Dr. Koinis Mitchell is a Professor (Research) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Pediatrics. She is Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Pediatrics and directs the Community Asthma Program. Dr. Koinis Mitchell also leads a pediatric health disparities research program.
Dr. Koinis Mitchell has received continuous funding from the NIH since 2002 to study multi-level mechanisms that contribute to disparities in pediatric health outcomes in urban children, mainly in the areas of asthma, sleep health, and physical activity. Her research includes a range of observational and experimental studies, to efficacy and effectiveness trials. Her studies also focus on the integration of biological, behavioral and clinical processes that will ultimately lead to personalized treatment approaches to decrease the burden in high-risk urban children with multiple co-morbidities.
Dr. Koinis Mitchell is invested in mentoring trainees and faculty at all levels in research, and in reaching their professional development goals. She accomplishes this through her various training and leadership roles in the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Child Psychiatry.
|Esteban, Cynthia A., Everhart, Robin S., Kopel, Sheryl J., Klein, Robert B., Koinis-Mitchell, Daphne. "Allergic sensitization and objective measures of sleep in urban school-aged children with asthma." Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, vol. 119, no. 3, 2017, pp. 238-245.|
|Martin, Sarah R., Boergers, Julie, Kopel, Sheryl J., McQuaid, Elizabeth L., Seifer, Ronald, LeBourgeois, Monique, Klein, Robert B., Esteban, Cynthia A., Fritz, Gregory K., Koinis-Mitchell, Daphne. "Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Outcomes in a Sample of Urban Children With and Without Asthma." Journal of Pediatric Psychology, vol. 42, no. 8, 2017, pp. 825-836.|
|Koinis-Mitchell, Daphne, Rosario-Matos, Nicolás, Ramírez, Rafael R., García, Pedro, Canino, Glorisa J., Ortega, Alexander N. "Sleep, Depressive/Anxiety Disorders, and Obesity in Puerto Rican Youth." Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 2017.|
|Lescano CM, Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL. "Introduction to the Special Issue on Diversity and Health Disparities: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 41, no. 4, 2016, pp. 385-390.|
|Koinis-Mitchell, Daphne, Kopel, Sheryl J., Boergers, Julie, Ramos, Kara, LeBourgeois, Monique, McQuaid, Elizabeth L., Esteban, Cynthia A., Seifer, Ronald, Fritz, Gregory K., Klein, Robert B. "Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, and Sleep Problems in Urban Children." Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2015.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, Kopel SJ, Boergers J, McQuaid EL, Esteban CA, Seifer R, Fritz GK, Beltran AJ, Klein RB, LeBourgeois M. "Good Sleep Health in Urban Children With Asthma: A Risk and Resilience Approach." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 40, no. 9, 2015, pp. 888-903.|
|Everhart RS, Kopel SJ, Esteban CA, McQuaid EL, Klein R, McCue CE, Koinis-Mitchell D. "Allergic rhinitis quality of life in urban children with asthma." Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, vol. 112, no. 4, 2014, pp. 365-70.e1.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, Kopel SJ, Salcedo L, McCue C, McQuaid EL. "Asthma indicators and neighborhood and family stressors related to urban living in children." Am J Hlth Behav, vol. 38, no. 1, 2014, pp. 22-30.|
|Everhart, R. S., Fedele, D. A., Miadich, S. A., Koinis-Mitchell, D. "Caregiver Quality of Life in Pediatric Asthma: Associations With Beliefs and Concerns About Medications and Emergency Department Use." Clinical Pediatrics, vol. 54, no. 3, 2014, pp. 249-256.|
|McQuaid EL, Fedele DA, Adams SK, Koinis-Mitchell D, Mitchell J, Kopel SJ, Seifer R, Jandasek B, Fritz GK, Canino G. "Complementary and alternative medicine use and adherence to asthma medications among Latino and non-Latino white families." Academic Pediatrics, vol. 14, no. 2, 2014, pp. 192-9.|
|Coutinho MT, McQuaid EL, Koinis-Mitchell D. "Contextual and cultural risks and their association with family asthma management in urban children." Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community, vol. 17, no. 2, 2013, pp. 138-52.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, Esteban C, Kopel SJ, Jandasek B, Dansereau K, Fritz GK, Klein RB. "Perceptual accuracy of upper airway compromise in children: Clinical relevance and future directions for research." Allergy & rhinology (Providence, R.I.), vol. 4, no. 2, 2013, pp. e54-62.|
