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Meet the Psychology and Behavioral Health Team

Leadership

Psychologists

Fellows

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    Dr. Basch graduated from the University of Florida’s Clinical and Health Psychology program and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Hospital. She is continuing with Children’s National Hospital for her post-doctoral training within the Center for Translational Research and departments of Psychology and Surgery, specifically the bariatric surgery clinic. Dr. Basch’s clinical interests include pediatric psychology broadly as well as specifically working with youth who struggle with their weight and associated emotional/behavioral health difficulties. Her research interests include weight-based bias/stigma and its effects on youth and relations between emotional/behavioral factors and bariatric post-surgical outcomes.

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    Chelsey Bowman, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral psychology fellow in the Division of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine. She completed her graduate school training in Counseling Psychology at Boston University and completed her internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center - The Zucker Hillside Hospital in the Clinical Child Psychology Track. She also completed her master’s degree at Boston University with a concentration in Sport Psychology. Her clinical interests include providing evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents and their families for chronic and acute medical and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Bowman's research interests include understanding the impact of a range of victimization forms on the health and well-being of adolescents and college students. She has a particular research interest in the health and well-being of collegiate student-athletes and has received two grants from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. She intends to utilize her research to develop, inform and enhance prevention programs and clinical services for children, adolescents and young adults.

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    Sindhia Coburn, Ph.D., graduated from the clinical psychology program at Bowling Green University and completed her internship at Boston Medical Center, Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology. She is currently a fellow with the primary care behavioral health team at Children’s National Hospital to continue training in her clinical interest area of integrated primary care behavioral health.

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    Mary Dooley, Ph.D., graduated from the School Psychology program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and completed her internship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. She is currently a fellow with the primary care behavioral health team at Children’s National Hospital to continue training in her clinical interest area of integrated primary care behavioral health.  

     

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    A. Maxie-Moreman, PhD is a psychology fellow in the Children's National Hospital Divisions of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplant where she provides clinical care to children and families with a range of medical and psychological concerns. She completed her doctoral internship in the Pediatric Health Psychology Track at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL and completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami. Her clinical interests include providing culturally sensitive and evidence-based treatments within a multidisciplinary setting to children and adolescents with chronic and acute medical conditions. Her research interests include experiences with online and offline discrimination, exposure to traumatic events online, adjustment outcomes, and protective factors in Black and Latinx adolescents and emerging adults.

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    Haley Meagher, Ph.D., graduated from the Catholic University of America’s doctoral program in Clinical Psychology and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Hospital. Her clinical interests include neurodevelopmental assessment with young children, early childhood mental health, and cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow with the Children’s National Child Development Program focusing on developmental and diagnostic assessment of infants and toddlers presenting with developmental concerns or are at risk for developmental delays.

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    Jamie Neiman, MA, is a psychology fellow in the Children's National Hospital Divisions of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplant where she provides clinical care to children and families with a range of medical and psychological concerns. She completed her doctoral internship in the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Track at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and is completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at American University. Her clinical interests include providing evidence-based treatments within a multidisciplinary setting to children and adolescents with chronic and acute medical conditions. Research interests include family coping, adherence and health-related quality of life in the context of chronic illness.

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    Shana Ratcliff received her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, with minors in Developmental Science and Education Intervention Science, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at West Virginia State University Medicine, Eastern Division. In the Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program, Dr. Ratcliff will continue her clinical training in evidence-based practices for behavioral concerns, anxiety, and trauma-related symptoms in young children. She will also continue her training in research and advocacy through the Child Health Advocacy Institute's Community Mental Health CORE (Collaboration, Outreach, Research, Equity). Her clinical interests include early childhood mental health and perinatal mental health. Her research interests include the development of emotional competence, self-regulation, and school readiness skills in early childhood as well as prevention/intervention science in community-based settings.

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    Christina Sharkey, Ph.D., earned her doctorate degree from Oklahoma State University, where she specialized in pediatric psychology and completed her doctoral internship in the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Track at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She will be completing her postdoctoral fellowship in the Children's National Hospital department of Neurology, where she will provide clinical care and conduct research with children and families affected by neuro-oncological conditions. Dr. Sharkey’s research will focus primarily on understanding and addressing the interrelationships between child neurocognitive functioning, and child and parent psychological distress in the context of pediatric cancer.

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    Rachel Venezia, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral psychology fellow in the Division of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine. She completed her graduate school training in clinical child psychology at St. John’s University, with internship training at Franciscan Children’s. Her clinical interests include providing evidence-based treatments to children and adolescents with chronic and acute medical conditions. Her fellowship is focused on treating patients with chronic pain. Her research interests include the impact of medical and psychiatric disorders on neuropsychological functioning.

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    Rachel Weinstock, Ph.D., graduated from the clinical psychology program at Georgia State University and completed her pre-doctoral internship in the Behavior Management and Child & Family Therapy clinics at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstock’s clinical interests include providing evidence-based treatments for youth with anxiety and related disorders. Her research interests include parenting factors associated with the development of anxiety in children, as well as barriers to treatment-seeking (e.g., stigma).