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Alan M. Delamater, Ph.D.

General Information

Alan M. Delamater, Ph.D.


  • Fax: 305-243-4512


  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology



Clinical Areas

Behavioral and emotional disorders in children and adolescents, learning disabilities, adaptation to chronic illness, diabetes, obesity


  • Director, Clinical Psychology
  • Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology

Research Interests

Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of diabetes, obesity, and asthma


  • Delamater, A.M. (2006). Clinical use of hemoglobin A1c to improve diabetes management. Clinical Diabetes, 24, 6-8.
  • Delamater, A.M. (2006). Improving patient adherence. Clinical Diabetes, 24, 71-77.
  • Valenzuela, J., Patino, A.M., McCullough, J., Ring, C., Sanchez, J., Eidson, M., Nemery, R., & Delamater, A.M. (2006). Insulin pump therapy and health related quality of life in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 650-660.
  • Delamater, A.M. (2007). Psychological care of children and adolescents with diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 8, 340-348.
  • Delamater, A.M., Jent, J., Moine, C.T., & Rios, J. (2008). Empirically supported treatment of overweight adolescents. In E. Jelalian and R. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of child and adolescent obesity. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Patino-Fernandez, A.M., Delamater, A.M., Sanders, L., Brito, A., & Goldberg, R. (2008). A prospective study of weight and metabolic syndrome in young Hispanic children. Children’s Health Care, 37, 316-332.
  • Jacquez, F., Stout, S., Alvarez-Salvat, R., Fernandez,M., Villa, M., Sanchez, J., Eidson, M., Nemery, R., & Delamater, A.M. (2008). Parent perspectives of diabetes management in schools. The Diabetes Educator, 34, 996-1003.
  • Patino-Fernandez, A.M., Eidson, M., Sanchez, J., & Delamater, A.M. (2009). What do youth with type 1 diabetes know about the HbA1c test? Children’s Health Care, 38, 157-167.
  • Delamater, A.M., and Jent, J. (2009). Cardiovascular disease. In M. Roberts and R. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology (4th edition). New York: Guilford Press.


Lifescan Diabetes Research Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Lifescan Diabetes Research Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine


Carnegie Mellon University
University of Georgia
Veterans Affairs Medical Center



Alan M. Delamater received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia in 1981. He is currently professor of pediatrics and director of psychology in the department of pediatrics at the University of Miami, where he has been since 1991. He was previously on the faculty at Washington University and Wayne State University.  Dr. Delamater has received many research grants and has published widely in the field of pediatric psychology, focusing on the psychosocial aspects of diabetes. He has served in leadership roles with several professional organizations; he was president of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (division 54 of the American Psychological Association) in 2007, and was a member of the Advisory Council of the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes from 2006-2008.   Dr. Delamater reviews regularly for professional journals and granting agencies,is active as a teacher and clinician, and is board-certified in clinical health psychology.  

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