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Amy Sato

Assistant Professor

Education:  Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2009)

Graduate Areas:  Clinical - Child, Clinical -Health

Specialty:  Child and Adolescent, Health

Research Interests:

My program of pediatric psychology research focuses on obesity and weight management in children and adolescents. Current research projects are focused on examining (a) the influence of stress (e.g., stress hormones) on adolescent health and weight management, (b) the role of family influences (e.g., parenting) for promoting healthy weight management, and (c) health disparities (e.g., low-income children) in the context of pediatric obesity risk and intervention. My lab is collaborating with pediatric weight management programs in the Akron and Cleveland areas to conduct research aimed at understanding factors that influence childhood obesity risk and intervention.

Lab Site:  Child Health Lab

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Jelalian, E., Sato, A. F., & Hart, C. N. (in press).  The effect of group-based weight control intervention on adolescent psychosocial outcomes:  Perceived peer rejection, social anxiety and self-concept.  Children's Health Care.

Lloyd Richardson, E.E., Jelalian, E., Sato, A. F., Hart, C. N., Mehlenbeck, R., & Wing, R. R. (2012).  Two-year follow-up of an adolescent behavioral weight control intervention.  Pediatrics, 130, 1-8.

Sato, A. F., Jelalian, E., Hart, C. N., Lloyd-Richardson, E. E., Mehlenbeck, R. S. & Neill, M. (2011).  Associations between Parent Behavior and Adolescent Weight Control.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36(4), 451-460.

Koinis-Mitchell, D.; Sato, A. F., Kopel, S. J.,;  McQuaid, E. L.;  Seifer, R.;  Klein, R. B.; Esteban, C. A.; Lobato, D.;  Ortega, A. N.;  Canino, G. & Fritz, G. K. (2011).  Immigration and Acculturation-Related Factors and Asthma Morbidity in Latino Children.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36(10), 1130-1143.

Jelalian, E. & Sato, A. F. (2011).  Overeating and obesity.  In G. P. Koocher & A. M. LaGreca, Parent's Guide to Psychological First Aid:  Helping Children and Adolescents Cope With Predictable Life Crises.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Sato, A. F. & Jelalian, E. (2010).  Outpatient Multidisciplinary Interventions for the Treatment of Pediatric Obesity 2009:  Pracitical Suggestions from Lessons Learned.  Obesity and Weight Management, 6(1), 31-34.

Sato, A. F., Davies, W. H. Berlin, K. S., Simon Salamon, K., Anderson Khan, K., & Weisman, S. J. (2010).  Brief Report:  A confirmatory approach to exploring the factor structure of the Social Consequences of Pain questionnaire.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35(6), 611-616.

Sato, A. F., Clifford, L. M., Silverman, A. H., & Davies, W. H. (2009).  Cognitive-behavioral interventions via telehealth:  Applications to pediatric functional abdominal pain.  Children's Health Care, 38(1), 1-22.

Sato, A. F., Berlin, K. S., Hains, A. A., Davies, W. H., Smothers, M. K, Clifford, L. M., & Alemzadeh, R. (2008).  Teacher support of adherence for adolescents with type 1 diabetes:  Preferred teacher support behaviors and youth's perceptions of support.  The Diabetes Educator, 34, 866-873.

Sato, A. F., Hainsworth, K. R., Khan, K. A., Ladwig, R. J., Weisman, S. J., & Davies, W. H. (2007).  School absenteeism in pediatric chronic pain:  Identifying lessons learned from the general school absenteeism literature.  Children's Health Care, 36, 355-372.

Amy Sato
Department of Psychology
Phone: 330-672-4888
Fax: 330-672-3786