David Fedele, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the PHHP department of clinical and health psychology, is a 2017 recipient of the Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, presented by UF’s Provost’s Office. The awards program recognizes research accomplishments by junior faculty members and it includes a $5,000 award to support the faculty member’s research-related expenses such as travel, equipment, books and graduate student stipends.
Fedele’s research explores the promotion of health among youth diagnosed with chronic medical conditions and their families. His current research focuses on pediatric asthma, cystic fibrosis and food allergies. He is particularly interested in how health behaviors, adherence to treatment regimens, and the child-caregiver relationship impact youth health and wellbeing.