Training in Health Service Psychology: Training Faculty


Training Leadership:
 

Jennifer L. Crockett, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director of Training (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, JHUSOM)

  • Clinical and research interests: Childhood behavior problems, parent training, behavioral health of military families, delivery of behavioral interventions via telehealth.
  • Background: Ph.D., Auburn University; Doctoral internship at Bancroft Neurohealth; Postdoctoral fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and the KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Postdoctoral fellowship at University of Kansas Juniper Gardens Children’s Project; Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certified PCIT Therapist, Licensed Psychologist.
     

Valerie Paasch, Ph.D.
Director of Postdoctoral Training (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Training Coordinator, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program; Director of Behavioral Sleep Services, KKI Sleep Disorders Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, procedural preparation, assessment and intervention to promote coping and recovery in youth with brain injury, pediatric sleep.
  • Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.
     

Megan Kramer, Ph.D., ABPP
Assistant Director of Internship Training (Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology.

  • Research interests: Measuring and predicting outcomes following pediatric brain injury.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Doctoral Internship, Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.
     

Jonathan Dean Schmidt, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Director of Internship Training (Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Continuum Rotation). Senior Behavior Analyst, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems, functional communication preferences, brief experimental analysis, and mindfulness-based and acceptance and commitment therapies.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Doctoral internship at The May Institute; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.
     

Michael F. Cataldo, Ph.D.
Director, Department of Psychology (Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM).

  • Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics and behavioral medicine, applications of behavioral procedures in pediatric neurology, and assessment of hospital environments.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Kansas; Doctoral work with Donald M. Baer and Todd R. Risley.


E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Department of Neuropsychology (Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM).

  • Research interests: Developmental issues in attention and executive function; preschool manifestations of ADHD.
  • Background: Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany; Doctoral Internship, Bethesda Naval Hospital; Postdoctoral Fellowship with Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D., Neuropsychology, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Licensed Psychologist.
     

Louis P. Hagopian, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Chief Psychologist (Program Director, Neurobehavioral Unit; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM).

  • Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, drug-behavior interactions, behavioral inhibition, anxiety.
  • Background: Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Doctoral work with Tom Ollendick; Doctoral Internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Training Supervisors:
 

Jaime L. Benson, Ph.D., NCSP
(Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Rotation).

  • Research interests: Prevention and early intervention of childhood behavior problems, parent and teacher training; behavioral pediatrics; multi-systems collaboration; integrated behavioral health care.
  • Background: Ph.D., Lehigh University; Doctoral Internship at the Munroe Meyer Institute (Nebraska Consortium of Professional Psychology); Postdoctoral Fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Nationally Certified School Psychologist; Certified PCIT Therapist, Licensed Psychologist.
     

Michelle Bubnik-Harrison, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation). Licensed Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic.

  • Research interests: Attention and neurocognitive processes in youth and individuals with ADHD.
  • Background: Ph.D. University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; Doctoral Internship at University of Michigan, Mary A. Rackham Institute; Postdoctoral Fellowship JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology.


Karishma Chengappa, Ph.D., BCBA
(Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Rotation).

  • Research interests: Parent-child interaction therapy, behavioral parent training, ADHD, behavioral pediatrics, assessment and treatment of behavior problems in an outpatient setting.
  • Background: Ph.D., West Virginia University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certified PCIT Therapist, Licensed Psychologist.


Lindsay Cirincione, Psy.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Medical Subspecialty Clinics Coordinator; Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic.

  • Research Interests: Behavioral Pediatrics, behavioral intervention in youth with chronic and posttraumatic headache, cognitive behavioral treatment of post-concussive symptoms; impact of brain injury on school functioning, transition to adult care in Sickle Cell Disease, Pica in Sickle Cell Disease, Non-Accidental Head Injuries in infants.
  • Background: Psy.D., Georgia School of Professional Psychology; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Christi Culpepper, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation). Licensed Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic.

  • Clinical Interests: child and adolescent internalizing (e.g. anxiety, depression) and externalizing (e.g. disruptive behavior, ADHD) difficulties.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Doctoral Internship, University of Florida, Gainesville; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology.
     

Aila Dommestrup, Ph.D., BCBA-D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit Rotation).

  • Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders in children and adolescents, parent training, generalization and maintenance of behavior plans to home, school, and community settings.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Georgia; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst Licensed Psychologist;
     

Matt Edelstein, Psy.D., BCBA-D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Clinic). Psychologist, Behavior Management Clinic.

  • Clinical and research interests: Functional assessment of childhood behavior problems, parent and teacher training, staff training.
  • Background: Psy.D., Rutgers University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist; Licensed Behavior Analyst.
     

Peter A. Girolami, PhD., BCBA-D
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Feeding Disorders Rotation). Program Director/Case Manager, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program; Assistant Professor, Dept. Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, relation between biological/environmental variables and onset/maintenance of feeding disorders, caregiver adherence to treatment recommendations.
  • Background: Ph.D. West Virginia University. Doctoral Internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.


Andrea Goddard, Psy.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation). Licensed Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic.
 

  • Background: Psy.D. Adler University of Chicago; Doctoral Internship: Columbia University Medical Center- New York Presbyterian Hospital; Postdoctoral Fellowship: Child and Family Therapy Clinic- Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Nancy Grace, Ph.D., BCBA-D
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Developmental Disorders Rotation) Director, Developmental Disorders Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders within a brief managed care outpatient format, evaluation of parental and patient variables which predict treatment outcome, accuracy of parental report.
  • Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship: Brown University School of Medicine; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.


Jessica B. Handelsman, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Clinic Rotation).
 

  • Research interests: Treatment of childhood behavioral and emotional concerns and predictors of treatment outcomes, including therapist variables, patient variables, and the therapeutic alliance.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of South Florida; Doctoral Internship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Postdoctoral Fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Leanna Herman, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Case Manager, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic. Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, medical adherence, behavioral management of chronic medical conditions and chronic pain.

  • Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Sara Hinojosa, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Clinic). Psychologist, Behavior Management Clinic.

  • Clinical and research interests: Early intervention of childhood behavior disorders, parent and teacher training, integrated behavioral health.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of South Florida; Doctoral Internship at USF Department of Pediatrics, in collaboration with University of Nebraska Medical Center and at Pinellas County School District; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Certified PCIT Therapist, Licensed Psychologist.


John Huete, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit Rotation). Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders in young children, early intervention, parent training.
  • Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

 


Brian Jobe, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation). Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic.

  • Background: Ph.D. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Lara Jones, Psy.D.
Staff psychologist, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program. Coordinator for Kennedy Krieger Pediatric Psychology Inpatient Consultation-Liaison Service to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Supervising psychologist.

  • Research interests: Pediatric chronic pain management, consultation-liaison services, clinical biofeedback.
  • Background: Psy.D., Spalding University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Alison M. Kozlowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Feeding Disorders Rotation). Case Manager; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

  • Research interests: assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, caregiver adherence to treatment, and generalization of treatment effects.
  • Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.


Patricia F. Kurtz, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit Rotation). Director, Neurobehavioral Outpatient Services; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, autistic disorders, parent and teacher training.
  • Background: Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School; Doctoral work with Marjorie H. Charlop; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Steven Lindauer, Ph.D., BCBA-D
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Developmental Disorders Rotation). Assistant Director, Developmental Disorders Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders within a brief managed care outpatient format, attention maintained problem behaviors, problem behaviors displayed by children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Angelmans Syndrome, and Tuberous Sclerosis.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Kansas; Doctoral internship, Developmental Disabilities Center at KUMC; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Developmental Disabilities Center at KUMC; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.


Shauna Lynne, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Developmental Disabilities Rotation.

  • Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders within a brief managed care outpatient format, parent training.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Leena Mohapatra, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Deafness Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinic Head for Genetics/Congenital Disorders Clinic, Department of Neuropsychology.

  • Clinical specialty populations: children, adolescents, and young adults with neurodevelopmental conditions, genetic disorders, oncological conditions, and/or additional medical conditions.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Miami; Doctoral Internship, University of Minnesota Medical Center; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Licensed Psychologist.


Julia O'Connor, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit Rotation). Director, Day Treatment Services, Neurobehavioral Unit Outpatient Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, autistic disorders, parent and teacher training.
  • Background: Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton; Doctoral work with Raymond G. Romanczyk; Doctoral internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Hailey M. Ormand, Ph.D., BCBA-D
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Feeding Disorders Rotation). Case Manager.

