Christina E. Holbein, PhD, is a psychologist with the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition/Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Ramsey, R. R., Carmody, J., Holbein, C. E., Guilbert, T. W., & Hommel, K. A. Examination of the uses, needs and preferences for health technology use in adolescents with asthma. J Asthma. 2018 Sep 12:1-9. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2018.1514048. [Epub ahead of print]
Holbein, C. E., Smith, A. W., Peugh, J., & Modi, A. C. Allocation of treatment responsibility in adolescents with epilepsy: Associations with cognitive skills and medication adherence. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 Feb 13. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy006. [Epub ahead of print]
McGrady, M. E., Holbein, C. E., Smith, A. W., Morrison, C. F., Hommel, K. A., Modi, A. C., … Ramsey, R. R.. An independent evaluation of the accuracy and usability of adherence electronic monitoring devices. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Sep 18;169(6):419-422. doi: 10.7326/M17-3306. Epub 2018 May 22.
Ramsey, R. R., Holbein, C. E., Powers, S. W., Hershey, A. D., Kabbouche, M. A., O’Brien, H. L., … Hommel, K. A. Use of a mobile phone application and progressive reminder system to improve adherence to daily prevention treatment in adolescents and young adults with migraine. Cephalalgia. 2018 Dec;38(14):2035-2044. doi: 10.1177/0333102418756864. Epub 2018 Apr 10.
Holbein, C. E., Fogelman, N. D., Hommel, K. A., Rassart, J., Apers, S., Moons, P., … Veldtman, G. R.. A multinational observational investigation of illness perceptions and quality of life among patients with a Fontan circulation. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 May;13(3):392-400. doi: 10.1111/chd.12583. Epub 2018 Jan 3.
Brida, M., Grbcic, S., Holbein, C. E., & Veldtman, G. R. Editorial: Bridging the psychological issues of living with the Fontan circulation. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Jun 1;260:72-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.02.105.
Holbein, C. E., Carmody, J. K., & Hommel, K. A. Topical Review: Adherence interventions for youth on gluten-free diets. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 May 1;43(4):392-401. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx138.
Holbein, C. E., Peugh, J., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2017). Social skills in youth with spina bifida: A longitudinal multimethod investigation comparing biopsychosocial predictors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(10), 1133-1143.
Holbein, C. E., Zebracki, K., Bechtel, C. F., Papadakis, J. L., Bruno, E. F., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2017). Milestone achievement in emerging adulthood: A longitudinal investigation of parental expectations in a sample of young people with spina bifida. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 59(3), 311-316.
Holbein, C. E., Lennon, J. M., Kolbuck, V. D., Zebracki, K., Roache, C., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2015). Observed differences in social behaviors exhibited in peer interactions between youth with spina bifida and their peers: Neuropsychological correlates. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(3), 320-335.
Holbein, C. E., Zebracki, K., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2014). Development and validation of the Peer Interaction Macro-coding System scales (PIMS): A new tool for observational measurement of social competence in youth with spina bifida. Psychological Assessment, 26(4), 1235-1246.
Holbein, C. E., Murray, C. B., Psihogios, A. M., Wasserman, R. M., Essner, B. S., O’Hara, L. K., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2013). A camp-based psychosocial intervention to promote independence and social function in individuals with spina bifida: Moderators of treatment effectiveness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(4), 412-424.
Devine, K. A., Holbein, C. E., Psihogios, A. M., Amaro, C. M., & Hombeck, G. N. (2012). Individual adjustment, parental functioning, and perceived social support in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white mothers and fathers of children with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37(7), 769-778.
Boyle, B., Mackner, L. M., Ross, C. E., Moses, J., Kumar, S., & Crandall, W. V. (2010). A single-center experience with methotrexate after thiopurine therapy in pediatric Crohn’s disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 51(6): 714-717.
Lennon, J. M., Psihogios, A. M.., Murray, C. B., Holbein, C. E., & Holmbeck, G. N. (2016). Promoting resilience during the transition to adolescence for chronically ill children and their families. In M. Ferrari & C. DeMichelis (Eds.), Child and adolescent resilience within medical contexts (pp. 51-75). New York, NY: Springer.
Posters and Presentations
Ramsey, R., Holbein, C., Powers, S., Hershey, A., & Hommel, K. (2018, August). Use of a mobile phone application and progressive reminder system to improve adherence in adolescents. Invited oral presentation at the American Psychological Association 126th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
Holbein, C., Hommel, K., & Veldtman, G. (2018, April). Transition to adult cardiology care in young adult patients with congenital heart disease. Symposium paper presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Bechtel Driscoll, C., Murray, C., Holbein, C., Stiles-Shields, C., Cuevas, G., & Holmbeck, G. (2018, April). The impact of repeated participation in a camp-based intervention targeting self-management and social skills in youth and young adults with spina bifida. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Junger, K., Holbein, C., Smith, A., & Modi, A. (2017, December). Allocation of treatment responsibility and factors influencing self-management in adolescents with epilepsy. Poster presented at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
Holbein, C., Hommel, K., Apers, S., Moons, P., & Veldtman, G. (2017, September). Illness perceptions and health behaviors in patients with Fontan circulations. Moderated poster presented at the 27th International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cincinnati, OH.
Holbein, C., & Holmbeck, G. (2016, April). Longitudinal comparison of neuropsychological, family, and health-related domains in the prediction of social skills in youth with spina bifida. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Holbein, C. E. (2018, January). Self-management in young adults with chronic health conditions. Invited colloquium presented to the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Holbein, C. E. (2017, September). Executive functioning in adults with congenital heart disease. Invited lecture presented at Adult Congenital Heart Program Fontan Clinic Rounds, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Holbein, C. E. (2016, May). Moving on up: Transition from pediatric to adult health care. Invited lecture presented to the Division of Behavioral Health, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE.
Awards and Honors
2018, Illinois Spina Bifida Association Professional Advisory Council Research Award
2015, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Thesis Award
2014, Society of Pediatric Psychology Student Poster Award
2014-2015, Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship, Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation
2012, CVS Caremark Community Grant
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association, Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology
- Adherence Special Interest Group (SIG) Member
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