Kristin A. Riekert Ph.D.


KRISTIN A. RIEKERT, PHD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center (JHARC) and the Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Adherence Program. Dr. Riekert received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University where she specialized in pediatric psychology. She completed post-doctoral training in health psychology at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Riekert is Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several NIH and foundation sponsored intervention trials focused on improving adherence and health outcomes in cystic fibrosis, asthma, chronic kidney disease, sickle cell disease, and secondhand smoke reduction. She is the co-Chairperson and Director of the Data Management Core for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 'Success with Therapies' Research Consortium. This national consortium of CF care centers evaluates the efficacy of adherence interventions and studies how to best disseminate and implement interventions into clinical practice. Dr. Riekert's primary areas of research interest are: predictors of adherence in adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses, accurate measurement of adherence, development of culturally and developmentally appropriate interventions to improve adherence, incorporating patient-perspective into intervention design, doctor-patient communication, transitioning responsibility for health behaviors and care, health care disparities, and implementation of interventions into clinical practice.