Ahna Pai, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Director, Patient and Family Wellness Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

Center for Adherence and Self-Management

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4336

Fax 513-636-7756

Email ahna.pai@cchmc.org


Adherence; oncology; transplant

Ahna Luise Hoff Pai, PhD, is a faculty member of the Center for the Promotion of Adherence and Self-Management, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics.

BS: Colorado State University, Denver, CO, 1993.

MA: University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1998.

MS: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2000.

PhD: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2003.

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Goebel J, Pai ALH. Creating a Monster: Non-Adherence Underlying Late Transplant Rejection. Pediatric Transplantation. 2012;16: 312–314.

Pai ALH, Rausch J, Tackett A, Marsolo K, Drotar D, Goebel JW. System for Integrated Adherence Monitoring (SIAM): Real-Time Non-Adherence Risk Assessment in Pediatric Kidney TransplantationPediatric Transplantation. 2012;16, 329–334.

Modi AC, Pai ALH, Hommel KA, Hood KK, Cortina S, Hilliard ME, Guilfoyle SM, Gray WN, Drotar D. Pediatric self-management: A framework for research, practice, and policy. Pediatrics. 2012;129, e473-485.

Page MC, Fedele DA, Pai ALH, Anderson J, Wolfe-Christensen C, Ryan JL, Mullins LL. The Relationship of Maternal and Child Illness Uncertainty to Child Depressive Symptomatology: A Mediational Model. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2012;37, 97-105

Pai ALH, Tackett A, Ittenbach R, Goebel JW. Psychosocial Assessment Tool 2.0_General: Validity of a Psychosocial Risk Screener in a Pediatric Kidney Transplant Sample. Pediatric Transplantation. 2012; 16. 92-98.

Ingerski L, Perrazo L, Goebel J, Pai ALH. Family strategies for achieving medication adherence in pediatric kidney transplantation. Nurs Res. 2011 May-Jun;60(3):190-6.

Guilfoyle SM, Goebel JW, Pai AL. Efficacy and flexibility impact perceived adherence barriers in pediatric kidney post-transplantation. Fam Syst Health. 2011 Mar;29(1):44-54.

Pai AL, Schwartz LA. Introduction to the special section: health care transitions of adolescents and young adults with pediatric chronic conditions. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Mar;36(2):129-33.

Pai AL, Gray E, Kurivial K, Ross J, Schoborg D, Goebel J. The Allocation of Treatment Responsibility scale: a novel tool for assessing patient and caregiver management of pediatric medical treatment regimens. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Dec;14(8):993-9.

Pai AL, Ingerski LM, Perazzo L, Ramey C, Bonner M, Goebel J. Preparing for transition? The allocation of oral medication regimen tasks in adolescents with renal transplants. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Feb;15(1):9-16. 

Ingerski LM, Modi AC, Hood KK, Pai AL, Zeller M, Piazza-Waggoner C, Driscoll KA, Rothenberg ME, Franciosi J, Hommel KA. Health-related quality of life across pediatric chronic conditions. J Pediatr. 2010 Apr;156(4):639-44.

Butow P, Palmer S, Pai A, Goodenough B, Luckett T, King M. Review of adherence-related issues in adolescents and young adults with cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Nov 10;28(32):4800-9.

Pai AL, Drotar D. Treatment adherence impact: the systematic assessment and quantification of the impact of treatment adherence on pediatric medical and psychological outcomes. Pediatr Psychol. 2010 May;35(4):383-93.

Nonadherence: Undermining health outcomes in pediatric HSCT? Principal Investigator. National Cancer Institute. 2012-2017.

TAKE IT: Teen Adherence in Kidney Transplant Effectiveness of Intervention Trial. Site Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 2011-2016.