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David Fedele, Ph.D.

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(Ph.D. 2012, Oklahoma State University)

Office: 352-294-5765

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Link to Dr. Fedele’s PHHP Research Profile


David Fedele, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Fedele earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2012 and completed his clinical internship and a T32 postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Research Focus

Dr. Fedele’s research broadly focuses on family adjustment to pediatric chronic illness. He is particularly interested in the psychosocial aspects of pediatric chronic illnesses including how health behaviors, adherence to treatment regimens, and the child-caregiver relationship impact adjustment and morbidity. Dr. Fedele’s current research predominantly focuses on youth diagnosed with asthma and their families. He is interested in developing and evaluating family-based interventions for youth diagnosed with asthma that may improve weight status and adherence to controller medications. Dr. Fedele is also interested in examining linkages between sleep, weight status, and components of disease management in youth diagnosed with asthma.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology

Representative Publications

Fedele, D. A., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Kopel, S., Lobato, D., & McQuaid, E. L. (in press).A community-based intervention for Latina mothers of children with asthma: What factors moderate effectiveness? Children’s Health Care. doi: 10.1080/02739615.2013.816605

McQuaid, E. L., Fedele, D. A., Adams, S. K., Mitchell, J.,  Koinis-Mitchell, D., Kopel, S., Seifer, R., Jandasek, B. N., Fritz, G. K., & Canino, G. (in press). Complementary and alternative medicine use and adherence to controller medications in pediatric asthma. Academic Pediatrics.

Fedele, D. A., Hullmann, S. E., Chaffin, M., Kenner, C., Fisher, M. J., Kirk, K., Eddington, A. R., Phipps, S., McNall, R., & Mullins, L. L. (2013). Impact of a parent-based interdisciplinary intervention for mothers on adjustment in children newly diagnosed with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 531-540. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jst010

Fedele, D. A., Mullins, L. L., Eddington, A. R., Ryan, J. L., Junghans, A. N., & Hullmann, S. E. (2009). Health-related quality of life in college students with and without childhood-onset asthma. Journal of Asthma, 46, 835-840. doi: 10.1080/02770900903184229