Stephanie Griggs, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Faculty Associate
Schubert Center for Child Studies

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Sleep
  • Self-Management
  • Adolescent and Family Health
  • Ethics
  • Practice-Focused Inquiry

Research Information

Research Interests

  • The role of sleep and the circadian system in childhood chronic conditions 
  • Sleep promotion in adolescents and young adults 
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Biobehavioral technology-based interventions to support sleep self-management and sleep promotion

 

Research Projects

Current

  • Griggs, S. (2020-2024). Pathway to Independence Award K99/R00: Sleep, Glycemia, and Self-Management in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. NINR, K99NR018886. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Griggs, S. (2020-2021). Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators: Sleep, Self-Management, and Glycemia in Emerging Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 220-BS-19. Role: Principal Investigator. 

Completed

  • Griggs, S. (2019-2020). Feasibility Study of Sleep, Self-Management, and Glycemia in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Sigma Theta Tau International. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Griggs, S. (2016-2017). The Relationship Between Hope, Core Self-Evaluations, Emotional Well-Being, Sexual Risk Taking, Substance Use, and Academic Performance in Freshman University Students. Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Dissertation Award & Massachusetts Society of Professors. Role: Principal Investigator.

Link to Research Page

Awards and Honors

Early Career Reviewer Program
2022
Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
Health Promoting Behaviors Across Lifespans New Investigator Award
2022
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Sage Best Faculty Paper Award
2021
Western Journal of Nursing Research/Midwest Nursing Research Society
Self-Care New Investigator Award
2021
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Young Investigators Research Forum Scholar
2019
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Huffman Splane Emerging Scholar
2017
University of Toronto
Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship
2017
University of Massachusetts Medical School
College Outstanding Teacher Award
2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Early Career Award
2014
Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing

Publications

Link to Full Bibliography

  • Griggs S, Barbato E, Hernandez E, Gupta D, Margevicius S, Grey M, and Hickman RL. (2022) Glucose and unstructured physical activity coupling during sleep and wake in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Scientific Reports.12:5790. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-09728-2. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8986774

  • Griggs S, Grey M, Ash GI, Li CS, Crawford SL, & Hickman RL. (2022) Objective sleep-wake characteristics are associated with diabetes symptoms in young adults with type 1 diabetes. The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care. 48(3). PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9157415

  • Bevan G, Pandey A, Griggs S, Dalton JE, Zidar D, Patel S, Khan SU, Nasir K, Rajagopalan S, & Al-Kindi S. (2022) Neighborhood-level social vulnerability and prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and coronary heart disease. Current Problems in Cardiology.

  • Griggs S, Harper A, Pignatiello G, Hickman RL. (2022) “Feeling anxious about catching COVID”: Facilitators and barriers of sleep among young adults with type 1 diabetes. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2022.2032711. PMC9167230

  • Griggs S, Harper, A & Hickman RL. (2022) A systematic review of sleep deprivation and neurobehavioral function in young adults. Applied Nursing Research. 63. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151552. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8766996

  • Griggs S, Grey, M, Strohl KP, Crawford SL, Margevicius S, Kashyap S, Li CS, Rajagopalan, S, & Hickman RL. (2021). Variations in sleep characteristics and glucose regulation in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgab771. PubMed PMC8852208

  • Griggs S, Grey M, Toly VB, & Hickman, RL. (2021) Exploring sleep health in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Western Journal of Nursing Research: Sage Faculty Best Paper Award. 43(12):1169-1176. doi: 10.1177/01939459211037046. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8557120.

  • Griggs S, Hickman RL, Strohl KP, Redeker NS, Crawford SL, & Grey M. (2021) Sleep-wake characteristics, daytime sleepiness, and glycemia in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 17(9): doi: 10.5664/jcsm.9402. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8636341

  • Griggs S, Strohl KP, Grey M, Barbato E, Margevicius S, & Hickman RL. (2021) Circadian characteristics of the rest activity rhythm, executive function, and glucose fluctuations in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Chronobiology International. doi: 10.1080/07420528.2021.1932987. 

  • Griggs S, Grey M, Toly VB, & Hickman, RL. (2021, in press) Exploring sleep health in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Western Journal of Nursing Research: Sage Faculty Best Paper Award

  • Griggs S, Hickman RL, Strohl KP, Redeker NS, Crawford SL, & Grey M. (2021) [Epub ahead of print] Sleep-wake characteristics, daytime sleepiness, and glycemia in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 

  • Ash GI, Griggs S, Nally LM, Stults-Kolehmainen M, Jeon S, Brandt C, Gulanski BI, Spanakis EK, Baker JS, Whittemore R, Weinzimer SA, Fucito LM. (In press) Evaluation of web-based and in-person methods to recruit adults with type 1 diabetes for a mobile exercise intervention: Prospective observational study. JMIR Diabetes. 

  • Nam S, Griggs S, Ash G, Dunton GF, Huang S, Batten J, Parekh N & Whittemore R. (2021) Ecological momentary assessment for health behaviors and contextual factors in persons with diabetes: A systematic review. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 174 (108745).

  • Griggs S, Redeker NS, Jeon S, & Grey M. (2020). Daily variations in sleep and glucose in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes. 21:1493-1501. doi: 10.1111/pedi.13117.

  • Griggs, S, Whittemore, R, Redeker, NS, & Grey, M. (2020). Facilitators and barriers of sleep in young adults with type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator. 46(3), 242-251. doi: 10.1177/0145721720916179. PubMed PMID: 32383625.

  • Griggs, S, Conley, S, Batten, J, & Grey, M. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioral sleep interventions for adolescents and emerging adults. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 54, 101356. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2020.101356.

  • Griggs, S, Redeker, NS, Crawford, SL, & Grey, M. (2020). Sleep, self-management, neurocognitive function, and glycemia in emerging adults with type 1 diabetes: A research protocol. Research in Nursing and Health. 43, 317-328. doi: 10.1002/nur.22051. PubMed PMID: 32639059

  • Rechenberg, K, Griggs, S, Jeon, S, Redeker, NS, Klar Yaggi, H, & Grey, M. (2020). Sleep and glycemia in youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 34, 315-324. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.12.002. PubMed PMID: 32171612. PMCID: PMC7311270 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Nursing
University of Massachusetts Medical School
2017
Master of Science
Nursing Education
American International College
2011
Bachelor of Science
Nursing
University of Massachusetts
2009
Associate of Science
Nursing
Holyoke Community College
2005

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Self and Family Management of Chronic Conditions
Yale University, 2018-2020 (NINR, T32NR0008346)
Postdoctoral Traineeship, Sleep, Self-Management, and Glycemia in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Case Western Reserve University, 2020-2021 (NINR, K99NR018886)

Additional Information

Dr. Griggs is an Assistant Professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She is a sleep and circadian scientist studying the role of the sleep and circadian system in glucoregulation among young adults with type 1 diabetes. She is developing a cognitive-behavioral sleep self-management intervention to promote multiple sleep health dimensions and improve glycemic targets (SLEEPT1). Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (K99NR018886/R00NR018886), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (220-BS-19), and Sigma Theta Tau International.