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David Fedele, Ph.D.

David Fedele, Ph.D. - Research & Publications


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  • Fedele, D. A., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Kopel, S., Lobato, D., and McQuaid, E. L. (in press).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., and 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., and 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
  • Fedele, D. A., Mullins, L. L., Eddington, A. R., Ryan, J. L., Junghans, A. N., and Hullmann, S. E. (2009). Health-related quality of life in college students with and without childhood-onset asthma. Journal of Asthma, 46, 835-840. doi: 10.1080/02770900903184229

Research Interests

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 and their families. He is interested in developing and evaluating family-based interventions for youth diagnosed with asthma that may improve weight status and adherence to controller medications. Dr. Fedele is also interested in examining linkages between sleep, weight status, and components of disease management in youth diagnosed with asthma.