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Dennis Drotar, PhD

Dr. Drotar's primary research interests focus on the factors that influence the psychological outcomes of children and adolescents with chronic physical illness. His current research includes interventions to enhance adherence to treatment among adolescents with cystic fibrosis, testing interdisciplinary interventions to enhance the management of children with newly diagnosed diabetes and children with recurrent asthma symptoms, community initiatives including intervention for children and families who have experienced violence in the Cleveland community, and studies of parent-physician communication in the context of informed consent for research on pediatric cancer treatment. In 2007, Dr. Drotar will lead the Center for the Promotion of Treatment Adherence at Children's Hospital of Cincinnati.


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