A photo of Kevin A. Hommel.

Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Director, Center for Health Technology Research

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Biography & Affiliation


Dr. Hommel's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. His studies are primarily focused on the use of technology to promote self-management across chronic conditions, developing, testing (via randomized controlled trial), and optimizing behavioral treatments for nonadherence in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well as migraine headaches, and examining the effects of nonadherence on disease outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). He is a co-investigator on the PROTECT study, which is a multisite U01 study aimed at defining the rate of corticosteroid-free remission in pediatric patients with ulcerative colitis receiving standardized medical therapy. He also works with the Center for ADHD on a R18 project that involves building behavioral tools into an ADHD patient internet portal.

Dr. Hommel came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2008 from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He continues to collaborate with investigators at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Clinical Interests

Promotion of treatment adherence; self-management in pediatric chronic conditions

Research Interests

Use of technology to promote self-management in chronic conditions; adherence and self-management assessment methodology; behavioral treatment of nonadherence; promotion of self-management behavior; impact of adherence and self-management on health outcomes; quality of life in pediatric chronic conditions

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Clinical Psychology, Adherence and Self-Management, Health Technology


BA: University of Central Oklahoma, 1996.

MS: Oklahoma State University,1999.

PhD: Oklahoma State University, 2002.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2004.


Shared decision making in IBD: A novel approach to trial consent and timing. Schuler, CL; Dodds, C; Hommel, KA; Ittenbach, RF; Denson, LA; Lipstein, EA. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2019; 16:100447-100447.

A Systematic Evaluation of Asthma Management Apps Examining Behavior Change Techniques. Ramsey, RR; Caromody, JK; Voorhees, SE; Warning, A; Cushing, CC; Guilbert, TW; Hommel, KA; Fedele, DA. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice. 2019; 7:2583-2591.

Evaluation of a Novel Educational Tool in Adolescents With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The NEAT Study. Vaz, KK H; Carmody, JK; Zhang, Y; Denson, LA; Hommel, KA. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2019; 69:564-569.

Longitudinal non-adherence predicts treatment escalation in paediatric ulcerative colitis. Carmody, JK; Plevinsky, J; Peugh, JL; Denson, LA; Hyams, JS; Lobato, D; LeLeiko, NS; Hommel, KA. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2019; 50:911-918.

Examination of the uses, needs, and preferences for health technology use in adolescents with asthma. Ramsey, RR; Carmody, JK; Holbein, CE; Guilbert, TW; Hommel, KA. Journal of Asthma (Informa). 2019; 56:964-972.

Adherence to nutritional supplementation in cystic fibrosis. Hommel, KA; Rausch, J; Towner, EK; Schall, J; Maqbool, A; Mascarenhas, M; Stallings, V. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2019; 47:18-22.

Clinical and biological predictors of response to standardised paediatric colitis therapy (PROTECT): a multicentre inception cohort study. Hyams, JS; Thomas, SD; Gotman, N; Haberman, Y; Karns, R; Schirmer, M; Mo, A; Mack, DR; Boyle, B; Griffiths, AM; et al. The Lancet. 2019; 393:1708-1720.

Content and Usability Evaluation of Medication Adherence Mobile Applications for Use in Pediatrics. Carmody, JK; Denson, LA; Hommel, KA. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2019; 44:333-342.

A pilot investigation of a mobile phone application and progressive reminder system to improve adherence to daily prevention treatment in adolescents and young adults with migraine. Ramsey, RR; Holbein, CE; Powers, SW; Hershey, AD; Kabbouche, MA; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; Shepard, J; Hommel, KA. Cephalalgia: an international journal of headache. 2018; 38:2035-2044.

An Independent Evaluation of the Accuracy and Usability of Electronic Adherence Monitoring Devices. McGrady, ME; Holbein, CE; Smith, AW; Morrison, CF; Hommel, KA; Modi, AC; Pai, AL H; Ramsey, RR. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2018; 169:419-422.