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Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary MedicineStaff 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.
Professor, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems ExcellenceProfessor, 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.
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.
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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.
Liz Lind is currently a senior at the University of Cincinnati and is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. At the university she has worked as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in the Psychology department and is now thrilled to be interning with the Daniel Grossoehme’s Lab. Once she graduates she would love to continue her education by earning a PhD in Criminal Psychology. One of her aspirations in life is to travel the world to experience other sights and cultures apart from her own.
Colin is in his fourth year at the University of Cincinnati. He will be obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology this summer. With an interest in clinical psychology he plans to enter into graduate school in the near future pursuing a career in psychological research. Colin is excited to gain research experience while interning with the Grossoehme Lab.
Michael Price is a senior at the University of Cincinnati studying psychology and professional writing. He will graduate at the end of this calendar year with a BS. Once he graduates his ultimate goal is to attend graduate school for a PhD or possibly a PsyD in counseling. Michael currently works for Planned Parenthood and is looking forward to gaining research experience through interning with Daniel Grossoehme’s Lab. In his free time he likes to exercise, stay active from outdoor activities, and of course reading journal articles.
Assistant Professor, Department of General and Community PediatricsDirector 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.
Emily is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati, with a major in psychology and a minor in sociology. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology. Emily also currently works as a research assistant in a lab at the University of Cincinnati focusing on suicidal ideation and alcohol use. Emily has a broad interest in the mental health field and is looking forward to new experiences in this area.
Kathy Taylor is a non-traditional psychology student at the University of Cincinnati who has a Certificate in Early Childhood Education. She has a professional background as a Children’s Center Director and as a hospice Volunteer Coordinator and as a hospice Bereavement Coordinator. She has also served as a college Women’s Life Supervisor. Past research includes a study on the effect of intrinsic spirituality on death anxiety at the University of Colorado.
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.
Vasilis is entering his third year at the University of Cincinnati. He plans on graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in Biology. His interest is in clinical psychology and abnormal psychology, and plans on attending either medical school or graduate school upon completing his undergraduate studies. Vasilis is eager to gain research experience and excited to be a part of Daniel Grossoehme’s Lab.
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(Left to Right) Sian Cotton, Emily Smith, Sophia Dimitriou, Vasilios Zois, Daniel Grossoehme, Colin Lozier, Judith Ragsdale, Michael Price, Elizabeth Lind, Kathy Taylor
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