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

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Hope as a Predictor of Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Following Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis.
Germann JN, Leonard D, Heath CL, Stewart SM, Leavey PJ J Pediatr Psychol 2017 Jul
Hoping is Coping: A Guiding Theoretical Framework for Promoting Coping and Adjustment Following Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis.
Germann JN, Leonard D, Stuenzi TJ, Pop RB, Stewart SM, Leavey PJ J Pediatr Psychol 2015 Apr
Ya gotta have friends: Social support and self-efficacy predict success following immersion treatment.
Sampat S, Kirschenbaum DS, Gierut KJ, Germann JN, Krawczyk R Obesity (Silver Spring) 2014 Oct
Back pain among long-term survivors of childhood leukemia.
Bowers DC, Griffith T, Gargan L, Cochran CJ, Kleiber B, Foxwell A, Farrow-Gillespie A, Orlino A, Germann JN J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 2012 Nov 34 8 624-9
Back pain and hip pain among survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Bowers DC, Griffith T, Gargan L, Cochran C, Kleiber B, Foxwell A, Farrow-Gillespie A, Orlino A, Germann JN J. Clin. Oncol. 2011 May 29 15_suppl 9562
Do as I do? Prospects for parental participation 1.5 years after immersion treatment for adolescent obesity.
Kirschenbaum DS, Pecora K, Raphaeli T, Germann JN Clin Obes 2011 Apr 1 2-3 92-8
Comment on the Expert Committee Recommendations: Perspectives from a Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Program
Julie N. Germann Obesity Management Winter 2009 in press
Efficacy of a screening procedure to identify potentially disruptive participants in an immersion program for the treatment of adolescent obesity.
Kirschenbaum DS, Kelly KP, Germann JN Obes Facts 2009 2 2 110-5
Child and parental self-monitoring as determinants of success in the treatment of morbid obesity in low-income minority children.
Germann JN, Kirschenbaum DS, Rich BH J Pediatr Psychol 2007 Jan-Feb 32 1 111-21
Long-term evaluation of multi-disciplinary treatment of morbid obesity in low-income minority adolescents: La Rabida Children's Hospital's FitMatters program.
Germann JN, Kirschenbaum DS, Rich BH, O'Koon JC J Adolesc Health 2006 Oct 39 4 553-61

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society (2017)
  • American Psychological Association
  • Division 54 of APA, Pediatric Psychology