Robin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, FAAN

Robin Whittemore

Professor of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing - Room 22005

phone: 203-737-2351
fax: 203-785-6455



Robin Whittemore is a Professor at Yale School of Nursing. She received her BSN from the University of Bridgeport in 1978, a MSN from the University of Connecticut in 1991, and a PhD in nursing from Boston College in 2000. She also completed a post-doc fellowship at Yale School of Nursing from 2001-2003.  She is the Co-Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Whittemore’s research focus is on lifestyle change to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes as well as the psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness.  Her recent work has evaluated the translation of the diabetes prevention program, delivered by homecare nurses, for residents of subsidized housing and the use of technology to improve health behaviors and psychosocial outcomes in youth at risk for obesity and youth with type 1 diabetes.  

Dr. Whittemore’s other research interests include; lifestyle change, nurse-coaching, type 2 diabetes prevention, psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness, and intervention development

Selected Publications/Presentations


Grey, M., Whittemore, R., Jeon, S., Jaser, S., Murphy, K., Faulkner, M., & Delamater, A. (2012). Comparison of two Internet programs for teens with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes, 61(Suppl. 1), 344-OR.

Grey, M., Whittemore, R., Jeon, S., Jaser, S., Murphy, K., Faulkner, M., & Delamater, A. (2012). Internet programs for youth with type 1 diabetes improve outcomes. Diabetes, 61 (Suppl. 1), A90.

Guo, J., Dixon, J., Whittemore, R., & He, G. (in press). Instrument translation and initial psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Self-Management of Type 1 Diabetes for Adolescents scale. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Guo, J., Whittemore, R., Grey, M., & He, G. (in press). Diabetes self-management, depressive symptoms, quality of life and metabolic control in youth with type 1 diabetes in China. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Whittemore, R., Jaser, S. S., Jeon, S., Liberti, L., Delamater, A., Murphy, K., Faulkner, M. S., & Grey, M. (in press). An Internet coping skills training program for youth with type 1 diabetes: Six month outcomes. Nursing Research.

Whittemore, R., Jeon, S., & Grey, M. (in press). An Internet obesity prevention program for adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Grey, M., Whittemore, R., Liberti, L., Delamater, A., Murphy, K., & Faulkner, M. S. (2012). A comparison of two Internet programs for adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Design and methods. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33, 769-776.

Jaser, S. S., Dumser, S., Liberti, L., Hunter, N., Whittemore, R., Grey, M., & the TeenCope Research Group. (2012). Seasonal trends in depressive symptoms in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 96, e33-e35.

Jaser, S., Faulkner, M. S., Whittemore, R., Jeon, S., Murphy, K., Delamater, A., & Grey, M. (2012). Coping, self-management, and adaption in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43, 311-319.

Redeker, N. S., Alexander, N., Alexander, I., Mehta, S., Knechel, N., Cline, J., … Whittemore, R. (2012). Perceptions of nurse practitioners about assessment and treatment of insomnia in primary care settings. Sleep, 35, A227.

Schulman-Green, D., Jaser, S., Martin, F., Alonzo, A., Grey, M., McCorkle, R., … Whittemore, R. (2012). Processes of self-management in chronic illness. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44, 136-144.

Whittemore, R., Grey, M., & Jeon, S. (2012). Internet obesity prevention programs are effective for adolescents. Diabetes, 61(Suppl.1), 829-P. 

Allen, N., Whittemore, R., & Melkus, G. (2011). A continuous glucose monitoring and problem-solving intervention to change physical activity behavior in women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 13, 1091-1099.

Guo, J., Whittemore, R., & He, G. (2011). The relationship between self-management and metabolic control in youth with type 1 diabetes: An integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67, 2294-2310.

Jaser, S. S., Yates, H., Dumser, S., & Whittemore, R. (2011). Risky business: Risk behaviors in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Educator, 37, 756-764.