Treatment Adherence

  • Current Fellows and their Training Program

    Show All

    + Meghan McGrady, PhD

    photo of Meghan McGradyMeghan McGrady is a second-year postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Promotion of Treatment Adherence and Self-Management. She completed her PhD at the University of Cincinnati and her residency at Cincinnati Children's. She is involved in grant writing, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in the Pai and Hommel labs.

    Meghan is also an interventionist on the TEAM study (telehealth behavioral treatment protocol targeting medication adherence in children and adolescents inflammatory bowel disease) and the TAKE-IT study (a clinic-based program targeting oral medication adherence in adolescent kidney transplant recipients). After fellowship, she plans to obtain a position in an academic medical center with a research focus on development and dissemination of patient-centered interventions to promote self-management. Meghan is a study therapist for the ROGER study.

    Learn more about Meghan McGrady's Career Goals and Publications

    Years in program: 2012

    + Jamie Ryan

    Photo of Jamie Ryan.Jamie Ryan is a first-year postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Adherence and Self-Management. She completed her Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University and her residency at CCHMC. Her research background is in cognitive variables that influence the transactional relationship between parent and child adjustment outcomes in the context of pediatric chronic illness. She is currently involved in manuscript preparation and data analysis the Hommel and Modi labs.

    Jamie is also an interventionist on two studies targeting oral medication adherence (TEAM – telehealth behavioral treatment for youth with inflammatory bowel disease; Take-It – clinic-based program for adolescent kidney transplant recipients). In addition, Jamie works in the Small Bowel Clinic and conducts assessments and provides brief clinic-based treatment to children and families pre- and post-small bowel/multivisceral transplantation.

    Following fellowship, Jamie plans to obtain a position at an academic children’s hospital where she can continue to work with a pediatric population and focus her research on self-management and improved quality of life for patients and their families.

    Read Jamie Ryan's Fellowship Goals

    Read Jamie Ryan's CV

    + Chris Siracusa

    Christopher Siracusa is a second-year fellow in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and a first-year fellow in the Center for the Promotion of Treatment Adherence and Self-Management.  Dr. Siracusa has an interest in chronic disease management, and is the first MD-trained fellow of the program.  Dr. Siracusa obtained a BA in Psychology at Ohio University, received his MD at The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in general pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Siracusa began his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine in July of 2012, during which he was initially funded by a training grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is focusing this year examining adherence patterns and barriers to therapy in the cystic fibrosis population, with particular attention to novel, disease-modifying therapies. Dr. Siracusa is also participating in the development of adherence programs in the cystic fibrosis and asthma centers, as well as partaking in adherence intervention training.  After he completes his Pulmonary Medicine fellowship in 2015, Dr. Siracusa plans to continue a career in academic medicine, with particular focuses in cystic fibrosis and promotion of treatment adherence.

    Read Chris Siracusa's CV

    + Lauren Perazzo Szuczweski

  • currentt-visual1-450-current fellows

    Current Fellows: Yelena Wu, Kate Junger, Naomi Joffe, Meghan McGrady

    currentt-visual1-450-current fellows