Caroline Cummings, Ph.D
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.
Research InterestsDr. 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.
- 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
AddressTexas Tech University, Department of Psychological Sciences, Box 42051 Lubbock, TX 79409-2051