I love how science helps us learn things and solve problems. As a clinical psychologist, my goal is to understand the concerns of my patients and families and apply what we know from science to improve their lives.
As a clinical psychologist, I treat children and adolescents who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). I find working with children and their families very rewarding.
My care philosophy is patient- and family-oriented and based in science and empirically supported assessment and treatment. Parents are the experts on their child and family, and I view my role as an outside resource who helps them identify and resolve issues. I provide evidence-based resources to improve functioning and support the execution of those resources.
I value listening to patients and families, helping them develop goals, and sharing information and ideas to address their concerns. I support positive change and love to see families succeed and flourish. My ultimate goal is to make the lives of children and their families better.
My primary research goal is to understand the short- and long-term effects of TBI on the lives of children and their families. I want to use the results of my research to develop and disseminate effective treatments that improve the lives of children and adolescents with TBI.
When I’m not helping patients and families, I like to spend time with my family and dogs. We enjoy being outside and traveling. I also love baking.
Diagnostic interviewing, intellectual and academic assessment, and evidence based treatment for children and families; inpatient and outpatient settings; children and adolescents with brain injury and their families; diagnosing and behavioral management of ADHD as well as delivery of a problem solving intervention for children with brain injury and their families
Etiology of attention and behavioral disorders, particularly after pediatric brain injury, and improving the lives and functioning of children and their families; short and long term outcomes after pediatric brain injury, and interventions aimed to maximize child and family functioning after injury; development of significant attention problems following brain injury, and how these factors related to outcomes and treatment response
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD