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Developmental Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation

Research Interests

Developmental psychology

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Clinical Psychology


PhD: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2011.

Fellowship: Pediatric Primary Care Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2014.


Development and Implementation of the Readiness Assessment of Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosed in Youth (READDY) Tool. Corathers, SD; Yi-Frazier, JP; Kichler, JC; Gilliam, LK; Watts, G; Houchen, A; Beal, S. Diabetes spectrum : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 2020; 33:99-103.

Heightened risk of pain in young adult women with a history of childhood maltreatment: A prospective longitudinal study. Beal, SJ; Kashikar-Zuck, S; King, C; Black, W; Barnes, J; Noll, JG. Pain. 2020; 161:156-165.

Is Sexual Abuse a Unique Predictor of Sexual Risk Behaviors, Pregnancy, and Motherhood in Adolescence?. Noll, JG; Guastaferro, K; Beal, SJ; Schreier, HM C; Barnes, J; Reader, JM; Font, SA. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2019; 29:967-983.

Automated patient linking for electronic health record and child welfare databases. Dexheimer, JW; Beal, SJ; Divekar, P; Hall, ES; Patel, V; Greiner, MV. Journal of Technology in Human Services. 2019; 37:286-292.

Improving Information Sharing for Youth in Foster Care. Greiner, MV; Beal, SJ; Dexheimer, JW; Divekar, P; Patel, V; Hall, ES. Pediatrics. 2019; 144:e20190580-e20190580.

Sharing personal health record data elements in protective custody: Youth and stakeholder perspectives. Dexheimer, JW; Greiner, MV; Beal, SJ; Johnson, D; Kachelmeyer, A; Vaughn, LM. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2019; 26:714-721.

Childhood Adversity and Associated Psychosocial Function in Adolescents with Complex Trauma. Beal, SJ; Wingrove, T; Mara, CA; Lutz, N; Noll, JG; Greiner, MV. Child and Youth Care Forum: an independent journal of day and residential child and youth care practice. 2019; 48:305-322.

The role of shared decision-making in shaping intent to access services for adolescents in protective custody. Beal, SJ; Wingrove, T; Nause, K; Lipstein, E; Mathieu, S; Greiner, MV. Child Care in Practice. 2019; 25:64-78.

The effect of substantiated and unsubstantiated investigations of child maltreatment and subsequent adolescent health. Kugler, KC; Guastaferro, K; Shenk, CE; Beal, SJ; Zadzora, KM; Noll, JG. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2019; 87:112-119.

Who Speaks for Me?: Addressing Variability in Informed Consent Practices for Minimal Risk Research Involving Foster Youth. Greiner, M; Beal, S; Allen, A; Patel, V; Meinzen-Derr, J; Antommaria, A. 2018; 11:111-131.