Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Division Details

Division Data Summary

Research and Training Details

Number of Faculty26
Number of Research Fellows3
Number of Support Personnel140
Direct Annual Grant Support$1,715,747
Peer Reviewed Publications29

Clinical Activities and Training

Number of Clinical Staff21
Number of Clinical Fellows5
Number of Other Students45
Outpatient Encounters22,835

Division Photo

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Row 1: K Kroeger-Geoppinger, K Mason

Row 2: P Logan, T Froehlich, P Manning-Courtney, I Riddle

Row 3: A Esbensen, J Anixt

Significant Accomplishments

Significant Accomplishments

Autism Treatment Network Successes

The Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TKOC) is entering its sixth year of funding as a member of the Autism Speaks - Autism Treatment Network (AS-ATN). TKOC remains the leading enrollment site for the 17-site network, enrolling a total of 565 patients into the national AS-ATN registry, consisting of 6,380 patients. TKOC was also a contributing site to a novel ASD biorepository study, funded by NIMH and Autism Speaks, collecting blood and urine on 152 children with ASD and their parents. The AS-ATN published a supplement to Pediatrics this year, focusing on improving health care for children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. With support from the AS-ATN, TKOC provided training to over 1,600 ASD providers and family members in FY 2013.

Innovative Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Research Network

Our Division is one of 12 sites in the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics research network, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. As one of the largest sites in the network, our division has participated in work that has guided key research agendas in the field of developmental-behavioral pediatrics, identified the clinical practice variability within the field, and guided our understanding of using electronic health records to answer clinical research questions within the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

New Advances in ADHD

Froehlich’s research, funded by her NIH K23 award, has contributed substantially to the understanding of ADHD. She elucidated the effects of dopamine gene variants on methylphenidate response in children with ADHD. She collaborated on the development of a novel genotyping assay for carboxylesterase 1 (CES1), the enzyme which metabolizes methylphenidate, and is currently evaluating the effects of this genetic variant on methylphenidate response. In addition to her work on identifying predictors of ADHD medication response, she has contributed to our knowledge about the impact of toxic exposures on ADHD-related behaviors (e.g., lead and in-utero tobacco exposure), and is currently co-investigator on an NIH R01 grant which aims to determine the effects of pyrethroid pesticide exposure on ADHD symptoms and executive functioning. Froehlich has also examined national datasets to further understanding of ADHD prevalence, including how socio-demographic disparities (such as poverty, insurance status and race) impact rates of ADHD and its pharmacotherapy.

Research Highlights

Ryan Adams, PhD

Dr. Ryan Adams, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, has developed an anti-bullying curriculum for girls, with support from Proctor and Gamble and the Secret brand. The web-based curriculum, designed for students, teachers and parents, was tested on 251 girls from three local high schools, with a 5% decrease in the experience of bullying overall, and an 11% decrease for girls experiencing the highest level of bullying at baseline. Adams was supported by the “Secret Mean Stinks” campaign, and the curriculum, known as "The Girls Guide to Bullying”, is available free on-line. “Secret Mean Stinks” will be implementing national dissemination of this important work.

