Andrea Fidler, B.A.

FidlerBiography

Andrea is a second year graduate student in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minors in mathematics and childhood studies. Her undergraduate honors thesis examined the relationship between family expressiveness, ethnicity, and psychological helping seeking attitudes. After graduation, she received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Macau, a special administrative region of China. She also worked on a research project examining sleep habits and treatment adherence in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and served as a surveillance / evaluation coordinator for a study that evaluated behavioral interventions targeting childhood obesity.

Research Focus

Andrea is interested in psychosocial aspects of childhood chronic illnesses, particularly the sharing of treatment responsibility between child parent dyads, the role of sleep in illness-specific outcomes and psychosocial functioning, and applications of mHealth technology.

Publications

Fidler, A., Lawless, C., LeFave, E., Netz, M., McConville, A., Turner, E., Fedele, D. (in preparation). Adolescent sleep quality, anxiety, and asthma control: Associations and between-group comparisons.

Hazen, R., Fehr, K., Fidler, A., Cousino, M., MacLeish, S., & Gubitosi-Klug, R. (2015). Sleep disruption in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: Relationships with adherence and diabetes control. Diabetes Management, 5(4), 257-265. doi:10.2217/dmt.15.18

Presentations

Fidler, A., Lawless, C., Fritz, A.M., Everhart, R., Baker, D., Delgado Villalta, S., Fedele D. (March, 2018). Children with Cystic Fibrosis and their Caregivers: Coping, Sleep, & Hospitalizations. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Turner, E.M., McConville, A., Netz, M.D., Fidler, A., Sweenie, R., McQuaid, E. L., & Fedele, D.A. (March, 2018). Health-related decision making in early adolescents with asthma. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

 Fidler, A., Lawless, C., Fritz, A.M., Everhart, R., Baker, D., Delgado Villalta, S., Fedele, D. (November, 2017). Sleep in Children with Cystic Fibrosis and their Caregivers: Dyadic Relationships and Associations with Adherence to Treatment Regimen. Poster presented at the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference, Amelia Island, FL.

Lawless, C., Fidler, A., Fritz, A., Ortega, A., Everhart, R., Baker, D., Abu Hasan, M., Delgado Villalta, S., Fedele, D. (November, 2017). The impact of sleep on physical activity in children with cystic fibrosis. Poster presented at the Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Fidler, A., Lawless, C., LeFave, E., Netz, M., McConville, A., Turner, E., Fedele, D. (March, 2017). Adolescent sleep quality, anxiety, and asthma control: Associations and between-group comparisons. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

 Fehr, K., Fidler, A., Hazen, R., Cousino, M., MacLeish, S., Gubitosi-Klug, R., & Cuttler, L. (March, 2014). Sleep habits, adherence, and glycemic control in youth with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 Fidler, A., Dunbeck, K., & Przeworski, A. (April, 2013). The relationship between family expressiveness, ethnicity, and psychological help seeking attitudes. Poster presented at Intersections: SOURCE Symposium, Cleveland, OH.Honors

Honors/Awards

Grinter Fellowship, College of Public Health and Health Professions, UF

Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Mini Grant, UF

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Grantee to Macau

Hollander Capstone Research Award Recipient, Department of Psychology, CWRU

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate

Society of Pediatric Psychology, Student Affiliate

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Student Affiliate

Society for Health Psychology, Student Affiliate