Avani C. Modi, PhD

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

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4864

Fax 513-803-0415

Email avani.modi@cchmc.org

Clinical

Adjustment and adaptation in pediatric epilepsy

Research

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

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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.

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.

Improving Drug Adherence Using mHealth and Behavioral Economics in Adolescents with Epilepsy. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health/National Institute for Nursing Research. Sep 2018-Sep 2020. R21NR017633-01.

Fostering medication adherence in children with epilepsy using mHealth technology. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health/National Institute for Nursing Research. Aug 2018-Jun 2023. R01NR017794-01A.

Self-Management in Adolescents and Young Adults with Spina Bifida. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health/National Institute for Nursing Research. Sep 2016-Aug 2021. R01NR016235.

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.

Improving Patient-Centered Outcomes Among Overweight and Obese Youth with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders Treated with Second-Generation Antipsychotic. Co-Investigator. Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Aug 2015-May 2020. PCS-1406-19276.