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Pediatric Psychology, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Neurosurgery Expert Witness

Keywords

Pediatric Psychology, Attention Deficit Disorders, Health Related Aspects of School Performance, Psychological Aspects of Pediatric Illness, Pediatric Neuro Oncology, Cognitive Late Effects Associated With Pediatric Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Behavior Management, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parent Training,

South Carolina
Expert No. 2146

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Charleston, South Carolina (August 2006 – Present).

Previous Positions

Assistant Professor, Departments of Clinical Services, Pediatrics, and Neurosurgery, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina (July 2004 - August 2006).
 
Areas of Specialization

Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs)/Clinical Research
Pediatric Psychology
Attention deficit disorders
Health-related Aspects of School Performance
Psychological Aspects of Pediatric Illness
Pediatric Neuro-oncology
Cognitive Late Effects associated with Pediatric Cancer
Cystic Fibrosis
Behavior Management
Conduct Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Parent Training

Education

1996: B.A. College Scholar with emphasis in Psychology and Life
Science, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee Honors: Summa Cum Laude (top graduating senior, College of Arts and Sciences)
Honors thesis: Immunization utilization patterns in a private pediatric practice
Honors advisor: Jack Reese, Ph.D. Director of College Scholars Program

1999: M.A. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Program: Medical Clinical Psychology
Master’s Thesis: Improving service utilization among geriatric primary care patients.
Major Professor: Jan L. Wallander, Ph.D.

2002: Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Program: Medical Clinical Psychology
Dissertation: Improving health care status and utilization
Major Professor: Jan L. Wallander, Ph.D.

2002-2003: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Medical University of
South Carolina, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Center for Health Care Research, Charleston, South Carolina.

2003-present: Research Fellow, National Institute of Health,
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Licensure

South Carolina License Clinical Psychology

Professional Experience

Eligibility Coordinator (1997-1999), Department of Athletics, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

Project Coordinator, Symptom management in older primary care patients. Lister Hill Center for Health Care Organization and Policy, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.

Neuropsychology Assistant (1999-2000), Department of Medicine and Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.

Project Coordinator, Improving chronic disease health status and utilization: A multi-site investigation. Agency for Health Care Research and Policy, Sparks Clinic and Children’s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.

Adjunct Faculty (2000-2001) Department of Psychology, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

Predoctoral Intern (2001-2002), Medical University of South Carolina, Departments of Psychiatry and Developmental Pediatrics, Charleston, South Carolina.

Adjunct Faculty (2002-2003), Department of Psychology, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2003) Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (2003-present) Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.

Director of Clinical Psychology Services (2003-2004) Vince Moseley Child Development and Evaluation Center, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.

Treasurer (2003-2005). South Carolina Psychological Association (SCPA).

Chairperson (2003-2005) Personal and Finance Committee, South Carolina Psychological Association (SCPA).

Co-Chairperson (2003-Present) Committee on Continuing Education

President-Elect (2006-Present). Psychological Association

Academic Honors and Awards

Whittle Scholar (1992-1996), The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville Tennessee (100% Academic Scholarship)
   
College Scholar (1993-1996), The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee
   
Gamma Beta Phi National Honors and Service Society (1993)
   
Golden Key National Junior Honors Society (1995)
   
Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society (1995)

Psi Chi National Honors Society (1995)
   
Top Graduate, Spring Commencement  (1996), College of Liberal Arts and Social Science Division, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee.  (G.P.A.=4.0)

Deputy Student Representative to the Society of Pediatric Psychology (2001-2003), Division 54 of the American Psychological Association.    

Student Representative to the Psychology Educational Committee (2001-2002), Medical University of South Carolina Psychology Internship Training Program.

Outstanding Clinician Award (2001-2002) Medical University of South Carolina Psychology Internship Training Program.

Professional Organizations

Member, American Psychological Association
Member, Society of Pediatric Psychology
Member, South Carolina Psychological Association

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