Faculty Profile

Kim Arcoleo, PhD, MPH

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Dean for Research
Kim Arcoleo

My program of research focuses on multi-level investigations of health disparities among ethnic minority and under-served children with asthma and testing novel interventions to address cultural beliefs and practices, symptom perception, medication adherence, and case management. I have built a stellar interdisciplinary research team in Phoenix, AZ, Bronx, NY and Columbus, OH comprised of experts from the fields of nursing, clinical psychology, public health, social work, education, respiratory therapy, allergy & immunology, pediatrics, and pediatric pulmonology. I have mentored numerous masters and predoctoral students in nursing, social work, clinical psychology, education and clinical research management. I look forward to augmenting my multi-site research team with new and exciting collaborations with pediatric asthma researchers in the School of Nursing and School of Medicine.

Kimberly J. Arcoleo, PhD, MPH is a health services researcher who earned her Master's in Public Health and doctorate in Health Services Research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Arcoleo was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. She completed a two-year fellowship in Health Disparities Research at Arizona State University's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center where she gained critical knowledge of the role of culture and acculturation in health and healthcare decision-making and was awarded a $100,000 pilot study grant to explore these factors among Mexican mothers of children with asthma. In 2009, Dr. Arcoleo received a $2.5 million award on the first submission from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for her multi-site research on health disparities among Latino children with asthma; at the time, the largest individual-investigator award ever received by the College of Nursing. She was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor one year early as evidence of excellence in her field. Dr. Arcoleo has played a key role as PI, co-investigator or Research Manager in successfully funded research projects totaling over $24 million from NIH, CDC, and highly competitive private foundations. She also has extensive experience designing, implementing, and managing large scale, longitudinal randomized, controlled, intervention studies in the home, school, and clinical settings. Dr. Arcoleo 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 graduate students and tenure-track faculty in these areas.

The over-arching, long-term objective of Dr. Arcoleo's 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 co-morbidities, medication adherence, asthma education and case management. Her current projects are investigating a brief peak flow feedback intervention for improving symptom perception children, clinical validation of a set of bi-lingual PROMIS measures for clinicians to use in their encounters with children with asthma, and development and testing of a case management program to augment the evidence-based School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT).

Dr. Arcoleo has a passion for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and tenure-track faculty and provides a wealth of resources and opportunities for these individuals to launch successful research careers.

See Kim Arcoleo's curriculum vitae.