As a pediatric psychologist, as well as a clinical child and adolescent psychologist, I practice evidence-based behavioral medicine. I treat children with migraine and other types of headache.
At Cincinnati Children’s, I am the scientific director of Clinical Research and Trials for the Research Foundation, the co-director of the Headache Center, and the director of the Center for Child Behavior and Nutrition Research and Training.
My research includes clinical trials in the areas of migraine and headache as well as child behavior and nutrition science. Migraine affects 10% of youth today. It’s one of the most common chronic illnesses of childhood and is the second most prevalent disabling condition worldwide. It affects people from childhood throughout most of their lives. My colleagues and I strive to develop the evidence-based treatments of tomorrow while building teams to provide the best care we can today. If youth have improvements in headache occurrence and related disability, then we may change the course of their lives.
Our team has published game-changing clinical trials in prestigious journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), JAMA Pediatrics and Pediatrics.
During my career, I am honored to have received both the research and mentoring awards from the Society of Pediatric Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.