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.