Significant Publications

Adams RE, Cantin S. Self-Disclosure in Friendships as the Moderator of the Association Between Peer Victimization and Depressive Symptoms in Overweight Adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence. 2013 April;33(3):341-62.
This study examined the protective effects against bullying and depression from friendships for overweight teens. Best friend self-disclosure made it less likely that the obese adolescents' self-esteem for their physical appearance was affected by peer victimization and protecting self-esteem, in turn, made it less likely that depressive symptoms increased as a result of being victimized.  This study identified potential protective factors of friendship in teens who are at risk of being targets of bullying.
Coury DL, Anagnostou E, Manning-Courtney P, Reynolds, A, Cole, L, McCoy R, et al. Use of psychotropic medication in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disordersPediatrics. 2012 Nov;130 Suppl 2:S69-76.
This paper described rates of psychotropic medication use in one of the largest and well characterized samples of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.  Data from the Autism Treatment Network on over 2800 children provided knowledge about psychotropic medication use and the association with specific of psychiatric co-morbidities as well as family and child demographic characteristics. Disparate care was noted for some children based on type of insurance type, race, and age.
Ehrhardt J, Huntington N, Molino J, Barbaresi W. Special education and later academic achievement. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Feb;32(2)111-9.
This paper adds to this body of literature by showing that, in a large, nationally representative sample, the timing of entry to special education services impacts reading achievement in children with reading disorders.  Early, evidence-based intervention has been shown to be effective in remediating reading disabilities.  For children with reading disabilities, earlier entry to special education (by first grade as compared with second or third grade services) was associated with larger gains in reading achievement between first and fifth grade. As children with learning disabilities, including reading disorders, comprise the largest proportion of US children enrolled in special education services, this work is important in understanding factors which are linked to improved outcomes.
Huerta M, Bishop SL, Duncan A, Hus V Lord C.  Application of DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder to three samples of children with SDM-IV diagnoses of pervasive developmental disorders. The American Journal of Psychiatry. 2012 Oct;169(10);1056-64.
This paper examined the sensitivity and specificity of the DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in over 4400 children with DSM-IV diagnoses of ASD and 690 children with non-ASD diagnoses. Results indicated that over 90% of children with ASD would continue to meet eligibility for a diagnosis using the proposed DSM-5 criteria for ASD. In addition, when applying DSM-5 criteria, the authors found greater sensitivity in specific subgroups (e.g., females with ASD, children under the age of 4) and greater specificity as compared to DSM-IV criteria. Thus, the DSM-5 criteria for ASD appears to continue to identify most children with previous diagnoses of ASD and also leads to fewer misclassifications as compared to DSM-IV criteria.
Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J, Stremel-Thomas K, Schalock M, Bashinksi SM, Ruder C. Read Outcomes for children with deaf-blindness with cochlear implants; a multisite observational studyOtol Neurotol. 2013 Apr;34(3):507-15.
This study shifted the prior level of evidence on outcomes of children with dual sensory loss with cochlear implants from small case series to a large observational study.  Among 91 children across the United States with dual sensory loss with a cochlear implant, language outcomes were highly variable.  Approximately 25% of children achieving good language levels and cognitive development rather than type of vision impairment was most predictive of better language outcomes.  

