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Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Associate Director, Research in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology 

Director, Center for Adherence

Co-Director, New Onset Seizure Clinic

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Biography & Research

Biography

Avani Modi, PhD, is a 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.

Clinical Interests

Adjustment and adaptation in pediatric epilepsy

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Departments

Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Center for Adherence and Self-Management

My Locations

My Education

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.