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Dr. Gray is a third-year postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Promotion of Treatment Adherence and Self-Management. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Florida and residency at CCHMC. She is involved in grant writing, data analysis and manuscript preparation, and the development of manualized treatment interventions to improve adherence in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gray is the lead interventionist in the TEAM study and has been involved in the development of prior interventions. After fellowship, she plans to obtain an academic position with a research focus on health promotion and transition to adult care in adolescents with chronic illness.Learn more about Wendy's Career Goals and Publications
Years in program: 2011 to present
Yelena completed her graduate training in the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. Her current research interests include examining the influence of risk and protective factors on medical regimen adherence and health outcomes, dissemination of empirically-based assessments and interventions, and promoting collaborations with allied health professionals to address medical adherence concerns. Within the Modi lab, Yelena's research focuses on the relationship between medication non-adherence and clinical decision-making and health outcomes in the pediatric epilepsy population.Learn more about Yelena's Career Goals and Publications
Meghan McGrady is a first-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 CCHMC. 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
Naomi is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Adherence Promotion and Self-Management. She completed her PhD at Georgia State University and her residency at CCHMC. Her research interests include working with diverse pediatric populations within the context of chronic illness and examining issues that span chronic conditions such as adherence, self-management, pain, and coping. She is currently involved in a study focused on improving the transition from pediatric to adult care among young adults with Sickle Cell Disease with the goal of improving clinical outcomes in this population. Naomi is also interested in intervention development, research dissemination, research and clinical collaborations with multidisciplinary teams within the hospital and greater community, and clinical supervision.Learn more about Naomi Joffe's Career Goals and Publications
Years in program: 2012
Dr. Junger is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Promotion of Treatment Adherence and Self-Management. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Florida and her residency at CCHMC. Dr. Junger has a background in the dissemination of family-based behavioral interventions to underserved populations to promote health among children with chronic medical conditions. Her role in the Hommel lab includes serving as an interventionist on the TEAM study, and participating in grant writing, data analysis, and manuscript development. After fellowship, Dr. Junger hopes to obtain a clinical faculty position in an academic children’s hospital where she can continue to participate in the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions to improve pediatric health.Learn more about Kate Junger's Career Goals and Publications
Current Fellows: Yelena Wu, Kate Junger, Naomi Joffe, Meghan McGrady
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