Dr. Riekert is a health psychologist and behavioral researcher. Dr. Riekert has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on NIH and foundation sponsored trials that evaluate the efficacy of various behavior change interventions, including motivational interviewing, problem solving, and doctor-patient communication to improve illness self-management in cystic fibrosis, asthma, chronic kidney disease, hypertension and sickle cell disease.
She is the co-Chair and PI of the Data Management Center of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation funded Success with Therapies Research Consortium. Dr. Riekert’s primary areas of research expertise are: measurement of adherence, mHealth, development of adherence interventions, qualitative research methodology, incorporating the patient perspective into intervention design, doctor-patient communication, and implementation of interventions into real world clinical practice.
She is a previous American Thoracic Society Behavioral Science & Health Services Research Assembly Chair and Board of Directors Member. Dr. Riekert is an editor of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th editions of Handbook of Health Behavior Change and an Associate Editor of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Dr. Riekert is committed to improving healthcare quality and delivery, particularly among underserved and disadvantaged populations.