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


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., Young, D.*, Bryan, W., & Stephen, M. (2015) Associations between family religious practices, internalizing/externalizing behaviors, and body mass index in obese pediatric patients. International Journal of Psychiatry and Medicine, 49, 215-226.

Limbers, C.A., Kantor, R.*, & Grimes, G. (2015). Validity of body mass index in assessing adiposity in Latina/o yout. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3, 121-128.

Limbers, C.A., Emery, K.*, Young, D.*, & Stephen, M. (2015). Cognitive functioning, metabolic control, and treatment type in youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 28, 353-355.

Kantor, R.*, Grimes, G., & Limbers, C.A. (2015). Physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and health-related quality of life in rural Hispanic youth. Translational Issues in Psychology Science, 1, 239-249.

Sorenson, L.G., Neighbors, K., Zhang, S., Limbers, C.A., Varni, J.W., Ng, V. L., Squires, R.H., & Alonso, E.M. (2015). Neuropsychological functioning and health-related quality of life: Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study Group results. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 60, 75-83.

Limbers, C.A.,& Young, D.* (2015). Executive functions and consumption of fruit/vegetables and high saturated fat foods in young adults. Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 602-611.

Limbers, C.A., Steadman, J.*, Bryant, W., & Stephen, M. (2014). Cognitive functioning and insulin regulation in obese youth. Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 3, 42-47.

Limbers, C.A., Young, D.*, & Grimes, G. (2014). Dietary, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors associated with percent body fat in rural Hispanic youth. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28, 63-70.

Limbers, C.A., Emery, K.*, & Uzark, K. (2013). Factors associated with perceived cognitive problems in children and adolescents with congenital heart disease. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 20, 192-198.

Young, D.*, Limbers, C.A., & Grimes, G. (2013). Is Body Mass Index or percent body fat a stronger predictor of health-related quality of life in rural Hispanic youth? 519-529.

Sundaram, S., Alonso, E., Haber, B., Magee, J., Fredericks, E., Kamath, B., Kerkar, N., Rosenthal, P., Shepherd, R., Limbers, C.A., Varni, J., Robuck, P., Sokol, R. (2013). Health related quality of life in patients with biliary atresia surviving with their native liver. Journal of Pediatrics, 163, 1052-1057.

Varni, J.W., Beaujean, A., & Limbers, C.A. (2013). Factorial invariance of pediatric patient self-reported fatigue across age and gender: A multigroup confirmatory factor analysis approach utilizing the PedsQL Multidimensional Fatigue Scale. Quality of Life Research, 22, 2581-2594.

Pohl, J.F., Limbers, C.A., Kay, M., Harman, A., Rollins, M., & Varni, J.W. (2012). Health-related quality of life in pediatric patients with long-standing pancreatitis. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 54, 657-663.

Uzark, K., Johnson, J., Zamberlan, M., Murphy, P., Nasman, C., Dupuis, J., Rodgers, S., Limbers, C.A., & Varni, J.W. (2012). Quality of life in pediatric heart transplant recipients: A comparison with children with and without heart disease, 31, 571-578.

Varni, J.W., Kay, M.T., Limbers, C.A., Franciosi, J.P., & Pohl, J.F. (2012). PedsQL Gastrointestinal Symptoms Module item development: Qualitative methods. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 54, 664-671.

Ng, V.L., Alonso, E.M., Bucuvalas, J.C., Cohen, G., Limbers, C.A., Varni, J.W., Mazariegos, G., Magee, J., McDiarmid, S.V., & Anand, R. (2012). Health status of children alive 10 years after pediatric liver transplantation performed in the US and Canada: Report of the Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation experience. Journal of Pediatrics, 160, 820-826.

Limbers, C.A., Ripperger-Suhler, J., Boutton, K., Ransom, D., & Varni, J.W. (2011). 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, 15, 392-402.

Limbers, C.A., Neighbors, K., Martz, K., Bucuvalas, J.C., Webb, T., Varni, J.W., & Alonso, E.M. (2011). Health-related quality of life in pediatric liver transplant recipients compared to other chronic disease groups. Pediatric Transplantation, 15, 245-253.

Limbers, C.A., Ripperger-Suhler, J., Heffer, R.W., & Varni, J.W. (2011). Patient-reported Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scales in pediatric patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders: Feasibility, reliability and validity. Value in Health, 14, 521-530.

*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