Alexandra Quittner, PhD
Dr. Quittner's research focuses on family adaptation to childhood chronic illness including adherence with medical regimens and measurement of health-related quality of life. Her current studies include two intervention trials to improve adherence to medical treatments in young children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. She has also developed a computerized daily phone diary to track adherence behaviors in real time.
- Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
- PhD, 1987, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, Clinical Psychology
- Quittner, A. L., Espelage, D. L., Ievers-Landis, C., & Drotar, D. (2000). Measuring adherence to medical treatments in childhood chronic illness: Considering multiple methods and sources of information. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 7, 41-54.
- Quittner, A. L., Drotar, D., Ievers-Landis, C., Seidner, D., Slocum, N., & Jacobsen, J. (2000). Adherence to medical treatments in adolescents with cystic fibrosis: The development and evaluation of family-based interventions. In D. Drotar (Ed.), Promoting adherence to medical treatment in childhood chronic illness: Concepts, methods, and interventions (pp. 383-407). Mahwah, NJ.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Quittner, A. L., Davis, M. A., & Modi, A.C. (2003). Health-related quality of life in pediatric populations. In M.Roberts (Ed.), Handbook of pediatric psychology (pp. 696-709). New York: Guilford Publications.
- Davis, M. A., Quittner, A. L. Stack, C., & Yang, M. C. (2004). Controlled evaluation of the STARBRIGHT CD-ROM program for children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 29, 259-267.
- DeLambo, K., Ievers-Landis, C., Drotar, D., & Quittner, A. L. (2004). The association of observed family relationship quality and problem-solving skills to treatment adherence in adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 29, 343-353.