Avani C. Modi, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Director, Center for Adherence

Co-Director, New Onset Seizure Clinic

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4336

Fax 513-803-0415

Email avani.modi@cchmc.org


Adjustment and adaptation in pediatric epilepsy


Treatment adherence; health-related quality of life; epilepsy; obesity; cystic fibrosis; sickle cell disease; bariatric surgery

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Avani Modi, PhD, is an associate professor for Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the director of the Center for Adherence and Self Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her research lab focuses on adherence to pediatric medical regimens, including the measurement of adherence, identifying barriers to effective disease management, and developing and evaluating family-based interventions to improve adherence, especially within pediatric epilepsy. She also has an interest in the development of health-related quality-of-life outcome measures.

BS: Duke University, Durham, NC, 1998.

MS: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2001.

PhD: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2004.

Internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

Supporting Treatment Adherence Regimens in Pediatric Epilepsy. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health-Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Apr 2013 - Mar 2018. R01HD073115.

Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits and Risks. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jul 2006 - Aug 2016. UM1 DK07249301.