• Meet the Lab

    Daniel Grossoehme
    Daniel Grossoehme

    Daniel Grossoehme

    Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
    Staff Chaplain III, Department of Pastoral Care

    Dr. Grossoehme is a research faculty member and an investigator in the Pulmonary Outcomes lab. Trained as an astrophysicist, he holds a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling and a Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research and a Master’s in Divinity. He has 20 years’ clinical experience as a pediatric chaplain and is board certified. He is a past president of the Assembly of Episcopal Healthcare Chaplains, former Regional Certification Chair (Association of Professional Chaplains) and is currently a board member of the Association of Professional Chaplains and chairs the Commission on Quality in Pastoral Services. He is the author of over twenty journal articles as well as four books and book chapters. His research interests include psychosocial/spiritual factors relating to treatment adherence in pediatric chronic illness, especially cystic fibrosis, outcomes research and developing a research-informed base for clinical chaplaincy. He has been invited to speak at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, chaplaincy conferences in both the United States and Scotland, and presented Grand Rounds at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Grossoehme is also an Episcopal priest.

    Daniel Grossoehme

    Photo of Michael Seid.
    Photo of Michael Seid.

    Michael Seid

    Professor, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
    Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Dr. Seid is the co-director of the Pulmonary Outcomes Lab and is the primary Sponsor of Dr. Grossoehme’s K23 research career development grant. With over 87 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Seid is a noted health outcomes and health services researcher. His primary interest is developing models of collaborative medicine to improve health outcomes. Learn more about the Collaborative Chronic Care Network.

    Michael Seid

    Sian Cotton
    Sian Cotton

    Sian Cotton

    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    Research Assistant Professor, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Cotton is a health psychologist whose work focuses on the role of religion/spirituality’s role in health, and Integrative medicine (complementary and alternative medicine) approaches. She currently has an NIH/NICHD mentored patient-oriented research career development grant (K23HD052639) to understand the use of spiritual coping in adolescents with asthma and other chronic conditions such as sickle cell disease. She and Dr. Grossoehme have published multiple mixed methods papers together and are frequent collaborators.

    Learn more about Sian Cotton.

    Sian Cotton

    Photo of Sophia Dimitriou.
    Photo of Sophia Dimitriou.

    Sophia Dimitriou

    Project Specialist

    Sophia graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in psychology and has over 5 years of research experience. Her experience includes investigator initiated clinical trials and industry clinical trials throughout various departments; the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology (BMCP), the Department of Neonatology, and the Division of Pulmonary Medicine. Her research has consisted of conducting Neuropsychological testing with children diagnosed with sleep apnea, coordinating research trials aimed at improving diagnostic testing, safety, and the effectiveness of current medical procedures used in the NICU, and managing research trials dedicated to improving nutrition, adherence to medical treatments, including the development of newborns to adolescents with cystic fibrosis.

    Sophia currently manages research projects for Daniel Grossoehme, DMin, BCC in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and works in collaboration with Michael Seid, PhD, the director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research. She also supervises and manages the on-going coordination of Daniel Grossoehme’s Lab which includes research coordinators and alternating student interns.

    Sophia Dimitriou

    Sarah Lohbeck
    Sarah Lohbeck

    Sarah Lohbeck

    Clinical Research Coordinator II

    Sarah graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2013 with a BA in Psychology, minoring in Communications. She joined Daniel Grossoehme’s team in Pulmonary Medicine as an intern during her last year of her undergrad career and gained much of her research experience while studying spirituality and adherence in adolescents diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). She was hired on as a Clinical Research Coordinator II and is eagerly continuing to expand her research experience here at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. While helping coordinate studies in the Grossoehme lab, she is also working in Michael Seid’s lab housed in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. On this team she coordinates bringing a Collaborative Chronic Care Network (C3N) to the CF community in which the quality of life and care are enhanced using several different innovations which facilitate patients, clinicians and researchers are working together as co-designers in patient care. She plans to further her education with an MS in Psychology, focusing on Child and Adolescent Development.

    Sarah Lohbeck

    Sofia Newaz
    Sofia Newaz

    Sofia Newaz

    Student Intern

    Sofia is currently a third year at the University of Cincinnati and is studying International Business with a minor in Psychology in hopes to obtain a BBA and a BS upon graduation.  After graduating from undergrad, Sofia plans to attend graduate school to receive a Master’s in Health Administration.  She has a great interest in the administrative aspects of the interworking of hospitals as well as in conducting clinical research.  She also enjoys working with children and has a broad interest in their mental health. Sofia is excited to gain more experience in research here at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Sofia Newaz

    Jeremy Obee
    Jeremy Obee

    Jeremy Obee

    Jeremy is a fourth year at the University of Cincinnati studying psychology. After graduation, he plans on attending graduate school for a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, and hopefully one day a PhD in clinical psychology.  Jeremy has an interest in understanding mental disorders and removing stigmas on those who have them. Jeremy also has a special interest in studying OCD and helping others cope with their disorder. He joined the team as an intern during his last year of his undergrad career, the fall of 2013, and has gained much research experience while studying spirituality and adherence in adults with children who have Cystic Fibrosis.

    Jeremy Obee

    Judith Ragsdale
    Judith Ragsdale

    Judith R. Ragsdale

    Assistant Professor, Department of General and Community Pediatrics
    Director of Education & Research, Department of Pastoral Care

    Dr. Ragsdale is a Supervisor accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ, and has been at Cincinnati Children’s since 1993. She oversees the collaborative efforts of the Pastoral Care Research Lab. She has experience and passion in qualitative research methodology. Her research currently focused on identifying the qualities that make excellent educational supervisors and mentors for health care clinicians.

    Judith R. Ragsdale

    McKenzie Roedig
    McKenzie Roedig

    McKenzie Roedig

    McKenzie is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati, where she is majoring in psychology and minoring in marketing. She is also working to get her Deaf studies certificate. After graduation, McKenzie plans to attend graduate school for school psychology. Her career goal is to become a school guidance counselor. McKenzie joined the research team as an intern in the Fall of 2013. She cannot wait to gain more research experience at Cincinnati Children’s during the year to come.

    McKenzie Roedig

    Photo of Rhonda Szczesniaka.
    Photo of Rhonda Szczesniak.

    Rhonda Szczesniak

    Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and the Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Dr. Szczesniak has been at Cincinnati Children's since 2007 and is the Director of the Pulmonary Biostatistics Core. Her team is focused on advancing all facets of pulmonary research through biostatistical consulting, collaboration and methodologic research. She is a frequent collaborator with Michael Seid and Daniel Grossoehme. Her primary statistical research interests include latent variable models and functional data analysis with outcomes research applications to the CF Foundation Patient Registry and other high-dimension longitudinal data structures.

    Rhonda Szczesniak

    Diana Tsurov
    Diana Tsurov

    Diana Tsurov

    Diana is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati, with a major in psychology. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans to work for a year in order to gain some experience in the work field before attending graduate school for clinical psychology. Diana has a broad interest in mental health field and her interests include political economy and animal welfare.

    Diana Tsurov

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