Beth Pyatak, PhD, OTR/L

Title(s)Assistant Professor
SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Phone+1 323 442 2615
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    Beth Pyatak has primary research interests in the intersection of chronic care management, occupational engagement, and health and well-being among individuals with chronic illness and/or disability. In July 2011, she was awarded a Mentored Career Development Award through the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) to develop a lifestyle intervention aimed at improving health and quality of life outcomes among young adults with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes (NIH/NCRR #KL2RR031991). In addition, she is collaborating with faculty at the Keck School of Medicine of USC to implement a transition program aimed at improving health and psychosocial outcomes, and increase medical follow-up, among young adults with type 1 diabetes transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare settings (Helmsley Foundation 2010PG-T1D011; PI: A. Peters). Prior to her faculty appointment, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate on the Lifestyle Redesign® for Pressure Ulcer Prevention in SCI (LR-PUPS) study (NIH/NCMRR #1 R01 HD056267-01; PI F. Clark).

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    Function and Emotion in Everyday Life with Type 1 Diabetes: FEEL-T1D
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK121298Apr 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Evaluation of a Complex Behavioral Intervention for Young Adults with Diabetes: The Resilient, Empowered, Active Living-Telehealth (REAL-T) Study
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK116719Feb 13, 2019 - Dec 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Diabetes Self-Management Lifestyle Intervention for Urban Minority Young Adults
    NIH/NIDDK K01DK099202Jul 15, 2014 - Apr 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ghaisas S, Pyatak EA, Blanche E, Blanchard J, Clark F. Lifestyle changes and pressure ulcer prevention in adults with spinal cord injury in the pressure ulcer prevention study lifestyle intervention. Am J Occup Ther. 2015 Jan-Feb; 69(1):6901290020p1-10. PMID: 25553751; PMCID: PMC4281707.
    2. Lu Y, Pyatak EA, Peters AL, Wood JR, Kipke M, Cohen M, Sequeira PA. Patient perspectives on peer mentoring: type 1 diabetes management in adolescents and young adults. Diabetes Educ. 2015 02; 41(1):59-68. PMID: 25394732.
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    3. Pyatak EA, Florindez D, Peters AL, Weigensberg MJ. "We are all gonna get diabetic these days": the impact of a living legacy of type 2 diabetes on Hispanic young adults' diabetes care. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Sep-Oct; 40(5):648-58. PMID: 24867918.
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    4. Pyatak EA, Sequeira PA, Whittemore R, Vigen CP, Peters AL, Weigensberg MJ. Challenges contributing to disrupted transition from paediatric to adult diabetes care in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Diabet Med. 2014 Dec; 31(12):1615-24. PMID: 24798586; PMCID: PMC4221576.
    5. Clark F, Pyatak EA, Carlson M, Blanche EI, Vigen C, Hay J, Mallinson T, Blanchard J, Unger JB, Garber SL, Diaz J, Florindez LI, Atkins M, Rubayi S, Azen SP. Implementing trials of complex interventions in community settings: the USC-Rancho Los Amigos pressure ulcer prevention study (PUPS). Clin Trials. 2014 Apr; 11(2):218-29. PMID: 24577972; PMCID: PMC3972348.
    6. Pyatak EA, Florindez D, Weigensberg MJ. Adherence decision making in the everyday lives of emerging adults with type 1 diabetes. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2013; 7:709-18. PMID: 23935361; PMCID: PMC3735338.
    7. Pyatak EA, Sequeira P, Peters AL, Montoya L, Weigensberg MJ. Disclosure of psychosocial stressors affecting diabetes care among uninsured young adults with Type 1 diabetes. Diabet Med. 2013 Sep; 30(9):1140-4. PMID: 23758145; PMCID: PMC3748220.
    8. Pyatak EA, Blanche EI, Garber SL, Diaz J, Blanchard J, Florindez L, Clark FA. Conducting intervention research among underserved populations: lessons learned and recommendations for researchers. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jun; 94(6):1190-8. PMID: 23262157; PMCID: PMC3669234.
    9. Pyatak E. Participation in occupation and diabetes self-management in emerging adulthood. Am J Occup Ther. 2011 Jul-Aug; 65(4):462-9. PMID: 21834462.
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