Assistant Professor

Research and/or Creative Works

Dr. Hughes Lansing is a pediatric (child clinical health) psychologist.

Her primary research interest is in examining health behaviors and outcomes in youths with chronic health conditions and their families and translating that knowledge into scalable interventions.  Dr. Hughes Lansing’s research incorporates mobile sensing, intensive longitudinal modeling, and technology-delivered health behavior interventions from a multi-level systems perspective. Her work is interdisciplinary, collaborating with teams from pediatric specialty care, patients, and community systems. Current projects focus on improving outcomes in youths with type 1 diabetes and in families with a child with congenital heart disease as well as prevention of problematic substance use in emerging adults with chronic pain.

Hughlans Laboratory

Despite progress in the identification of effective behavioral medicine interventions for youths and families, five of the six leading causes of mortality in the US remain potentially preventable (CDC, 2017). Inadequate empirical precision in conceptual models of health risk behavior engagement and failures to continuously optimize multicomponent biobehavioral interventions in real world contexts contributes to this problem. Our lab’s mission is to address these limitations by:

  1. Identifying complex biobehavioral and biosocial systems that support health behavior regulation in youths’ and families’ daily lives to create empirically precise conceptual models
  2. Optimizing scalable and pragmatic biobehavioral interventions to improve access to health promoting interventions for youths and families at greatest risk
  3. Testing advanced technologies and methods that facilitate the development of empirically precise conceptual models and biobehavioral interventions for youths and families.


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  • **Crochiere, R. J., Lansing, A. H., **Carracher, A., **Vaid, E., & Stanger, C. (in press). Attentional bias to diabetes cues mediates disease management improvements in a pilot randomized controlled trial for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Health Psychology.
  • Lansing, A. H., **Stoianova, M., & Stanger, C. (2019). Adolescent emotional control moderates benefits of a multicomponent intervention to improve type 1 diabetes adherence: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 44, 126-136.
  • Lansing, A. H., Guthrie, K. M., Hadley, W. H., Stewart, A., Peters, A. & Houck, C. (2019). Qualitative assessment of emotion regulation strategies for prevention of health risk behaviors in early adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 765-775.
  • Lansing, A. H., Stanger, C., **Crochiere, R., **Carracher, A. & Budney, A. (2017). Delay discounting and parental monitoring in adolescents with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40, 864-874.
  • Lansing, A. H., Berg, C. A., Butner, J. B. & Wiebe, D. J. (2016). Self-control, daily negative affect, and blood glucose control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Health Psychology, 35, 643-651.
  • Stanger, C., Lansing, A. H. & Budney, A. J. (2016). Advances in research on contingency management approaches for adolescent substance use. Child and Adolescents Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 25, 645-659.
  • Lansing, A. H. & Berg, C. A. (2014). Adolescent self-regulation as a foundation for chronic illness self-management. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 1091- 1096.


Awards and Recognition

2018 Senior Scholar Mentor Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Nevada, Reno
2016 Training Award, Optimization of Behavioral and Biobehavioral Interventions, OBSSR
2016 Citation Abstract Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine
2015 Student Poster Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology
2014 Katherine and Ezekiel Dumke Jr. Scholarship, University of Utah
2014 Travel Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology
2013 Student Poster Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology
2012 Research Commendation, Department of Psychology, University of Utah
2012 Outstanding Research, Child & Family Health SIG, Society of Behavioral Medicine
2007 Magna Cum Laude, B.S. in Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
2007 Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, University of California, Los Angeles


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  • B.S. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2007
  • M.S. University of Utah, 2011
  • Ph.D. University of Utah, 2015


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Office Location:

Dewey Hall, Room 332

Office Hours:

By appointment via email