• Meet the Ammerman Lab

  • Robert Ammerman Headshot.
    Robert Ammerman Headshot.

    Robert T. Ammerman, PhD

    Scientific Director of Every Child Succeeds and Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    His research interests include home visitation programs, maternal depression, the application of quality improvement science to prevention programs, treatment of anxiety disorders in children, and adaptation of children with disabilities.

    Robert T. Ammerman

    Lori Barrett
    Lori Barrett

    Lori Barrett

    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Lori has been with the Ammerman Lab since June 2012 and is working on the Family Foundations Project.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and in Education from The University of KY, currently holds a teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (IECE) and is returning to graduate school to finish Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Lori’s research interests include maternal depression, behavioral disorders/ mental health issues in children, and prevention medicine through utilizing home visitation.

    Lori Barrett

    Amy Bodley
    Amy Bodley

    Amy Bodley

    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Amy has worked with Dr. Ammerman since July 2002. She is the therapist for the Maternal Depression Treatment Program and MIDIS Programs. She is an LISW and received her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 1997. Her research interests include maternal depression and infant mental health.

    Amy Bodley

    Katrina DeDona
    Katrina DeDona

    Katrina DeDona

    Katrina has worked in the Ammerman Lab since January 2011. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in May 2012, and is currently completing a doctorate in clinical psychology at Xavier University.  Her research interests include the effects of maternal substance use and maltreatment on child development and parenting perceptions.

    Katrina DeDona

    Jessica Howard
    Jessica Howard

    Jessica Howard

    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Jessica is one of the therapists for the Maternal Depression Treatment Program and MIDIS Programs since August 2010. She is an LPC and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University in 2010.  Her research interests include maternal depression and infant mental health.

    Jessica Howard

    Sarah Skaja
    Sarah Skaja

    Sarah Millard

    CRC II

    Sarah has been with the Ammerman Lab since June of 2010 starting as a volunteer and as a CRC II for the past 2 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in May 2011 from the College of Mt. St. Joseph and plans to pursue a graduate degree. Sarah’s research interests include child development and mental health issues, specifically autism and she plans to pursue these interests in graduate school.

    Sarah Millard

    Audrey Norris
    Audrey Norris

    Audrey Norris

    Intern

    Audrey has worked in the Ammerman Lab since January 2011. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in May 2012 and is currently completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Xavier University. Her research interests include the impact of childhood trauma on household chaos and parenting skills.

    Audrey Norris

    Ron Peacock
    Ron Peacock

    Ron Peacock

    Ron joined the Ammerman lab in April of 2013, shortly after receiving his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include child development, mental health disorders, neuropsychology, and music. He plans to combine these areas of research after obtaining a graduate level degree.

    Ron Peacock

    Cory Pfefferman
    Cory Pfefferman

    Cory Pfefferman

    CRC II

    Cory has been with the Ammerman Lab since October of 2012. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education in May 2010 from Northern Kentucky University and plans to pursue a graduate degree. Cory’s research interests include child development and mental health issues, maternal depression and intervention for at-risk parents and children.

    Cory Pfefferman

    Ron Rucker
    Ron Rucker

    Ron Rucker

    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Ron has worked in the Ammerman Lab since October 2012. He received his Bachelors of Science in IS/Homeland Security in 2011 and is currently 1 class away from completing a Master’s degree in Public Administration at Strayer University. His research interests include intervention for at-risk parents and children.

    Ron Rucker

    Angelique Teeters Headshot.
    Angelique Teeters Headshot.

    Angelique Teeters

    Postdoctoral Fellow and Ammerman Lab Coordinator

    Dr. Teeters has worked in the Ammerman Lab since May 2006. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in August, 2012 at Xavier University. Her research interests include the effects of maternal depression, maltreatment, and trauma on child development, infant mental health, and interventions for at-risk parents and children.

    Angelique Teeters

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