Research DescriptionElizabeth McQuaid's current research interests focus on psychosocial aspects of pediatric asthma, including adherence to pediatric asthma regimens across the adolescent transition and individual and family characteristics that influence pediatric asthma outcomes. More recently, her work has involved designing and implementing interventions to promote adherence to long-term controller medications in pediatric asthma, through funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) and a Career Investigator Award from the American Lung Association. Currently, she directs or is involved in several projects that assess psychological and family characteristics that influence asthma management and outcomes in pediatric asthma. These include evaluating interventions to promote medication adherence in inner city children with asthma, programs to promote smoking cessation in parents of children with asthma who are smokers and designing interventions for Latino families of children with asthma. She also collaborates on projects in other pediatric chronic disease areas, including pediatric IBD and food allergies.
Grants and AwardsHonors
Associate Editor, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2007 - present
Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 2000- present
Editoral Board, Health Psychology, 2010 -
Secretary/Treasurer, International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology, 2000-2002
Member at Large, International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology, 2002-2003
President-Elect, International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology
AffiliationsMember, Society for Pediatric Psychology, 1999-present
Member, American Psychological Association, 1998-present
Member, International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology, 1997-present
Funded ResearchPrincipal Investigator (with G. Canino). Intervention for Depressed Latina Mothers of Children with Asthma. 1 R21 HL095102, NIH/NHLBI 8/1/2009 5/31/2011. Total Direct Costs $275,000.
Principal Investigator, Asthma Management and Ethnic Disparities at the Adolescent Transition. 1 K24HD058794, Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient Oriented Research. 6/15/2009-5/31/2014. Total Direct Costs $523,946.
Principal Investigator, Community Partnership to Reduce Asthma Disparities, 1RO1 NR008524. NIH/NINR. 4/1/2005-3/31/2011. Total direct costs $1,899,727.
Co-Investigator Children's food allergies: Assessing family management and adaptation R21 HD059043-01A2. Mary Klinnert, PI. NIH/NICHD. 2/1/2010 1/31/2012. Total Direct Costs $275,000
Co-Investigator. Development of the Pediatric IBD Behavioral Health Registry. R21 HD058828-01A1 (Leleiko & Lobato, PIs); NIH/NICHD. 9/1/2009-8/31/2011. Total Direct Costs $275,000
Co-Investigator. Asthma and School Functioning in Urban Children. R01 HD057220-01A2 D. Koinis Mitchell PI. NIH/NICHD. 8/1/2009-7/31/2011. Total Direct Costs $807,976.
Faculty Mentor, Diagnosing Asthma in Young Children: Parents' Perceptions of Barriers. University Emergency Medicine Foundation Junior Faculty Research Development Grant to Aris Garro, MD, 10/2009-9/2010. Total costs $31,478.
Principal Investigator, Community Partnership to Reduce Asthma Disparities, 1RO1 NR008524. NIH/NINR. 4/1/2005-3/31/2009. Total direct costs $1,899,727.
Co-Investigator, Protective Factors in Urban Children with Asthma. 1RO3 AI066260-01. NIH/NIAID. 7/1/2005 6/30/2007. D. Koinis Mitchell, PI. Total direct costs $100,000.
Co-Investigator, Sustaining Cessation in Parents of Kids with Asthma. 2RO1 HL062165, NIH/NHLBI. 4/1/2005 - 3/31/2010. B. Borrelli, PI. Total Direct Costs $2,332,626.
Co-Investigator, Motivating Latino Parents of Asthmatics to Quit Smoking, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 9/1/2004 8/31/2006. B. Borrelli, PI. Total direct costs $250,000.
Faculty Mentor, Cumulative Risks and Asthma Morbidity in Urban Children. F32 HL74570-01. NIH/NHLBI. 7/24/03 7/23/2005. D. Koinis Mitchell, PI. Total direct costs $39,700.
Co-Investigator, Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management. HL 072438, NIH/NHLBI. 10/1/2002-9/30/2007. Gregory K. Fritz, PI. Total direct costs $2,225,251.
Principal Investigator, Enhancing Pediatric Asthma to Improve Adherence. Career Investigator Award, American Lung Association. 7/1/01-6/30/04. Total direct costs: $105,000.
Principal Investigator, Testing Interventions in Pediatric Asthma. 1RO3 HD3934, NIH/NICHD. 5/01/01 4/30/03. Total direct costs: $100,000.
Principal Investigator, Increasing Adherence to Inhaled Medication in Pediatric Asthma: Pilot Intervention. Aventis Pharmaceuticals, 4/1/2000-3/31/2001. Total direct costs $6000.
Co-Investigator, Helping Nonmainstream Families Manage Childhood Asthma. NIH/NHLBI. 3/15/2000-9/15/2000. Sara Banks, PI, Total direct costs $88,442.
Co-Investigator, Motivating Parents of Children with Asthma to Quit Smoking: A Test of Two Models. RO1 HL062165, NIH/NHLBI. 8/1/1999- 7/31/2003. Belinda Borrelli, PI, Total direct costs $1,412,005.
Principal Investigator, Developmental Aspects of Adherence in Pediatric Asthma. 1 RO3 HD37023, NIH/NICHD. 7/1/98-6/30/99. Total direct costs $95,225.
Co-Investigator, Symptom Perception in Pediatric Asthma. 2 R01 HL45157, NIH/NHLBI. 7/1/97-6/30/2001. Gregory K. Fritz, PI. Total direct costs $2,281,579.
