1/90 – 8/96 Research Assistant: longitudinal research project investigating the effects of chronic illness on children and families, conducted through the Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. Duties included data collection in the classrooms and homes; administration of neuropsychological batteries and semi-structured interviews (SADS-E); data management, statistical analyses, training and supervision of other project members. Principal Investigators, Robert Noll, Ph.D. and Kathryn Vannatta, Ph.D.
1/90 – 1/92 Research Assistant: project investigating the effects of fragrance administration on signal detection during vigilance tasks. My responsibilities involved managing the laboratory and conducting the study (i.e., testing the participants under the different experimental conditions). Principal Investigators, Joel Warm Ph.D. and William Dember Ph.D.
3/92 – 7/92 Research Assistant/Co-therapist: investigation addressing effectiveness of different approaches to parent training, conducted through the University of Cincinnati. I was involved in leading parent training sessions for parents of children identified as “temperamentally difficult”, as well as various data management activities. Principal Investigator, Lisa Sheeber, Ph.D.
9/96 -9/97 Research Assistant: project evaluating the transition needs of youth with ongoing health conditions and disabilities in culturally diverse communities, conducted through the Oregon Health Sciences University. My responsibilities include facilitating focus groups, community outreach, data management and analyses related activities. Principal Investigator, Laurie Powers, Ph.D.
9/97-9/99 Post-doctoral Fellow: (1) Collaborated with Mary K. Rothbart, Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. My responsibilities included participation in the activities of the Temperament Lab, and coordinating a number of projects. Major projects included a revision of the Infant Behavior Questionnaire (IBQ-R), and a study investigating the effectiveness of attentional skills training with toddlers. (2) Collaborated with Beverly Fagot, Ph.D. on a project addressing the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at increasing parental guidance during problem solving activities with toddlers. (3) My work with Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D. involved evaluating the impact of therapeutic events on the daily behavioral profiles of adolescent delinquent girls. (4) Collaborated with Thomas Dishion, Ph.D. on a project evaluating the impact of depressed mood on parental ability to accurately report regarding the child’s behavior problems. Indicators of parental report are being compared to self and teacher report, as well as physiological indicators. (5) My work with Lew Goldberg, Ph.D. and Gerard Saucier Ph.D. involved a study designed to evaluate the lexical representation of emotions in Russian and English.