My past research experience includes managing a multi-side National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study designed to better understand outcomes for children of drug dependent parents. In addition, during my NIDA funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont, I served as the project manager for a randomized clinical trial examining the effectiveness of a family-based intervention for youth with co-occurring addiction and conduct problems, as well as helped to design and implement a study to understand the internal barriers for seeking treatment for smoking cessation.
My clinical work has included running HIV and delinquency prevention interventions in urban communities, conducting outpatient assessment, and working in residential group homes with adolescents.
More recently, I served for several years as a consultant for the State of Vermont’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, assisting the state in improving the infrastructure of how adolescent substance abuse services are provided, including the promotion of evidence based screening, assessment and intervention practices.
Currently, I divide my time between my work with Evidence Based Solutions, LLC and my role as a Program Evaluator at the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont.
Most proudly, I am a wife of 10 years and mom of 2 boys (3 if you count my dog). When not working, I make every effort to get outdoors with them – whether its swimming or hiking in the summer or skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. We also enjoy hunkering down for board games, playing legos, and cooking together.