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Our research coordinators take the lead role in recruiting and retaining study participants, which involves a high degree of interaction with patients and their families. They also perform clinical research duties according to study protocols, maintain correspondence with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and conduct data collection, entry, and management. Advanced research coordinators in our lab have the opportunity to conduct preliminary data analyses, prepare professional presentations and/or manuscript writing, and supervise lab volunteers and staff.
Postdoctoral fellows working in our lab have numerous training opportunities in design and conduct of randomized controlled trials involving behavioral interventions, data analyses, manuscript writing, grant writing, development of manualized interventions and clinical work in adherence and self-management, as well as other clinical opportunities in pediatric psychology. Fellows experience a variety of didactic training experiences in the Center for Adherence and Self-Management and the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology. They interact with a variety of clinicians and researchers in psychology, medicine, biostatistics and epidemiology.
Dr. Hommel is a research associate professor for the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's within the UC Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Hommel's research broadly focuses on adherence and self-management assessment methodology, behavioral treatment of nonadherence and promotion of self-management behavior, the impact of adherence and self-management interventions on health outcomes in pediatric chronic conditions, and the use of technology to promote optimal self-management across conditions.
Clinical Research Coordinator III
Katie received her BA in psychology and a certificate in deaf studies from the University of Cincinnati in June 2010. In March 2012, she also obtained a certificate in health information technology. Katie has been working in the Hommel Lab since April 2010. During her time at Cincinnati Children's, she has managed seven studies, including the TEAM, LEAD and STEP studies. In the future, Katie plans to work with children as a speech-language pathologist.
Kelly received her BA in psychology and a certificate in deaf studies from the University of Cincinnati in June 2011. Kelly has been with Cincinnati Children's since 2011 and joined Dr. Hommel’s lab in January 2014. During her time in the Hommel Lab she has managed the TEAM, SMART Portal, and PROTECT studies as well as the development of an electronic pill dispensing device.
Dr. Ramsey is a second-year postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Adherence and Self-Management. She completed her PhD at Oklahoma State University and her residency at Cincinnati Children’s. She is involved in grant writing, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and the delivery of manualized treatment interventions in the Hommel and Modi Labs. She currently serves as the lead interventionist on the TEAM study which aims to improve treatment adherence in adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. After fellowship, Rachelle hopes to obtain a position at an academic medical center that will allow her to continue to pursue her research interests and work with children with chronic conditions.
Assistant Professor (Auburn University); Cincinnati Children's Affiliate
Dr. Gray is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Auburn University and a former post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Adherence and Self-Management. Dr. Gray completed her PhD at the University of Florida and residency and post-doctoral fellowship at Cincinnati Children's. Dr. Gray continues to be an active collaborator with Dr. Hommel and, under his mentorship, she is the new recipient of a Career Development Award from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. This innovative research project seeks to develop a transition to adult care program for adolescents and young adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Drawing on her excellent training at Cincinnati Children's, Dr. Gray is well-positioned to continue her research focused on health promotion and transition to adult care in adolescents with chronic illness.
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