Ana M. Gutierrez-Colina, PhD

Ana M. Gutierrez-Colina
Ana M. Gutierrez-Colina, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Gutierrez-Colina is in the Department of Pediatrics.
Associate Professor
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Department of Pediatrics

Special Interests

Adherence and self-management, adjustment to chronic illness, fostering coping skills, resilience and quality of life in youth and their families.

Research Interests

Adherence and self-management, executive functioning in pediatric chronic illnesses, transition to adult care.


The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Clinical Psychology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Psychology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Behavioral medicine and Clinical Psychology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Psychology, Adherence and Self-Management

Awards & Recognition

Top 5 Significant Publications for FY20 Research Annual Report, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Epilepsy Special Interest Group Poster Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology
Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award for outstanding research accomplishments, University of Georgia Office of Research
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia Graduate School
Society of Pediatric Psychology Travel Award
Louise McBee Award, Athens Psychological Association
Adherence Special Interest Group Award for Outstanding Presentation, Society of Pediatric Psychology
Adolescent & Young Adult Special Interest Group Poster Award, Society of Pediatric Psychology

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association
Society of Pediatric Psychology 
Society for Behavioral Medicine


Gutiérrez-Colina, A. M., Davis, M., Eaton, C., LaMotte, J., Cushman, G. K., Quast, L. F., Blount, R. L., & Suveg, C. (2020). The role of executive functioning in health self-management and the transition to adult health care among college students. Journal of American College Health. doi:10.1080/07448481.2020.1775605

Gutierrez-Colina, A. M., Corathers, S., Beal, S., Baugh, H., Nause, K., & Kichler, J. (2020). Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Preparing to Transition to Adult Care: Psychosocial Functioning and Associations with Self-Management and Health Outcomes. Diabetes Spectrum. Advance online publication. doi:

Gutierrez-Colina, A. M., Vannest, J., Maloney, T., Wade, S., Combs, A., Horowitz-Kraus, T., & Modi, A.C. (2020). The Neural Basis of Executive Functioning Deficits in Adolescents with Epilepsy: A Resting-State fMRI Connectivity Study of Working Memory. Brain Imaging and Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11682-019-00243-z.

Plevinski, J.M., Gutierrez-Colina, A. M., Carmody, J.K., Hommel, K.A., Crosby, L.E., McGrady M.E., Pai, A.L.H., Ramsey, R.R., & Modi, A.C. (2020). Patient-Reported Outcomes for pediatric adherence and self-management: A systematic review. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45, 340-357. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz096.

Gutierrez-Colina, A. M., Smith, A., Mara, C., & Modi, A. (2018). Adherence Barriers in Pediatric Epilepsy: From Toddlers to Young Adults. Epilepsy and Behavior, 80, 229-234. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.01.031

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