Faculty

Chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Marlene Miller, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Faculty

Nancy Roizen, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology, Chair of Pediatric Promotions

  • Academic interests include: Workforce issues, Down syndrome and other syndromes, hearing loss, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders
  • Fellowship role: Fellowship Director, attending in Fellows' Continuity Clinics, Down Syndrome Clinic, DBP Clinics, Rainbow Autism Diagnostic Clinic, and main mentor for fellows

Christine Barry, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic include: Autism spectrum disorders, genetic disorders, neurological/medical disorders, as well as complicated ADHD, and learning and language disorders
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching, mentoring of fellows, and case consultation

Erin Babbit, PsyD, Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic interests: Cognitive outcomes of traumatic brain injury/stroke, assessment of complex concussion, cognitive effects of tumor/cancer treatments, and autism in older kids and adults
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching, mentoring of fellows, and case consultation

Susan Bowen, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic interests: Impact of medical and neurological conditions on children's cognitive functioning; Neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disorders (CHD); sickle cell disease, other medical/neurological diagnoses like epilepsy, cancer and genetic/chromosomal anomalies
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching, mentoring of fellows, and case consultation

Denise Bothe, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology, Director of Global Health Track for Pediatric Residency

  • Academic interests include: Developmental and/or behavioral problems; anxiety problems/stress management, school issues/ADHD, fetal alcohol spectrum syndrome
  • Fellowship role: Attending in DBP clinics, Adoption Clinic, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Clinic

Kimberly Burkhart, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic Interests: Autism spectrum disorder, integrated care, parent training, stress management, violence prevention and intervention
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching and clinical and research mentoring of fellows; supervision of fellows in behavioral/cognitive-behavioral and parent training psychology clinics

Marie Clark, MD, MPH, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology, Director of Advocacy Track for Pediatric Residency

  • Academic interests include: NICU follow-up; medical-legal partnerships, advocacy
  • Fellowship role: Supervising in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics clinic

Elizabeth Diekroger, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic interests include: ADHD in low SES populations, school concerns
  • Fellowship role: Supervising fellows in DBP Clinics and ABC Clinic, research mentor for fellows

Rebecca Hazen, PhD, Psychologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology, Chair of Pediatric IRB

  • Academic interests: Pediatric Psychology; chronic illness, toileting, ethics
  • Fellowship role: Supervising fellows in Toileting Clinic, Research mentor for fellows

Howard Hall, PhD, PsyD. Psychologist, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic Interests: Pediatric Psychology, Biofeedback, Hypnosis
  • Fellowship role: Supervising fellows in inpatient psychophysiologic consults

Jane Holan, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic interests include: Developmental delay, autistic spectrum disorders, Down syndrome
  • Fellowship role: Attending in Cranio-Facial clinics and Myelomeningocele clinics

Alissa Huth-Bocks, PhD, Psychologist, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic interests include: Infant and early childhood mental health including the early signs and symptoms of emotional, social and behavioral problems; parent-child relationship problems
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching and mentoring of fellows

Carolyn Ievers-Landis, PhD, Psychologist, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic interests include: Pediatric sleep, pediatric obesity treatment using Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), sociocultural attitudes towards appearance and depressed mood in adolescent females with obesity, bullying in children with chronic medical conditions, food allergies, and psychological flexibility/bullying
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching and mentoring of fellows. Supervision of fellows in sleep clinic and Pathways Towards Wellness program.

Shanna Kralovic, DO, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology, Director of Mental Health Track for Pediatric Residency

  • Academic interests include: Autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety and resident education
  • Fellowship role: Attending in Continuity clinics, Rainbow Autism Diagnostic Clinic, and Fellows' Continuity Clinic

Katherine Myers, DO, MPH, Developmental-behavioral Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic interests: Transition to adulthood for children with special needs; Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders
  • Fellowship role: Assistant Fellowship Director, Attending in DBP clinics/Transition clinic

Robert Needlman, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University

  • Academic interests include: Reach out and Read, The Dr. Spock Company
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching and mentoring of fellows

Karen Olness, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University

  • Academic interests include: Developmental and/or behavioral problems; children's special needs in complex humanitarian disasters; international adoption
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching; mentoring

Catherine Scherer, DO, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic Interests: Language Delays, Academic Achievement, ADHD, ASD, Improving systems between specialists and DBP
  • Fellowship role: Attending in DBP Clinics, mentor for fellows, board review

Sarah Cain Spannagel, PhD, Psychologist, Clinical Instructor, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic Interests: Autism
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching and mentoring of fellows, supervision in Rainbow Autism Diagnostic Clinic.

Rachel Tangen, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic Interests: Pediatric Neuropsychology; epilepsy, cochlear implants
  • Fellowship role: Didactic teaching and mentoring of fellows

Hudson G. Taylor, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics & Psychology

  • Academic interests: Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Fellowship role: Research mentor

Recent Publications of Faculty and Fellows

2016

Burkhart, K., Knox, M., & Hunter, K. (2016). Changing healthcare professionals’ positive attitudes toward spanking. Clinic Pediatrics, 55, 1005-1011.

