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Pediatric Psychologist, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


"I enjoy learning about patients and their strengths and working with them to improve their functioning and help them thrive."

My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

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

Research Interests

Biopsychosocial factors affecting pediatric chronic pain, namely continuous headache and migraine

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Research Divisions

Clinical Psychology

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Clinic-based characterization of continuous headache in children and adolescents: Comparing youth with chronic migraine to those with new daily persistent headache. Reidy, BL; Riddle, EJ; Powers, SW; Slater, SK; Kacperski, J; Kabbouche, MA; Hershey, AD. Cephalalgia. 2020; 40:1063-1069.

Early-Life Somatic Complaints: Longitudinal Associations with Maternal and Child Psychopathology. Engel, ML; Winiarski, DA; Reidy, BL; Brennan, PA. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2018; 39:573-579.