Adam Carle

Adam Carle

Associate Professor - Aff

Childrens Hospital Bldg R

COM Pediatrics Anderson Center - 0054

Professional Summary

I am a clinically and quantitatively trained investigator,  nationally recognized expert in children with special health care needs research (CSHCN) and child health measurement. My publications have employed structural equation models, multilevel models, and modern test theory to advance the methodological science used to identify CSHCN, investigate the correlates of CSHCN’s and their families’ well-being, investigate health disparities, and provide data for evidence-based practice and policy. My work has also addressed identifying and evaluating variation in the delivery of care and policy that influences CSHCN’s outcomes. Additionally, my work seeks to better understand individual and contextual variables’ influences on health and health disparities at individual, local, state, and national levels. I obtained my PhD from Arizona State University’s Psychology Department. I followed my PhD with a two year post-doctoral training experience at the US Census Bureau, where I refined my expertise in large scale survey research and measurement research. Among my grants, I am currently the PI of an NINR-funded R-15 study examining systematic measurement error’s influence on health disparities for key measures identified in Healthy People 2010, across individuals of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Hilliard, Marisa E; Rohan, Jennifer M; Carle, Adam C; Pendley, Jennifer Shroff; Delamater, Alan; Drotar, Dennis (2011. ) Fathers' involvement in preadolescents' diabetes adherence and glycemic control.Journal of pediatric psychology, , 36 (8 ) ,911-22

Parshall, Mark B; Carle, Adam C; Ice, Unchalee; Taylor, Robert; Powers, Joyce (2011. ) Validation of a three-factor measurement model of dyspnea in hospitalized adults with heart failure.Heart & lung : the journal of critical care, ,

McManus, Beth M; Carle, Adam; Acevedo-Garcia, Dolores; Ganz, Michael; Hauser-Cram, Penny; McCormick, Marie (2011. ) Modeling the social determinants of caregiver burden among families of children with developmental disabilities.American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities, , 116 (3 ) ,246-60

Carle, Adam C; Blumberg, Stephen J; Poblenz, Charlie Internal psychometric properties of the Children with Special Health Care Needs Screener.Academic pediatrics, , 11 (2 ) ,128-35

McManus, Beth M; Carle, Adam C; Acevedo-Garcia, Dolores; Ganz, Michael; Hauser-Cram, Penny; McCormick, Marie C (2011. ) Social determinants of state variation in special education participation among preschoolers with developmental delays and disabilities.Health & place, , 17 (2 ) ,681-90

Hooper, David K; Carle, Adam C; Schuchter, Joseph; Goebel, Jens (2011. ) Interaction between tacrolimus and intravenous nicardipine in the treatment of post-kidney transplant hypertension at pediatric hospitals.Pediatric transplantation, , 15 (1 ) ,88-95

Fairbrother, Gerry L; Carle, Adam C; Cassedy, Amy; Newacheck, Paul W (2010. ) The impact of parental job loss on children's health insurance coverage.Health affairs (Project Hope), , 29 (7 ) ,1343-9

Carle, Adam C (2010. ) Mitigating systematic measurement error in comparative effectiveness research in heterogeneous populations.Medical care, , 48 (6 Suppl ) ,S68-74

Carle, Adam C; Simpson, Lisa A Identifying child health priorities for comparative effectiveness research from the IOM's Report.Academic pediatrics, , 10 (3 ) ,155-8

Bethell, Christina; Simpson, Lisa; Stumbo, Scott; Carle, Adam C; Gombojav, Narangerel National, state, and local disparities in childhood obesity.Health affairs (Project Hope), , 29 (3 ) ,347-56

Kane, Debra J; Kasehagen, Laurin; Punyko, Judy; Carle, Adam C; Penziner, Andy; Thorson, Sarah (2009. ) What factors are associated with state performance on provision of transition services to CSHCN?.Pediatrics, , 124 Suppl 4 ,S375-83

Blumberg, Stephen J; Carle, Adam C (2009. ) The well-being of the health care environment for CSHCN and their families: a latent variable approach.Pediatrics, , 124 Suppl 4 ,S361-7

Carle, Adam C (2009. ) Fitting multilevel models in complex survey data with design weights: Recommendations.BMC medical research methodology, , 9 ,49

Carle, Adam C (2009. ) Assessing the adequacy of self-reported alcohol abuse measurement across time and ethnicity: cross-cultural equivalence across Hispanics and Caucasians in 1992, non-equivalence in 2001-2002.BMC public health, , 9 ,60

Carle, Adam C (2009. ) Cross-cultural invalidity of alcohol dependence measurement across Hispanics and Caucasians in 2001 and 2002.Addictive behaviors, , 34 (1 ) ,43-50