As a pediatric psychologist, I provide evidence-based behavioral medicine to children, adolescents and young adults. I enjoy learning about patients and their strengths and working with them to improve their functioning and help them thrive.
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of brain injury, headache and chronic pain. I work primarily with children and adolescents seen in the Brain Recovery After Injury (BRAIN) Health and Wellness Center. I offer clinic-based services and short-term outpatient follow-up to youth and families coping with concussion or more severe traumatic brain injuries.
In my clinical practice, as well as my research activities, I value working in teams with experts from multiple specialty areas. Through my work with the Powers Lab at Cincinnati Children’s, I’m actively involved in research focused on treating youth with migraine and related headache conditions, such as continuous headache.
I serve as a research therapist on a federally-funded study looking at how and why different treatments for youth with migraine work. I’m also part of a team that is developing behavioral treatment materials for nurses and other medical providers to use with youth who have migraine headaches.
When I’m not at work, I love to go on hikes, take in art or live music and try new foods. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family.
PhD: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2018.
Residency: Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY.
Fellowship: T32 Clinical Research Fellowship in Pediatric Headache Medicine, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Licensed Psychologist, Ohio State Board of Psychology, 2020.
Traumatic brain injury across all severity levels (concussion to more severe injuries); migraine and headache; behavioral pain management; cognitive behavioral therapy; adjustment and coping with chronic illness
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Biopsychosocial factors affecting pediatric chronic pain, namely continuous headache and migraine
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Biopsychosocial treatment response among youth with continuous headache: A retrospective, clinic-based study. Headache. 2023; 63:942-952.
Impact of preventive pill-based treatment on migraine days: A secondary outcome study of the Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention (CHAMP) trial and a comparison of self-report to nosology-derived assessments. Headache. 2023; 63:805-812.
Management of Chronic Migraine in Children and Adolescents: Where are We in 2022?. Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics. 2022; 13:309-323.
Multimodal Assessment of Medication Adherence Among Youth With Migraine: An Ancillary Study of the CHAMP Trial. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2022; 47:376-387.
Psychological Interventions for Pediatric Headache Disorders: A 2021 Update on Research Progress and Needs. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2022; 26:85-91.
Trajectory of treatment response in the child and adolescent migraine prevention (CHAMP) study: A randomized clinical trial. Cephalalgia: an international journal of headache. 2022; 42:44-52.
Prevalence of Headache Days and Disability 3 Years After Participation in the Childhood and Adolescent Migraine Prevention Medication Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2021; 4:e2114712.
Clinic-based characterization of continuous headache in children and adolescents: Comparing youth with chronic migraine to those with new daily persistent headache. Cephalalgia: an international journal of headache. 2020; 40:1063-1069.