A Web-based, Tailored, Asthma Management Program for Urban, African-American Teenagers

African-American teenagers have asthma mortality rates that are higher relative to younger ages and other race groups. This talk will describe the development, implementation, and school-based evaluation of Puff City, a tailored asthma management program targeting urban youth with this condition.

About the Speaker

Christine L. M. Joseph, PhD, MPH

Christine Joseph, PhD, MPH, is Senior Epidemiologist, Henry Ford Health System, Division of Biostatistics & Research Epidemiology and Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, University of Michigan Joint Appointment: Department of Epidemiology, and Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. Dr. Joseph's research has focused on asthma and allergy in urban populations, racial disparities in asthma risk factors and outcomes, and racial/ethnic health disparities.