Jean-Marie Bruzzese

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Jean-Marie Bruzzese, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Hoagwood Rsch)

Contact Info


Floor 8 Room 8-404
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016


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1997 — Fordham University/GE, Graduate Education

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Research Summary

(1) Asthma Self-Management for Adolescents (ASMA). The goal of this study is to help adolescents with asthma learn to control their illness and live without restrictions in physical or social activity. Using a randomized-control trial, we are evaluating the effectiveness of Asthma Self-Management for Adolescents (ASMA), an intensive school-based educational program for adolescents, coupled with physician education to can improve the students? health status, quality of life, and ability to control their asthma through self-management. Social-cognitive theory and the developmental psychology serve as the theoretical basis for ASMA. Participants in this study include 400 students from NYC public high schools (9th and 10th grade) with persistents asthma.

(2) Asthma: It''s A Family Affair! In this pilot study we are testing the feasibility of delivering an intervention to middle school students and their parents. The intervention consists of two complimentary components: (a) asthma education for the youth in 6, 90-minute school-bsed group sessions; and (b)general parenting education for their parents delivered in 5, 90-minute group sessions.

Research Interests

Dr. Bruzzese specializes in research to improve the health status and psychosocial well-being of children and adolescents with asthma through the development of educational programs to teach the youth how to manage their disease. She is also interested in teaching parents the skills needed to foster healthy relationships with their pre-adolescent and adolescent children; she believes such a relationship will in turn foster a healthy lifestyle in the youth (e.g., prevent substance use and improve self-management of chronic illnesses).

Research Keywords

parenting; chronic illness; publich health; respiratory diseases; cigarette smoking; smoking prevention<br>

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Multisystemic Therapy for High-Risk African American Adolescents With Asthma: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Naar-King, Sylvie; Ellis, Deborah; King, Pamela S; Lam, Phebe; Cunningham, Phillippe; Secord, Elizabeth; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Templin, Thomas
2014 Mar;:536-545, Journal of consulting & clinical psychology
— id: 895622, year: 2014, vol: , page: 536, stat: Journal Article,

Adherence to Asthma Medication Regimens in Urban African American Adolescents: Application of Self-Determination Theory
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Idalski Carcone, April; Lam, Phebe; Ellis, Deborah A; Naar-King, Sylvie
2013 Jul;:461-464, Health psychology
— id: 895612, year: 2013, vol: , page: 461, stat: Journal Article,

Hanley, Kathleen; Burgess, Angela; Handel, Shoshanna; Howe, Elet; Zapata, Richard; Gillespie, Colleen; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Stevens, David; Zabar, Sondra
2013 JUN;28 1 1:S24-S25, Journal of general internal medicine
— id: 883242, year: 2013, vol: 28 1 1, page: S24, stat: Journal Article,

Minors' Attitudes toward Peers with Asthma: A Developmental Study
Hayes, Sarah E; Huang, Keng-Yen; Evans, David; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
2013 Feb;50(1):90-96, Journal of asthma
— id: 217352, year: 2013, vol: 50, page: 90, stat: Journal Article,

Accuracy of weight perception among urban early adolescents with uncontrolled asthma and their caregivers
Jay, Melanie; Stepney, Cesalie; Wijetunga, N Ari; Akinrinade, Grace; Dorsey, Karen; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
2013 Apr;45(2):239-248, Annals of behavioral medicine
— id: 248142, year: 2013, vol: 45, page: 239, stat: Journal Article,

Asthma medication device skills in high-risk african american adolescents
Naar-King, Sylvie; Lam, Phebe; Ellis, Deborah; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Secord, Elizabeth
2013 Aug;50(6):579-582, Journal of asthma
— id: 470422, year: 2013, vol: 50, page: 579, stat: Journal Article,

Integrating illness concerns into cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease and co-occurring anxiety
Reigada, Laura C; Benkov, Keith J; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Hoogendoorn, Claire; Szigethy, Eva; Briggie, Alexis; Walder, Deborah J; Warner, Carrie Masia
2013 Apr;18(2):133-143, Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN
— id: 334302, year: 2013, vol: 18, page: 133, stat: Journal Article,