Division Publications

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Publications

  1. Adams RE, Cantin S. Self-Disclosure in Friendships as the Moderator of the Association Between Peer Victimization and Depressive Symptoms in Overweight Adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence. 2013; 33:341-362.
  2. Bishop SL, Hus V, Duncan A, Huerta M, Gotham K, Pickles A, Kreiger A, Buja A, Lund S, Lord C. Subcategories of restricted and repetitive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2013; 43:1287-97.
  3. Bishop SL, Seltzer MM. Self-reported autism symptoms in adults with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2012; 42:2354-63.
  4. Blum NJ, Feldman HM, Barbaresi WJ, Schonfeld DJ, Hansen RL, Forrest CB. Research priorities for developmental-behavioral pediatrics: a DBPNet consensus study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012; 33:509-16.
  5. Boscarino JA, Kirchner HL, Hoffman SN, Sartorius J, Adams RE, Figley CR. The New York PTSD risk score for assessment of psychological trauma: male and female versions. Psychiatry Res. 2012; 200:827-34.
  6. Carboni I, Gilman R. Brokers at risk: Gender differences in the effects of structural position on social stress and life satisfaction.. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice. 2012; 16:218-230.
  7. Coury DL, Anagnostou E, Manning-Courtney P, Reynolds A, Cole L, McCoy R, Whitaker A, Perrin JM. Use of psychotropic medication in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2012; 130 Suppl 2:S69-76.
  8. Davidovitch M, Hemo B, Manning-Courtney P, Fombonne E. Prevalence and incidence of autism spectrum disorder in an Israeli population. J Autism Dev Disord. 2013; 43:785-93.
  9. DeWall CN, Gilman R, Sharif V, Carboni I, Rice KG. Left out, sluggardly, and blue: Low self-control mediates the relationship between ostracism and depression. Personality and Individual Differences. 2012; 53:832-837.
  10. Ehrhardt J, Huntington N, Molino J, Barbaresi W. Special education and later academic achievement. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013; 34:111-9.
  11. Esbensen AJ, Hartley SL. Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy for Mood Disorders. In: JL Taylor, WR Lindsay, RP Hastings, C Hatton, eds. Psychological Therapies for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. ; 2013:117-132.
  12. Esbensen AJ, Hendershot L, Hickey F, Patterson B. Accounting for racial disparities in mortality among children with Down Syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2012; 56:754.
  13. Gilman R, Carter-Sowell A, Dewall CN, Adams RE, Carboni I. Validation of the Ostracism Experience Scale for Adolescents. Psychol Assess. 2012; 25:319-30.
  14. Gotham K, Bishop SL, Hus V, Huerta M, Lund S, Buja A, Krieger A, Lord C. Exploring the relationship between anxiety and insistence on sameness in autism spectrum disorders. Autism Res. 2013; 6:33-41.
  15. Hart CK, Wiley S, Choo DI, Eby C, Tucker L, Schapiro M, Meinzen-Derr J. Developmental disabilities and intracranial abnormalities in children with symptomatic cytomegalovirus and cochlear implants. ISRN Otolaryngol. 2012; 2012:502746.
  16. Ho JG, Caldwell RL, McDougle CJ, Orsagh-Yentis DK, Erickson CA, Posey DJ, Stigler KA. The effects of aripiprazole on electrocardiography in children with pervasive developmental disorders. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2012; 22:277-83.
  17. Huerta M, Bishop SL, Duncan A, Hus V, Lord C. Response to Ritvo and Ritvo letter. Am J Psychiatry. 2013; 170:445-6.
  18. Huerta M, Bishop SL, Duncan A, Hus V, Lord C. Application of DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder to three samples of children with DSM-IV diagnoses of pervasive developmental disorders. Am J Psychiatry. 2012; 169:1056-64.
  19. Hus V, Bishop S, Gotham K, Huerta M, Lord C. Factors influencing scores on the social responsiveness scale. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2013; 54:216-24.
  20. Kelly NC, Ammerman RT, Rausch JR, Ris MD, Yeates KO, Oppenheimer SG, Enrile BG. Executive functioning and psychological adjustment in children and youth with spina bifida. Child Neuropsychol. 2012; 18:417-31.
  21. Lahiri DK, Sokol DK, Erickson C, Ray B, Ho CY, Maloney B. Autism as early neurodevelopmental disorder: evidence for an sAPPalpha-mediated anabolic pathway. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013; 7:94.
  22. Manning-Courtney P, Murray D, Currans K, Johnson H, Bing N, Kroeger-Geoppinger K, Sorensen R, Bass J, Reinhold J, Johnson A, Messerschmidt T. Autism spectrum disorders. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2013; 43:2-11.
  23. Mazurek MO, Vasa RA, Kalb LG, Kanne SM, Rosenberg D, Keefer A, Murray DS, Freedman B, Lowery LA. Anxiety, sensory over-responsivity, and gastrointestinal problems in children with autism spectrum disorders. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2013; 41:165-76.
  24. Richards J, Edwards K, Lackey M, Wallace L, Calleson J, Barber C, Long T, Lin S, Farel A. Collaborative learning and technology skills development: evaluation of an online annual grantee meeting. Matern Child Health J. 2012; 16:1549-52.
  25. Santo JB, Bukowski WM, Stella-Lopez L, Carmago G, Mayman SB, Adams RE. Factors Underlying Contextual Variations in the Structure of the Self: Differences Related to SES, Gender, Culture, and "Majority/Nonmajority" Status During Early Adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2013; 23:69-80.
  26. Stigler KA, Mullett JE, Erickson CA, Posey DJ, McDougle CJ. Paliperidone for irritability in adolescents and young adults with autistic disorder. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012; 223:237-45.
  27. Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J. Use of the ages and stages questionnaire in young children who are deaf/hard of hearing as a screening for additional disabilities. Early Hum Dev. 2013; 89:295-300.
  28. Wiley S, Meinzen-Derr J, Stremel-Thomas K, Schalock M, Bashinski SM, Ruder C. Outcomes for children with deaf-blindness with cochlear implants: a multisite observational study. Otol Neurotol. 2013; 34:507-15.
  29. Yuan W, McKinstry RC, Shimony JS, Altaye M, Powell SK, Phillips JM, Limbrick DD, Jr., Holland SK, Jones BV, Rajagopal A, Simpson S, Mercer D, Mangano FT. Diffusion tensor imaging properties and neurobehavioral outcomes in children with hydrocephalus. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013; 34:439-45.

