As a pediatric psychologist, I am dedicated to patient-oriented research. My research focus is on the development of behavioral interventions to promote optimal long-term health outcomes in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. My current research emphasizes the promotion of medication adherence, self-management skills, health-related quality of life, and the successful transition from pediatric to adult-centered care. I am currently funded through the NIH/NIDDK to develop a tailored self-management intervention to promote medication adherence in adolescent/young adult liver transplant recipients using text messaging and web-based technology. I have secondary research interests in the impact of sleep disorders on quality of life and health outcomes in children and adolescents with chronic illnesses.
Fredericks EM, Dore-Stites D. Adherence to immunosuppressants: How can it be improved in organ transplant adolescents? Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation: 2010;15(5): 614-620.
Fredericks EM, Dore-Stites D, Magee JC, Well A, Shieck V, Lopez MJ. Assessment of Transition Readiness Skills and Adherence in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients. Pediatric Transplantation. 2010;14(8):944-953.
Fredericks EM, Dore-Stites D, Shieck V, Lopez, MJ, Freed GL, Well A, Eder SJ, Magee JC. Transition of Liver Transplant Recipients from Pediatric to Adult Care: Patient and Parent Perspectives. Pediatric Transplantation. 2011;15(4):414-424
Fredericks EM, Dore-Stites D, Calderon S, Well A, Eder SJ, Magee JC, Lopez MJ. The Relationship between Sleep Problems and Health Related Quality of Life among Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients. Liver Transplantation. 2012; 18(6):707-715.
Fredericks, EM. Family roles and routines after pediatric liver transplant: Implications for quality of life and beyond. Pediatric Transplantation. 2012; 16(7):688-691.