In Profile – Linda Gonder-Frederick
Emily Chu and Martin Gilmour of the Diabetic Hypoglycemia Editorial Team
Diabetic Hypoglycemia February 2013, Volume 5, Issue 3: page 19-21
Dr Linda Gonder-Frederick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, as well as Clinical Director and Training Director of the Behavioral Medicine Center. She received her PhD in health and clinical psychology from the University of Virginia, where she also completed post-doctoral fellowships in endocrinology and in behavioral medicine. Dr Gonder-Frederick’s early research focused on ability to recognize blood glucose extremes in people with type 1 diabetes, the impact of hypo- and hyperglycemia on mood states, and the development of Blood Glucose Awareness Training with her colleagues Drs Daniel Cox and William Clarke. Her research has also focused on fear of hypoglycemia in patients and their families, the cognitive effects of hypo- and hyperglycemia, and the development/testing of internet-delivered psychobehavioral interventions for a wide variety of issues relevant to diabetes, including blood glucose awareness, driving safety, pregnancy outcome, and reduction of glycemic risk parameters. In addition, Dr Gonder-Frederick is working with the University of Virginia Artificial Pancreas team on the psychological and behavioral implications relevant to patient adoption and use of diabetes technologies, including continuous glucose monitoring and closed-loop therapy.