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Our team members come from a variety of backgrounds, and focus on a range of interests. Learn more about our members, and contact them with questions:
Lori Crosby is the PI of this lab, co-director of Innovations, co-director of training for the CCTST Community Engagement Core, and a member of the Center for Self-Management and Adherence, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, and the Chronic Care Research Group.
Naomi Joffe is clinical faculty within the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute. She works clinically with our Sickle Cell patients and continues to collaborate with Dr. Crosby on her iTransition study.
Sarah Theodore is a Project Specialist coordinating a national self-management affinity group and statewide advisory committee. Sarah assists with dissemination of study results and development of policy initiatives.
Ellen is a Clinical Research Coordinator II with the Crosby Lab. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2013 with a BA in Psychology and a Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling. She focuses on the transition to adult care in patients who have sickle cell disease through the iTransition study.
Megan is a Clinical Research Coordinator II and works on various projects within the iTransition research study. She focuses on patients with sickle cell disease and their transition from pediatric to adult care.
Teresa is a Clinical Research Coordinator II who manages the Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training’s (CCTST) Community Engagement Core. She is a co-coordinator for the Annual Sickle Cell Disease Education & Research Day. Teresa assists with a variety of projects in the lab.
Emilie is a Graduate Research Assistant, nutrition graduate student and registered dietitian who works on the iTransition study and the 5-2-1-0 project to combat childhood obesity. In addition, she is a graphic artist and provides assistance in designing study and educational materials.
Alana is a Graduate Research Assistant and clinical practicum student in the Crosby lab. She focuses on pediatric sickle cell disease, particularly the transition from pediatric to adult care.
Dylan is an Undergraduate Research Assistant working in the Crosby Lab. His interests are in child clinical psychology. He assists with a variety of projects focused at improving the transition from pediatric to adult care.
Aubrey Culp, BSAubrey is a Graduate Research Assistant whose interests are in community health, genetics, and wellness programs. She assists with a number of sickle-cell disease related research projects.513-636-9330Aubrey.Culp@cchmc.org
Kara Brown, BAKara is a Graduate Research Assistant whose interests are in pediatric psychology. She is particularly interested in coping and adjustment during hospitalizations. Kara assists with a variety of projects in the lab related to transition and self-management.Kara.Brown2@cchmc.org
Heather Strong, BAHeather is a Graduate Research Assistant within the Crosby Lab. Her broad interests are in health disparities. She assists with studies related to treatment options such as gene therapy and hydroxyurea.Heather.Strong@cchmc.org
Caravella McCuistian, BACaravella is a Graduate Research Assistant with interests in community health and improving psychosocial and health outcomes for youth. She assists with studies related to treatment adherence and the transition of pediatric patients to adult care. She is also one of the co-coordinators for the Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research & Education Day.513-803-2040Caravella.McCuistian@cchmc.org
Lori E. Crosby, PsyD
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