PUblic Health COmmunications consulting. LLC
For nearly three decades, my work has focused on the translation and dissemination of research advances in the area of children’s mental health and well-being. My company, PHCC, LLC, remains small so that it can stay focused on providing quality service to each of my clients.
I have collaborated with university-based research teams (Columbia University, New York University, The Ohio State University), non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad (The Child Mental Health Foundations and Agencies Network; World Federation for Mental Health), and private organizations (The National Committee for Quality Assurance) to more rapidly translate scientific discoveries into everyday use, and in so doing, improve the quality of health and behavioral health care available to children and families.
My early career training as a Presidential Management Fellow (1993-1995) at the National Institutes of Health, the nation's largest federal biomedical research enterprise, ignited a passion for working collaboratively with scientists to translate and disseminate research findings for parents, providers, and policymakers.
My focus now is on turning three decades of scientific discoveries into better health for children and their families, and working on the ground in communities to translate this knowledge. This includes exploring the potential of leveraging the natural world ~ plants and animals ~ to improve youth and family well-being. I see the power of this firsthand in my volunteer roles as an Ohio State University 4-H Extension Program Volunteer for both the NR Homesteaders 4-H Club (agriculture and livestock production), as well as the Cuyahoga County PetPals program (companion animals to assisted living). These two experiential-based 4-H programs for youth 5-18 have the goal of contributing to positive youth development (PYD).
Research Project: Reining in Anxiety Outcomes
Evaluation of a Modified Equine Bit
Reining in Anxiety
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