Asthma Self-Management is Sub-Optimal in Urban Hispanic and African American/Black Early Adolescents with Uncontrolled Persistent Asthma
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Stepney, Cesalie; Fiorino, Elizabeth K; Bornstein, Lea; Wang, Jing; Petkova, Eva; Evans, David
2012 Feb;49(1):90-97, Journal of asthma
— id: 149803, year: 2012, vol: 49, page: 90, stat: Journal Article,

The Relationship between Asthma and Obesity in Urban Early Adolescents
Jay, Melanie; Wijetunga, N Ari; Stepney, Cesalie; Dorsey, Karen; Chua, Danica Marie; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
2012 Sep;25(3):159-167, Pediatric, allergy, immunology, & pulmonology
— id: 178115, year: 2012, vol: 25, page: 159, stat: Journal Article,

The Banishing Obesity and Diabetes in Youth (BODY) Project: Description and Feasibility of a Program to Halt Obesity-Associated Disease Among Urban High School Students
Sweat, Victoria; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Albert, Stephanie; Pinero, Domingo J; Fierman, Arthur; Convit, Antonio
2012 Apr;37(2):365-371, Journal of community health
— id: 159824, year: 2012, vol: 37, page: 365, stat: Journal Article,

Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a school-based intervention for inner-city, ethnic minority adolescents with undiagnosed asthma
Bruzzese JM; Kingston S; Sheares BJ; Cespedes A; Sadeghi H; Evans D
2011 Nov;85(2):290-294, Patient education & counseling
— id: 138238, year: 2011, vol: 85, page: 290, stat: Journal Article,

Effects of a School-based Intervention for Urban Adolescents with Asthma: A Controlled Trial
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Sheares, Beverley J; Vincent, Elisa J; Du, Yunling; Sadeghi, Hossein; Levison, Moshe J; Mellins, Robert B; Evans, David
2011 Apr 15;183(8):998-1006, American journal of respiratory & critical care medicine
— id: 131793, year: 2011, vol: 183, page: 998, stat: Journal Article,

Youth and Parent Versions of the Asthma-Related Anxiety Scale: Development and Initial Testing
Bruzzese, JM; Unikel, LH; Shrout, PE; Klein, RG
2011 Jun;24(2):95-105, Pediatric, allergy, immunology, & pulmonology
— id: 164496, year: 2011, vol: 24, page: 95, stat: Journal Article,

A school-based intervention for urban adolescents with undiagnosed asthma: findings from a pilot study and on-going RCT
Cespedes, Amarilis; Sheares, Beverley J.; Kingston, Sharon; Kane, Katelyn; Polanco, Michelle; Azuaje, Andrea; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
2011 APR ;87(1):178-178, Biological psychology
— id: 132771, year: 2011, vol: 87, page: 178, stat: Journal Article,

Asthma self-management in African-American and Hispanic early adolescents
Fiorino, Elizabeth K.; Bornstein, Lea; Wang, Jing; Petkova, Eva; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
2011 APR ;87(1):169-169, Biological psychology
— id: 132767, year: 2011, vol: 87, page: 169, stat: Journal Article,

Illness-specific anxiety: implications for functioning and utilization of medical services in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease
Reigada, Laura C; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Benkov, Keith J; Levy, Joseph; Waxman, Amanda R; Petkova, Eva; Warner, Carrie Masia
2011 Jul;16(3):207-215, Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN
— id: 142148, year: 2011, vol: 16, page: 207, stat: Journal Article,

Predictors of concordance of asthma morbidity among low-income minority youth and their parents
Stepney, Cesalie; Horowitz, Jenny; Reiss, Philip; Podluzskiy, Tatyana; Gan, Weijin; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
2011 APR ;87(1):177-177, Biological psychology
— id: 132769, year: 2011, vol: 87, page: 177, stat: Journal Article,

