PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES AND HEALTHY LUNGS
ABOUT THE LAB
The Child and Family Health Promotion Laboratory is a pediatric psychology lab dedicated to promoting health equity for all children and families. We value diversity and inclusivity, and strive to help all families have the opportunities for optimal health. Our laboratory is interested in better understanding health promotion and disease prevention for underserved and prohibited populations, health disparities and health equity, adolescent and young adult health, and pediatric asthma.
We have a specific focus on understanding the multilevel factors that influence health disparities among children and families, with a specific focus on nicotine and cannabis exposure, and the multilevel factors that enhance opportunities for health equity. Our lab has a specific dedication to working with underserved children and families, particularly children of color, and children with chronic medical conditions (e.g., asthma).
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 and promoting health equity.
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, especially among underserved families, and how to best promote health equity for all families.