Christine A. Limbers, Ph.D.

Christine A. Limbers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology (Core Clinical Faculty) and Graduate Program Director, Psy.D. program
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Associate Professor of Psychology
Graduate Program Director, Psy.D. Program

Education:

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2010
B.A., Santa Clara University, 2003

Biography:

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. (2021).  Factors associated with caregiver preferences for their children’s return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Journal of School Health, 91, 3-8.

Limbers, C.A., Greenwood, E.*, & Horan, M.* (2020).  Convergent and discriminant validity of the Emotional Eating Scale Adapted for Children and Adolescents Short-Form.  Eating Behaviors, 39, 101442. 

Limbers, C.A., McCollum, C.*, & Greenwood, E.* (2020).  Physical activity moderates the association between parenting stress and quality of life in working mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mental Health and Physical Activity, 19, 100358. 

Larson, M.*, Latendresse, S., Teasdale, A.*, & Limbers, C.A.  (2020).  The Pediatric Inventory for parents: Development of a short-form in fathers of children with Type 1 Diabetes.  Child: Care, Health, and Development, 46, 468-484. 

Limbers, C.A., Gutierrez, A.*, & Cohen, L.A.* (2020). The patient-centered medical home: Mental health and parenting stress in mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 11.   

Limbers, C.A., McCollum, C.*, Ylitalo, K.R., & Hebl, M.  (2020).  Physical activity in working mothers: Running low impacts quality of life.  Women’s Health, 16

Limbers, C.A., Larson, M.*, Young, D., & Simmons, S.* (2020).  The Emotional Eating Scale Adapted for Children and Adolescents: Development and preliminary validation of a short-form.  Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 28, 213-229.   

Fergus, T., Limbers, C.A., & Bocksel, K.* (2020).  Examining associations between metacognitive beliefs and test anxiety among middle school students. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 6, 70-80.      

Simmons, S.* & Limbers, C.A. (2019). Acculturative stress and emotional eating in Latino adolescents.  Eating and Weight Disorders- Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity, 24, 905-914    

Cohen, L.A.* & Limbers, C.A. (2019). Mental health and parenting stress in mothers of children with diabetes treated in a patient-centered medical home.  Family Practice, 36, 486-492. 

Fergus, T. & Limbers, C.A. (2019). Reducing test anxiety in school settings: A controlled pilot study examining a group format delivery of the Attention Training Technique among adolescent students.  Behavior Therapy, 50, 803-816.

Egan, K.*, Cohen, L.A.*, & Limbers, C.A. (2019).  Parent-child agreement of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning in a community sample of adolescents. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 8, 264-271. 

Teasdale, A.* & Limbers, C.A. (2018).  Avoidant coping moderates the relationship between paternal involvement in the child’s Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) care and parenting stress.  Journal of Child Health Care, 22, 606-618.

Limbers, C.A., Teasdale, A.*, & Beaujean, A.A. (2018). Relations between religiosity, BMI, and health-related quality of life: A model comparison study.  Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 37.     

Limbers, C.A., Cohen, L.A.*, & Gray, B.* (2018). Eating disorders in adolescent and young adult males: Prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment strategies.  Adolescent Health, Medicine, & Therapeutics, 9, 111-116.       

Fergus, T., Limbers, C.A., Griggs, J., & Kelley, L. (2018).  Somatic symptom severity among primary care patients who are obese: Examining the contribution of anxiety sensitivity and health anxiety.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 41, 43-51.

Limbers, C.A. & Teasdale, A.* (2018).  Parenting stress in fathers of children with type 1 diabetes. Family and Community Health, 41, 117-122.

Limbers, C.A., Egan, K.*, & Cohen, L.A.* (2018).  Executive functions and dietary behaviors in school-aged children.  International Journal of School Health, 5, 1-7. 

Young, D.* & Limbers, C.A. (2017).  Avoidant coping moderates the relationship between stress and depressive emotional eating in adolescents. Eating and Weight Disorders: Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity, 22, 683-691  

Limbers, C.A., Young, D.*, Jernigan, S.*, Bryant, W., & Stephen, M. (2017).  A comparison between objective measures and parental behavioral rating scales of memory and attention in pediatric endocrinology patients. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 6, 172-179. 

Limbers, C.A., Young, D.*, & Beaujean, A. (2016).  The Emotional Eating Scale adapted for use in children and adolescents: Factorial invariance across adolescent males and females.  Eating Behaviors, 22, 164-169. 

*Indicates student co-author

Recent Psy.D. Graduates:

Ashley Teasdale, Psy.D.
Stephanie Jernigan, Psy.D.
Rachel Kantor, Psy.D.
Natalie Passanante, Psy.D.
Danielle Young, Psy.D.

Current Psy.D. Students:

Adelyn Cohen, University of Virgina
Katie Shea, University of Central Florida
Abbigail Gutierrez, Rice University
Emma Greenwood Summers, Baylor University

Current Ph.D. Students:

Christina McCollum, Santa Clara University

Courses taught at Baylor:

  • PSY 3308 - Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling
  • PSY 3321 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 3330 - Psychopathology
  • PSY 5410 - Child Psychopathology & Assessment