Biography

Julie N. Germann, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She received her PhD from University of Toledo, completed her internship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and completed a pediatric psychology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.

Prior to coming to Dallas, Dr. Germann was the clinical director for six years of the FitMatters Childhood Obesity Program at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where she developed her interest in family-based health interventions and program evaluation, and received training from an excellent mentor.

Currently, she is the psychologist for the oncology team in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s. Her primary clinical and research interests include the impact of child and family hope on coping with illness, particularly the use of Hope Theory.

Education

Undergraduate Ohio Northern University (1994), Psychology
Graduate School University of Toledo (1997), Psychology
Graduate School University of Toledo (2000), Psychology

Research Interest

  • Adherence
  • Coping
  • Health behavior change
  • Hope Theory
  • Resilience

Publications

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Comment on the Expert Committee Recommendations: Perspectives from a Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Program

Julie N. Germann Obesity Management Winter 2009 in press

Child and Parental Self-Monitoring as Determinants of Success in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity in Low-Income Minority Children

Germann, J.N., Kirschenbaum, D.S., & Rich, B.H Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2007 32 111-121

Long-Term Evaluation of Multi-Disciplinary Treatment of Morbid Obesity in Low Income Minority Adolescents: La Rabida Children?s Hospital?s FitMatters Program

Germann, J.N., Kirschenbaum, D.S., Rich, B.H., & O?Koon, J.C Journal of Adolescent Health 2006 39 553-561

Use of an Orientation Session May Help Decrease Attrition in a Pediatric Weight Management Program for Low Income Minority Adolescents

Germann, J.N., Kirschenbaum, D.S., & Rich, B.H Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 2006 13 177-187

Treatment of morbid obesity in low-income adolescents: Effects of parental self-monitoring

Kirschenbaum, D.S., Germann, J.N., & Rich, B.C. Obesity Research 2005 13 1527-1529

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Division 54 of APA, Pediatric Psychology