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Meet the Psychology and Behavioral Health Team

Leadership

Psychologists

Fellows

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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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    Jennifer Johnson, Ph.D., graduated from the School Psychology program at The University of Memphis with a subspecialty in pediatric psychology. She completed her internship at the Texas Child Study Center and Dell Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Johnson completed her first fellowship at Fairfax Mental Health and Wellness and then joined the primary care behavioral health team at Children’s National Hospital for a second fellowship to broaden her experience in integrated care.

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    Kirsten Leaberry, Ph.D., completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Louisville and her clinical psychology internship at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Leaberry's clinical interests include the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention for the treatment of anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders in youth. Her research interests include the identification and treatment of transdiagnostic risk factors (e.g., emotion dysregulation) for comorbidity in youth with anxiety disorders. During her fellowship year, Kirsten will receive advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders.

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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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    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.