Nock, N.L., Ievers-Landis, C. E., Dajani, R., & Uli, N.K. (2016). Physical activity self-efficacy and fitness: Family environment relationship correlates and self-esteem as a mediator among adolescents who are overweight or obese. Childhood Obesity, 12(5), 360-367. DOI: 10.1089/chi2016.0007

Fehr, K., Russ, S.W., & Ievers-Landis, C.E. (2016). Treatment of sleep problems in young children: A case series report of a cognitive-behavioral play intervention. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 4(3), 306-317.

Marcus, M.D., Wilfley, D. E., El Ghormli, L., Zeitler, P., Linder, B., Hirst, K., Ievers-Landis, C.E., van Buren, D.J., Walders-Abramson, N. (2016). Weight change in the management of youth-onset type 2 diabetes: The TODAY clinical trial experience. Pediatric Obesity. DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12148

Ievers-Landis, C.E., Kneifel, A., Giesel, J., Rahman, F., Narasimhan, S., Uli, N., & O'Riordan, M. (2016). Dietary intake and eating-related cognitions related to sleep among adolescents who are overweight or obese. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(6), 670-679.

Wallace, C., Ievers-Landis, C., Scherer, C, Roizen, N. & Augustyn, M. (2016). Challenging Case: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Regulation and Virtual School Support. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 37(3), 254-256.

Roth BM, Kralovic S, Roizen N, Spannagel SC, Minich N, Knapp J. Impact of Autism Navigator on Access to Services. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2016; 37: 188-195. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000261

2017

Burkhart, K., Mason, E., & Lazebnik, R. (2017). Stress management intervention: A pilot evaluation in an urban adolescent medicine clinic. Clinical Pediatrics.

Diekroger EA, Reyes C, Myers KM, Li H, Kralovic SK, Roizen N. Perceived mentoring practices in developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellowship programs. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2017;38:269-275.

Fehr K, Hazen RA, Nielsen B. Ethical decision making for psychology trainees in the clinical pediatric setting: Case examples and practical solutions for trainees and supervisors. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 5(1), 123-136, 2017.

Hazen RA, Fehr K, Nielsen B. Spotlight on the pediatric bioethics special interest group: Commentary. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 5(1), 121-122, 2017.

Cousino MK, Hazen RA, Josie KL, Laschinger K, de Blank P, Taylor HG. Childhood cancer and brain tumor late effects: Relationships with family burden and survivor psychological outcomes. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 1-10, 2017.

Roizen, N, Stein REK, Silver EJ, High P, Augustyn MC, Blum N. Academic developmental-behavioral pediatric faculty at developmental-behavioral pediatric research network sites: changing composition and interests. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2017;38:683-689.

Clark, M.A., Stein, R.E.K., Silver, E.J., Khalid, S., Fuloria, M., & Estaban-Cruciani, N.V.. (2017). Carnitine deficiency in preterm infants: A national survey of knowledge and practices. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, December 2017, IOS Press DOI: 10.3233/npm-16146

Kohen D, Kaiser P and Olness K. State-of-the-Art Pediatric Hypnosis Training: Remodeling Curriculum and Refining Faculty Development. American J of Clin Hypnosis 59:292-310, 2017.

Guyon-Harris, K.L., Ahlfs-Dunn, S.A., & Huth-Bocks, A.C. (2017). Trajectories of PTSD symptoms among women reporting exposure to interpersonal trauma: Protective factors and parenting outcomes associated with resilience. Journal of Family Violence, 32, 657-667.

Van Buren, D.J., Wilfley, D.E., Marcus, M.D., Anderson, B., Walders Abramson, N., Berkowitz, R., Ievers-Landis, C., Trief, P., Yasuda, P., Hirst, K. for the TODAY Study Group (2017). Depressive symptoms and glycemic control in youth with type 2 diabetes participating in the TODAY clinical trial. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 135, 85-87. DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.11.008

Berge, J., Truesdale, K.P., Sherwood, N.E., Mitchell, N., Heerman, W.J., Barkin, S., Ievers-Landis, C.E., & French, S.A. (2017). Beyond the dinner table: Who's having breakfast, lunch and dinner family meals and which meals are associated with better diet quality and BMI in pre-school children? Public Health Nutrition. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980017002348

Ievers-Landis, C.E., Oluwatomisin, O., Burant, C., & Moore, S. (2017). Predictors of weight-related quality of life in adolescents who are overweight or obese. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; Doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000507

Kriska, A., El Ghormli,L.E., Copeland, K.C., Higgins, J., Ievers-Landis, C., Katz, L.E., Trief, P.M., Wauters, A.D., Yasuda, P.M., & Delahanty, L.M. on behalf of the TODAY Study Group (2017). Impact of lifestyle behavior change on glycemic control in youth with type 2 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes. DOI: 10.111/pedi.12526.

2018

Burkhart, K., Knox, M., & Hunter, K. (In press). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Internalizing Disorders in Youth with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Burkhart, K., Knox, M., Hunter, K., Pennewitt, D., & Schrouder, K. (in press). Decreasing caregivers’ positive attitudes toward spanking. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

Capone GT, Chicoine, B, Bulova, P. Stephens, M, Hart, S, Crossman, B, Videlefsky, D, Myers, K., Roizen, N et al. Co-occurring medical conditions in adults with Down syndrome: A systematic review toward the development of healthcare guidelines. Am J Med Genet. 2018;176A:116-133.

Bridgemohan C, Bauer NS, Nielsen BA, DeBattista A, Ruch-Ross HS, Paul LB, Roizen N. A workforce survey on developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2018;141:1-11. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-2164.