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Stephanie Griggs

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Griggs has an acute care pediatric nursing background and over 7 years of teaching experience in clinical and academic settings. She completed a PhD in Nursing from UMass Medical in 2017 and is currently a T32 funded postdoctoral fellow in Self and Family Management of Complex Chronic Conditions at Yale University. Her current project to characterize sleep and glycemic control in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Her long term goal is to become an independent investigator focused on developing, implementing, and testing Sleep Self-Management interventions and improving clinical outcomes for young adults with and without chronic conditions.

Academic Background

  • PhD in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2017
  • Master of Science in Nursing Education at American International College, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009
Griggs, S, Redeker, NS, & Grey, M. (2019). Sleep characteristics in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 150, 17-26. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.02.012. PubMed PMID: 30790611. PMCID: PMC6525057
Griggs, S & Crawford, SL. (2019). Differences in hope, core self-evaluations, emotional well-being, and health risk behaviors in freshman university students. Nursing Forum. 1-8. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12364. [Epub ahead of print] PMCID: In process
Griggs, S, Ratner, HH, Hannigan, JH, Delaney-Black, V, & Chiodo, LM. (2019). Violence exposure, coping, and health outcomes in inner-city African American adolescents. Nursing Forum. 1-13. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12365. [Epub ahead of print] PMCID: In process
Griggs, S, Baker, H, & Chiodo, LM. (2019) Nursing student perceptions of hope in children: A qualitative descriptive study. Nursing Forum. 54, 441-447. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12352. PubMed PMID: 31141187. PMCID: In process
Griggs, S., Morris, N. S. (2018). Fatigue among adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus and implications for self-management: An integrative review. The Diabetes Educator. 44(4). doi: 10.1177/0145721718782148. PubMed PMID: 29944065.
Griggs, S. (2017). Hope and mental health in young adult college students: An integrative review. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 55(2), 28-35. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20170210-04
Griggs, S., & Crawford, S. L. (2017). Hope, core self-evaluations, emotional well-being, health risk behaviors, and academic performance in university freshman. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 55(9), 33-42. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20170818-11
Griggs, S. & Walker, R. K. (2016). The role of hope for adolescents with a chronic illness: An integrative review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 31(4), 404-421. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2016.02.011. PubMed PMID: 27021596.
Contact Info

104 Skinner Hall
651 N Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9292

(413) 577-7094;