publications
Stiles-Shields, C., Crowe, A., Driscoll, C. F. B., Ohanian, D. M., Stern, A., Wartman, E., Winning, A., Wafford, E., Lattie, E. G., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2019). A systematic review of behavioral intervention technologies for youth with chronic health conditions and physical and intellectual disabilities: Implications for adolescents and young adults with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 44, 349-362. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy097  
 
Stiles-Shields, C., Driscoll, C. F. B., Rausch, J. R., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2019). Friendship quality over time in children and adolescents with spina bifida compared to their peers. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 44, 601-610.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy111 
 
Holmbeck, G. N. (2019). Commentary: Mediation and moderation: An historical progress report. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 44, 816-818. 
 
Stiles-Shields, C., Garcia, B., Villota, K., Wartman, E., Winning, A. M., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2019). Exploring an existing weight management app for use with adolescents and young adults with spina bifida: Usability study. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 2, e15153. doi: 10.2196/15153  
 
Driscoll, C. F. B., Murray, C. B., Holbein, C. E., Stiles-Shields, C., Cuevas, G., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2019). Camp-based psychosocial intervention dosage and changes in independence in young people with spina bifida. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 61, 1392-1399.  
 
Kazak, A. E., Roberts, M. C., Brown, R. T., Holmbeck, G. N., Koocher, G. P., LaGreca, A. M., Routh, D., Willis, D., & Palermo, T. M. (2019). Historical analysis: Editors’ reflections on 50 years of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 44, 1140-1150.  
 
Ohanian, D. M., Murray, C. B., Shirkey, K. C., Wartman, E., Winning, A., Stiles-Shields, E., Ramirez, S., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2020). Longitudinal associations between pain and psychosocial adjustment in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45, 673-684.   doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa037 
  
Winning, A. M., Stiles-Shields, C., Driscoll, C. F. B., Ohanian, D. M., Crowe, A. N., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2020). Development of an observational parental scaffolding measure for youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45, 695-706. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa042 
 
Driscoll, C. F. B., Ohanian, D. M., Ridosh, M. M., Stern, A., Wartman, E. C., Starnes, M., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2020). Pathways by which maternal factors are associated with youth spina bifida-related responsibility. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45, 610-621. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa020. 
 
Stiles-Shields, C., Plevinsky, J. M., Psihogios, A. M., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2020). Considerations and future directions for conducting clinical research with pediatric populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45, 720-724.  doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa055 
 
Stiles-Shields, C. & Holmbeck, G. N. (2020). Health behaviors and disordered eating in adolescents and young adults with spina bifida: Results from a national survey.Disability and Rehabilitation, 42, 2910-2916.  
 
Stern, A., Winning, A.M., Ohanian, D.M., Driscoll, C.F.B., Starnes, M., Glownia, K., & Holmbeck, G.H. (2020). Longitudinal associations between neuropsychological functioning and medical responsibility in youth with spina bifida: The moderational role of parenting behaviors. Child Neuropsychology, 26, 1026-1046, DOI: 10.1080/09297049.2020.1751098 
 
Kayle, M., Chu, D. I., Stern, A., Pan, W. & Holmbeck, G. N. (2020). Predictors of distinct trajectories of medical responsibility in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45, 1153-1165.  
 
Stiles-Shields, C., Anderson, L., Driscoll, C. F. B., Ohanian, D. M., Starnes, M., Stern, A., Yunez, J., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2020). Technology usage and barriers to the use of behavioral intervention technologies in adolescents and young adults with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 13(4), 675-683.  
 
Kritikos, T.K. & Holmbeck, G.N. (2020). Family functioning guidelines for the care of people with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 13, 535-542. doi: 10.3233/PRM-200720. 
 
Kritikos, T.K., Smith, K., & Holmbeck, G.N. (2020) Mental health guidelines for the care of people with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 13, 525-534. doi: 10.3233/PRM-200719. 
 
