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Meredith Gruhn

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science


My research focuses on understanding stress and coping in at-risk children as well as the development and implementation of preventative interventions for these populations.

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Representative Publications

Manuscripts:

Jaser, S., Lord, J., Savin, K., Gruhn, M., & Rumburg, T. (2017). Developing and Testing an Intervention to Reduce Distress in Mothers of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. In Press.

Compas, B. E., Jaser, S., Bettis, A., Watson, K., Gruhn, M., Dunbar, J., Williams, E., & Thigpen, J. (2017). Coping, Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence: A Meta-Analysis and Narrative Review. Psychological Bulletin. In Press. 

Desjardins, L., Thigpen, J., Kobritz, M., Betts, A., Gruhn, M., Ichinose, M., … & Compas, B. (2017). Parent Reports of Children’s Working Memory, Coping, and Emotional/Behavioral Adjustment in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients: A Pilot Study. Child Neuropsychology. In Press

Murphy, L. K., Bettis, A., Gruhn, M. A., Vannatta, K., Gerhardt, C. A., Compas, B. E. (2017). Resilience in adolescents faced with cancer: Associations of coping with positive and negative affect. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. In Press

Reising, M., Bettis, A., Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Gruhn, M., Hoskinson, K., & Compas, B. (2017). Stress, Coping, Executive Function, and Brain Activation in Adolescent Offspring of Depressed and Non-Depressed Mothers. Child Neuropsychology. In Press.

Gruhn, M., Lord, J., & Jaser, S. (2016). Collaborative and Overinvolved Parenting Differentially Predict Outcomes in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Health Psychology. Manuscript accepted for publication.

Gruhn, M., Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Reising, M., McKee, L., Forehand, R., Cole, D., & Compas, B. (2016). Testing Specificity Among Parents’ Depressive Symptoms, Parenting, and Child Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms. Journal of Family Psychology. Manuscript accepted for publication.

Lord, J. L. Young, M., Gruhn, M., Grey, M., Delamater, A., & Jaser, S. (2015). Effect of Race and Marital Status on Mothers' Observed Parenting and Adolescent Adjustment in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Young, M. T., Lord, J. H., Patel, N. J., Gruhn, M. A., & Jaser, S. S. (2014). Good Cop, Bad Cop: Quality of Parental Involvement in Type 1 Diabetes Management in Youth. Current Diabetes Reports, 14, 1-12.

Compas, B. E., Jaser, S. S., Dunbar, J. P., Watson, K. H., Bettis, A. H., Gruhn, M. A., & Williams, E. K. (2014). Coping and emotion regulation from childhood to early adulthood: Points of convergence and divergence. Australian journal of psychology, 66, 71-81.

Compas, B. E., Jaser, S., Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Bettis, A., Gruhn, M., & Williams, E. Coping, Emotion Regulation and Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in Childhood and Adolescence. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Book Chapters:

Gruhn, M., Siciliano, R., & Compas, B. (2018, in press). Stress, Reactivity, and Coping. In T. P. Beauchaine & S. P. Hinshaw (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Deelopment  (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Compas, B. E., Gruhn, M., & Bettis, A. (2017, in press). Risk and Resilience in child and adolescent psychopathology. In T. P. Beauchaine & S. P. Hinshaw (Eds.), Child and adolescent psychopathology (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Compas, B. E., Murphy, A., Yarboi, J., Gruhn, M., & Watson, K. (2017). Stress and Coping in Families. In B. Fiese, M. Whisman, M. Celano, K. Deater-Deckard, & E. Jouriles (Eds.), APA handbook of contemporary family psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

Symposium Presentations:

Gruhn, M., Bettis, A., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2016, May). The Effects of Involuntary Engagement to Stress and Secondary Control Coping in the Context of a Preventive Intervention for Children of Depressed Parents. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA. 

Bettis, A., Reising, M., Dunbar, J. P., Watson, K. H., Gruhn, M. A., & Compas, B. E. (2016, August). Coping as a predictor of symptoms of anxiety and depression in youth. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Gruhn, M., Lord, J., & Jaser, S. (2014, November). Effect of Mothers’ Observed Parenting on Adolescents’ Psychological and Metabolic Adjustment in Type 1 Diabetes. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Gruhn, M., Thigpen, J., Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2014, November). Emotional Caretaking and Internalizing Symptoms in Children of Depressed Parents: The Potential Cost of Caring. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Compas, B., Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Bettis, A., Gruhn, M., McKee, L., & Forehand, R. (2014, October). Prevention of Depression in Offspring of Depressed Parents: Mechanisms of Change. Symposium conducted at the meeting of American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Diego, CA. 

Poster Presentations: 

Gruhn, M., Reising, M., Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Bettis, A., & Compas, B. (2017, November). Predictors of Psychopathology in At-Risk Youth: Examining Micro-Levels of Communication in Mothers with and without a History of Depression. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California.

Vreeland, A., Gruhn, M., Bettis, A., Watson, K., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2017, November). Predictors of Observed Withdrawn and Intrusive Parenting in Depressive Parents. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California. 

Henry, L., Watson, K., Bettis, A., Gruhn, M., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2017, November). Moderators of the Association between Parenting and Child Coping in Families with a Depressed Parent. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California. 

Stewart, J., Freilich, C., Garber, J., Compas, B., Weersing, V., Bettis, A., Gruhn, M., & Sutherland, S. (2017, November). Assessment of Fidelity of Leaders’ Implementation of a Coping Program for Preventing Depression in Youth. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California. 

Steele, E., Henry, L., Reising, M., Dunubar, J., Watson, K., Bettis, A., Gruhn, M., & Compas, B. (2017, November). Effect of Maternal Depression and Peer Stress on Child Internalizing Symptoms. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, California.

 Gruhn, M., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2016, October). The Mediating Effect of Coping on Stress Reactivity in a Preventive Intervention. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York City, New York.

Gruhn, M., Bettis, A., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2015, November). Resilience in Children of Parents with a History of Depression: Associations of Coping with Positive and Negative Affect. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Gruhn, M., Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Bettis, A., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2015, May). Understanding Discrepancies in Parent-Child Reports in the Context of Parental Depression. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Gruhn, M., Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2014, November). Depression and Parenting: The Effect of Marital Status, Race, and Hostility on Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in Youth. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Gruhn, M., Watson, K., Dunbar, J., Reising, M., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2014, March) Depression and Parenting: The Role of Neighborhood Economic Disadvantage and Withdrawn Parenting on Adolescent Adjustment. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

Bettis, A. Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Gruhn, M., Reising, M., Williams, E. & Compas, B. (2014, March). Parental Depression: Associations With Youth Executive Functioning and Internalizing Problems. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

Gruhn, M., Watson, K., Dunbar, J., Reising, M., Forehand, R., & Compas, B. (2013, November). The Association of Withdrawn and Harsh Parenting with Child Adjustment for Children of Depressed Parents. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Gruhn, M., Bettis, A., Dunbar, J., Watson, K., Thompson, B., Forehand, R., & Compas, B.  (2013, April).  Growing up too fast:  Caretaking behaviors in children of depressed parents.  Poster session presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.