Training in Health Service Psychology:
Internship Training Faculty


Training Leadership:
 

Jonathan Dean Schmidt, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director of Internship Training & Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Continuum Rotation (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM)

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems, functional communication preferences, brief experimental analysis, and mindfulness-based and acceptance and commitment therapies.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Doctoral internship at The May Institute; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Megan Kramer, Ph.D., ABPP
Associate Director of Internship Training & Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM)

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Measuring and predicting outcomes following pediatric brain injury.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Doctoral Internship, Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Neuropsychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Valerie Paasch, Ph.D.
Director of Postdoctoral Training & Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM)

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

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

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

Louis P. Hagopian, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Chief Psychologist & Program Director, Neurobehavioral Unit (Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM).

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, drug-behavior interactions, behavioral inhibition, anxiety.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Doctoral work with Tom Ollendick; Doctoral Internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Beth S. Slomine, Ph.D., ABPP
Chief Psychologist, Director of Postdoctoral Training for the Department of Neuropsychology & Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation (Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM)

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

Training Supervisors:

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

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Attention and neurocognitive processes in youth and individuals with ADHD.
  • Education and Training:
    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 KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Lindsay Cirincione, Psy.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation

  • Clinical and 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.
  • Education and Training:
    Psy.D., Georgia School of Professional Psychology; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

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

  • Clinical and 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.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., University of Georgia; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist

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

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Functional assessment of childhood behavior problems, parent and teacher training, staff training.
  • Education and Training:
    Psy.D., Rutgers University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Mariangely M. Galan-Torres, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Developmental Disabilities Clinic.

  • Clinical and Research Interests:  Assessment and treatment of problem behaviors of children with developmental disabilities, using a multidisciplinary, behavioral and parent training approach.  Serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations. 
  • Education and Training:  PhD., University of Southern Mississippi; Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI, Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Peter A. Girolami, PhD., BCBA-D
Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Feeding Disorders Rotation & Program Director, Pediatric Feeding Disorders (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM)

  • Clinical and Research Interests: treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, relation between biological/environmental variables and onset/maintenance of feeding disorders, caregiver adherence to treatment recommendations.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D. West Virginia University. Doctoral Internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

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

  • Clinical and 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.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship: Brown University School of Medicine; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Ellen Henning, Ph.D. NCSP
Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Adjusting to and coping with chronic illness, palliative care and end of life, adherence to complex medical regimens, behavioral intervention and parent training in the context of medical concerns, habit reversal training, preparing for medical procedures.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., University of Iowa; Doctoral Internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center Dallas; Nationally Certified School Psychologist; Licensed Psychologist.

Leanna Herman, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Pediatric psychology and applied behavior analysis, adherence to complex medical regimens, such as diabetes care, anxiety management within the medical context, and using behavioral and cognitive behavioral applications to improve children’s tolerance of difficult medical procedures.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

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

  • Clinical and Research Interests: assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders in young children, early intervention, parent training.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Dasal Jashar, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Pediatric epilepsy; diagnosis and assessment of autism spectrum disorder.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., University of Connecticut; Doctoral Internship, University of Minnesota Medical Center; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Neuropsychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Kelly Jones, Ph.D., ABPP
Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Assessment and recovery following pediatric brain injury.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., Drexel University; Doctoral Internship, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Neuropsychology; Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Lara Jones, Psy.D.
Staff psychologist, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program Rotation.

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Pediatric chronic pain management, consultation-liaison services, clinical biofeedback.
  • Education and Training:
    Psy.D., Spalding University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

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

  • Clinical and Research Interests: assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, caregiver adherence to treatment, and generalization of treatment effects.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI 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)

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, autistic disorders, parent and teacher training.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School; Doctoral work with Marjorie H. Charlop; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Natasha Ludwig, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Deafness Rotation

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Congenital and genetic conditions (e.g., genetic epilepsies, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, Down syndrome, cortical visual impairment); diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder within medical complexity; evaluation of young children from infancy.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., Georgia State University; Doctoral Internship , JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Departments of Behavioral and Neuropsychology; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and KKI Department of Neuropsychology; Licensed Psychologist.

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

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Parent and teacher training, ADHD, assessment and treatment of pre-school behavior problems.
  • Education and Training:
    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. J

Jamila Ray, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Child and adolescent internalizing and externalizing difficulties.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., Suffolk University; Doctoral Internship, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (Newark) – Child Track; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; 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)

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of family variables influencing child behavior problems, behavioral pediatrics, parent training.
  • Education and Training:
    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 KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Certified School Psychologist; Licensed Psychologist.

Aerial Sheltry, Psy.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Early intervention for medical anxiety, psychosocial functioning in children with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), pediatric rehabilitation, infant and toddler mental health.
  • Education and Training:
    Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral 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)

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

Caitlin Thompson, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation

  • Clinical and 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.
  • Education and Training:
    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

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Behavioral pediatrics, medical and procedural preparation, chronic pain and functional neurological conditions, inpatient neurorehabilitation intervention.
  • Education and Training:
    Psy.D., Roosevelt University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Ashley Zadrozny, Ph.D.
Supervising Psychologist for the Pediatric Developmental Disorders Rotation

  • Clinical and Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders in children and adolescents with developmental delays and disabilities, parent training of interventions, generalization of interventions and maintenance of behavior change.
  • Education and Training:
    Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist