Lauren Lockwood

Mentor: Dr. David Fedele

College of Public Health and Health Professions

"I got involved with research so I could leave an impact on the health outcomes in Gainesville and the surrounding communities. I wanted to extend my undergraduate experience beyond the classroom. Dr. Fedele and his research team are focused on improving asthma related quality of life among children, adolescents, and their families. As a future health care provider, I was particularly interested in this research because of it's potential to educate so many people and leave a lasting impact on their health outcomes."

Major

Health Science

Minor

Disabilities in Society

Research Interests

  • Pediatrics
  • Disease Management
  • Family Interaction

Academic Awards

  • Florida Bright Futures (2016)
  • Bachelor of Health Science Honors Program (2016)
  • University Scholars Program (2017-2018)

Organizations

  • Footprints Buddy and Support Program
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-Health Honor Society
  • Pi Beta Phi

Volunteer

  • UF Health Shands
  • Camp Boggy Creek
  • Read Lead Achieve

Hobbies and Interests

  • Traveling
  • Going to the Beach
  • Spending Time with Family and Friends

Research Description

Asthma Medication Adherence and the Patient-Provider Relationship
The study I will be working on in Dr. Fedele's lab is called AIM2ACT: Applying Interactive Mobile health to Asthma Care in Teens. AIM2ACT is a mHealth tool that is intended to support asthma self-management behaviors using mobile phones. 50 adolescents, ages 12-15, will be randomly assigned to receive AIM2ACT or a self-guided control condition. My role in this research will be to administer interviews to adolescents with asthma and their caregivers. The interview I will be administering is the Family Asthma Management System Scale (FAMSS). This is a validated family clinical interview that looks at various aspects of asthma management. I plan on using the information obtained in Dr. Fedele’s project to form my own project that focuses in on certain aspects of his study that I find interesting. My research project will look at the patient-provider relationship and how it affects medication adherence in adolescents with asthma.The data collected through the FAMSS interview and pharmacy refill histories will provide information about medication adherence and the level of collaboration with the health care provider.