Elizabeth L. McQuaidProfessor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research), Professor of Pediatrics (Research)
Dr. McQuaid obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (honors) from Yale University, and her PhD in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. After her internship at the Children's National Medical Center, Dr. McQuaid completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child mental health research at Brown. Dr. McQuaid is a Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and conducts her research and clinical activities at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital in the area of pediatric disease management and adherence to medical regimens. Dr. McQuaid is currently the Director of the Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, and is responsible for the oversight of Clinical Psychology training (internship and fellowship) at Brown.
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Canino, G., McQuaid, E.L., Rand, C.S. (2009) Addressing asthma health disparities: A multilevel challenge. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 123 (6), 1209-1217
McQuaid, E.L., Weiss-Laxer, N., Kopel, S.J., Koinis Mitchell, D., Nassau, J.H., Wamboldt, M.Z., Klein, R.B., & Fritz, G.K. (2008). Pediatric asthma and problems in attention, concentration, and impulsivity: Disruption of the family management system. Families, Systems, & Health, 26, 16 – 29.
McQuaid, E.L., Koinis Mitchell, D., Walders, N., Nassau, J.H.,Kopel, S.J., Klein, R.B.,Wamboldt, M.Z., & Fritz, G.K. (2007). Pediatric Asthma Morbidity: The importance of symptom perception and family response to symptoms. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 167-177.
Feldman, J.M., Ortega, A.N., Mcquaid, E.L., & Canino, G.,(2006) Comorbidity between asthma attacks and internalizing disorders among Puerto Rican children at one-year follow-up. Psychosomatics 47: 333-339.
Walders, N., Kopel, S.J., Koinis Mitchell, D., & McQuaid, E.L. (2005). Patterns of quick-relief and long-term controller medication use in pediatric asthma. Journal of Pediatrics, 146, 177-82
McQuaid, E.L., Walders, N., Kopel, S.J., Fritz, G.K., & Klinnert, M.D. (2005) Pediatric asthma management in the family context: The family asthma management system scale. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30, 502.
Koinis Mitchell, D., Murdock, K.K., & McQuaid, E.L. (2004). Risk and resilience in urban children with asthma: A conceptual model and exploratory study. Children's Health Care, 34, 275-298
Ortega, A.N., Goodwin, R.D., McQuaid, E.L., & Canino, G. (2004). Parental mental health, childhood psychiatric disorders, and asthma attacks in island Puerto Rican Youth. Ambulatory Pediatrics, 4, 308-315.
Ortega, A.N., McQuaid, E.L., Canino, G., Goodwin, R.D., & Fritz, G.K. (2004). Comorbidity of asthma and anxiety and depressionin Puerto Rican children. Psychosomatics, 45, 93-99.
Penza-Clyve, S., McQuaid, E.L., & Mansell, C. (2004). Why don't children take their asthma medications? Results from focus group data. Journal of Asthma, 41, 131-139.
Klein, R.B., Walders, N., McQuaid, E.L., Adams, S., Yaros, D., & Fritz, G.K. (2004). The asthma risk grid: Clinical interpretation of symptom perception. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, 25, 1-6.
Walders, N., McQuaid, E.L., & Dickstein, S. (2004). Asthma in Head Start and Early Head Start: Staff awareness and training priorities. Journal of School Health, 74, 32 - 34.
McQuaid, E.L., Walders, N., Borrelli, B. (2003). Environmental tobacco smoke exposure in pediatric asthma: Overview and recommendations for practice. Clinical Pediatrics, 42, 775-787.
McQuaid, E.L., Kopel, S.J., Klein, R.B., & Fritz, G.K. (2003). Medication adherence in pediatric asthma: Reasoning, responsibility, and behavior. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 28, 323-333.
Ortega, A.N., McQuaid, E.L., Canino, G., Ramirez, R., Fritz, G.K., & Klein, R.B. (2003). Association of psychiatric disorders and different indicators of asthma in island Puerto Rican children. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 38, 220-226.
McQuaid, E.L., & Walders, N. (2003). Pediatric asthma. Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, 4th Edition (M. Roberts, Ed.), 269-285.
Borrelli, B., McQuaid, E.L., Becker, B., Hammond, K., Papandonatos, G., Fritz, G.K., & Abrams, D. (2002). Motivating parents of kids with asthma to quit smoking: The PAQS project. Health Education Research, 17, 659-669.
