Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


MSW from University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
Social Work
BA from Cornell University


Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
Also Board-approved for Supervisor status

Professional Statement

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in direct clinical care with families of children with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. Particular areas of interest include working with parents and caregivers on positive behavior management strategies as well as developing interventions to address caregiver stress and enhance self-efficacy. In addition to my clinical practice, I have a passion for teaching medical learners at all levels about family-centered care, community resources and services, and effective advocacy strategies at the local, state and national levels.


National Association of Social Workers (Texas Chapter)
Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care

Professional Development

Psychosocial Aspects of Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Sponsor: Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care-Texas Chapter 2010 Annual Conference
Advancing the Role of Social Work in Medical Education
Sponsor: Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care 2013 Annual Conference
Educational Presentation
Behavioral Interventions for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Sponsor: TCH Social Work Department