David Fedele, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor

Email: dfedele@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: 352-294-5765

CV – David Fedele, Ph.D., ABPP


David Fedele, Ph.D., ABPP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Fedele earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2012 and completed his clinical internship and a T32 postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Research Focus

Dr. Fedele’s research broadly focuses on family adjustment to pediatric chronic illness. He is particularly interested in the psychosocial aspects of pediatric chronic illnesses including how health behaviors, adherence to treatment regimens, and the child-caregiver relationship impact adjustment and morbidity. Dr. Fedele’s current research predominantly focuses on youth diagnosed with asthma or cystic fibrosis and their families.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology

Representative Publications

Fedele D. A., Janicke, D. M., McQuaid, E. L., Abu-Hasan, M., Baker, D., Zou, B., Netz, M.,* & Lawless, C.* (in press). A behavioral family intervention for children with overweight and asthma. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.

Gray, W. N., Netz, M., McConville, A., Fedele, D. A., Wagoner, S. T., & Schaefer, M. R. (2018). Mediation adherence in pediatric asthma: A systematic review of the literature. Pediatric Pulmonology, 53, 668-684. doi: 10.1002/ppul.23966

Fedele, D. A., Cushing, C. C., Fritz, A., Amaro, C. M., & Ortega, A.* (2017). Mobile health interventions for improving health outcomes in youth: A meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 171, 461-469. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0042

Fedele, D. A., Barnett, T. E., Everhart, R. S., Lawless, C.,* & Forrest, J. (2016). Comparison of asthma prevalence and morbidity among rural and non-rural youth. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 117, 193-194. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2016.05.019

Fedele, D. A., McQuaid, E. L., Faino, A., Strand, M., Cohen, S., Robinson, J., Atkins, D., O’B Hourihane, J., & Klinnert, M. D. (2016). Patterns of adaptation to children’s food allergies. Allergy, 71, 505-513. doi:10.1111/all.12825

Fedele, D. A., Tooley, E., Busch, A., McQuaid, E. L., Hammond, S. K., & Borrelli, B. (2016). Secondhand smoke exposure in minority children with asthma. Health Psychology. doi:10.1037/hea0000220

Fedele, D. A., Rosales, A., Everhart, R. S., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Canino, G., Fritz, G. K., & McQuaid, E. L. (2014). The role of alternate caregivers in the management of pediatric asthma. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 643-652. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu025

Fedele, D. A., Janicke, D. M., Lim, C. S., & Abu-Hasan, M. (2014). An Examination of comorbid asthma and obesity: Assessing differences in physical activity, sleep duration, health-related quality of life, and parental distress. Journal of Asthma, 51, 275-281. doi:10.3109/02770903.2013.873807

Fedele, D. A., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Kopel, S., Lobato, D., & McQuaid, E. L. (2013).A community-based intervention for Latina mothers of children with asthma: What factors moderate effectiveness? Children’s Health Care. doi: 10.1080/02739615.2013.816605

McQuaid, E. L., Fedele, D. A., Adams, S. K., Mitchell, J.,  Koinis-Mitchell, D., Kopel, S., Seifer, R., Jandasek, B. N., Fritz, G. K., & Canino, G. (in press). Complementary and alternative medicine use and adherence to controller medications in pediatric asthma. Academic Pediatrics.

Fedele, D. A., Hullmann, S. E., Chaffin, M., Kenner, C., Fisher, M. J., Kirk, K., Eddington, A. R., Phipps, S., McNall, R., & Mullins, L. L. (2013). Impact of a parent-based interdisciplinary intervention for mothers on adjustment in children newly diagnosed with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 531-540. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jst010