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ReACT: An Adaptive Mobile Health Intervention for Adolescent Asthma

Asthma  is  a  leading  cause  of  youth  morbidity  in  the  United  States,  affecting  >  8%  of  youth. Adherence  to inhaled  corticosteroids  (ICS)  can  prevent  asthma-related morbidity,  however,  the  typical  adolescent  with  asthma  takes  fewer  than  50%  of  their  prescribed  doses  of  ICS  when  assessed  objectively.  While  there  are  effective  in-person  interventions  for  promoting  ICS  adherence,  the  fact  that  most  adolescents  do  not  take  their  medication  as  prescribed  signals  a  clear  problem  disseminating  these  solutions  at  a  population  scale. The goal of this project is to develop a scalable just-in-time adaptive mobile health adherence promotion intervention for adolescents with persistent asthma.

AIM2ACT: Applying Interactive Mobile health to Asthma Care in Teens

This longitudinal study aims to develop and test a mobile health (mHealth) tool, implemented via smartphones for early adolescents with persistent asthma. The goal of this tool is to foster helpful family support as adolescents develop and master asthma self-management behaviors. Funding for this study is provided by the National Institutes of Health.

Coping and Resilience in Pediatric Asthma

Interactions between caregiver-reported SES and subjective social status (SSS) and youth-reported shift-and-persist significantly predict better asthma-related outcomes for youth from low, but not high, SES. This study will examine associations between caregiver and youth shift-and-persist and test the potential moderating effects of SES, SSS, and relationship quality on associations between shift-and-persist and asthma-related quality of life and asthma control.

CHAT: Implementing a Healthcare Provider Education Intervention in Rural Communities to Reduce Asthma Morbidity

The aim of the study is to pilot test the implementation of two healthcare provider education interventions to improve asthma outcomes in rural youth residing in Bradford and Putnam County. We propose to assess the feasibility and acceptability of implementing the Easy Breathing programs in two rural, medically underserved counties and evaluate changes in healthcare provider practices and asthma-related outcomes of rural youth diagnosed with asthma.