Featured Scholar: Mary de Groot, PhD
Program ACTIVE: Behavioral Depression Treatment for Diabetes
One in four patients with diabetes will experience depression in their lifetime which is associated with poorer outcomes, greater functional disability, and early mortality. Dr. Mary de Groot is a clinical psychologist whose research is focused on examining the mechanisms that link diabetes and depression as well as the development of accessible interventions to treat depression among adults and socio-economically and culturally diverse populations with diabetes.
Dr. de Groot’s Program ACTIVE (Adults Coming Together to Increase Vital Exercise) is a research study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive Diseases and Kidneys within the National Institutes of Health. The study looks at a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and exercise for individuals with type 2 diabetes to be used as a model of an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of depression in diabetes.
Dr. de Groot has contributed more than 80 articles and presentations on the psychosocial aspects of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Dr. de Groot’s work on treatment of depression for those with diabetes is another example of how IUPUI faculty are TRANSLATING RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE.
Selected Publications in IUPUI ScholarWorks
With several research works contributed to IUPUI's free, open access repository, Dr. de Groot has made translational research knowledge available to professionals, researchers, students, and communities around the world.
de Groot, M., Golden, S. H., & Wagner, J. (2016). Psychological conditions in adults with diabetes. The American Psychologist, 71(7), 552–562. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/11620
Wessel, J., Gupta, J., & de Groot, M. (2016). Factors Motivating Individuals to Consider Genetic Testing for Type 2 Diabetes Risk Prediction. PloS One, 11(1), e0147071. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/9890
De Groot, M., Alexander, K., Culp, B., & Keith, N. (2015). Experiential Learning in Kinesiology: A Student Perspective. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 1(3), 123–133. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/11157
Holt, R. I. G., de Groot, M., & Golden, S. H. (2014). Diabetes and Depression. Current Diabetes Reports, 14(6), 491. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/8297
Marrero, D., Pan, Q., Barrett-Connor, E., de Groot, M., Zhang, P., Percy, C., … the DPPOS Research Group. (2014). Impact of diagnosis of diabetes on health-related quality of life among high risk individuals: the Diabetes Prevention Program outcomes study. Quality of Life Research : An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation, 23(1), 75–88. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/7568
Holt, R. I., de Groot, M., Lucki, I., Hunter, C. M., Sartorius, N., & Golden, S. H. (2014). NIDDK international conference report on diabetes and depression: current understanding and future directions. Diabetes care, 37(8), 2067-2077. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5194
de Groot, M., & Wessel, J. (2014). Genetic Testing and Type 2 Diabetes Risk Awareness. The Diabetes Educator, 0145721714527643. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5134
Osborn, C. Y., de Groot, M., & Wagner, J. A. (2013). Racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes complications in the northeastern United States: the role of socioeconomic status. Journal of the National Medical Association, 105(1), 51. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5129
de Groot, M., Kushnick, M., Doyle, T., Merrill, J., McGlynn, M., Shubrook, J., & Schwartz, F. (2010). Depression among adults with diabetes: prevalence, impact, and treatment options. Diabetes Spectrum, 23(1), 15-18. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5128
de Groot, M. (2009) Program ACTIVE: Addressing the Need for Accessible Depression Treatment in a Rural Population with Diabetes. Psychological Science Agenda. 23 (2). http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5133
De Groot, M., Doyle, T., Hockman, E., Wheeler, C., Pinkerman, B., Shubrook, J., ... & Schwartz, F. (2007). Depression among type 2 diabetes rural Appalachian clinic attendees. Diabetes care, 30(6), 1602-1604. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5130
de Groot, M., Auslanden, W., Williams, J. H., Sherraden, M., & Haire-Joshu, D. (2003). Depression and poverty among African American women at risk for type 2 diabetes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 25(3), 172-181. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5132