PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND HEALTHY LUNGS
ABOUT THE LAB
The Child and Family Health Promotion Laboratory is broadly focused on pediatric psychology and promoting child and family health and well-being. Our laboratory is interested in better understanding health promotion and disease prevention, minority health and health disparities, adolescent and young adult health, and pediatric asthma.
We have a specific focus on reducing tobacco and marijuana smoke exposure among at-risk children and families, particularly children with chronic medical conditions (e.g., asthma, cancer, etc.). Our research also examines the individual and contextual protective, resource, and risk factors associated with these behaviors.
In addition, our laboratory is interested in the development and evaluation of high reach, theoretically-informed interventions focused on promoting family health. Overall, we are a pediatric psychology laboratory dedicated to improving the health of children and families.
ASHLEY H. CLAWSON, PHD
Lab Director, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Clawson is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University who specializes in pediatric psychology. Her research investigates factors that impact child and family health, and how to best promote healthy behaviors among families, especially among underserved families.