David Fedele, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(Ph.D. 2012, Oklahoma State University)

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

Full CV

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 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.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology

Representative 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

Honors & Awards

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

Courses Taught

Child & Family Health

Advanced Child Psychotherapy