  • Clinical and research interests: Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, response blocking, modified bolus placements.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Texas; Doctoral Internship, Emory University SOM and Marcus Autism Center; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.


Susan Perkins-Parks, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Rotation). Director, Behavior Management Clinic; Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Parent and teacher training, ADHD, assessment and treatment of pre-school behavior problems.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland; Doctoral work with Neil Hoffman; Postdoctoral Fellowship with Edward Christopherson (Children's Mercy Hospital) and University of Kansas Medical Center UAP; Certified PCIT Therapist; Licensed Psychologist.


John Persampiere, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation). Associate Director, Child and Family Therapy Clinic.

  • Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, application of family-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for childhood behavior problems;
  • Background: Ph.D. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Jennifer Reesman, Ph.D., ABPP.
(Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Deafness Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinic Head, Deafness Related Evaluations and More [DREAM] Clinic, Department of Neuropsychology; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.
 

  • Research interests: development and validation of accessible assessment tools for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and improving access to psychological services.
  • Background: Ph.D., Gallaudet University; Doctoral Internship, Kennedy Krieger Institute and JHUSOM; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center. Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, Board Certified Sub-Specialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology; Licensed psychologist


Gina Richman, Ph.D., NCSP
(Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation). Director, Child and Family Therapy Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, parent training, assessment and treatment of family variables influencing child behavior problems.
  • Background: Ph.D., Child Clinical and School Psychology Florida State University; Doctoral internship, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist.


Cynthia F. Salorio, Ph.D., ABPP
(Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist; Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Predictors of cognitive and functional outcomes after rehabilitation, particularly in children following traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain conditions and pediatric epilepsy.
  • Background: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis; Doctoral Internship, University of California, San Diego and VAMC San Diego; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Keith J. Slifer, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Director, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, JHUSOM; Affiliate Medical Staff, JHH.

  • Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, preparation for medical procedures, developmental disabilities, behavioral consequences of chronic illness.
  • Background: Ph.D., Florida State University; Doctoral Internship, Medical College of Pennsylvania; Certified School Psychologist; Licensed Psychologist.


Beth S. Slomine, Ph.D., ABPP
(Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation) Director of Postdoctoral Training, Department of Neuropsychology; Coordinator, Inpatient Neuropsychology Service; Department of Neuropsychology; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Assessment and recovery following neurological injury in children, neuropsychology of emotion.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Florida; Doctoral Internship, Brockton Veteran's Administration Hospital/Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Philadelphia Geriatric Center; Licensed Psychologist.


Hallie M. Smith, Ph.D., BCBA-D
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Feeding Disorders Rotation). Case Manager; Outpatient Therapist.

  • Research interests: assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, acquisition of self-feeding skills, and parent training.
  • Background: Ph.D., Mississippi State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.


Craig W. Strohmeier, Psy.D., BCBA-D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit Rotation).

  • Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior in children and adolescents, analysis of the transactional relation between parent behavior and child behavior, collateral effects of severe problem behavior on parents, contextual behavioral interventions to increase parent adherence with behavioral treatment plans, and single-case experimental designs for clinical and applied settings.
  • Background: Psy.D., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Doctoral Internship, The May Institute; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.


Alicia Sullivan, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Rotation).

  • Clinical and research interests: Serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations, parent/teacher/staff training and functional assessment of childhood behavior problems.
  • Background: Ph.D., Oklahoma State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute, Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


Caitlin Thompson, Ph.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Research Coordinator, Inpatient Case Manager, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic.

  • Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, acute pain and procedural distress, management of chronic pain, parent-child interactions within the context of medical settings and child chronic illness.
  • Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital; Licensed Psychologist.


Margaret A. Tunney, Psy.D.
(Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Inpatient Consultation Coordinator, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program.

  • Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, medical and procedural preparation, chronic pain and functional neurological conditions, inpatient neurorehabilitation intervention.
  • Background: Psy.D., Roosevelt University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.


T. Andrew Zabel, Ph.D., ABPP
(Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinical Director of Neuropsychology Program; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM.

  • Research interests: Neuropsychological sequelae of pediatric brain tumors, spina bifida, & ADHD. Transition of adolescents with developmental disabilities into adulthood.
  • Background: Ph.D., Drexel University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.