Lisa Opipari Ph.D.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Lisa C. Opipari, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence & Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology). Dr. Opipari is a pediatric clinical psychologist and an experienced investigator who is passionate about improving health care delivery systems for pediatric chronic illness care, with a particular emphasis on developing digital health tools to support patient-clinician co-production. Dr. Opipari is a Principal Investigator on multiple studies involving the development of digital technology to support dietary interventions designed to improve health outcomes. Specifically she is Co-Principal Investigator on a PCORI funded, multisite trial applying N-of-1 methods and mobile health technology to evaluate the effectiveness of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in reducing symptoms in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)). Dr. Opipari is also a co-investigator on a PCORI funded Patient Powered Research Network award. In this role she is leading the prototyping and piloting of interventions designed to support and engage patients, parents, and providers with co-producing improvements in clinical care and research across the ImproveCareNow learning network for pediatric IBD. Dr. Opipari has a long standing collaboration with Dr. Lori Stark on the development and testing of interventions designed to improve growth and nutrition in children with cystic fibrosis. She is currently the Principal Investigator on an award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation designed to implement and evaluate a web-based behavior plus nutrition intervention to improve growth in children with CF. Thus she brings extensive experience with working to improve family implementation and adherence to nutrition guidelines in CF.


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