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.
Kara Brown is a fifth-year psychology doctoral student at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology. She has been working with Dr. Crosby for over four years on various research and community-based projects. Currently, she is co-facilitating a self-management group for adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease as well as conducting Bracken Assessment for preschool readiness.
Aimee Hildenbrand, MS, is a fifth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) and an O’Grady resident in Behavioral Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. Her research interests include psychosocial and neurocognitive sequelae of pediatric injury and illness, with a particular emphasis on the intersection between pain and traumatic stress. She is collaborating with Dr. Crosby on several projects examining pain, fatigue, and adherence in pediatric SCD.
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.
Born in New York and raised in Cincinnati, Dominique Reaves is a senior at University Of Cincinnati majoring in psychology. She’s proud to be a part of the McNair Scholars, a program that facilitates opportunities for students who are looking into graduate school and higher. She is being mentored by Dr. Crosby and her phenomenal team of coordinators, gaining experience and insight on research.
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 is a graduate research assistant within the Crosby Lab. Her broad interests are in health disparities. She assists with studies related to self-management interventions and treatment options, such as gene therapy and hydroxyurea.
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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