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  • Daphne Koinis Mitchell, PhD

  • Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PhD

    • Staff Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center

    • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    • Director of Education and Program, Community Asthma Program, Department of Pediatrics, Hasbro Children's Hospital

    Background Information

    Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with an interest in pediatric psychology. She has a particular interest in working with urban children with chronic illnesses and psychological concerns. She is currently the director of education for the Community Asthma Program at Hasbro Children's Hospital and she is the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded studies focusing on cultural and contextual factors affecting disease management behaviors and morbidity in urban children.

    Koinis-Mitchell received her BA from Boston College. She completed her graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Massachusetts.

    Research Interests

    Koinis-Mitchell's primary research interests involve the examination of how urban living and cultural factors impact children and families' chronic disease management. She has focused much of her research on pediatric asthma health disparities, given the prevalence of asthma in urban settings and ethnic minority groups. She applies a resilience-based theoretical framework to her research. Koinis-Mitchell is the principal investigator of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health that examines the co-occurrence of sleep quality and academic performance in urban children who have asthma and allergic rhinitis, as well as healthy children.

    Currently Funded Grants

    Principal Investigator, Asthma and Academic Performance in Urban Children. R01 HD057220. NIH, NICHD. 10/1/2009-9/30/2014.

    Co-Investigator, Intervention for Depressed Latina Mothers of Children with Asthma. R21. NIH, NHLBI. 12/1/09-11/30/10.  E. McQuaid, PI.

    Academic Sponsor, Quality of Life and Family Factors in Latino Children. F32. NIH, NHLBI. 9/1/10-8/31/12. R. Everhart, PI.

    Principal Investigator, The Evaluation of the "Asthma 102" Program. Department of Pediatrics Chief's Fund, RIH.

    Co-Investigator, The Asthma School Lunch Program. Department of Health, RI. 8/31/09-9/1/2014. R. B. Klein, PI.

    Principal Investigator, Diversity Supplement for Postdoctoral Applicant: Maria Theresa Coutinho. Asthma and Academic Performance in Urban Children. R01 HD057220. NIH, NICHD. Family Empowerment and Asthma in Urban Children.

    Selected Publications

    Koinis-Mitchell, D., Sato, A., McQuaid, E., Seifer, R., Kopel, S. Esteban, E., Ortega, A., Lobato, D., Klein, R., Canino, G., & Fritz, G. K. (in press). Immigration and Acculturation-related Factors and Asthma Morbidity in Latino Children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

    Koinis-Mitchell, D., McQuaid, E., Seifer, R., Kopel, S. Esteban, E., Klein, R., Garcia Coll, C., Canino, G., & Fritz, G. K. (2007). Multiple Urban and Asthma-related Risks and their Association with Asthma Morbidity in Urban Children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 32, 582-595.

    Boergers, J., & Koinis-Mitchell, D. (2010). Sleep and Culture in Children with Medical Conditions.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 9, 915-926,

    Koinis-Mitchell, D., McQuaid, E. L., Kopel, S., Seifer, R., Nassau, J., Klein, R., Feldman, J., Wamboldt, M., & Fritz, G. (2009).  Symptom perception in children with asthma: Cognitive and Psychological factors. Health Psychology, 28 (2), 226-237.

    Koinis-Mitchell, D., Murdock, K., K., & McQuaid, E. L. (2004). Risk and Resilience in Urban Children with Asthma: A Conceptual Model and Exploratory Study, Children's Health Care,33, 275-297.

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