As a primary care pediatrician, I perform child and adolescent wellness exams, and treat chronic childhood diseases as well as common childhood illnesses.
My interest in medicine began after I traveled to developing nations as an undergraduate student and realized that good healthcare is a human right. I chose pediatrics after my rotation at Cincinnati Children’s as a medical student, knowing that I could make the biggest impact working with the youngest patients.
I like to develop strong relationships with my patients and families over many years of caring for them. My philosophy for patient care is to meet every family where they are on any given day and take them one step further in a positive direction. I also work as the Associate Division Director overseeing the Primary Care offices. I’m the Medical Director at the Hopple Street Neighborhood Health Center, where continually improving the quality of our care is a priority.
In 2017, I received the Raymond Baker Resident Teaching Award from the Cincinnati Pediatric Society. I also received the Clinical Care Award for Junior Faculty from Cincinnati Children’s in 2020.
I’ve been a part of research teams that focused on addressing food insecurity and integrating behavioral health in primary care.
I spent my childhood in southern California with early lifelong ambitions of being a lifeguard at the beach. Now, I've traded my previous passion for the beach for mountains and hiking. I enjoy the outdoors, running, yoga and spending time with my husband and three kids.
Primary Care, General and Community Pediatrics
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An Assessment of a Socioeconomic Risk Screening Tool for Telemedicine Encounters in Pediatric Primary Care: A Pilot Study. Clinical Pediatrics. 2023; 62:349-355.
Evaluation of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for Preschoolers in Urban Primary Care. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2023; 32:1304-1317.
Adapting a preschool disruptive behavior group for the underserved in pediatric primary care practice. Families, Systems, and Health. 2023; 41:101-111.
A Pilot Randomized Trial of an Obesity Prevention Program for High-Risk Infants in Primary Care. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2023; 48:123-133.
Effect of Outreach Messages on Adolescent Well-Child Visits and Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine Rates: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2023; 253:158-164.e1.
Effect of Electronic Outreach Using Patient Portal Messages on Well Child Care Visit Completion: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5:e2242853.
Declining influenza vaccination rates in an underserved pediatric primary care center during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccine. 2022; 40:6391-6396.
Increasing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine Uptake in Pediatric Primary Care by Offering Vaccine to Household Members. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2022; 247:150-154.e1.
A Successful Collaboration Between an Urban School District, a Health System, and a Public Health Department to Address COVID-19 While Returning Children to the Classroom. Journal of Community Health. 2022; 47:504-509.
A COVID-19 primer for primary care clinicians. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care. 2022; 52:101180.