Kimberly Arcoleo

Associate Dean for Research and Transdisciplinary Scholarship; Associate Professor; Director, Center for Women, Children and Youth

Research Interest:

My primary research interest is health disparities in children with asthma. I focus on examining how the interplay of culture, acculturation, symptom perception, illness beliefs, and sociodemographic, environmental, and genetic factors influences the use of controller medications and complementary and alternative medicine, parents’ healthcare seeking behaviors for their children, and children’s asthma health outcomes. I am particularly interested in the investigation of ethnic subgroup differences in this model. I currently have research sites in Columbus, OH, Phoenix, AZ and Bronx, NY.

Current and Selected Completed Research Activities:

  • 2012-2017 Every Little Step Counts; NIH NIMHD (P20MD))2316-06). Total $1,409,424. Co-investigator
  • 2009-2013 Asthma Disparities in Latino Children:Acculturation,Illness Representations & CAM; NIH NCCAM (R01AT005216-01). Total $2,572,738. Principal Investigator
  • 2009-2011 Illness Representations Among Mexican Mothers of Children with Asthma: A Factor in Health Disparities? Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center. Total $100,000. Principal Investigator
  • 2009-2012 Illness Representations Among Mexican Mothers of Children with Asthma: A Factor in Health Disparities?; NIH NIMHD Pilot award under P20. Total $100,000. Principal Investigator
  • 2009-2012 Individualized Feedback Effectiveness in Heart Failure Home Telemonitoring; NIH NINR (K23NR011460). Total $355,015. Co-investigator
  • 2009-2011 Phase I Clinical Trials and th4e Informed Consent of Healthy Subjects; NIH NCI (1R21CA131880). Total $410,583. Co-Investigator

Selected Publications:

  • Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Feldman, J., Serebrisky, D., Spray, A. Multi-factorial Model for Examining Acute Healthcare Visits in Childhood Asthma: The Influence of Parental Illness Representations. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2012;43:15-28.
  • Feldman, J.M., Kutner, H., Matte, L., Lupkin, M., Steinberg, D., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Serebrisky, D., & Warman, K. Perception of lung function, adherence to inhaled corticosteroids, and the role of peak expiratory flow feedback in pediatric asthma. Thorax. 2012;67:1040-1045.
  • Steinberg, D., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Serebrisky, D., Feldman, J.M. The Relationship between Caregivers’ Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and their Asthma Health Beliefs in an Ethnic Minority Inner-City Sample. Journal of Asthma. 2012;49(7):724-730.
  • Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Feldman, J., Serebrisky, D., Spray, A. Validation of the Asthma Illness Representation Scale (AIRS©) Journal of Asthma. 2010a;47(1):33-40.
  • Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Feldman, J., Serebrisky, D., Spray, A. Validation of the Asthma Illness Representation Scale-Spanish (AIRS-SD©) Journal of Asthma. 2010b;47(4):417-421.
  • Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Yoos, L., Kitzman, H., McMullen, A., Anson, E. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Parental Disclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Children with Asthma. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare. 2008;22(4):221-229.

Professional Service:

  • Co-chair, Maternal and Child Health Program Planning Committee, American Public Health Association
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Asthma
  • Editorial reviewer for Journal of Asthma, Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Journal, and American Journal of Health Behaviors
  • Editorial consultant for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Asthma Module for the Physician’s Information and Education Resource (PIER) sponsored by the American College of Physicians.

Awards:

2012 Rush Henrietta Distinguished Alumna

2011 Outstanding Researcher Award, ASU College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation

2010 Arizona State University President’s Innovation Award

2009 Who’s Who in America, 2009

2008 Outstanding Faculty Colleague Award, ASU College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation


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