Biographies

Dennis D. Drotar, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336

Fax: 513-803-0415

Email: dennis.drotar@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Clinical Interests

Assessment of treatment adherence and Interventions to improve self-management and treatment adherence in pediatric chronic illness.

Research Interests

Identifying best methods to help families follow prescribed treatment (adherence) and to manage their treatment at home (self-management); understanding the factors that influence psychological outcomes of children and teens with chronic physical illness, including diabetes, asthma and cancer

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Biography

Dennis Drotar, PhD, is a professor in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology.

A nationally recognized leader and teacher, Dr. Drotar is a past president of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) and Society of Developmental Pediatrics (SDBP) and is currently editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (JPP). Among his many professional honors, Dr. Drotar has received the Distinguished Service Award, and the Martin P. Levin Mentorship Award from the SPP.

Dr. Drotar’s research focuses on understanding the factors, including innovative that influence psychological outcomes of children and teens with chronic physical illness, including cystic fibrosis, diabetes, asthma, and cancer. He is currently the principle investigator of several NIH-funded studies and is the author of more than 200 publications, including several books, such as Psychological Interventions in Childhood Chronic Illness (2006).

Education and Training

PhD: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1970.

MA: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1968.

BA: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1966

Publications

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Grants

Explaining racial disparities in child asthma morbidity. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. May 2010 - Apr 2014. #R01 AI088116-01A1.

Medical adherence in children who had a liver transplant. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jul 2009 - Jun 2014. #R01 DK080740-0iA2.