Texas Tech University

Caroline Cummings, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology

Email: carolicu@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-0931

Office: 208; Lab: 154E, 457 

Ph.D, University of Nevada, Reno

Lab Website:  Pediatric Health, Affect, and Biobehavioral Lab

Dr. Cummings will be reviewing applications for the 2022-2023 class.

Caroline Cummings

Research Interests

Dr. Cummings examines the interconnections between affect, related biobehavioral processes (including nonvolitional and volitional self-regulatory systems), and health in the daily lives of youths and young adults with or at-risk for chronic and complex medical conditions (e.g., type 1 diabetes, overweight/obesity, substance use). Within her work, she emphasizes the impact of sociocultural functioning on health and development; thus, she often explores the relationships between key study variables at the individual level as well as within dyads (e.g., parent-child dyads) and examine the translation of findings across diverse populations.

Selected Research

  • Cummings, C., Benjamin, N., Prahbu, H., Cohen, L.B., Goddard, B.J., Kaugars, A.S., Humiston, T. & Lansing, A.H. (in press). Habit and diabetes self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Health Psychology.
  • Cummings, C., Humiston, T., Cohen, L.B., & Lansing, A.H. (in press). The role of COVID-19 fears and related behaviors in understanding daily adolescent health behaviors during the pandemic. Journal of Health Psychology.
  • Cummings, C., & Lansing, A.H. (2021). Daily associations of positive emotion and obesity-related behaviors and their interconnections within adolescent-caregiver dyads. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Honors and Awards

  • 2021  Boston University Emerging Scholars Honorarium
  • 2021  Poster Award Winner, Society of Pediatric Psychology Pain Special Interest Group
  • 2019  RISE Research Award, Association for Psychological Science
  • 2016-2018  Jim Mikawa Diversity Graduate Assistantship in Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno