Yelena Wu, PhD
Dr. Wu is a pediatric and clinical child psychologist whose primary research goal is to improve children’s health outcomes by promoting self-management and disease management. Her research interests include examining the socioecological factors that influence adherence; using a socioecological framework to design and test psychosocial and multidisciplinary interventions that promote optimal development, physical health, and psychosocial outcomes; and advancing the translation of evidence-based assessments and interventions into clinical practice. Dr. Wu is also an associate member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
- Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health, University of Utah School of Medicine
- PhD, Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas
- Wu, Y. P., Hommel, K. A. (2014). Using technology to assess and promote adherence to medical regimens in pediatric chronic illness. J Pediatr, 164(4), 922-7.
- Steele, R. G., Wu, Y. P., Cushing, C. C., Jensen, C. D. (2013). Evaluation of child health matters: a web-based tutorial to enhance school nurses' communications with families about weight-related health. J Sch Nurs, 29(2), 151-60.
- Hilliard, M. E., Wu, Y. P., Rausch, J., Dolan, L. M., Hood, K. K. (2013). Predictors of deteriorations in diabetes management and control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. J Adolesc Health, 52(1), 28-34.
- Wu, Y. P., Hilliard, M. E., Rausch, J., Dolan, L. M., Hood, K. K. (2013). Family involvement with the diabetes regimen in young people: the role of adolescent depressive symptoms. Diabet Med, 30(5), 596-602.
- Wu, Y. P., Rohan, J. M., Martin, S., Hommel, K., Greenley, R. N., Loiselle, K., Ambrosino, J., Fredericks, E. M. (2013). Pediatric psychologist use of adherence assessments and interventions. J Pediatr Psychol, 38(6), 595-604.