Holmbeck, G.N., Kritikos, T.K., Stern, A., Ridosh, M. & Friedman, C.V. (2021). The transition to adult health care in youth with spina bifida: Theory, measurement, and interventions. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 53, 198-207. 
 
Stiles-Shields, C., Shirkey, K. C., Winning, A. M., Smith, Z. R., Wartman, E., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2021). Social skills and medical responsibility across development in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 46, 341-350. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa113 
 
Winning, A. M., Stern, A., Rausch, J. R., Starnes, M., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2021). Neurocognitive predictors of adaptive functioning trajectories among youth with spina bifida. Child Neuropsychology, 27, 447-467. 
 
Winning, A. M., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2021). Executive functioning intervention in epilepsy: Implications for other pediatric chronic health conditions. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 46, 375-377.  
 
Kritikos, T.K., Driscoll, C.F.B. & Holmbeck, G.N. (2021). Discrepancies between parent perceptions of child vulnerability in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 46, 392-403. 
 
Shapiro, J. B., Bryant, F. B., Holmbeck, G. N., Hood, K. K., & Weissberg-Benchell, J. (2021). Do baseline resilience profiles moderate the effects of a resilience-enhancing intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes? Health Psychology, 40(5), 337-346.  https://doi.org/10.10.1037/hea0001076 
 
Smith, Z, & Holmbeck, G. N. (2021). Factor structure of medical autonomy scales in young people with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 46, 698-709. 
 
Ohanian, D. M., Kritikos, T. K., Clark, O.E., Shirkey, K.C., Starnes, M., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2021). Stress and coping in youth and young adults with spina bifida: A brief longitudinal study in a summer camp setting. Frontiers in Psychology. 12:682169. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.682169 
 
Ridosh, M. M., Stiles-Shields, C., Stern, A., Winning A., Anderson, L., Sawin, K. J., and Holmbeck, G. N. (in press). The Adolescent and Young Adult Self-Management and Independence Scale (AMIS-II): Expanding evidence for validity and reliability. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.  
 
Kritikos, T.K., Stiles-Shields, C., Shapiro, J.B., Holmbeck, G.N. (in press). Benefit-finding among young adults with spina bifida. Journal of Health Psychology.  
 
Papadakis, J. L., & Holmbeck, G. N. (in press). Sociodemographic factors and health-related, neuropsychological, and psychosocial functioning in youth with spina bifida. Rehabilitation Psychology.  
 
Holmbeck, G. N., & Kritikos, T. K. (in press). Psychosocial adjustment in emerging adults with and without spina bifida: A 14-year, longitudinal follow-up. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  
 
Stern, A., Winning, A.M., Rausch, J.R., & Holmbeck, G.H. (in press). Medical responsibility growth in youth with spina bifida: Neuropsychological and parenting predictors. Health Psychology.  
 
Kritikos, T.K., Stiles-Shields, C., Winning, A.M., Starnes, M., Ohanian, D., Clark, O.E., del Castillo, A., Chavez, P., & Holmbeck, G.N. (in press). A systematic review of benefit-finding and growth in pediatric medical populations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  
 
Smith, Z.R., & Holmbeck, G.N. (in press). Cross-lagged longitudinal analysis of medical responsibility and medical skill mastery in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  
 
Stiles-Shields, C., Kritikos, T. K., Ridosh, M. M., Starnes, M., & Holmbeck, G. N. (in press). “We Are Anxious Every Day”: COVID-19 impacts on youth with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsab070 
 
Stiles-Shields, C., Kritikos, T. K., Starnes, M., Smith, Z. R. & Holmbeck, G. N. (in press). The transition from pediatric to adult healthcare in young adults with spina bifida: Demographic and physician-related correlates. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 
 
Chu, D. I., Kayle M., Stern A., Bowen D. K., Yerkes E. B., & Holmbeck G.N. (in press). Longitudinal trajectories of clean intermittent catheterization responsibility in youth with spina bifida. Journal of Urology.