David Fedele, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor



Email: dfedele@phhp.ufl.edu
Office: 352-294-5765


Full CV

Link to Dr. Fedele’s PHHP Research Profile


  • Ph.D. 2012, Oklahoma State University

Research Focus

Dr. Fedele’s research focuses on the promotion of health among youth diagnosed with chronic medical conditions and their families. Dr. Fedele’s current research focuses on pediatric asthma, cystic fibrosis, and food allergies. He is particularly interested in how health behaviors, adherence to treatment regimens, and the child-caregiver relationship impact youth health and well-being.

Key Publications

Fedele, D. A., Cushing, C. C., Fritz, A., Amaro, C. M., & Ortega, A.  (2017). Mobile health interventions for improving health outcomes in youth: A meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 171, 461-469. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.004

Fedele, D. A., McConville, A., Thomas, J. G., McQuaid, E. L., Janicke, D. M., Turner, E. M., Moon, J., & Abu-Hasan, M. (in press). Applying interactive mobile health to asthma care in teens: Development and design of a randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials.

Fedele, D. A., McQuaid, E. L., Faino, A., Strand, M., Cohen, S., Robinson, J., Atkins, D., O’B Hourihane, J., & Klinnert, M. D. (2016). Patterns of adaptation to children’s food allergies. Allergy, 71, 505-513. doi:10.1111/all.12825

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

Courses Taught

  • Child & Family Health
  • Advanced Child Psychotherapy

Awards & Honors

Donald K. Routh Early Career Award – APA Division 54 2017
Provost Excellence Award – University of Florida 2017
Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award – University of Florida 2017
Research Mentor Award – Department of Clinical & Health Psychology 2016
National Institutes of Health – mHealth Summer Training Institute Attendee 2015
Diane Willis Award Finalist for Outstanding Paper in Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2013

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology