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The Modi Lab includes undergraduate volunteers, student undergraduate research fellows (SURFs), clinical research coordinators, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Typical duties in the lab include data entry, conducting assessments with families, intervention sessions, organizing study folders, and improving study retention (e.g. reminder cards, phone calls, birthday cards). Studies primarily focus on treatment adherence and involve interventions in children and adolescents with epilepsy and their families.
Dr. Modi is an associate professor for the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology and Director of the Center for Treatment Adherence and Self-Management at Cincinnati Children's within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 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.
Brooke will graduate from the University of Cincinnati in August 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minors in violence prevention and deaf studies. She has worked in Dr. Modi’s lab since April 2014. After graduation, she will work as a clinical research coordinator with Dr. Modi, with the goal of pursuing a master's degree in school psychology.
Angela graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in neuroscience. She worked as a research coordinator in Dr. Stark’s Lab prior to joining Dr. Modi’s lab in May 2016. Her research experience includes recruitment, completing assessments (both on the LAUNCH study project and as a trained examiner of psychological tests), and collecting and managing data. Angela is currently working on a master’s degree in clinical psychology through Capella University, in hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology or neuropsychology.
Aimee earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Winthrop University and graduated from Kent State University in 2016 with a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology with a concentration in pediatric psychology. She completed her residency at Cincinnati Children's in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology and will join Dr. Modi’s lab in July 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow. Her research interests include the impact of comorbid conditions on adherence in pediatric illness, academic functioning in pediatric illness, physician communication, and implementation research. Her clinical interests include working with children with illnesses and their families to improve adherence and quality of life and working with populations with epilepsy, TBI, and other neurological concerns.
Lauryn graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a master's degree in social work. Prior to obtaining a position within the lab, she worked as a research assistant examining adherence and readiness to transition from pediatric to adult care in adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Lauryn plans to pursue a master’s degree in dietetics with a focus on pediatric obesity.
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