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.



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.

PhD: Child Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2019.

Internship: Clinical and Pediatric Psychology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Fellowship: Pediatric Psychology, Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville, FL.


Integrated behavioral health; health promotion; prevention; early childhood

Services and Specialties

Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology


Health promotion; physical activity; obesity; anxiety

Research Areas

Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Psychology

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Internal versus External Predictors of Physical Activity in Youth. Ryan, P; Kaskas, M. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2022; 1-13.

Predicting Reading, Writing, and Mathematics Achievement: Do Anxiety and ADHD Symptoms Add to the Variance Explained by Working Memory and Verbal Reasoning Alone?. NoackLeSage, F; Shaheen, GL; III, DT E; Castagna, PJ; Kaskas, MM; Ryan, P; Lilly, ME. Current Psychology. 2019; 38:792-802.

Assessment of Anxiety Disorders. Ryan, PM; Kaskas, MM; III, DT E. Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Assessment. 2018.

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