McQuaid, E.L., Howard, K.A., Kopel, S.J., Rosenblum, K., & Bibace, R. (2002). Developmental concepts of asthma: Reasoning about illness and strategies for prevention. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 23, 179-194.
McQuaid, E.L., Kopel., S.J., & Nassau, J.H. (2001). Behavioral adjustment in children with asthma: A meta-analysis. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 22, 430-439.
McQuaid, E.L., Penza-Clyve, S.M., Nassau, J.H., Fritz, G.K., Klein, R., O'Connor, S., Wamboldt, F., & Gavin, L.A. (2001). The asthma responsibility questionnaire: Patterns of family responsibility for asthma management. Children's Health Care, 30, 183-199.
McQuaid, E.L., Vasquez, J., Canino, G., Fritz, G.K., Ortega, A.N., Colon, A., Klein, R.B., Kopel, S.J., Koinis-Mitchell, D., Esteban, C., Seifer, R. (in press). Beliefs and barriers to medication use in parents of Latino children with asthma. To appear in Pediatric Pulmonology.
Elizabeth McQuaid's research focuses on the psychosocial aspects of pediatric asthma, including adherence to pediatric asthma regimens across the adolescent transition and individual and family characteristics that influence pediatric asthma outcomes. She has extensive experience in developing, evaluating, and disseminating asthma management interventions for pediatric populations, with a focus on culturally diverse and disadvantaged groups. Dr. McQuaid's empirical work also focuses on pediatric food allergies, including the development of electronic interventions to enhance self-management of food allergies in children. Dr. McQuaid has had continuous funding for the past twenty years. She is currently PI on a large-scale Asthma Care Implementation Program funded by NHLBI (with MPI Koinis-Mitchell), and is one of three PIs of the Childhood Asthma Research Innovation Program of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute. Dr. McQuaid is the Director of the Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium.
Elizabeth McQuaid's current research interests focus on psychosocial aspects of pediatric asthma and food allergies, including adherence to pediatric asthma regimens across the adolescent transition and individual and family characteristics that influence pediatric asthma outcomes. More recently, her work has involved designing and implementing large-sale interventions to address pediatric asthma disparities through evidence-based home and school interventions, and evaluating financial return-on-investment for long-term sustainability. Currently, she is PI of a large-scale implementation trial (U01, with MPI Koinis-Mitchell) to deliver evidence-based interventions to low-income children with asthma in the greater providence area. She is one of three PIs of the Childhood Asthma Research Innovation Program of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute. .directs or is involved in several projects that assess psychological and family characteristics that influence asthma management and outcomes in pediatric asthma. Dr. McQuaid has served as PI and Co-I on numerous federally and privately funded projects investigating disease management approaches in pediatric asthma, including observational studies, qualitative projects, and RCT’s. All of these have had the ultimate goal of improving patient care for the pediatric asthma population, through strategies such as improving medication adherence, integrating smoking cessation strategies into asthma education for parents, and enhancing the cultural appropriateness of interventions for families with asthma from diverse backgrounds. Dr. McQuaid's empirical work also focuses on pediatric food allergies, including the development of electronic interventions to enhance self-management of food allergies in children. She also collaborates on projects in other pediatric chronic disease areas, including pediatric IBD and cancer. Dr. McQuaid's work has been funded through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) and a Career Investigator Award from the American Lung Association.
Principal Investigator, RI-AIR, the Rhode Island Asthma Integrated Response Program. U01 HL138677 (McQuaid & Koinis-Mitchell, PIs). NHLBI. 8/15/2017-6/30/23. Total Direct Costs: $5,842,122.
Principal Investigator, Childhood Asthma Research Innovation Program, (Fritz, Koinis Mitchell, & McQuaid, PIs). Hassenfeld Children’s Health Innovation Institute. 2/1/2016-1/31/2022. Total Direct Costs: $2,000,000.
Principal Investigator, HRSA Grant Integrated Training Program in Youth Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Criminal Justice. G02HP27926, Health Research Services Administration (HRSA) 9/30/2014-9/29/2017. Total Direct Costs: $171,426.
Principal Investigator, Friends, Family, and Food: Interactive Virtual Environments for Children with Food Allergies. R42 HD075524, NIH/NICH. (McQuaid PI)) 9/22/2014-9/30/2017. Total Direct Costs: $788,863.
Principal Investigator (with G. Canino). Intervention for Depressed Latina Mothers of Children with Asthma. 1 R21 HL095102, NIH/NHLBI 8/1/2009 5/31/2011. Total Direct Costs $275,000.
