Dr. Tyra Bryant-Stephens founded the Community Asthma Prevention Program of Philadelphia at the Children's
CAPP's first project, funded by the U.S. Department of Health's Office of Minority Health, aimed to improve the health and well-being of children with asthma by providing free asthma classes in the community for parents and their children with asthma. The project also supported a new way of providing education in the homes of children with asthma where parents learned about the types of environmental changes that could be made to improve their child’s asthma. In offering home visits and free asthma education, CAPP satisfied a strong need in the
In 2000 and 2001, CAPP’s success in providing asthma education in the home and community was expanded when Dr. Bryant-Stephens received grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health. Through the NIH-funded “Community Partnerships for Asthma Prevention” CAPP was able to continue to offer free home visits to the
Also in 2001, CAPP received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand its work into the
Education and Training
MD - Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Pediatrics - Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Titles and Academic Titles
Director, Community Asthma Prevention Program
Departments and Services
Bryant-Stephens T, Kurian C, Chen Z. Brief report of a low-cost street-corner methodology used to assess inner-city residents' awareness and knowledge about asthma. J Urban Health. 2011 Feb;88 Suppl 1:156-63. No abstract available.
Herman EJ, Keller A, Davis A, Ehrensberger R, Telleen S, Kurz R, Nesvold JH, Findley S, Bryant-Stephens T, Benson M, Fierro L. A model-driven approach to qualitatively assessing the added value of community coalitions. J Urban Health. 2011 Feb;88 Suppl 1:130-43.
Bryant-Stephens T, Kurian C, Guo R, Zhao H. Impact of a household environmental intervention delivered by lay health workers on asthma symptom control in urban, disadvantaged children with asthma. Am J Public Health. 2009 Nov;99 Suppl 3:S657-65.
Bell LM, Grundmeier R, Localio R, Zorc J, Fiks AG, Zhang X, Stephens TB, Swietlik M, Guevara JP. Electronic health record-based decision support to improve asthma care: a cluster-randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):e770-7. Epub 2010 Mar 15.
Bryant-Stephens T, Li Y. Randomized control trial to reduce indoor environmental allergens in asthmatic children's bedroom. Annual American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Conference, November 2002.
Allen J, Bryant-Stephens T, Pawlowski N. Your Child With Asthma, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Parent Guide. March 2004.
Patient Experience Ratings
About the Patient Experience Rating System
The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments.
Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care.
The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.