David Janicke, Ph.D.

D-2447. Portraits of UF Research Foundation Professors. Contact is Joe Kays (joekays@ufl.edu, 392-8229). Dave Janicke

Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
Co-Leader, Obesity Team
Member, OneFlorida Steering Committee

David  Janicke, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2001. Dr. Janicke serves as co-leader of the Obesity Team, which spearheads obesity-related research within the consortium as part of its Patient Population Program, with Steven Smith, M.D., chief scientific officer at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

He also serves as the OneFlorida Consortium site-PI for the PCORnet Obesity Observational Study: Short- and Long-term Effects of Antibiotics on Childhood Growth. He has a broad background in pediatric health psychology. The major focus of his empirical work centers on children’s health, notably the translation and dissemination of childhood obesity interventions to underserved populations and real world settings. He currently or has been a PI and Co-I on multiple NIH-funded randomized controlled trials examining the effectiveness of behavioral family intervention addressing youth health behaviors. Dr. Janicke is a Fellow of Division 54 of the American Psychological Association and a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor.