Carolina Bejarano

BS (2013) Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center
Room 2005


My research interests generally focus on understanding and promoting health behavior, such as diet, sleep, and physical activity, in youth. I am interested in examining relationships between health-related behaviors and psychosocial constructs (e.g. affect, motivation), and how this information may be applied to improve children and adolescents’ physical and mental health. Some of my current work focuses on hedonic hunger and how individuals’ fluctuating appetitive drives may relate to other factors, such as dietary motivation, to determine food choices.

Selected Publications

Bejarano, C.M., Milkes, A., Hossain, M.J., Argueta-Ortiz, F., & Wysocki, T. (2016). Longitudinal associations of visit satisfaction and treatment alliance with outcomes in pediatric obesity clinic visits. Children’s Health Care. 1-19. doi: 10.1080/02739615.2016.1163490

Fallucco, E. M., Blackmore, E. R., Bejarano, C. M., Kozikowksi, C. B., Cuffe, S., Landy, R., & Glowinski, A. (2016). Collaborative care: A pilot study of a child psychiatry outpatient consultation model for primary care providers. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s11414-016-9513-z

Fallucco, E., Robertson Blackmore, E., Bejarano, C.M., Wysocki, T., Kozikowksi, C., & Gleason, M.M. (2016). Feasibility of screening for preschool behavioral and emotional problems in primary care using the Early Childhood Screening Assessment. Clinical Pediatrics. 1-9. doi: 10.1177/0009922816638077

Buckloh, L.M., Wysocki, T., Lochrie, A.M., Antal, H., & Bejarano, C.M. (2015). Learning about long-term complications of pediatric type 1 diabetes: Parents’ preferences. Children’s Health Care. 1-15. doi:10.1080/02739615.2015.1065742

Bejarano, C., Fuzzell, L., Clay, C., Leonard, S., Shirley, E., & Wysocki, T. (2015). Shared decision making in pediatrics: A pilot and feasibility project. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 3, 25-36. doi:10.1037/cpp0000086

Shirley, E., Bejarano, C., Clay, C., Fuzzell, L., Leonard, S., & Wysocki, T. (2014). Helping families make difficult choices: Creation and implementation of a decision aid for neuromuscular scoliosis surgery. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 35(8), 831-837. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000000382

Selected Presentations

Bejarano, C.M., & Cushing, C.C. (2016, September). Motivation and Hedonic Hunger as Predictors of Self-Reported Food Intake in Adolescents: Disentangling Between and Within Person Processes. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS. 

Bejarano, C.M., Cushing, C.C., Mitchell, T.B., & Noser, A.E. (2016, September). Relations between Adolescents’ Negative Affectivity and Physical Activity: An Experience Sampling Approach. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS. 

Bejarano, C.M., Cushing, C.C., Amaro, C.M., Noser, A.E., & Huffhines, L. (2016, April). Relationships among Dietary Motivation, Hedonic Hunger, and zBMI in a Community Sample of Children and Adolescents. Poster presented at 2016 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Greco, P., Bejarano, C., & Taylor, A. (2015, October). Direct Observation and Coaching of Physician Communication within Patient Interactions:  How Satisfied Are Providers Following the Process? Poster presented at 2015 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, New Orleans, LA.

Bejarano, C., Buckloh, L.M., Wysocki, T., Hossain, J., Argueta-Ortiz, F., Blossom, J.B….Hassink, S. (2014, October). Treatment Alliance and BMI in Obesity-specific Pediatric Health Care Visits. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.            

Jones, K., Mahler-Haug, O., Bejarano, C., Lierle, M., Creveling, C.C., Niditch, L., & Varela, R.E. (2012, October). Variations on the Relationship between Physiological and Social Anxiety within a Multi- Ethnic Sample. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS. 


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