What We Do:
The Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab broadly aims to investigate how psychosocial factors, health behaviors, and family systems interact and are associated with disease self-management and morbidity in pediatric chronic illness (e.g., asthma, cystic fibrosis, food allergies, and more). Several of our ongoing projects incorporate mobile technologies. For example, one of our current NIH-funded projects includes using an app to help families improve asthma management. We also have various professional development workshops and journal clubs throughout each semester to ensure that students not only gain knowledge about our interventions, but skills that they can take to professional schools, job interviews, and beyond.
We strive to generate and disseminate knowledge that:
- Can positively and sustainably impact the health and psychosocial functioning of youth diagnosed with chronic medical conditions and their families.
- Is clinically relevant and can be integrated into practice.