Kevin Hommel, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics; Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Description of Research

Dr. Hommel's research centers on the measurement and promotion of adherence in children, particularly adolescents, with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He currently has a K23 Career Development Award and a R03, both from NIH/NIDDK and focused on development and testing (via randomized clinical trial) of behavioral treatment protocols for nonadherence in IBD. Additionally Dr. Hommel is testing the efficacy of a low magnitude mechanical stimulus intervention to improve bone mineral density in children with Crohn's disease. He is a former recipient of a DHC Pilot and Feasibility Award and was recently notified of his successful transition to a R01 investigator (HD067174) to start on July 1, 2011.

Collaborations and Core Use

Dr. Hommel works with Drs. Denson, Heubi, Rothenberg, Stark and Powers in examining treatment adherence in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophil-associated gastrointestinal disorders. Anticipated use of services: Biostatistical support.