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Kimberly Arcoleo

  • Professor

About Me:

Dr. Arcoleo's research passion is on closing the health disparity gap for historically marginalized children with asthma. The over-arching, long-term objective of her program of research is to optimize children’s asthma health outcomes through evidence-based interventions at the child, family, school, and healthcare system levels with a focus on the role of culture in healthcare, mental health comorbidities, medication adherence, asthma education and case management, and use of telehealth for asthma management. She has built a stellar interdisciplinary team of research collaborators in AZ, NC, NY, OH, and VA comprised of experts from the fields of nursing, clinical psychology, public health, social work, education, respiratory therapy, allergy & immunology, pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology, and implementation science.

Dr. Arcoleo also has extensive experience designing, implementing, and managing large scale, longitudinal randomized intervention studies (controlled and pragmatic trial) in the home, school, and clinical settings. She has expertise in research design and methods, complex statistical analysis, comparative effectiveness research and analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis and regularly provides training and mentoring for interdisciplinary graduate students and tenure-track faculty in these areas.


Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program, Fellow
Health Disparities Fellowship, Arizona State University, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center
PhD, Health Services Research, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
MPH, Public Health, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
BA, Biology, University of Buffalo

Interest Areas:

  • Pediatric asthma health disparities
  • Telehealth
  • Dissemination and implementation research
  • Research design methods
  • Statistical analysis


Fruchter, N., Arcoleo, K. Rastogi, D., Serebrisky, D., Warman, K., Feldman, J.M. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms, perception of respiratory compromise, and illness representations in children with asthma. Journal of Pediatric Psychology (In press); Starr, S., Wysocki, M., DeLeon, J., Silverstein, G., Arcoleo, K., Rastogi, D., Feldman, J. Obesity-related pediatric asthma: relationships between pulmonary function and clinical outcomes. Journal of Asthma. Published online 11/23/22; Feldman, J.M., Serebrisky, D., Starr, S., Castaño, K., Greenfield, N., Silverstein, G., Fruchter, N., Mammen, J., McGovern, C.M., Arcoleo, K. Reduced asthma morbidity during COVID-19 in minority children: Is medication adherence a reason? Journal of Asthma. Published online 03/27/22; McGovern, C.M., Harrison, R., & Arcoleo, K.A. Integrative review of programs to improve outcomes for children with comorbid asthma and anxiety/depressive symptoms. Journal of School Nursing. Published online 12/21/21; Mammen, J.R., McGovern, C.M., Schoonmaker, J.D., Philibert, A., Schlege, E., Arcoleo, K. A multilevel perspective on goals, barriers, and facilitators of school-based asthma management. Journal of Asthma. Published online 12/11/21


NIH NHLBI (1 R01 HL144652-01A1): School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) to Reduce Disparities in Childhood Asthma: Pragmatic Process and Program Implementation Evaluation. Role: PI. 2019-2024. Total $2,757,722.

NIH, NHLBI (R01 HL142691-01): Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management - Uniting Providers TEAM-UP. Role: Co-Investigator; Jill Halterman (PI). 2018-2023. Total $3,808,858.

Brown University Advance CTR Mentored Research Award: Rhode Island Fishermen’s Cardiometabolic Health, Quality of Life and Productivity. Role: Co-Investigator/Faculty Mentor; Thaís São João (PI). 2023-2024. Total $74,998.

NIH, SBIR/STTR (1R43HL164155-01): Managing Adolescent Asthma Virtually (MAAV). Role: Expert Advisory Panel Member; Morrow Carter (PI). 2022-2023. Total $254,991.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2022 Nominated for Honorary Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing; 2022 David S. Pearlman, MD FAAAAI Lectureship: Contributing to Discovery and Education, 2022 American Academy of Allery, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting; 2021 Distinguished Service Award, Maternal Child Health Section, American Public Health Association; 2014 Ohio Nurses Foundation, Nurses Choice Award-Individual; 2013 Outstanding Researcher, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University; 2011 Outstanding Researcher Award, ASU College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation; 2010 Arizona State University President’s Innovation Award; 2009 Who’s Who in America; 2008 Outstanding Faculty Colleague Award, ASU College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation; 2005 Ellen Rudy Clore Excellence in Writing; 2004 Collier Research Day Mental Health Research Poster Session, 1st Place Award for Junior Investigators; 1997 National Institute of Health Care Management, Health Care Research Award - Maternal and Child Health Care.