|Sato AF, Kopel SJ, McQuaid EL, Seifer R, Esteban C, Coutinho MT, Klein R, Fritz GK, Koinis-Mitchell D. "The home environment and family asthma management among ethnically diverse urban youth with asthma." Families, Systems, & Health, vol. 31, no. 2, 2013, pp. 156-70.|
|Everhart RS, Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL, Kopel S, Seifer R, Canino G, Fritz G. "Ethnic differences in caregiver quality of life in pediatric asthma." Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, vol. 33, no. 8, 2012, pp. 599-607.|
|Canino G, Garro A, Alvarez MM, Colón-Semidey A, Esteban C, Fritz G, Koinis-Mitchell D, Kopel SJ, Ortega AN, Seifer R, McQuaid EL. "Factors associated with disparities in emergency department use among Latino children with asthma." Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, vol. 108, no. 4, 2012, pp. 266-70.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL, Jandasek B, Kopel SJ, Seifer R, Klein RB, Potter C, Fritz GK. "Identifying individual, cultural and asthma-related risk and protective factors associated with resilient asthma outcomes in urban children and families." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 37, no. 4, 2012, pp. 424-37.|
|Daniel LC, Boergers J, Kopel SJ, Koinis-Mitchell D. "Missed sleep and asthma morbidity in urban children." Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, vol. 109, no. 1, 2012, pp. 41-6.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, Craig T, Esteban CA, Klein RB. "Sleep and allergic disease: a summary of the literature and future directions for research." Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 130, no. 6, 2012, pp. 1275-81.|
|Jandasek B, Ortega AN, McQuaid EL, Koinis-Mitchell D, Fritz GK, Kopel SJ, Seifer R, Klein RB, Canino G. "Access to and use of asthma health services among Latino children: the Rhode Island-Puerto Rico asthma center study." Medical Care Research and Review, vol. 68, no. 6, 2011, pp. 683-98.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, Sato AF, Kopel SJ, McQuaid EL, Seifer R, Klein R, Esteban C, Lobato D, Ortega AN, Canino G, Fritz GK. "Immigration and acculturation-related factors and asthma morbidity in Latino children." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 36, no. 10, 2011, pp. 1130-43.|
|Kopel SJ, Walders-Abramson N, McQuaid EL, Seifer R, Koinis-Mitchell D, Klein RB, Wamboldt MZ, Fritz GK. "Asthma symptom perception and obesity in children." Biological Psychology, vol. 84, no. 1, 2010, pp. 135-41.|
|Feldman JM, Ortega AN, Koinis-Mitchell D, Kuo AA, Canino G. "Child and family psychiatric and psychological factors associated with child physical health problems: results from the Boricua youth study." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 198, no. 4, 2010, pp. 272-9.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL, Kopel SJ, Esteban CA, Ortega AN, Seifer R, Garcia-Coll C, Klein R, Cespedes E, Canino G, Fritz GK. "Cultural-related, contextual, and asthma-specific risks associated with asthma morbidity in urban children." Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, vol. 17, no. 1, 2010, pp. 38-48.|
|Boergers J, Koinis-Mitchell D. "Sleep and culture in children with medical conditions." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 35, no. 9, 2010, pp. 915-26.|
|McQuaid EL, Vasquez J, Canino G, Fritz GK, Ortega AN, Colon A, Klein RB, Kopel SJ, Koinis-Mitchell D, Esteban CA, Seifer R. "Beliefs and barriers to medication use in parents of Latino children with asthma." Pediatric pulmonology, vol. 44, no. 9, 2009, pp. 892-8.|
|Esteban CA, Klein RB, McQuaid EL, Fritz GK, Seifer R, Kopel SJ, Santana JR, Colon A, Alvarez M, Koinis-Mitchell D, Ortega AN, Martinez-Nieves B, Canino G. "Conundrums in childhood asthma severity, control, and health care use: Puerto Rico versus Rhode Island." Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 124, no. 2, 2009, pp. 238-44, 244.e1-5.|
|Garro AC, Fearon D, Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL. "Does pre-hospital telephone communication with a clinician result in more appropriate medication administration by parents during childhood asthma exacerbations?." J Asthma, vol. 46, no. 9, 2009, pp. 916-20.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL, Seifer R, Kopel SJ, Nassau JH, Klein RB, Feldman J, Wamboldt MZ, Fritz GK. "Symptom perception in children with asthma: cognitive and psychological factors." Health Psychology, vol. 28, no. 2, 2009, pp. 226-37.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D. "Commentary: multiple risk models in pediatric research--considering the context that shapes children's health." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 33, no. 8, 2008, pp. 819-20.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL, Friedman D, Colon A, Soto J, Rivera DV, Fritz GK, Canino G. "Latino caregivers' beliefs about asthma: causes, symptoms, and practices." J Asthma, vol. 45, no. 3, 2008, pp. 205-10.|
