A research study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health
Greetings! I am the doctor in charge of the Female Growth and Development Study (FGDS). I received my PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Southern California. After several years at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC, and a series of professorships at various universities, I moved to Cincinnati Children's Hospital five years ago to continue my line of research regarding the unique issues facing females in our society. The study is a dream come true for me, and I feel incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to learn directly from females and to hear your stories first-hand. We have learned a tremendous amount from this study, much that will help us develop programs for generations to come. We are looking forward to following up with you in the next phase of the studies.
Hi there! I am the Project Coordinator for FGDS. I got my BS in Psychology from Boise State University, where I participated in research projects regarding alcohol use, attachment style and domestic violence. After a short career working in a domestic violence shelter, I moved to Cincinnati, where I worked as a case manager for first-time, young moms. I decided I missed research too much, and landed this job with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. I am so blessed to be working in research again, and it has been an amazing journey so far talking to all the participants in the study. I hope to meet most of you face-to-face soon!