Principal Investigator, Developmental Aspects of Adherence in Pediatric Asthma. American Lung Association. 7/1/97 6/30/99. Total direct costs: $49,732.
Principal Investigator, Developmental Aspects of Adherence in Pediatric Asthma. Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Pilot Project Awards. 4/1/97 3/30/99. Total direct costs: $12,043
Principal Investigator, Asthma Adherence. Lifespan Developmental Grants Program. 11/1/96 - 10/31/98. Total direct costs: $22,986
- Canino, G., McQuaid, E.L., Rand, C.S. (2009) Addressing asthma health disparities: A multilevel challenge. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 123 (6), 1209-1217 (2009)
- McQuaid, E.L., Weiss-Laxer, N., Kopel, S.J., Koinis Mitchell, D., Nassau, J.H., Wamboldt, M.Z., Klein, R.B., & Fritz, G.K. (2008). Pediatric asthma and problems in attention, concentration, and impulsivity: Disruption of the family management system. Families, Systems, & Health, 26, 16 29. (2008)
- McQuaid, E.L., Koinis Mitchell, D., Walders, N., Nassau, J.H.,Kopel, S.J., Klein, R.B.,Wamboldt, M.Z., & Fritz, G.K. (2007). Pediatric Asthma Morbidity: The importance of symptom perception and family response to symptoms. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 167-177. (2007)
- Feldman, J.M., Ortega, A.N., Mcquaid, E.L., & Canino, G.,(2006) Comorbidity between asthma attacks and internalizing disorders among Puerto Rican children at one-year follow-up. Psychosomatics 47: 333-339. (2006)
- Walders, N., Kopel, S.J., Koinis Mitchell, D., & McQuaid, E.L. (2005). Patterns of quick-relief and long-term controller medication use in pediatric asthma. Journal of Pediatrics, 146, 177-82 (2005)
- McQuaid, E.L., Walders, N., Kopel, S.J., Fritz, G.K., & Klinnert, M.D. (2005) Pediatric asthma management in the family context: The family asthma management system scale. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30, 502. (2005)
- Koinis Mitchell, D., Murdock, K.K., & McQuaid, E.L. (2004). Risk and resilience in urban children with asthma: A conceptual model and exploratory study. Children's Health Care, 34, 275-298 (2004)
- Ortega, A.N., Goodwin, R.D., McQuaid, E.L., & Canino, G. (2004). Parental mental health, childhood psychiatric disorders, and asthma attacks in island Puerto Rican Youth. Ambulatory Pediatrics, 4, 308-315. (2004)
- Ortega, A.N., McQuaid, E.L., Canino, G., Goodwin, R.D., & Fritz, G.K. (2004). Comorbidity of asthma and anxiety and depressionin Puerto Rican children. Psychosomatics, 45, 93-99. (2004)
- Penza-Clyve, S., McQuaid, E.L., & Mansell, C. (2004). Why don't children take their asthma medications? Results from focus group data. Journal of Asthma, 41, 131-139. (2004)
- Klein, R.B., Walders, N., McQuaid, E.L., Adams, S., Yaros, D., & Fritz, G.K. (2004). The asthma risk grid: Clinical interpretation of symptom perception. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, 25, 1-6. (2004)
- Walders, N., McQuaid, E.L., & Dickstein, S. (2004). Asthma in Head Start and Early Head Start: Staff awareness and training priorities. Journal of School Health, 74, 32 - 34. (2004)
- McQuaid, E.L., Walders, N., Borrelli, B. (2003). Environmental tobacco smoke exposure in pediatric asthma: Overview and recommendations for practice. Clinical Pediatrics, 42, 775-787. (2003)
- McQuaid, E.L., Kopel, S.J., Klein, R.B., & Fritz, G.K. (2003). Medication adherence in pediatric asthma: Reasoning, responsibility, and behavior. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 28, 323-333. (2003)
- Ortega, A.N., McQuaid, E.L., Canino, G., Ramirez, R., Fritz, G.K., & Klein, R.B. (2003). Association of psychiatric disorders and different indicators of asthma in island Puerto Rican children. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 38, 220-226. (2003)
- McQuaid, E.L., & Walders, N. (2003). Pediatric asthma. Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, 4th Edition (M. Roberts, Ed.), 269-285. (2003)
- Borrelli, B., McQuaid, E.L., Becker, B., Hammond, K., Papandonatos, G., Fritz, G.K., & Abrams, D. (2002). Motivating parents of kids with asthma to quit smoking: The PAQS project. Health Education Research, 17, 659-669. (2002)
- McQuaid, E.L., Howard, K.A., Kopel, S.J., Rosenblum, K., & Bibace, R. (2002). Developmental concepts of asthma: Reasoning about illness and strategies for prevention. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 23, 179-194. (2002)
- McQuaid, E.L., Kopel., S.J., & Nassau, J.H. (2001). Behavioral adjustment in children with asthma: A meta-analysis. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 22, 430-439. (2001)
- McQuaid, E.L., Penza-Clyve, S.M., Nassau, J.H., Fritz, G.K., Klein, R., O'Connor, S., Wamboldt, F., & Gavin, L.A. (2001). The asthma responsibility questionnaire: Patterns of family responsibility for asthma management. Children's Health Care, 30, 183-199. (2001)
- McQuaid, E.L., Vasquez, J., Canino, G., Fritz, G.K., Ortega, A.N., Colon, A., Klein, R.B., Kopel, S.J., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Esteban, C., Seifer, R. (in press). Beliefs and barriers to medication use in parents of Latino children with asthma. To appear in Pediatric Pulmonology. ()