Dr. Koinis-Mitchell's primary research interests involve the examination of multi-level (biological, familial/cultural, sociocontextual) contributing factors to pediatric health disparities. Her research and interventions have focused on the identification and integration of risk and protective factors that enhance health and sleep outcomes in urban children. Much of her research involves pediatric asthma, and asthma-related co-morbidities (e.g., obesity, allergic rhinitis), given the prevalance of asthma in urban minority childen. She applies a resilience-based theoretical framework to her research. Dr. Koinis Mitchell is the PI of NIH-funded observational, intervention, and experimental studies focused on pediatric disparities in the area of asthma, sleep, and obesity/physical activity. She is the Director of the Community Asthma Program at Hasbro Children's Hospital and the Director of Research Mentoring and Faculty Development in the Department of Pediatrics. She is invested in the research training and mentoring of trainees and faculty at all levels, particularly those from under-represented backgrounds.
The primary research interests of Dr. Koinis Mitchell are identifying multi-level risk and protective factors that contribute to health and sleep outcomes in urban children across home and school settings. Her interests also involve how context and cultural background influence chronic disease management, and how behavioral processes interact with immune function and clinical outcomes. She has particular expertise in asthma and other allergic conditions, and her recent research has focused on links between chronic illlness and sleep quality, physical activity, as well as immune function in pediatric populations.
Principal Investigator, (with G. Canino). A Culturally-Tailored Sleep Hygiene Intervention for Latino Urban Middle School Children. NIH, NHLBI, R34HL135073 . $450,000 (total costs)
Principal Investigator (with E. McQuaid). Rhode Island Asthma Integrated Response Program (RI-AIR). NIH, NHLBI, U01HL138677. 8/1/2017-7/31/2023. $7,000,000 (total costs).
Principal Investigator, (with G. Canino). Peer-Administered Asthma Self-Management for Urban Middle School Children. NIH, NIMHD, 1R01MD012225. 9/16/2017-7/1/2022. $3,757,264 (total costs)
Principal Investigator, Pediatric Asthma Disparities: The Role of Sleep and Immune Balance, NIH, NHLBI, 1K24HL130451-01. 2/1/2016- 1/31/21
Principal Investigator, (with J.M Bruzzese). An Asthma and Sleep Hygiene Intervention for Urban High School Students. 1R21HD086448. NIH, NICHD. 8/1/16-7/30/18.
Principal Investigator, (with E. McQuaid, Ph.D & G. Fritz, MD). Childhood Asthma Research Innovation Program, Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute. 2/2/2015-1/31/22. Total direct costs, $2,000,000.
Site Principal Investigator, Drug Use and HIV/STI Risk Trajectories in Court Involved Non-Incarcerated Youth, R01 NIH/NIDA. 7/1/2013-6/31/18. (M. Tolou-Shams, PI). Total direct costs $2,418,094.
Co-Investigator, Risk Profiles and Mechanisms of Disease in Maltreated Children. NIH R01HD086487-01 (Tyrka, PI). 9/21/2016-5/31/2021.
Recently Completed Funding:
Principal Investigator, Asthma and Academic Performance in Urban Children. R01 HD057220. NIH, NICHD. 10/1/2009-9/30/2014. Total direct costs $2,850,012.
Principal Investigator (with G. Canino Ph.D.), Peer-Administered Asthma Self-Management Intervention in Urban Middle Schools, R21 NIH/NICHD. 8/1/2013- 7/30/2015. Total direct costs, 448,000.
Principal Investigator (with E. Jelalian, Ph.D), Asthma and Obesity in Urban Children: The Role of Physical Activity, R01 NIH/NHLBI. 7/20/2013-3/30/2016. Total direct costs, 811,000.
Co-Investigator, Intervention for Depressed Latina Mothers of Children with Asthma. R21. NIH, NHLBI. 12/1/09-11/30/10. E. McQuaid & G. Canino, PIs. Total direct costs $275,000.
Academic Sponsor, Quality of Life and Family Factors in Latino Children. F32 NSRA. NIH, NHLBI. 9/1/10-8/31/12. R. Everhart, PI. Total direct costs, $85,000.
Principal Investigator, Diversity Post-Doctoral Supplement (for Maria Theresa Countinho). R01 HD057220. NIH/NICHD. 9/1/2011-8/31/2013. Total direct costs $120,000.
Principal Investigator, Protective Factors in Urban Children with Asthma. 1RO3 AI066260-01. NIH/NIAID. 7/1/2005 6/30/2008. Total direct costs $100,000.
Co-Investigator, Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management. HL 072438, NIH/NHLBI. 10/1/2002-9/30/2008. Gregory K. Fritz & G. Canino, PIs. Total direct costs $2,225,251.
Co-Investigator, Community Partnership to Reduce Asthma Disparities, 1RO1 NR008524. NIH/NINR. 4/1/2005-3/31/2010. E. McQuaid, PI. Total direct costs: $1,899,727.
Principal Investigator, Cumulative Risks and Asthma Morbidity in Urban Children. F32 HL74570-01. NIH/NHLBI. 7/24/03 7/23/2005. Total direct costs $79,700.