Janet M Liechty

20072018
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Research Interests

Professor Liechty received her PhD in Family Studies from the University of Maryland in College Park, an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, and a BA in Social Work from Goshen College. She has worked for over 14 years as a licensed Social Worker in hospitals, clinics, and health promotion programs with families and adolescents, adults with developmental disabilities, and persons with physical disabilities and chronic illness. She also maintained a private practice and consulting business for 10 years prior to joining the faculty at UIUC in 2007. She holds a joint appointment with the School of Social Work and College of Medicine. Professor Liechty’s research and practice interests are in exploring the psychosocial dimensions of health, wellness, chronic conditions and disability, and processes of growth and healing leading to greater quality of life. Of particular interest is how family processes influence health beliefs and behaviors in young children through young adulthood; and the interplay between individual, family, culture, and social determinants of health. A second area of interest is in healthcare professional education to enhance cultural competency, family systems awareness, interdisciplinary team care, and integrated behavioral and primary care.

Education

BA, Social Work, Goshen College, 1986

MSW, University of Maryland-Baltimore, 1990

PhD, Social Work, University of Maryland - College Park, 2007

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Research Output 2007 2018

Predictors and Outcomes of Mealtime Emotional Climate in Families with Preschoolers

STRONG Kids Team, Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 43, 2, p. 195-206 12 p.

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Latino immigrants, depressive symptoms, and cognitive behavioral therapy: A systematic review

Pineros-Leano, M., Liechty, J. M. & Piedra, L., 2017, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 208, p. 567-576 10 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2016.10.025.

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Eating, feeding, and feeling: Emotional responsiveness mediates longitudinal associations between maternal binge eating, feeding practices, and child weight

Saltzman, J. A., Pineros-Leano, M., Liechty, J. M., Bost, K. K., Fiese, B. H., Harrison, K., Bost, K., McBride, B., Donovan, S., Grigsby-Toussaint, D., Kim, J., Liechty, J., Wiley, A., Teran-Garcia, M., Fiese, B. & the STRONG Kids Team, Aug 2 2016, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 13, 1, 89.

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pediatric weight management

Janet M Liechty

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1 media contribution

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Leadership Development in Social Work

Janet M Liechty

5/20/15

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pediatric obesity

Janet M Liechty

10/9/13

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Eating Disorders

Janet M Liechty

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