Kimberly Driscoll, PhD
Associate Adjoint Professor, Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, Florida State University (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (1994)
Residency:
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Child Psychology Program, Psychology (2005)
Fellowships:
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Program, Psychology (2007)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center

Publications

  • O'Donnell HK, Berget C, Wooldridge JS, Driscoll KA. Graduated Exposure to Treat Fear of Hypoglycemia in a Young Adult with Type 1 Diabetes: A Case Study. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30370639
  • Varni JW, Delamater AM, Hood KK, Raymond JK, Chang NT, Driscoll KA, Wong JC, Yi-Frazier JP, Grishman EK, Faith MA, Corathers SD, Kichler JC, Miller JL, Doskey EM, Aguirre VP, Heffer RW, Wilson DP. Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) 3.2 Diabetes Module for youth with Type 2 diabetes: reliability and validity. Diabet Med. 2018 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30343524
  • Standiford DA, Morwessel N, Bishop FK, Thomas JM, Smith E, Crandell J, Driscoll KA, Hunter CM, Kichler JC, Maahs DM, Mayer-Davis EJ, Seid M. Two-step recruitment process optimizes retention in FLEX clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2018 Dec;12:68-75. PubMed PMID: 30294698
  • Forlenza GP, Messer LH, Berget C, Wadwa RP, Driscoll KA. Biopsychosocial Factors Associated With Satisfaction and Sustained Use of Artificial Pancreas Technology and Its Components: a Call to the Technology Field. Curr Diab Rep. 2018 Sep 26;18(11):114. PubMed PMID: 30259309
  • Mayer-Davis EJ, Maahs DM, Seid M, Crandell J, Bishop FK, Driscoll KA, Hunter CM, Kichler JC, Standiford D, Thomas JM. Efficacy of the Flexible Lifestyles Empowering Change intervention on metabolic and psychosocial outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (FLEX): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2018 Sep;2(9):635-646. PubMed PMID: 30119757
  • Varni JW, Delamater AM, Hood KK, Raymond JK, Chang NT, Driscoll KA, Wong JC, Yi-Frazier JP, Grishman EK, Faith MA, Corathers SD, Kichler JC, Miller JL, Doskey EM, Heffer RW, Wilson DP. PedsQL 3.2 Diabetes Module for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: Reliability and Validity in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2018 Oct;41(10):2064-2071. PubMed PMID: 30061317
  • Corbin KD, Driscoll KA, Pratley RE, Smith SR, Maahs DM, Mayer-Davis EJ. Obesity in Type 1 Diabetes: Pathophysiology, Clinical Impact, and Mechanisms. Endocr Rev. 2018 Oct 1;39(5):629-663. PubMed PMID: 30060120
  • Kahkoska AR, Watts ME, Driscoll KA, Bishop FK, Mihas P, Thomas J, Law JR, Jain N, Mayer-Davis EJ. Understanding antagonism and synergism: A qualitative assessment of weight management in youth with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Obes Med. 2018 Mar;9:21-31. PubMed PMID: 29984330
  • Varni JW, Delamater AM, Hood KK, Driscoll KA, Wong JC, Adi S, Yi-Frazier JP, Grishman EK, Faith MA, Corathers SD, Kichler JC, Miller JL, Raymond JK, Doskey EM, Aguirre V, Heffer RW, Wilson DP. Diabetes management mediating effects between diabetes symptoms and health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 Nov;19(7):1322-1330. PubMed PMID: 29927039
  • Varni JW, Delamater AM, Hood KK, Raymond JK, Driscoll KA, Wong JC, Adi S, Yi-Frazier JP, Grishman EK, Faith MA, Corathers SD, Kichler JC, Miller JL, Doskey EM, Aguirre VP, Heffer RW, Wilson DP. Diabetes symptoms predictors of health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Qual Life Res. 2018 Sep;27(9):2295-2303. PubMed PMID: 29785681
  • Kichler JC, Seid M, Crandell J, Maahs DM, Bishop FK, Driscoll KA, Standiford D, Hunter CM, Mayer-Davis E. The Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change (FLEX) intervention for self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Trial design and baseline characteristics. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29277316
  • Messer LH, Johnson R, Driscoll KA, Jones J. Best friend or spy: a qualitative meta-synthesis on the impact of continuous glucose monitoring on life with Type 1 diabetes. Diabet Med. 2017 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29247556
  • Kichler JC, Seid M, Crandell J, Maahs DM, Bishop FK, Driscoll KA, Standiford D, Hunter CM, Mayer-Davis E. The Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change (FLEX) intervention for self-management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Trial design and baseline characteristics. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29277316
  • Messer LH, Johnson R, Driscoll KA, Jones J. Best friend or spy: a qualitative meta-synthesis on the impact of continuous glucose monitoring on life with Type 1 diabetes. Diabet Med. 2017 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29247556
  • Harmon SL, Stephens HF, Repper KK, Driscoll KA, Kistner JA. Children's Rumination to Sadness and Anger: Implications for the Development of Depression and Aggression. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2017 Aug 25;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28841342
  • Driscoll KA, Wang Y, Johnson SB, Gill E, Wright N, Deeb LC. White Coat Adherence Occurs in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Receiving Intervention to Improve Insulin Pump Adherence Behaviors. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 May;11(3):455-460. PubMed PMID: 28745096
  • Driscoll KA, Corbin KD, Maahs DM, Pratley R, Bishop FK, Kahkoska A, Hood KK, Mayer-Davis E. Biopsychosocial Aspects of Weight Management in Type 1 Diabetes: a Review and Next Steps. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Aug;17(8):58. PubMed PMID: 28660565
  • Patton SR, Driscoll KA, Clements MA. Adherence to Insulin Pump Behaviors in Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Opportunities for Intervention. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2016 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27390223
  • Driscoll KA, Johnson SB, Wang Y, Wright N, Deeb LC. Blood Glucose Monitoring Before and After Type 1 Diabetes Clinic Visits. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29294062
  • Patton SR, Driscoll KA, Clements MA. Adherence to Insulin Pump Behaviors in Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Opportunities for Intervention. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2016 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27390223
  • Driscoll KA, Raymond J, Naranjo D, Patton SR. Fear of Hypoglycemia in Children and Adolescents and Their Parents with Type 1 Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2016 Aug;16(8):77. PubMed PMID: 27370530
  • Raymond JK, Berget CL, Driscoll KA, Ketchum K, Cain C, Fred Thomas JF. CoYoT1 Clinic: Innovative Telemedicine Care Model for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016 Jun;18(6):385-90. PubMed PMID: 27196443
  • Driscoll KA. Considerations in Using Serious Videogames as a Method for Providing Diabetes Education. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016 Feb;18(2):47-8. PubMed PMID: 26840495
  • Driscoll KA, Wang Y, Bennett Johnson S, Lynch R, Stephens H, Willbur K, Gill E, Wright N, Deeb LC. White Coat Adherence in Pediatric Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Who Use Insulin Pumps. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2016 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26746686
  • Gray WN, Monaghan MC, Gilleland Marchak J, Driscoll KA, Hilliard ME. Psychologists and the Transition From Pediatrics to Adult Health Care. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Nov;57(5):468-74. PubMed PMID: 26499856
  • Majidi S, Driscoll KA, Raymond JK. Anxiety in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2015 Aug;15(8):619. PubMed PMID: 26071685
  • Powers SW, Stark LJ, Chamberlin LA, Filigno SS, Sullivan SM, Lemanek KL, Butcher JL, Driscoll KA, Daines CL, Brody AS, Schindler T, Konstan MW, McCoy KS, Nasr SZ, Castile RG, Acton JD, Wooldridge JL, Ksenich RA, Szczesniak RD, Rausch JR, Stallings VA, Zemel BS, Clancy JP. Behavioral and nutritional treatment for preschool-aged children with cystic fibrosis: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 May;169(5):e150636. PubMed PMID: 25938655
  • Driscoll KA, Modi AC, Filigno SS, Brannon EE, Chamberlin LA, Stark LJ, Powers SW. Quality of life in children with CF: Psychometrics and relations with stress and mealtime behaviors. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Jun;50(6):560-7. PubMed PMID: 25556990
  • Driscoll KA, Volkening LK, Haro H, Ocean G, Wang Y, Jackson CC, Clougherty M, Hale DE, Klingensmith GJ, Laffel L, Deeb LC, Siminerio LM. Are children with type 1 diabetes safe at school? Examining parent perceptions. Pediatr Diabetes. 2014 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25266418
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Professional Memberships

