Positions

Associate Professor
Pediatrics-Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine
PhD from University Of Florida
Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology
Internship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Certifications

State of Texas, Licensed Psychologist

Honors & Awards

Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services Fellowship
Loan Repayment Program Health Disparities Research Scholar
NHLBI Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) Program Scholar

Selected Publications

Memberships

Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
Committee on Children, Youth, and Families of the American Psychological Association

Funding

Pilot Study of Smart and Secure Children Intervention in Pediatric Primary Care
Grant funding from National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities
The goal of this study is to assess the feasibility of a community-based participatory research-developed parent training intervention delivered by lay parent peers in primary care to improve socioemotional functioning among African American parents of young children.
Developing and Pilot Testing Community and Family-Based Strategies to improve Type 1 Diabetes Management in African American and Latino School-Aged Children
- #1 DP3 DK113236
Grant funding from National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders
This award is to adapt a family-based intervention that was validated with adolescents for school-aged children, and integrate it with a validated peer-delivered intervention format for African American and Latino families. The goals of the project are to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes for improving or stabilizing glycemic control in African American and Latino school-aged children.
Mentoring Behavioral Scientists for Career Development in Pediatric T1D Research (PI: Barbara Anderson, PhD)
- #K12 DK097696
Grant funding from National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders
Role: Scholar (09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017)
This award is a training grant to mentor junior Faculty and Post-Doctoral Fellows to develop careers in behavioral research in type 1 diabetes
Development and Dissemination of a Guide for Policymakers to Address Child Mental Health Disparities
Grant funding from National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities
The goal of this project is to identify policymakers’’ perspectives on how to frame and format a policy brief that aims to support implementation of evidence-based programs, practices, and policies that target and modify risk factors during childhood to reduce mental health disparities to inform brief development and dissemination