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Jean-Marie BruzzeseAssociate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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 InterestsDr. 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 of Youth and Caregiver Anxiety and Asthma Care among Urban Young Adolescents
Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Reigada, Laura C; Lamm, Alexandra; Wang, Jing; Li, Meng; Zandieh, Stephanie O; Klein, Rachel G. The Association of Youth and Caregiver Anxiety and Asthma Care among Urban Young Adolescents. Academic pediatrics. 2016 Apr 2;:?-? (2066122)
Fitbit Flex: an unreliable device for longitudinal sleep measures in a non-clinical population
Baroni, Argelinda; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Di Bartolo, Christina A; Shatkin, Jess P. Fitbit Flex: an unreliable device for longitudinal sleep measures in a non-clinical population. Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung. 2015 Oct 8;20(2):853-854 (1794732)
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. The Association Between Asthma and Sleep in Urban Adolescents With Undiagnosed Asthma. Journal of school health. 2015 Aug ;85(8):519-526 (1662652)
Treatment for comorbid pediatric gastrointestinal and anxiety disorders: A pilot study of a flexible health sensitive cognitive-behavioral therapy program
Reigada, Laura C; Polokowski, Ashley R; Walder, Deborah J; Szigethy, Eva M; Benkov, Keith J; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Masia Warner, Carrie. Treatment for comorbid pediatric gastrointestinal and anxiety disorders: A pilot study of a flexible health sensitive cognitive-behavioral therapy program. Clinical practice in pediatric psychology. 2015 ;3(4):314-326 (1910142)
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. Outcomes of The BODY Project: A Program to Halt Obesity and Its Medical Consequences in High School Students. Journal of community health. 2015 Dec ;40(6):1149-1154 (1591302)