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA), Member
  • International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), Member
  • American Psychological Association Society for Pediatric Psychology (SPP), Member

Practice Locations

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes - Specialty Clinic
1775 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-2323

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychology
Clinical Interest for Patients
I was trained in a generalist clinical psychology program which provided me the expertise to assess and treat both children and adults for a variety of psychological disorders. In children, I specialize in completing comprehensive psychological evaluations of learning disorders (e.g., mathematics, reading, writing), intellectual disability, giftedness, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. I am an expert in treating childhood anxiety and mood disorders (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, separation anxiety disorder, depression) and behavioral disorders (e.g., oppositional defiant disorder, parent-child relationship problems that are behaviorally based). My post-doctoral fellowship furthered my training in child behavior by adding the treatment of feeding disorders (e.g., food refusal, picky eaters) to my areas of expertise. Although I identify as a pediatric psychologist, the expertise I have as both a child and adult psychologist applies to type 1 diabetes in that many of the patients I see have behavioral difficulties strictly related to the disease (e.g., nonadherence to the type 1 diabetes treatment regimen). Some pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes also have comorbid psychological diagnoses (e.g., type 1 diabetes and obsessive compulsive disorder). Many adult patients (i.e., 18-25 years of age) with type 1 diabetes are seen by pediatric endocrinologists at the Barbara Davis Center and it is not uncommon for these patients to be referred to me for outpatient clinical care. In addition to specializing in completing comprehensive adult psychological evaluations for learning disorders (e.g., mathematics, reading, writing), intellectual disability, giftedness, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, I have specific expertise in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in adults. Recently I have gained specialized knowledge of treating fear of hypoglycemia (i.e., a phobia of experiencing a severe low blood glucose level) in patients with type 1 diabetes. Finally, I also have extensive expertise in the assessment and treatment of suicidal ideation and intentions in both children and adults. Notably, I received this training as a graduate student under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Joiner, an internationally renowned expert, and I later augmented this training as his colleague when I was appointed the Associate Director of the Florida State University Psychology Clinic.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Florida State University (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (1994)
Residency Programs:
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Child Psychology Program, Psychology (2005)
Fellowships:
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Program, Psychology (2007)
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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center
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