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The Drotar research lab investigates treatment adherence and self-management in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Our current work focuses on these issues for children with type 1 diabetes (SMART), cancer (OPTIMAL) and mild to severe persistent asthma (TAPA). OPTIMAL and SMART are both multisite research studies, with Cincinnati Children’s as the central coordinating site. TAPA is a pilot study funded by the Center for Treatment Adherence.
We recruit undergraduate and graduate students to work with us on one or more of our research studies. Students have the opportunity to learn a great deal about research. Their typical tasks might include data collection (study visits, medical chart reviews, structured clinical interviews) and / or data management tasks (computerized data entry, reviews of data from other sites, data cleaning). You can earn course credit for your work with us, if approved by the team and the university where you are enrolled. If you are interested in working with us, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate “Student Research Opportunity” in your subject line.
Kahana, S., Rohan, J., Allison, S., Frazier, T., & Drotar, D. Ph.D. A Meta-analytic Review of Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection and Virologic Response in Youth. Aids and Behavior. In press.
Ittenbach, R.F., Cassedy, A.E., Rohan, J.M., Delamater, A., Shroff Pendley, J., Hood, K.K., Harris, M.A., Drotar, D. Diabetes Self-Management Profile Short Form: A Preliminary Report.Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. In press.
Drotar, D., Ittenbach, R., Rohan, J.M., Gupta, R., Shroff Pendley, J., & Delamater, A. Diabetes Management and Glycemic Control in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: Test of a Predictive Model. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. In press.
Miller, M., Rohan, J.M., Delamater, A., Shroff Pendley, J., Dolan, D., Reeves, G., & Drotar, D. The role of executive functioning in self-management of pediatric type 1 diabetes: A longitudinal report. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. In press.
Sood, E.D., Shroff Pendley, J., Delamater, A., Rohan, J.M., Pulgaron, E., Drotar, D. Mother-father informant discrepancies regarding diabetes management: Associations with diabetes-specific family conflict and glycemic control. Health Psychology. 31(5), 571-579. 2012.
Rausch, J.R., Hood, K.K., Delamater, A., Shroff Pendley, J., Rohan, J.M., Reeves, G., Dolan, L., & Drotar, D. Investigating Unidirectional and Bidirectional Relationships between A1c and Blood Glucose Monitoring Frequency Trajectories. Diabetes Care. 35, 1219-1224. 2012.
Hilliard, M., Rohan, J., Carle, A., Shroff-Pendley, J., Delamater, A., & Drotar, D. Fathers’ involvement in preadolescents’ diabetes adherence and glycemic control.Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 36, 911-922.2011.
Rohan, J.M., Delamater, A., Shroff Pendley, J., Dolan, L., Reeves, G., & Drotar, D. Identification of Self- Management Patterns in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Using Cluster Analysis. Pediatric Diabetes. 12, 611-618.
Rohan, J., Drotar, D., McNally, K., Schluchter, M., Riekert, K., Vavrek, P., Schmidt, A., Redline, & S., Kerscmar, C. Adherence to Pediatric Asthma Treatment in Economically Disadvantaged African American Children and Adolescents: An Application of Growth Curve Analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 35 (4), 394-404. (doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsp074). 2010.
Hood, K. K., Rohan, J.M., Peterson, C.M., & Drotar, D. Interventions with Adherence-Promoting Components in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: Meta-analysis of Their Impact on Glycemic Control. Diabetes Care. 33 (7),1658 - 1664. 2010.
McNally, K., Rohan, J., Shroff Pendley, J., Delamater, A., & Drotar, D. Executive Functioning, Treatment Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Children with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 33 (6), 1159-1162. 2010.
Drotar, D., Alderfer, M., Ewing, L., Katz, E., Muriel, A., Wetherington, C., Rohan, J., & Vinks, S. International Society of Paediatric Oncology SIOP XXXXII Congress Boston, United States October 21–24, 2010 SIOP Abstracts. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 55: 775–1014. 2010.
Hood, K. K., Peterson, C.M., Rohan, J.M., & Drotar, D. Association Between Adherence and Glycemic Control in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 124 (6), e1171-e1179. doi:10.1542/peds.2009.0207. 2009.
McNally, K.A., Rohan, J., Drotar, D., Schluchter, M., Riekert, K., Vavrek, P., Schmidt, A., Redline, & S., Kerscmar, C. Adherence to Combined Montelukast and Fluticasone Treatment in Economically Disadvantaged African American Youth with Asthma. Journal of Asthma. 46 (9), 921-927. 2009.
Dennis Drotar, PhD
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