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Jaser, Sarah, Department of Pediatrics

Sarah Jaser, Ph.D.
Director, Pediatric Psychology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Specialty: Endocrinology, Pediatric
Ian M. Burr Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
2525 West End Ave., Suite 1200
615-322-7427 (office)

Dr. Jaser studies risk and protective factors in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. She has demonstrated the effects of adolescent coping, maternal adjustment, and parenting on adolescents’ glycemic control and quality of life. She is currently developing and testing interventions to improve outcomes in youth with diabetes and their families. These include a program to help mothers cope effectively with the stress of parenting adolescents with type 1 diabetes, a positive psychology intervention to improve adolescents adherence, and sleep-promoting programs for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.