Bridging Transitions and Technology to Promote Asthma Care in the Community

Bridging Transitions and Technology to Promote Asthma Care in the Community

Wanda Gibson-Scipio

Associate Professor (Clinical), Co-­Program Director Michigan Area Health Education Center

Contact

gibsonsc@wayne.edu
313-577­-1936
313-577­-4188 (fax)

Bridging Transitions and Technology to Promote Asthma Care in the Community

My research is focused on the reduction of health disparities among youth with a chronic disease. I want them to be able to manage their disease in a manner that is contextually relevant to their stage of development.

Program of Research

Wanda Gibson-Scipio Ph.D., FNP- BC, FAANP College of Nursing Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, has focused her research on understanding the unmet health care needs of urban youth with asthma that contributes to significant disease morbidity and mortality. She is especially interested in addressing these needs using mobile technology as a vehicle for delivering behavioral health interventions as they transition from pediatric to adult health care. Her latest research project was funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. The purpose of this project was to identify how youth would use mobile phones to support their health care transition readiness needs.

Current Research

MacDonell, K., (PI) Gibson-Scipio, W.,( Co-I), Bruzzese, J. M. (Co-I), Brody, A. (Co-I) " Multi-Component Technology Intervention for African American Emerging Adults with Asthma."  Funding Agency: NIH, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Award No. R01HL144506-02. Award Amount: $560,059.

Gibson-Scipio, W. (PI),  Kolmodin, K. (Co-I), Pearson, C. (Co-I), & Yarandi, H. (Co-I). (2014-2016). "Exploring End User’s Recommendations for the Development of an Asthma Transition Readiness Mobile Application.” Funding Agency: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. Award Amount: $69,721.

Kolmodin MacDonell, K. (PI), King, S. (Co-I), Gibson-Scipio, W. (Co-I), Lam, P. (Co-I). (2011-2015). "Multi Component Technology Intervention for Minority Emerging Adults with Asthma." Funding Agency: NIH, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Award No. 1R34HL107664-01A1. Award Amount: $266,000.00.

Gibson-Scipio, W. (PI), Kolmodin, K. (Co-I), Pearson, C. (Co-I), & Yarandi, H. (Co-I). (2011-2013). “Unmet Health Care Needs of Urban African American Emerging Adults with Asthma.” Funding Agency: DMC Scholar Award. Award Amount: $10,962.00.

Gibson-Scipio, W. (PI). (2008-2009). “A Focus Group Study of African American Adolescents with Asthma and their Caregivers Goals for Disease Self-management." Funding Agency: Oakland University Board of Visitors. Award Amount: $5,000.

Program Grants
Markova, T. (Co-PI), Benkert, R. (Co-PI) , Gibson-Scipio, W. & Tsilimingras, D. (Co-Program Directors). (2013-2021). Michigan – Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC). Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (U76HP20206). Award Amount: Award Amount: $5,351,986.

Populations of interests

  • Parent/Child dyads
  • Adolescents/emerging adults (ages 18-29)
  • African American
  • Urban Populations

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