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Sarah Beal is a developmental psychologist and research faculty member at Cincinnati Children’s. She completed her graduate work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a postdoctoral fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. She is interested in research addressing the transition to adulthood, and what aspects of involvement in foster and kinship care contribute to altered developmental outcomes for adolescents.
Mary Greiner is a child abuse pediatrician and clinical faculty at Cincinnati Children’s. She completed medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia, residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and her child abuse fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s. She is interested in research evaluating innovative approaches to delivering healthcare for children in or at risk of entering foster care, and identifying which clinical interventions most help to improve health outcomes for these children.
Jackie Barnes has 20 years of experience developing, delivering and supervising research protocols across numerous studies funded through local, private, state and federal funding. Jackie has conducted research with parents, children and families, involving self- and parent-report measures, observations and other data collection methods. She has trained and supervised numerous research staff, undergraduate and graduate students in delivering research protocols, data collection, data management and data entry.
Katie Nause is a clinical research coordinator IV at Cincinnati Children’s. She completed her BS in Psychology at Northern Kentucky University in 2013, and has worked in the Child Welfare Research Lab since 2014. Katie has provided data management and analyses for several research projects with the team and is proficient in multiple data management and analysis platforms.
Vikash Patel is a clinical research coordinator II at Cincinnati Children’s. He completed his BA in psychology with a minor in neuroscience at Miami University in Ohio and has worked in the Child Welfare Research Lab since 2016. He is interested in research concentrating on development into adulthood, specifically how early life stressors affects mental and emotional development through adolescence into adulthood as well as approaches to improve their healthcare.
Alex Duncan is a clinical research coordinator II at Cincinnati Children’s. She completed her BS in health and wellness with a minor in psychology at Mount St. Joseph University in Ohio and has worked in the Child Welfare Research Lab since 2019. She is interested in research concentrating on health outcome disparities in underserved populations, in particular foster children and young mothers and their children, as well as approaches to improve their healthcare.
To reach the team at the Child Welfare Research Lab, contact Sarah Beal, PhD:
Lab Email: CHECKResearch@cchmc.org
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