Deborah Wiebe, PhD

Dr. Deborah Wiebe received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology, as well as a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1988.  She joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah, where she helped to develop a Health Psychology training program, and served as Graduate Director as well as Director of Clinical Training for a number of years.  In 2006, she joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, with a secondary appointment in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  While there, Dr. Wiebe served as Director of Research at UT Southwestern and on the executive board for the UTD Center for Children and Families.  Most recently, she joined the faculty in Psychological Sciences at UC Merced in Fall, 2013, where she serves as head of the Health Psychology group.  Dr. Wiebe’s research focuses on the social and developmental context of self-regulation and coping with chronic illness.  Most recently, her work has focused on understanding how children, families and physicians work together to manage type 1 diabetes across adolescence and into emerging adulthood.  Dr. Wiebe’s research is primarily funded by grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).