Faculty, Staff, and Trainees

Faculty Members

David Schonfeld, MD, Professor
Leadership Division Director (July-Oct)
Research Interests Children's understanding of serious illness (e.g., AIDS, cancer)and death and school-based interventions to advance children's understanding and adjustment and to prevent the onset of risk behaviors.
Patricia Manning-Courtney, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Co-Interim Division Director (Oct-Jun); Medical Director, Kelly O' Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Research Interests Autism and Quality Improvement Access Services
Susan Wiley, MD, Associate Professor
Leadership Co-Interim Division Director (Oct-Jun)
Research Interests Children with dual sensory impairments, children who are deaf/hard of hearing with an additional disability, functional communication in young children who are deaf/hard of hearing
Sonya Oppenheimer, MD, Professor Emerita
Research Interests Spina Bifida; High-Risk Infants; Early Intervention; Down Syndrome
Ryan Adams, PhD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Adolescent relationships (i.e. friendships, mother-child, romantic relationships); peer groups, peer victimization, & peer experiences of obese adolescents and adolescents w/autism spectrum disorder
Julia Anixt, MD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests ADHD; the diagnosis and management of behavioral and mental health issues in primary care settings, access to care for underserved populations, shared decision-making for medication decisions
Holly Barnard, PhD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Social interactions of children with ASDs, the impact of hearing loss on cognitive functioning and the role of environmental risk factors (e.g., maternal cotinine levels) on the manifestation of executive dysfunction.
Aimee Duncan, PhD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Identifying factors that may promote or impede an optimal outcome in adulthood for individuals with ASD, interventions to increase daily living skills and overall independence in adolescents with ASD
Karen Edwards, MD, MPH, Associate Professor
Leadership LEND Program Director/UCEDD Director
Research Interests Leadership training; developmental disabilities in childhood; early identification of developmental disabilities
Jennifer Ehrhardt, MD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Children in foster care who are at risk for developmental delay, timely access to intervention for young children with delays
Anna Esbensen, PhD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Lifespan development and health care of individuals with Down Syndrome, with a specific focus on behavioral outcomes, mental health of individuals with intellectual disability, Down Syndrome research registry collaborating across Ohio.
Tanya Froehlich, MD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests ADHD; Health Care Disparities, genetic and phenotypic predictors of ADHD medication response, contributions of environmental exposures to etiology of ADHD.
Richard Gilman, PhD, Associate Professor
Leadership Coordinator, DDBP Psychology and Special Education Services
Research Interests Social relationships of children diagnosed with various disabilities; Therapeutic change mechanisms; Sleep and ADHD; Perfectionism
Kimberly Kroeger-Goeppinger, PhD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Autism interventions, including early intensive behavioral intervention; group interventions; social skills training
Lisa Kuan, MD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Academic readiness in young children with cochlear implants, stability of autism spectrum disorder from very early childhood
Patricia Logan, PhD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Learning disabilities, learning associated with congenital heart disorders
Karen Mason, MD, Assistant Professor
Leadership Director of Residency Rotation
Research Interests Training residents in developmental and behavioral conditions
Donna Murray, PhD, Associate Professor
Leadership Director of Treatment, Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders; Clinical Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Research Interests Face/Name recognition in children with ASD, joint attention and language in children with ASD
Roz Parrish, MSN *, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Interdisciplinary Training (*Deceased)
Jannel Phillips, PhD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Academic readiness in young children with cochlear implants, executive functioning in children with ventriculoperitoneal shunts.
Ilka Riddle, PhD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Health disparities and health equity for individuals with disabilities; accessibility and inclusiveness of medical, health care and physical activity environments; health care transition of youth with special health care needs.
David Schor, MD, Associate Professor
Research Interests Public health and policy, Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome
Rebecca Shaffer, PhD, Assistant Professor
Harriet Valentin, MD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pam Williams-Arya, MD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests The impact of sleep on behavior in teens
Michelle Zimmer, MD, Assistant Professor
Research Interests Utility of holistic therapies in promoting health and wellness among children with disability

