Lisa M. Vaughn, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Field Service Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-9424

Fax 513-636-1695


Cross-cultural psychology issues especially with Latinos, women and children; dyadic relationships (e.g., parent-child; teacher-learner, etc.); community / family education; international / global studies; social psychology related; teaching-learning processes 

Lisa M. Vaughn, PhD, is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with a joint appointment in educational studies at the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is formally trained as a social psychologist, counselor, and medical educator.

Dr. Vaughn has specific training and experience in community-based participatory research, community engagement, qualitative research methodologies, and culturally relevant health care with a focus on understanding health disparities and promoting health equity specifically with minority and immigrant families and vulnerable youth.

BS: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, 1993.

MA: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1996.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

International Honors Program in Psychology: University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, 1992.

Fellowship: Medical Education Research, Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Educational Affairs, 1999.

Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor

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Nabors L, Adams R, Vaughn L, Sharma M, Bolling C, Cotton M, Moore C. Factors influencing children's judgments of overweight peers. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Jan 3.

Vaughn LM, Jacquez F, Zhao J, Lang M. Partnering with students to explore the health needs of an ethnically diverse, low-resource school: an innovative large group assessment approach. Fam Community Health. 2011 Jan-Mar;34(1):72-84.

Klein M, Vaughn LM. Teaching social determinants of child health in a pediatric advocacy rotation: small intervention, big impact. Med Teach. 2010;32(9):754-9.

Vaughn LM, Ireton C, Geraghty SR, Diers T, Niño V, Falciglia GA, Valenzuela J, Mosbaugh C. Sociocultural influences on the determinants of breast-feeding by Latina mothers in the Cincinnati area. Fam Community Health. 2010 Oct-Dec;33(4):318-28.

Vaughn LM, Holloway M. West African immigrant families from Mauritania and Senegal in Cincinnati: a cultural primer on children's health. J Community Health. 2010 Feb;35(1):27-35.

Vaughn LM. Families and cultural competency: where are we? Fam Community Health. 2009 Jul-Sep;32(3):247-56.

Vaughn LM, Rojas-Guyler L, Howell B. "Picturing" health: a PhotoVoice pilot of Latina girls' perceptions of health. Fam Community Health. 2008 Oct-Dec;31(4):305-16.

Vaughn LM, Baker RC. Do different pairings of teaching styles and learning styles make a difference? Preceptor and resident perceptions. Teach Learn Med. 2008 Jul-Sep;20(3):239-47.

Vaughn L, Baker R. Teaching in the medical setting: balancing teaching styles, learning styles and teaching methods. Med Teach. 2001 Oct;23(6):610-612.

Burklow KA, Vaughn LM, Valerius KS, Schultz JR. Parental expectations regarding discussions on psychosocial topics during pediatric office visits. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2001 Oct;40(10):555-62.