• Meet the Lab

    Meet the members of the Erickson/Wink Lab.

    Logan Wink, MD
    Dr. Logan Wink is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in clinical care and research of Angelman syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. She is director of the Angelman Syndrome Research and Treatment Center at Cincinnati Children's. She is currently a member of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation Expert Panel on Challenging and Difficult to Treat Behaviors. Dr. Wink completed medical school, psychiatry residency, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine. She additionally completed a fellowship in autism and developmental disabilities at Indiana University.

    Craig A. Erickson, MD
    Dr. Erickson specializes in research and clinical treatment involving persons with developmental disorders. His primary research focus is on new treatment development for fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other related disorders. He is the director of the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center at Cincinnati Children’s. Dr. Erickson all serves as the director of research at the Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Children's

    Group photo of the Erickson/Wink Lab.

    Richard C. Gilman, PhD
    is a licensed psychologist who conducts research on risk and resiliency factors in physical and mental health. His work focuses on how environmental factors such as schools, families, and peers, play an important role in psychological and social functioning.

    Ernest Pedapati, MD, MS
    Dr. Ernie Pedapati is a fifth year resident in a combination residency for pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child psychiatry. In addition to clinical work as a pediatrician and a child psychiatrist, he has a strong interest in neuroplasticity and human electrophysiology. He is a recipient of the 2013 American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award with a goal of quantifying cortical plasticity using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in different patient populations including neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders.

    Rebecca Shaffer, PsyD, HSPP
    Dr. Rebecca Shaffer is a clinical psychologist working with the team. She performs evaluations necessary for clinical research and also sees patients with autism spectrum disorders, Angelman syndrome, and fragile X for therapy. She has specialty training in the autism diagnostic interview- revised (ADI-R) and the autism diagnostic observation schedule (ADOS), which are both methods of diagnosing autism.

    Tori Schaefer, PhD

    Dr. Tori Schaefer is the director of the Developmental Disabilities Translational Research lab. She works with Angelman syndrome, fragile X, and autism in the mouse model. Her post-doctoral research area was developmental behavioral neuroscience and she has received multiple awards for her work in neuroscience and behavioral neuroscience.

    Margo Moore, BSN, RN, CCRP
    Margo Moore is the research nurse and team manager for Dr. Erickson and Dr. Wink’s Autism, fragile X and Angelman Syndrome Research Program. Margo has formerly worked in the NICU and primary care pediatrics. At CCHMC, she and has worked in CF Clinical Research and Research in Patient Services. She has been a Certified Clinical Research Professional since 2012, and has extensive clinical research experience in industry and investigator initiated projects in pediatric populations. Margo is currently working on completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Research Management expected graduation Summer 2016.

    Students
    Several undergraduate and medical students who have an interest in Angelman syndrome, fragile X, or autism work as a part of the team.