Clinical Staff Members

  • Robin Adams, PhD
  • Terry Barnes, RN, BSN
  • Jennifer Bass, PsyD
  • Jennifer Bekins, MS,CCC-SLP
  • Christena Benson, RN,MPH
  • Beth Bishop, OTR/L
  • Carissa Blatz, BA
  • Emily Boehmler, BA
  • Annette Bonjour, BS, CCLS
  • Jennifer Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Karen Burkett, RN, MS, CNP
  • Meredith Burt, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Jenny Burton, MEd, CCC-SLP
  • Gretchen Carroll, MA
  • Deb Case EdD,
  • Cliff Copeland, MSW, LISW-S
  • Kristn Currans, PsyD
  • Patricia Curry, RN, MS, CNP
  • Kerry Dalton, RA
  • Brenda Diver, RN
  • Jamie Donovan, OTR/L, MOT
  • Mattie Dunn, AA
  • Patricia Eiler-Sims, PsyD
  • Anna Esbensen, PhD
  • Melissa Foti-Hoff, PsyD
  • Katie Frank, MHS, OTR/L
  • Bridget Fredstrom, MA
  • Jane Gaspar, MEd
  • Jennifer Gastright, BS
  • Marta Getz, MSW, LISW
  • Carol Grasha, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Sarah Greenwell, PhD
  • Sandra Grether, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Andrea Hansen, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Mary Harrah, RN, BSN, CPN
  • Sarah Hayes, BA
  • Tara Heinl, MSW
  • Amy Hersh, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Julie Hibner, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Victoria Hickey, RN, MS
  • Caryn Hogan, RN, MN
  • Amy Johnson, OTR/L
  • Heather Johnson, PsyD
  • Peter Keiser, MSW, LISW
  • Bridget Kent, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Marc Kepner, PsyD
  • Kathy Krebs, OTR/L
  • Marcia Lamkin, RN
  • Peggy Landwehr, RN
  • Latoya Lemley, AA
  • Mike Lind, PhD
  • Cynthia Longmire, HUC
  • Patty Loretto, RN
  • Ryan Macks, PhD
  • Molly Markley, RN, BSN
  • Stacy Masterson, MEd
  • Heather Matheson, BA
  • Susan McGee, RN, MSN, CNP
  • Teri Messerschmidt, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Joe Milling, BS
  • Terry Mitchell, CCRP
  • Robert Moody, MA
  • Michelle Moore, DBMMA
  • Ashley Morris, PCA
  • Stacey Morrison, PsyD
  • Elizabeth Mulvihill, RN
  • Lindsey Murphy, BS, CCLS
  • Shelley Myers, MS, CCC-SLP
  • David Neises, MEd, OTR/L, ATP
  • Patty Norton, RN
  • Andrea O'Brien, PhD, MSW
  • Lucy Paredes, RN, BSN
  • Julie Perron, BA
  • Chandra Pester, RN, MSN, CNS
  • Jannel Phillips, PhD
  • Mindy Reagan, RD, LD
  • Judy Reinhold, RN, MSN, CNP
  • Kimberly Reizner, PT, DPT
  • Mary Faith Roell, MS
  • Christina Rogers, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Kathy Rosing, RN
  • Kimberly Rotundo, MEd
  • Julia Schott, DBMMA
  • Tracy Shook, RN, BSN
  • David Smith, PhD
  • Kristen Smith, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Rena Sorensen, PhD
  • Meghan Stahlhut, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Christina Stover, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Rebecca Taylor, RN, MSN, CNP
  • Laura Thielman, BA
  • Katherine Thoman, RN, MSN, CNP
  • Carrie Thomas, BS
  • Kelly Twehues, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Sarah Tyo, BA
  • Megan Vincent, BA
  • Stephanie Weber, PsyD
  • Jack Williams, BA
  • Ann Wilmers, RN


