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.


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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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