Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


MPH from Harvard School Of Public Health
Fellowship at Children's Hospital
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan
Internship at Children's Hospital of Michigan
MD from Meharry Medical College


American Board of Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

The Arc of Gulf Coast Presidential Award
December 2012
Super Star Physician Award
January to June, 2011
The John A. Butler Award for Community Service
Farley Fund Fellowship Award
Von Meyer Award
Sanford A. Cohen Resident of the Year Award of Excellence

Selected Publications


Society of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
2002-2005, Present
a. Board of Directors, Member 2016
b. Membership Committee, Member 2008 to present
c. Strategic Planning Meeting, SDBP Board of
Directors, 2009 and 2012
d. Advocacy Committee, Co-Chair, January 2009 to 2015
American Academy of Pediatrics
1999-2002, 2005-Present
a. Section on Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
b. Section on Young Physicians
National Medical Association
Academic Pediatric Association
Member & Research Committees: 2010-Present
Society for Research in Child Development
Mary Susan Moore Medical Society
2007 to Present
American Medical Association
2007 to Present


“Racial Identity Development in Children who Participate in a Reading Intervention Program” and “Racial Awareness of Second Grade Students in a Reading Intervention Problem”
- #3P50HD502117- 02S1
Grant funding from The National Institute of Health, Diversity Supplement to Parent Grant
Investigator relationship: PI on supplement project
Annual Direct and Indirect cost overall: $94,999 and
Testing the Validity of the Denver Developmental Screen for Use in Senegal, West Africa
Grant funding from The Ashok and Ingrid Sarnaik Endowment for Residents and Fellows Research at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, The Wayne State University Global Grant, The Kellogg Foundation Grant
Name of funding agencies:
a. The Ashok and Ingrid Sarnaik Endowment for
Residents and Fellows Research at the Children's
Hospital of Michigan $2500
b. The Wayne State University Global Grant: $6000
c. The Kellogg Foundation Grant: $17,020
Investigator relationship: PI
Dates of funding: 2000-2001

Professional Development

Development: The Most Important Organ
Sponsor: Texas Children's Hospital Advance Practice Nurse Annual Conference
Toxic Stress, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and the Impact on Child Development
Sponsor: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Invited Lecture: Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training Community Engagement Core
Advocating for Unaccompanied Minors and Undocumented Parents of Children with Special Needs
Sponsor: Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting
Developmental Pediatrics & Genetics: 2 Peas in a Pod
Sponsor: Genetics Department, Baylor College of Medicine
ADHD Across the Lifespan
Sponsor: Medicine & Pediatrics Department, Baylor College of Medicine
Grand Rounds
An Epidemic of Bullying
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition