Jean-Marie Bruzzese

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Jean-Marie Bruzzese

Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Contact Info

1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016



1997 — Fordham University/GE, Graduate Education

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).

The Association Between Asthma and Sleep in Urban Adolescents With Undiagnosed Asthma
Koinis Mitchell, Daphne; Kopel, Sheryl J; Williams, Brittney; Cespedes, Amarilis; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie
2015-07-13; 1746-1561,Journal of school health - id: 1662652, year: 2015 Journal Article

Outcomes of The BODY Project: A Program to Halt Obesity and Its Medical Consequences in High School Students
Sweat, Victoria; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Fierman, Arthur; Mangone, Alexander; Siegel, Carole; Laska, Eugene; Convit, Antonio
2015-05-24; 1573-3610,Journal of community health - id: 1591302, year: 2015 JOURNAL ARTICLE

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
2014-04-24; 0022-006x,Journal of consulting & clinical psychology - id: 895622, year: 2014 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
2014-04-24; 0278-6133,Health psychology - id: 895612, year: 2013 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Hanley, Kathleen; Burgess, Angela; Handel, Shoshanna; Howe, Elet; Zapata, Richard; Gillespie, Colleen; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Stevens, David; Zabar, Sondra
2014-04-22; 0884-8734,Journal of general internal medicine - id: 883242, year: 2013