Michiko Otsuki Clutter, PhD

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Michiko Otsuki Clutter, PhD

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Education And Training
  • PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2005 - Psychology
  • MA, University of California, Riverside, 2002 - Psychology
  • BA, International Christian University, 2000 - Psychology


My research focuses on health risk behaviors and chronic illness management among youths. Specifically, I have examined psychosocial factors associated with lung health, such as cigarette use and adherence to asthma therapy among minority youths and families.

Currently, I am conducting a pilot study to examine psychosocial factors associated with smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke among adolescents with asthma.

I integrate my background in developmental psychology with approaches drawn from public health and behavioral medicine. My research has included a variety of methodologies ranging from Palm Pilot diaries of individual behaviors, implementation and evaluation of the randomized controlled intervention trials, to the analyses of population-based datasets. Attention to the roles of culture/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and development is central to my research programs.

  • Otsuki M, Eakin MN, Arceneaux LL, Rand CS, Butz AM, Riekert KA. Prospective relationship between maternal depressive symptoms and asthma morbidity among inner-city African American children. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Aug;35(7):758-767. Pubmedid: 19850709. Pmcid: PMC2915621.
  • Otsuki M, Eakin MN, Rand CS, Butz AM, Hsu VD, Zuckerman IH, Ogborn J, Bilderback A, Riekert KA. Adherence feedback to improve asthma outcomes among inner-city children: a randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2009 Dec;124(6):1513-1521. Pubmedid: 19948623.
  • Otsuki M. Social connectedness and smoking behaviors among Asian American college students: An electronic diary study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009 Apr;11(4):418-426. Pubmedid: 19346509.
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