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Cecelia Valrie, Ph.D.

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Cecelia R. Valrie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Brody School of Medicine

Office: Rawl 305A
Phone: 252-328-1381
Fax: 252-328-6283
E-mail: valriec@ecu.edu

Mailing Address:

104 Rawl Building
Department of Psychology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Willing to consider taking a doctoral student this year: Yes

Education:

Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2006)
M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004)
B.A., East Carolina University (1999)

Research Interests:

Dr. Cecelia Valrie is a developmental-health psychologist. Her research primary focuses on adjustment in children and adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) and their families, focusing on pain, sleep, academic functioning, and health-related outcomes. She is currently conducting research on (1) the temporal relationship between sleep and pain in children and adolescents with SCD, and (2) the influence of sleep, pain, and family functioning on academic and health-related outcomes in children and adolescents with SCD. Dr. Valrie also has research interests in the transition to adulthood for pediatric populations and the influence of socio-cultural factors on pediatric health outcomes. She is currently developing projects focusing on building resilience in children, adolescents, and young adults with a chronic illness to improve their long-term health and career outcomes, and understanding the influences of parental and family factors on preparation for transitioning to adulthood in pediatric populations.

Grant Funding:

Principal Investigator, K01 Mentored Career Development Award, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, "Using E-Diaries to Assess Sleep and Pain in Children with Sickle Cell Disease", 2010-2015.  

Principal Investigator, Summer Research Stipend Award, Department of Psychology, East Carolina University, "Sleep in Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease", 2008.

Selected Publications:

Valrie, C. R., Bromberg, M. H., Palermo, T. M., & Schanberg, L. (2013). A systematic review of sleep in pediatric pain populations. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 34, 120-128.

Jenerette, C., & Valrie, C. R. (2010). The influence of maternal behaviors during childhood on self-efficacy in individuals with sickle cell disease. Journal of Family Nursing, 16, 422-434.

Valrie, C. R., Gil, K. M., Redding-Lallinger, R, & Daeschner, C. (2008). Daily mood as a mediator or moderator of the pain-sleep relationship in children with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33, 317-322.   

Valrie, C. R., Gil, K. M., Redding-Lallinger, R, & Daeschner, C. (2007). Sleep in children with sickle cell disease: An analysis of daily diaries utilizing multilevel models. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 857-861.  

Valrie, C. R., Gil, K. M., Redding-Lallinger, R, & Daeschner, C. (2007). The influence of pain and stress on sleep in children with sickle cell disease. Children's Health Care, 36, 335-353.  

Pence, L., Valrie, C. R., Gil, K. M., Redding-Lallinger, R., & Daeschner, C. (2007). Optimism predicting daily pain medication use in adolescents with sickle cell disease.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 33, 302-309.  

Gil, K. M., Carson, J. W., Porter, L. S., Ready, J., Valrie, C. R., Redding-Lallinger, R., & Daeschner, C. (2003). Daily stress and mood and their association with pain, health-care use, and school activity in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 28, 363-373.

Click here for full curriculum vitae (.pdf).