|Adams SK, Koinis-Mitchell D. "Perspectives on complementary and alternative therapies in asthma." Expert review of clinical immunology, vol. 4, no. 6, 2008, pp. 703-11.|
|Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL, Seifer R, Kopel SJ, Esteban C, Canino G, Garcia-Coll C, Klein R, Fritz GK. "Multiple urban and asthma-related risks and their association with asthma morbidity in children." J. Pediatr. Psychol., vol. 32, no. 5, 2007, pp. 582-95.|
|DePue JD, McQuaid EL, Koinis-Mitchell D, Camillo C, Alario A, Klein RB. "Providence school asthma partnership: school-based asthma program for inner-city families." J Asthma, vol. 44, no. 6, 2007, pp. 449-53.|
|La Roche MJ, Koinis-Mitchell D, Gualdron L. "A culturally competent asthma management intervention: a randomized controlled pilot study." Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, vol. 96, no. 1, 2006, pp. 80-5.|
|Canino G, Koinis-Mitchell D, Ortega AN, McQuaid EL, Fritz GK, Alegría M. "Asthma disparities in the prevalence, morbidity, and treatment of Latino children." Social Science & Medicine, vol. 63, no. 11, 2006, pp. 2926-37.|
|Bender Berz J, Murdock KK, Koinis Mitchell D. "Children's asthma, internalizing problems, and social functioning: an urban perspective." Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc, vol. 18, no. 4, 2005, pp. 181-97.|
|Koinis Mitchell D, Murdock KK. "Identifying risk and resource factors in children with asthma from urban settings: the context-health-development model." J Asthma, vol. 42, no. 6, 2005, pp. 425-36.|
|Walders N, Kopel SJ, Koinis-Mitchell D, McQuaid EL. "Patterns of quick-relief and long-term controller medication use in pediatric asthma." The Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 146, no. 2, 2005, pp. 177-82.|
Dr. Koinis-Mitchell's primary research interests involve the examination of multi-level (biological, clinical, 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 Vice Chair of Research 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.
Principal Investigator, (with G. Marshall). The Impact of Sleep Duration on Immune Balance in Urban Children with Asthma. NIH, NHLBI, R01HL156277. $3,676.000 (total costs). 9/1/21-8/31/26.
Principal Investigator, (with M. Carskadon). Disparities in Sleep, Asthma, and the Sleep Context in Urban Children. NIH, NHLBI, R01HL142058. $3,500.000 (total costs). 5/2019-5/2024.
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.
|2003||PhD||University of Massachusetts|
|Intern||Brown University, clinical psychology||2002-2003||Providence, RI|
President, Program Chair, International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology, 2010-2014
Program Committee Member, American Thoracic Society; Behavioral Science Assembly, 2008- 2013
Member, Asthma School Coalition. Rhode Island Department of Health. 2008-present.
Brown University Training Program: Diversity Committee; Co-Chair August, 2011-present; Member, September 2006- July 2. 2011; Chair of Faculty Cultural Competence Group February 2010-July 2011.
Editorial Review Board February 2010-present. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
Reviewer, NIH - 2005-present
|Boergers, Julie||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Clinician Educator, Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator|
|Carskadon, Mary||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Fritz, Gregory||Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Jandasek, Barbara||Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Jelalian, Elissa||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Pediatrics|
|Klein, Robert||Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics|
|McQuaid, Elizabeth||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Pediatrics|
|Nassau, Jack||Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Seifer, Ronald||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Licensed Psychologist, Nationally Certified Asthma Educator, AE-C, State of Rhode Island||Rhode Island||2005-|
|Licensed Psychologist||Rhode Island||2005-||#PS00950|
|Vice Chair of Research . Department of Pediatrics, 2020-|
|Director. Hasbro Children's Hospital & Rhode Island Hospital, 2012-Present|
|Director of Education and Program. Hasbro Children's Hospital & Rhode Island Hospital, 2010-Present|
|Review Board Member. Rhode Island Hospital, 2010-Present|
|Staff Psychologist. Rhode Island Hospital, 2005-Present|
|Psychology Staff; Training Coordinator for Asthma Rotation. Hasbro Children's Hospital & Rhode Island Hospital, 2005-2010|