Dr. Fedele: The Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab

The Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab is directed by David Fedele, Ph.D. It is housed in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Graduate students in the lab work toward doctorate degrees that lead to careers as pediatric psychologists and researchers.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the health of youth diagnosed with chronic medical conditions and their families. We seek to develop innovative, interdisciplinary, and theoretically-based methods to optimize health behavior change and reduce barriers to disease management.

Vision Statement

We strive to generate and disseminate knowledge that:

  1. Can positively and sustainably impact the health and psychosocial functioning of youth diagnosed with chronic medical conditions and their families.
  2. Is clinically relevant and readily integrated into practice.


Active Grant Funding





Engaging Rural Communities in Asthma Care

Role: Principal Investigator
Source: University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Costs: $14,871
The overarching objectives of this proposal are to form a sustainable stakeholder partnership team comprised of youth diagnosed with asthma and their caregivers and local stakeholders in two rural, medically underserved counties in north Florida to identify viable translational science research questions.




AIM2ACT: Applying Interactive Mobile health to Asthma Care in Teens

Role: Principal Investigator
Source: National Institute for Child & Human Development
Costs: $149,189
This randomized controlled trial examines the development and pilot testing of a mHealth application to improve asthma self-management for adolescents with asthma.




Examining a Behavioral Family Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Management in Overweight or Obese Children with Asthma

 Role:  Principal Investigator
 Source:  American Lung Association
 Costs:  $78,590
 The aim of this study is to design and pilot test a behavioral family-based intervention designed to promote successful weight and asthma management in overweight or obese children with asthma.




Comparison of Smoking and Vaping in Families

 Role:  Principal Investigator
 Source:  University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
 This pilot clinical research grant aims to assess the relationship of secondhand and thirdhand smoke to child health outcomes in youth with asthma as their parents participate in a smoking cessation program.