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The Modi lab includes undergraduate volunteer, student undergraduate research fellows (SURFs), graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Typical duties in the lab include data entry, conducting assessments with families, organizing study folder, and improving study retention (e.g. reminder cards, phone calls, birthday cards). Studies primarily focus on treatment adherence and involve interventions in children with new-onset epilepsy and their families.
Dr. Modi is an Assistant Professor at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine and the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology (Center for the Promotion of Treatment Adherence and Self-Management) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her research lab focuses on adherence to pediatric medical regimens, including the measurement of adherence, identifying barriers to effective disease management, and developing innovative interventions to improve adherence. In addition to adherence, Dr. Modi has a strong interest in developing and validating patient-reported outcomes, including health-related quality of life measures.
Research Assistant IISarah was previously a research volunteer for the HERO project prior to obtaining a Research Assistant position with the Modi Lab in February of 2012. Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. Sarah plans to pursue a graduate degree in the field of Psychology.
Jordan is a graduate student in the Psy.D. Clinical Psychology program at Xavier University. He joined the Modi Lab in June of 2010. Jordan is currently working on his dissertation through the Modi Lab, examining predictors of longitudinal health-related quality of life in children with newly-diagnosed epilepsy.
Jennifer is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Xavier University. Currently she is in her 3rd year and in May 2011 she earned her MA in clinical psychology. She has been a member of the Modi lab since 2010. While working in the lab, she has been an interventionist for the STAR studies and is currently working on her dissertation which will incorporate health-related stigma data collected through the Modi lab.
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.
Alison is a second year undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati, currently pursuing degrees in both Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has been a research volunteer in the Modi Lab since September 2011. After she graduates in the spring of 2014, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical or Forensic Psychology.
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(Left to Right) Sarah Williams, Yelena Wu, Alison Farringer, Avani Modi, Krista Wessendorf
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