Adrian Ortega

BS (2017) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Adrian is interested in the behavioral predictors of both adaptive and maladaptive chronic disease management in youth and families. More specifically, Adrian’s research interests include the development and utilization of digital technology to measure the associations between child health behaviors, such as sleep and physical activity, and corresponding health outcomes, such as pain and disease morbidity, within childhood chronic illness. Adrian hopes this research informs the translation of behavioral science into pediatric clinical care.  

Selected Publications

Fedele, D. A., Cushing, C.C., Fritz, A., Amaro, C., & Ortega, A. (2017). Mobile-health interventions for improving health outcomes in youth: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 171(5), 461-469. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0042

Lawless, C., Fritz, A.M., Ortega, A., Everhart, R.E., Baker, D.B., Abu Hasan, M., Delgado, S., & Fedele, D.A. (2016). Sleep in children with Cystic Fibrosis and their caregivers. Pediatric Pulmonology, 51, 473.

Selected Presentations

Ortega, A., Lawless, C., Fritz, A., Fedele, D.A. (2017, March). Parental sleep and adherence in children with Cystic Fibrosis. Poster presented at the University of Florida Undergraduate Research Symposium, Gainesville, FL.

Lawless, C., Fritz, A.M., Ortega, A., Everhart, R.E., Baker, D., Abu Hasan, M., Delgado, S., Fedele, D.A. (2016, October). Sleep in children with Cystic Fibrosis and their caregivers. Poster presented at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Orlando, FL.

Ortega, A., Bailey, B., Chambers, A., Kishore, A., Heaton, S. (September, May). Executive functioning mediates the relationship between sleep fragmentation and internalizing symptoms. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

Fedele, D.A., Cushing, C. C., Fritz, A., Amaro, C., Ortega, A. (2016, April). The effectiveness of mobile health interventions in pediatric populations. Oral paper presentation at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Chambers, A., Frias, A., Ortega, A., Mellot, E., Heaton, S. (2016, January). The relationship between childhood sleep initiation problems and verbal memory. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.


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