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.
- Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology, and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University
- Chief of the Division of Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
- PhD, 1970, University of Iowa, Clinical Psychology
- Modi, A.C., Marciel, K.K., Slater, S.K., Drotar, D. & Quittner, A.L. (2008). The influence of parental supervision on medical adherence in adolescents with cystic fibrosis: Developmental shifts from pre to late adolescence. Children's Health Care, 37(1), 78-82.
- Drotar, D. (2008). Editorial: Thoughts on establishing research significance and preserving scientific integrity. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 33(1), 1-5.
- Drotar, D. (2006). Commentary: Revising behavioral family systems therapy to enhance treatment adherence and metabolic control in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31(9), 939-944.
- Hart, C., Drotar, D., Gori, A. (2006). Enhancing parent-provider communication in ambulatory pediatric practice. Patient Education and Counseling, 63(1-2), 38-46.
- Pai, A., Drotar, D., Zebracki, K. (2006). A meta-analysis of the effects of psychological interventions in pediatric oncology on outcomes of psychological distress and adjustment. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31(9), 978-988.