Principal Investigator, Asthma Management and Ethnic Disparities at the Adolescent Transition. 1 K24HD058794, Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient Oriented Research. 6/15/2009-7/31/2014. Total Direct Costs $523,946.
Principal Investigator, Community Partnership to Reduce Asthma Disparities, 1RO1 NR008524. NIH/NINR. 4/1/2005-3/31/2011. Total direct costs $1,899,727.
Co-Investigator Children's food allergies: Assessing family management and adaptation R21 HD059043-01A2. Mary Klinnert, PI. NIH/NICHD. 2/1/2010 1/31/2012. Total Direct Costs $275,000
Co-Investigator. Development of the Pediatric IBD Behavioral Health Registry. R21 HD058828-01A1 (Leleiko & Lobato, PIs); NIH/NICHD. 9/1/2009-8/31/2011. Total Direct Costs $275,000
Co-Investigator. Asthma and School Functioning in Urban Children. R01 HD057220-01A2 D. Koinis Mitchell PI. NIH/NICHD. 8/1/2009-7/31/2011. Total Direct Costs $807,976.
Faculty Mentor, Diagnosing Asthma in Young Children: Parents' Perceptions of Barriers. University Emergency Medicine Foundation Junior Faculty Research Development Grant to Aris Garro, MD, 10/2009-9/2010. Total costs $31,478.
Co-Investigator, Protective Factors in Urban Children with Asthma. 1RO3 AI066260-01. NIH/NIAID. 7/1/2005 6/30/2007. D. Koinis Mitchell, PI. Total direct costs $100,000.
Co-Investigator, Sustaining Cessation in Parents of Kids with Asthma. 2RO1 HL062165, NIH/NHLBI. 4/1/2005 - 3/31/2010. B. Borrelli, PI. Total Direct Costs $2,332,626.
Co-Investigator, Motivating Latino Parents of Asthmatics to Quit Smoking, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 9/1/2004 8/31/2006. B. Borrelli, PI. Total direct costs $250,000.
Faculty Mentor, Cumulative Risks and Asthma Morbidity in Urban Children. F32 HL74570-01. NIH/NHLBI. 7/24/03 7/23/2005. D. Koinis Mitchell, PI. Total direct costs $39,700.
Co-Investigator, Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management. HL 072438, NIH/NHLBI. 10/1/2002-9/30/2007. Gregory K. Fritz, PI. Total direct costs $2,225,251.
Principal Investigator, Enhancing Pediatric Asthma Interventions to Improve Adherence. Career Investigator Award, American Lung Association. 7/1/01-6/30/04. Total direct costs: $105,000.
Principal Investigator, Testing Interventions in Pediatric Asthma. 1RO3 HD3934, NIH/NICHD. 5/01/01 4/30/03. Total direct costs: $100,000.
Principal Investigator, Increasing Adherence to Inhaled Medication in Pediatric Asthma: Pilot Intervention. Aventis Pharmaceuticals, 4/1/2000-3/31/2001. Total direct costs $6000.
Co-Investigator, Helping Nonmainstream Families Manage Childhood Asthma. NIH/NHLBI. 3/15/2000-9/15/2000. Sara Banks, PI, Total direct costs $88,442.
Co-Investigator, Motivating Parents of Children with Asthma to Quit Smoking: A Test of Two Models. RO1 HL062165, NIH/NHLBI. 8/1/1999- 7/31/2003. Belinda Borrelli, PI, Total direct costs $1,412,005.
Principal Investigator, Developmental Aspects of Adherence in Pediatric Asthma. 1 RO3 HD37023, NIH/NICHD. 7/1/98-6/30/99. Total direct costs $95,225.
Co-Investigator, Symptom Perception in Pediatric Asthma. 2 R01 HL45157, NIH/NHLBI. 7/1/97-6/30/2001. Gregory K. Fritz, PI. Total direct costs $2,281,579.
Principal Investigator, Developmental Aspects of Adherence in Pediatric Asthma. American Lung Association. 7/1/97 6/30/99. Total direct costs: $49,732.
Principal Investigator, Developmental Aspects of Adherence in Pediatric Asthma. Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Pilot Project Awards. 4/1/97 3/30/99. Total direct costs: $12,043
Principal Investigator, Asthma Adherence. Lifespan Developmental Grants Program. 11/1/96 - 10/31/98. Total direct costs: $22,986