• Meet the Modi Lab

    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.

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    Avani C. Modi, PhD

    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.

    Avani C. Modi

    Alex Arnett, BS
    Alex Arnett, BS

    Alex Arnett, BS

    Research Coordinator II
    Alex graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience. He joined the Modi lab in June 2013. Alex plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Neuropsychology.

    Alex Arnett, BS

    Photo of Krista Wessendorf.
    Photo of Krista Wessendorf.

    Krista Wessendorf, BA

    Research Assistant III
    Krista graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minors in Addiction and Deaf studies.  She worked as a Research Assistant II studying Type 1 Diabetes prior to obtaining a position with the Modi lab in November of 2011.  She will be attending the Master of Social Work Program at the University of Cincinnati starting Fall 2012.

    Krista Wessendorf.

    Photo of Alison Farringer.
    Photo of Alison Farringer.

    Alison Farringer

    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.

    Alison Farringer

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  • Our Graduate Student Interventionist:

    Shannon Ollier
    Demi Bruck
    Terri Pelley