Clinical Interests

  • Developmental-behavioral pediatrics; early childhood mental health clinical practice and public policy; integrated behavioral health services in primary care pediatric settings; training of psychologists for primary care practice; teaching reflective practice and mindfulness practices to health professionals; parental and health care provider acceptance of childhood vaccines; motivational interviewing; decision-support aids for patients. At Riley Child Development Center at Riley Hospital at IU Health; Indiana First Steps Provider.

Her research collaborations include reflective practice of early childhood professionals and factors affecting parental acceptability of childhood vaccines, particularly HPV vaccine, as well as physician-parent communication strategies (e.g. Motivational Interviewing) for vaccine decision making.

Human Development
PhD, Duke University, Clinical Psychology, 1984
BA, Duke University, Psychology, 1976