Cyd Kumiko Eaton, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Dr. Cyd Eaton is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics. She is a clinical psychologist and leads the Patient-Reported Outcomes service line of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology And Data Management Core.

Dr. Eaton’s scholarly work focuses on the measurement of patient-reported outcomes and other health behaviors, such as medication adherence. Another area of Dr. Eaton’s research involves facilitating health behavior change, specifically developing and testing interventions to promote adherence. Dr. Eaton is particularly interested in the integration of technology to promote self-management and adherence. The majority of her research and clinical work has focused on children, adolescents, and young adults managing complex medical regimens. Dr. Eaton’s research has been supported by NIDDK and the Society of Pediatric Psychology. 

Dr. Eaton completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Georgia, her clinical psychology internship training in the Behavioral Pediatrics track at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and her research fellowship in health psychology at the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • B.S.; University of Florida (Florida) (2008)
  • Ph.D.; University of Georgia (Georgia) (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Eaton CK, Lee JL, Simons LE, Devine K, Mee LL, Blount RL. Clinical cutoffs for adherence barriers in solid organ transplant recipients: How many is too many? J Pediatr Psychol. 2015; 40: 431-441

Eaton CK, Eakin MN, Coburn S, Pruette C, Brady T, Fivush B, Mendley S, Tuchman S, Riekert KA. Patient health beliefs and characteristics predict longitudinal antihypertensive medication adherence in adolescents with CKD. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019; 44: 40-51

Eaton CK, Duraccio K, Eakin MN, Brady TM, Pruette CS, Eckmann T, Mendley SR, Tuchman S, Fivush BA, Riekert KA. Executive functioning, caregiver monitoring, and medication adherence over time in adolescents with chronic kidney disease. Health Psychol. 2020; 39:509-18

Eaton CK, Beachy S, McLean KA, Nicolais CJ, Bernstein R, Sáez-Clarke E, Quittner AL, Riekert KA. Misunderstandings, misperceptions, and missed opportunities: Perspectives on adherence barriers from people with CF, caregivers, and CF team members. Patient Educ Couns. 2020; 103:1587-94

Eaton C, Comer M, Pruette C, Psoter K, Riekert K. Text messaging adherence intervention for adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease: Pilot randomized controlled trial and stakeholder interviews. J Med Internet Res. 2020; 22:e19861

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