Our team members come from a variety of backgrounds, and focus on a range of interests. Learn more about our members, and contact them with questions.
Lori Crosby, PsyD, is the PI of this lab, co-director of Innovations, co-director of the CCTST Community Engagement Core, and a member of the Center for Self-Management and Adherence, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, and the Chronic Care Research Group.
Anna Hood, PhD, graduated with honors in psychology from California State University San Marcos. She is a former NIGMS MARC scholar and was the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Dean’s Award. Anna completed her graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis and was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Fellowship and a NIH F31 Pre-doctoral Fellowship. She was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society in 2016. She completed her clinical psychology internship at Children’s Minnesota. She will begin a 3-year NIH F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2018.
Rhyanne McDade, PhD, CHES is a psychology fellow in the Crosby Lab. Her research interests include minority health and community engaged research. Her current research focuses on self-management, patient engagement and medication adherence in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease.
Cami Mosley, BA, is a first-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests focus on substance use, mental health, and health disparities in minority populations. Currently, her research interests surround substance use and mental health in under represented minorities (i.e., women, ethnic minorities, first-generation college students). She has been with the Crosby lab since 2014.
Cara is a clinical research coordinator in Dr. Crosby’s lab. She coordinates studies that focus on shared decision making and self-management interventions for adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease. She is responsible for recruiting and retaining families, assessment administration, data management, and coordinating undergraduate and graduate students. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in human development and family studies from Kent State University and hopes to earn a doctoral degree in clinical psychology in the future.
Katie Kidwell, MA, is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an O’Grady resident in Behavioral Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. She is collaborating with Dr. Crosby on several projects examining self-management interventions for pediatric SCD.
Davida received her Bachelor of Science in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati and recently graduated from their Master of Design program. Along with other internships she had as an undergraduate, she worked as a healthcare design research associate for Cincinnati Children's for 2 years through The Livewell Collaborative. Her main passion is design research for social innovation.
Heather Strong, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow in Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Cincinnati and completed her pediatric psychology residency at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Her research interests are health disparities among ethnic minorities and social determinants of health. She is also interested in examining biopsychosocial contributors to disease self-management and healthy lifestyle behaviors, as well as intervention development.
In the Crosby Lab, Heather is involved in a multi-site clinical research trial focusing on patient-provider shared decision making process in pediatric sickle cell disease. She also serves as a site clinical supervisor for community health workers as a part of a multi-site intervention trial for transition age patients with sickle cell disease.
Ashley is a graduate student in psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She also has a degree in design from UC’s School of Design, Art Architecture and Planning. Her research is focused on how design can be used to improve patient experience and be flexible to support their individual needs in managing their health.
Lori E. Crosby, PsyD
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