As a pediatric psychologist, I help children and adolescents with a wide variety of medical conditions by tailoring evidence-based treatments to fit their individual and family situations. Some of my areas of specialty include feeding, pediatric obesity and bariatrics. I also counsel patients who have weight-related medical conditions, including type 2 diabetes and non- alcoholic fatty liver disease.
I was drawn to pediatric psychology because I wanted to help children and adolescents with acute and chronic medical conditions, along with their families, overcome emotional, behavioral and/or thinking barriers that were keeping them from living the life they want to live.
In addition to helping patients, I also do research that focuses on improving outcomes for children and adolescents with obesity.
In my free time, I like to read, run, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
PhD: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2016.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2018.
Adjustment and coping with medical illness; pediatric obesity; pediatric feeding concerns; anxiety; depression; adherence concerns
Behavioral Medicine, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
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Trajectories of Psychopathology and Dysregulation 2-4 Years following Adolescent Bariatric Surgery. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2023; 48:479-489.
Nutrition interventions for youth with dyslipidemia: a National Lipid Association clinical perspective. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2022; 16:776-796.
Mycophenolate mofetil use is associated with reduced incidence of food allergy in liver transplanted children. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2022; 75:138-144.
Insight Into the Adolescent Patient Experience With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2022; 75:88-96.
Unhealthy Eating, Psychopathology, and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Youth Presenting for Bariatric Surgery. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2021; 73:670-676.
Change, predictors and correlates of weight- and health-related quality of life in adolescents 2-years following bariatric surgery. International Journal of Obesity. 2020; 44:1467-1478.
Suicidal thoughts and behaviors in adolescents who underwent bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2020; 16:568-580.
Community Socioeconomic Deprivation and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Severity. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; 70:364-370.