Christine Ashley Chiquito-Limbers
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2010
B.A., Santa Clara University, 2003
Dr. Limbers joined the Baylor faculty in Fall 2010. Prior to coming to Baylor, she completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical School.
Academic Interests and Research:
My research focuses on the assessment of neurocognitive outcomes in obese children and adolescents, the development and validation of patient-reported outcome measures for children with chronic health conditions, and expanding the understanding of evidence-based pediatric interventions.
Selected Recent Publications:
Limbers, C.A., Ripperger-Suhler, J., Boutton, K., Ransom, D., & Varni, J.W. (in press). A comparative analysis of health-related quality of life and family impact between children with ADHD treated in a general pediatric clinic and a psychiatric clinic utilizing the PedsQL. Journal of Attention Disorders.
Stephen, M.D., Varni, J.W., Limbers, C.A., Yafi, M., Heptulla, R.A., Renukuntla, V.S., Bell, C.S., & Brosnan, P.G. (in press). Health-related quality of life and cognitive functioning in pediatric short stature: Comparison of growth hormone naive, growth hormone treated, and healthy samples. European Journal of Pediatrics.
Weissberg-Benchell, J., Zielinski, T.E., Rodgers, S., Greenley, R.N., Askenazi, D., Goldstein, S.L., Fredericks, E.M., McDiarmid, S., Williams, L., Limbers, C.A., Tuzinkiewicz, K., Lerret, S., Alonso, E.M., & Varni, J.W. (2010). Pediatric health-related quality of life: Feasibility, reliability and validity of the PedsQL Transplant Module. American Journal of Transplantation, 10, 1677-1685.
Davis, S.E., Hynan, L.S., Limbers, C.A., Andersen, C.M., Greene, M.C., Varni, J.W., & Iannaccone, S.T. (2010). The PedsQL in pediatric patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Feasibility, reliability, and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Neuromuscular Module and Generic Core Scales. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, 11, 97-109.
Varni, J.W., Limbers, C.A., Bryant, W.P., & Wilson, D.P. (2010). The PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale in pediatric obesity: Feasibility, reliability, and validity. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 5, 34-42.
Seid, M., Limbers, C.A., Driscoll, K.A., Opipari-Arrigan, L.A., Gelhard, L.R, & Varni, J.W. (2010). Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) Generic Core Scales and Asthma Symptoms Scale in vulnerable children with asthma. Journal of Asthma, 47, 170-177.
Newman, D.A., Limbers, C.A., & Varni, J.W. (2010). Factorial invariance of child self-report across English and Spanish language groups in a Hispanic population utilizing the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 26, 194-202.
Iannaccone, S.T., Hynan, L.S., Morton, A., Buchanan, R., Limbers, C.A., & Varni, J.W. (2009). The PedsQL in pediatric patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Feasibility, reliability, and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic Core Scales and Neuromuscular Module. Neuromuscular Disorders, 19, 805-812.
Limbers, C.A., Heffer, R.W., & Varni, J.W. (2009). Health-related quality of life and cognitive functioning from the perspective of parents of school-aged children with Asperger's Syndrome utilizing the PedsQL. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 1529-1541.
Limbers, C.A., Newman, D.A., & Varni, J.W. (2009). Factorial invariance of child self-report across race/ethnicity groups: A multigroup confirmatory factor analysis approach utilizing the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales. Annals of Epidemiology, 19, 575-581.
Marcus, S.B., Strople, J.A., Neighbors, K., Weissberg-Benchell, J., Nelson, S.P., Limbers, C.A., Varni, J.W., & Alonso, E.M. (2009). Fatigue and health-related quality of life in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 7, 554-561.
Current Psy.D. Students:
Natalie Passanante, Emory University
Sarah Skipper, Baylor University
Danielle Young, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Rachel Kantor, Columbia University
Stephanie Jernigan, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill