• Research Faculty

  • A photo of Avani Modi, PhD.

    Avani C. Modi, PhD Director, Center for Adherence and Self-Management

    examines longitudinal treatment adherence in pediatric chronic illnesses and predictors of adherence trajectories. Specifically, she is interested in the measurement of adherence and developing family-based interventions to improve adherence in pediatric epilepsy. Her second line of research involves developing and validating disease-specific health-related quality of life measures in cystic fibrosis and obesity.

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    A photo of Sandra Cortina.

    Sandra Cortina, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

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    A photo of Lori Crosby.

    Lori E. Crosby, PsyD Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    is interested in chronic pain, sickle cell disease, health disparities, quality improvement, and chronic disease self-management. Her research program, INNOVATIONS, in Community Research and Program Evaluation, works on projects related to school-based mental health, early childhood health and social/emotional functioning, program evaluation, qualitative research methods, using technology in psychological interventions and program evaluation, and public policy.
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    A photo of Dennis Drotar.

    Dennis D. Drotar, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    investigates treatment adherence and self-management in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. His lab is currently focused on these issues as they relate to children with Type 1 Diabetes, cancer and mild to severe persistent asthma. His lab coordinates multi-site research studies, including a pilot study funded by the Center for Treatment Adherence.
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    A photo of Kevin A. Hommel.

    Kevin A. Hommel, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    research focuses on adherence and self-management assessment methodology, behavioral treatment of nonadherence, promotion of self-management behavior, and the impact of adherence and self-management on health outcomes and quality of life in pediatric chronic conditions. His current research is in inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophil-associated gastrointestinal disorders, cystic fibrosis, and functional gastrointestinal disorders.
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    A photo of Ahna Pai, PhD.

    Ahna Pai, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

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