Scientific Director, Every Child Succeeds Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
His research interests include home visitation programs, maternal depression, the application of quality improvement science to prevention programs, treatment of anxiety disorders in children, and adaptation of children with disabilities.
Olivia joined the Ammerman lab in August 2016. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice studies from the University of Dayton and her Master of Science in social work from the University of Louisville. Her research interests include examining community-based approaches to tackling children’s health, safety and welfare issues, including issues unique to foster and kinship youth and youth involved in the justice system. Olivia is working on a study funded by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation aiming to gather perspectives from parents of children ages 0-9, pediatric healthcare professionals and community partners in Hamilton County on integrating behavioral health services into primary pediatrics. She is also assisting with efforts to launch a 12-week, group-based parenting skills training program for parents of children 2-5 in the Avondale Community.
Family Foundations, Assessment and Retention
Walter joined the Ammerman Lab in 2015. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, and his professional experience includes working at UC - studying how stress affects decision making and doing community-based research. He plans to return to school to pursue a Psy.D Degree in Clinical Psychology.
Christine joined the Ammerman Lab in April 2017. She received her bachelor’s in health and human biology from Brown University. Her research interests include using community-based approaches to improve mental health and social-emotional development among low-income pediatric populations. She will be working on the Family Foundations Project, a NIH-funded study focused on increasing paternal involvement in co-parenting through home visit-based interventions as well as evaluating depression prevalence and maltreatment history in mothers and fathers enrolled in the Health Families America program. In the future, she plans on applying to medical school and becoming a pediatrician.
Robert T. Ammerman, PhD, ABPP
Member, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
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