Tarrah Mitchell

BA (2011) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
MA (2015) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
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Tarrah Mitchell completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 and joined the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas in the fall of 2013.  Broadly, her research interests include pediatric health promotion and weight management.  More specifically, Tarrah is interested in psychosocial predictors and outcomes of disordered eating, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in children and adolescents. 

Selected Publications

Mitchell, T. B., Cooley, J. L., Fite, P. J., & Evan, S. C. (in press). The moderating effect of physical activity on the association between ADHD symptoms and peer victimization in middle childhood. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.  Advanced online publication. doi:10.1007/s10578-015-0618-z

Mitchell, T. B., Amaro, C. M., & Steele, R. G. (2016). Pediatric weight management interventions in primary care settings: A meta-analysisHealth Psychology, 35(7), 704-713. doi:10.1037/hea0000381

Mitchell, T. B., Cushing, C. C., & Amaro, C. M. (2016).  Psychometric properties of the Power of Food Scale in a community sample of preadolescents and adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(9), 2733-2739. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0444-3

Mitchell, T. B., & Steele, R. G. (2016). The effect of body mass index, negative affect, and disordered eating on health-related quality of life in preadolescent youth: A moderated mediation analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(7), 768-776. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsv163

Beauchamp, M. T., Mitchell, T. B., & Steele, R. G. (2016). Effects of weight cue reactivity on self-report measures of body dissatisfaction. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38(3), 485-492. doi:10.1007/s10862-015-9532-8

Mitchell, T. B., Poppert, K. M., Borner, K. B., Gayes, L. A. & Steele, R. G. (2015). Psychosocial adjustment of children with chronic illness. In C. L. Juntunen & D. R. Atkinson (Eds.), Counseling across the Lifespan: Prevention and treatment (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Selected Presentations

Mitchell, T. B., Noser, A. E., Marker, A. M., & Steele, R. G. (2016, September). The stability of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory in a community sample of preadolescent children.  Poster to be presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, Kansas. 

 Mitchell, T. B., Brown, S., Fite, P. J., & Bortolato, M. (2016, September). Impulsivity as a moderator of the associations between child maltreatment types and weight status. Poster to be presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, Kansas. 

 Finch, J., Mitchell, T. B., Borner, K. B., & Carlson, J. (2016, September). Measuring sedentary behavior: Epoch- and hour-level agreements between the ActiGraph and activPAL.  Poster to be presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, Kansas. 

Borner, K. B., Mitchell, T. B., Dean, K., Dreyer Gillette, M., Gray, J. S., Point, S. J., & Davis, A. M. (2016, September). Factor structure of a Spanish translation of a parent-report of health-related quality of life in a Sample of Hispanic treatment-seeking youth with obesity.   Poster to be presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, Kansas. 

Carlson, J. A., Mitchell, T. B., Borner, K., Saelens, B. E., Schipperijn, J., Kerr, J., Conway, T. L., Frank, L. D., Chapman, J. E., Glanz, K., Cain, K., & Sallis, J. F. (2016, April). Supporting youth's physical activity across multiple locations. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Mitchell, T. B., Carlson, J., Schipperijn, J., Saelens, B., Kerr, J., Frank, L. . . Sallis, J. (2016, April). Latent profiles of youth physical activity across locations and lack of compensation. Poster to be presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Conference, Washington, D.C.


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