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

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 DS, Germann JN, Rich BH Obes. Res. 2005 Sep 13 9 1527-9
Preference for violent electronic games, self-concept, and gender differences in young children.
Funk JB, Buchman DD, Germann JN Am J Orthopsychiatry 2000 Apr 70 2 233-41

Professional Associations/Affiliations

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