Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health:
Research and Laboratories

Our Division conducts research into diverse topics addressing psychosocial issues related to chronic disease.


Asthma Tool Kit for Practices and Patients in Rural Colorado
The primary objective of this study is to improve management in rural eastern Colorado by providing direct training to healthcare providers and providing education and support to patients via an automated telephone system.
Principal Investigator: Bruce Bender, PhD


Telecommunication Enhance Asthma Management (TEAM) 
The primary objective of this study is to improve management in rural eastern Colorado by providing direct training to healthcare providers and providing education and support to patients via an automated telephone system
Principal Investigator: Bruce Bender, PhD


An Interactive Voice Recognition Intervention to Improve Adherence to Inhaled Corticosteroid Medication in Adults with Asthma
The primary objective of this study is to improve adherence to inhaled corticosteroid medication by using a computerized telephone asthma education outreach program.
Principal Investigator: Bruce Bender, PhD


Anxiety and Sleep Problems Among Children with Atopic Dermatitis
The objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between disease severity and associated psychosocial problems among children with atopic dermatitis (AD) and a comparison group of children with asthma.
Principal Investigator: Mary Klinnert, PhD


Effect of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure on Steroid Responsiveness Among Children with Asthma
The objective of this study is to investigate whether among children with asthma, passive smoke exposure is associated with poorer clinical response to glucocorticoid (GC) and decreased in vitro steroid sensitivity.
Principal Investigator: Mary Klinnert, PhD


Psychosocial Adjustment Among Families of Food Allergic Children
The purpose of this study is to explore families’ quality of life and adjustment to their children’s food allergies; in particular, we will examine parents’ burden, their anxiety levels, and the quality of their adaptation to the food allergies.
Principal Investigator: Mary Klinnert, PhD

 

Behavioral Research Center

The Behavioral Research Center was developed as a cooperative research organization to facilitate research projects examining behaviors, emotions, family and psychosocial factors related to asthma and other respiratory diseases. Learn more about the Behavioral Research Center and current studies.

 

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