As a pediatric psychologist, I specialize in behavioral and mental health. In my role as the behavioral health administrative director for Cincinnati Children’s, my focus is on improving the behavioral and mental health of all children in southwest Ohio. I’m also involved in research that aims to improve the quality of life in children with epilepsy.
I was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare by my father, who is a doctor. I grew up visiting him at work, and from the time I was little, I knew I wanted to work with children in a hospital setting. I discovered the field of pediatric psychology when I was in college, and I knew right away it would be a great fit.
I feel very grateful that I get to learn about so many different children and their families and be able to support them during times of triumph as well as times of challenge. My goal is to help each and every child reach their potential.
Until recently, I worked with pediatric epilepsy patients to help them manage common problems such as difficulties with learning, mood, attention and behavior. In 2020, I was honored to receive the Ann Moser Compassionate Care Award from my peers at Cincinnati Children’s for my work with these children and adolescents.
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my husband and children, playing outside, going on adventures, or curling up with a good book or movie. I also love to sew.
Pediatric epilepsy; adherence; coping with medical illness; psychogenic non-epileptic spells (PNES); anxiety; depression; ADHD; stress; preschool disruptive behavior
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Behavioral Medicine, Epilepsy