As a psychologist with expertise in pediatric psychology and integrated care, I provide prevention and intervention services to primary care families. I work closely with medical providers and other allied professionals to promote health for families and their young children. I partner with families during their primary care visits to support their parenting goals and work with children who need developmental, behavioral or medical support.
I was inspired to become a psychologist after learning about the critical role I could play in promoting health and development. I’m specifically interested in integrating psychological care into medical clinics, which happens in many different ways.
I’ve worked in various integrated clinics that offer behavioral sleep, feeding, developmental disabilities and autism, and consultation services. I believe that psychology integration in medicine helps remove barriers to accessing care and improves health outcomes and coping skills. At Cincinnati Children’s, we partnered with many national programs and local community organizations to support development and health beyond just standard medical care.
Along with providing prevention and intervention services, I also conduct research. At Cincinnati Children’s, our researchers collaborate and discover the best ways to promote health and develop top-of-the-line programs to support our patients and their families.
I love spending my free time outside, trying new restaurants and being with family and friends. I also enjoy scuba diving and volunteering at organizations that work to improve the health of our oceans.
Integrated behavioral health; health promotion; prevention; early childhood
Health promotion; physical activity; obesity; anxiety
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Psychology