  • Joseph Amaral, Jr., PhD
  • Brent Anderson, PsyD
  • Debra (Katie) Bentley, BS, Eastern KY University
  • Beth Bishop, MOT
  • Sara Bitter, JD, Case Wester U School Law
  • Stephanie Bowman, BS, University of Cincinnati
  • Deborah Boyd, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Ashley Brazil, BS, Univeristy of California, Davis
  • Jonathan Castillo, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Vilawan Chirdkiatgumchai, MD, Mahidol University
  • Alyson Dempsey, BA, University of Cincinnati
  • Alison Downes, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Julie Dunford, BS, University of Cincinnati
  • Nicole Dupont, MA, University of Cincinnati
  • Amanda Fowler, DPT
  • Stephanie Ghantous, EdS, University of Cincinnati
  • Amy Gladstone, MS, Michigan State University
  • Thomas (Zach) Goble, PhD, University of Kentucky
  • Alana Goldstein, PsyD
  • Lyndsie Hall, PhD, Youngstown State
  • Sarah Hayes, EdS, Xavier University
  • Allison Heinekamp, MOT, Xavier University
  • Danielle Henderson, PhD
  • Lauren Holleb, PsyD
  • Rebekah Hudock, PhD
  • Emily Johnson, PsyD
  • Christine Karver, PhD
  • David Kelly, PsyD, Xavier University
  • Wallace Larkin, PhD, University of Cincinnati
  • Lindsay Mays, PhD, Palo Alto University
  • Margaret McKnight, EdS, Ohio University
  • Erika Mellot, PsyD
  • Hilary Meyer, BS
  • Allison Moffett, MSW, Indiana University
  • Dora Murphy-Courter, AuD, University of Cincinnati
  • Ashley Murray, PsyD
  • Shannon O'Connor, BA
  • Dolores Pfeiffer, BS
  • Kathryn (Katie) Quaintance, BA, Miami University
  • Verity Rodrigues, PhD
  • Emily Schreiber, PsyD
  • Lauren Sheppard, BS
  • Ashley Shier, PhD, University of Cincinnati
  • Allison Stepp, MA, Ball State University
  • Christine Tan, EdD, University of New Haven
  • Stephanie Weber, PsyD
  • Alyssa Wendling, BA
  • Tanishia Williams, MD
  • Pam Williams-Arya, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Division Collaboration

Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology » Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD
DDBP is collaborating with Dr. Meinzen-Derr in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology on the HRSA-funded study "Cognition and Language in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children." This work has been instrumental in illustrating the functional impact of language-cognitive gap in children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Division of Child Psychiatry » Craig Erickson, MD
DDBP and Child Psychiatry have begun a fruitful collaboration around the treatment and research of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Craig Erickson, recruited by Child Psychiatry, has a practice and research focus on autism spectrum disorders, and Fragile X Syndrome. His clinical work and research is housed in DDBP, which has fostered an interdisciplinary approach both in clinical treatment and in conducting research protocols. Drs. Manning and Erickson are Co-PIs on the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, and further collaboration to expand treatment options for children with ASD is planned.
Division of Cardiology » Brad Marino, MD
DDBP has collaborated with The Heart Institute to staff and support the Neurodevelopmental Clinic, following children with congenital heart disease for common neurodevelopmental complications. Physicians, psychologists and special educators have been embedded in the clinic, which serves a growing population of children with CHD and co-morbid developmental concerns.

Grants, Contracts, and Industry Agreements

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Grants

Grant and Contract AwardsAnnual Direct

Duncan, A

Evaluating the Time-Dependent Unfolding of Social Interactions in Children with Autism
R21 MH 09465908/06/12-05/31/14$80,765
Training Outpatient Clinicians to Delivery Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Children
R33 MH 08929108/01/12-06/30/14$10,458

Edwards, K

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program
T73 MC0003207/01/11-06/30/16$527,197
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Froehlich, T

Medication Response in Children with Predominantly Inattentive Type ADHD
K23 MH 08388106/04/09-01/31/14$152,755

Gilman, R

Using SNA to Examine the Long-Term Outcomes of Socially Excluded Adolescents
R21 HD 06831504/01/12-03/31/14$155,891

Manning, P

Autism Intervention Research Network
UA3 MC 110509/01/11-08/31/14$48,885
Autism Treatment Network

Riddle, I

Improving the Health of People with Disabilities through State Based Public Health Programs
U59 DD 0093107/01/12-06/30/15$35,711

Thoman, K.

National Spina Bifida Registry Longitudinal Data Collection and Evaluation
U01 DD 00076609/30/11-06/29/14$63,636

Wiley, S

Extracting EHR Data on Use of Psychotropic Medications in DBPNet
Newborn Screening & Intervention Programs
Current Year Direct$1,694,812