About Kimberly A Driscoll
Dr. Driscoll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and an Adjoint Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and Colorado. Her expertise is in the psychological aspects of type 1 diabetes, its management, and technologies. She provides direct clinical care to individuals with type 1 diabetes of all ages and members of their support system. Dr. Driscoll has several active NIH grants focused on providing intervention to individuals with type 1 diabetes in an effort to improve self-management behaviors and glycemic control. She also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado.
- Clinical Psychology
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Suicide and suicidal behavior
- Type 1 diabetes
Dr. Driscoll’s clinical research addresses adherence to medical treatment regimens, with a focus on using technology and diabetes device downloads to assess and optimize adherence and health outcomes in type 1 diabetes. She was awarded an NIDDK K23 Career Development Award focused on improving adolescents’ type 1 diabetes self-management behaviors via tailored feedback using insulin pump downloads and problem-solving interventions. She then extended her research program through an NIDDK R03 by providing intervention to reduce clinically elevated levels of fear of hypoglycemia, which was assessed as part of a patient-reported outcomes initiative in the clinic in mothers of adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Driscoll was awarded an NIDDK DP3 implementing integrated medical and psychological care to improve type 1 diabetes self-management behaviors and health outcomes via combined in-person and telemedicine visits. Her overarching research goals are to develop and implement behavioral interventions to improve adherence during routine type 1 diabetes clinical care.
- Clinical Trial Interventions
- Diabetes Technology
- Patient-Provider Communication
- Psychosocial Aspects of T1D Management
- Type 1 Diabetes