Kevin A. Hommel, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Director, Divisional Data Core

Center for Adherence and Self-Management

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-0407

Fax 513-803-0415



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


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

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Dr. Hommel's research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Many of his studies are 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), 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.

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.

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.

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Hommel KA, Gray WN, Hente E, Loreaux K, Ittenbach RF, Maddux M, Baldassano R, Sylvester F, Crandall W, Doarn C, Heyman MB, Keljo D, Denson LA. The Telehealth Enhancement of Adherence to Medication in Pediatric IBD (TEAM) Trial: Design and Methodology. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2015.

Hommel, KA, Modi AC, Piazza-Waggoner C, Myers JD. Translating Translational Research in Behavioral Science. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2015.

Gray WN, Resmini AR, Baker KD, Holbrook E, Morgan PJ, Ryan J, Saeed SA, Denson LA, Hommel KA. Concerns, Barriers, and Recommendations to Improve Transition from Pediatric to Adult IBD Care: Perspectives of Patients, Parents, and Health Professionals. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2015.

Martin LJ, Franciosi JP, Collins MH, Abonia JP, Lee JJ, Hommel KA, Varni JW, Grotjan JT, Eby M, He H, Marsolo K, Putnam PE, Garza JM, Kaul A, Wen T, Rothenberg ME. Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptom Scores (PEESS® v2.0) associate with clinical, histologic, and molecular features. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2015.

Gray WN, Holbrook E, Morgan PJ, Saeed SA, Denson LA, Hommel KA. Transition readiness skills acquisition in adolescents and young adults with IBD: Findings from integrating assessment into clinical practice. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2015.

Gray WN, Boyle SL, Graef DM, Janicke DM, Jolley CD, Denson LA, Baldassano RN, Hommel KA. Health-related quality of life in youth with Crohn’s disease: The role of disease activity and parenting stress. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. 2015.

McMullen CK, Safford MM, Bosworth HB, Phansalkar S, Leong A, Fagan MB, Trontell A, Rumptz M, Vandermeer ML, The Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) Patient-Centered Medication Management (PCMM) Workshop Working Group, Brinkman WB, Burkholder R, Frank L, Hommel K, Mathews R, Hornbrook MC, Seid M, Fordis M, Lambert B, McElwee N, Singh JA. Patient-centered priorities for improving medication management and adherence. Patient Education and Counseling. 2015;98:102-110.

Kuntz JL, Safford MM, Singh JA, Phansalkar S, Slight SP, Her QL, Lapointe NA, Mathews R, O’Brien E, Brinkman WB, Hommel K, Farmer KC, Klinger E, Maniam N, Sobko HJ, Bailey SC, Cho I, Rumptz MH, Vandermeer ML, Hornbrook MC. Patient-centered interventions to improve medication management and adherence: A qualitative review of research findings. Patient Education and Counseling. 2014;97(3):310-326.

Guilfoyle SM, Gray WN, Maddux MH, Hommel KA. Parenting Stress Predicts Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2014;26(9):964-71.

Ramsey RR, Ryan JL, Hershey AD, Powers SW, Aylward BS, Hommel KA. Treatment adherence in patients with headache: A systematic review. Headache. 2014;54(5):795-816.

Enhancing Treatment Adherence and Health Outcomes. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2012-2017.

Telehealth Enhancement of Adherence to Medication in Pediatric IBD (TEAM Study). Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2011-2016.

Predicting Response to Standard Pediatric Colitis Therapy: The PROTECT study. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 2012-2017.