My child is diagnosed with asthma, now what?: motivating parents to help their children control asthma
Stepney, Cesalie; Kane, Katelyn; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
2011 Oct;27(5):340-347, Journal of school nursing
— id: 141483, year: 2011, vol: 27, page: 340, stat: Journal Article,

The relationship of asthma and obesity in urban minority adolescents
Wijetunga, N. Ari; Dorsey, Karen B.; Stepney, Cesalie; Chua, Danica M.; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
2011 APR ;87(1):177-177, Biological psychology
— id: 132770, year: 2011, vol: 87, page: 177, stat: Journal Article,

Asthma knowledge and asthma management behavior in urban elementary school teachers
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Unikel, Lynne H; Evans, David; Bornstein, Lea; Surrence, Katherine; Mellins, Robert B
2010 Mar;47(2):185-191, Journal of asthma
— id: 107383, year: 2010, vol: 47, page: 185, stat: Journal Article,

School-based asthma programs
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Evans, David; Kattan, Meyer
2009 Aug;124(2):195-200, Journal of allergy & clinical immunology
— id: 101320, year: 2009, vol: 124, page: 195, stat: Journal Article,

Asthma and social anxiety in adolescents
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Fisher, Paige H; Lemp, Nadia; Warner, Carrie Masia
2009 Sep;155(3):398-403, Journal of pediatrics
— id: 102153, year: 2009, vol: 155, page: 398, stat: Journal Article,

Effective methods to improve recruitment and retention in school-based substance use prevention studies
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Gallagher, Richard; McCann-Doyle, Sharon; Reiss, Philip T; Wijetunga, Neil A
2009 Sep;79(9):400-407, Journal of school health
— id: 101650, year: 2009, vol: 79, page: 400, stat: Journal Article,

Feasibility and impact of a school-based intervention for families of urban adolescents with asthma: results from a randomized pilot trial
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Unikel, Lynne; Gallagher, Richard; Evans, David; Colland, Vivian
2008 Mar;47(1):95-113, Family process
— id: 79158, year: 2008, vol: 47, page: 95, stat: Journal Article,

Using school staff to establish a preventive network of care to improve elementary school students' control of asthma
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Evans, David; Wiesemann, Sandra; Pinkett-Heller, Marcia; Levison, Moshe J; Du, Yunling; Fitzpatrick, Cecilia; Krigsman, Gary; Ramos-Bonoan, Carmen; Turner, Levonne; Mellins, Robert B
2006 Aug;76(6):307-312, Journal of school health
— id: 69585, year: 2006, vol: 76, page: 307, stat: Journal Article,

Medical Schools and Centers: The Merger of Developmental Psychology and Pediatric Asthma Education
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
Life after graduate school in psychology: Insider's advice from new psychologists New York, NY, US: Psychology Press, 2005,
— id: 4710, year: 2005, vol: , page: 59, stat: Chapter,

Asthma education: the adolescent experience
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Bonner, Sebastian; Vincent, Elisa J; Sheares, Beverley J; Mellins, Robert B; Levison, Moshe J; Wiesemann, Sandra; Du, Yunling; Zimmerman, Barry J; Evans, David
2004 Dec;55(3):396-406, Patient education & counseling
— id: 48242, year: 2004, vol: 55, page: 396, stat: Journal Article,

Quality of life in young urban children: does asthma make a difference?
Montalto, Daniela; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Moskaleva, Galina; Higgins-D'Alessandro, Ann; Webber, Mayris P
2004 Jun;41(4):497-505, Journal of asthma
— id: 74619, year: 2004, vol: 41, page: 497, stat: Journal Article,

Assessing and enhancing the research consent capacity of children and youth. [References]
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Fisher, Celia B.
2003 ;7(1):13-26 Jan, Applied developmental science
— id: 45409, year: 2003, vol: 7, page: 13, stat: Journal Article,

An evaluation of Open Airways for Schools: using college students as instructors
Bruzzese, J M; Markman, L B; Appel, D; Webber, M
2001 Jun;38(4):337-342, Journal of asthma
— id: 74274, year: 2001, vol: 38, page: 337, stat: Journal Article,