Child Abuse Fellowship Director
Having grown up in Arkansas, I am happy to have found my way back to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in 2019 after completing my pediatric residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in 2014 and completing a Child Abuse Fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City in 2019. I was drawn to the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics with a combined love of medicine and pediatrics and a background in sociology, recognizing that our environments and upbringing have a profound impact on long-term health and well-being. Professionally, I try to maintain balance with my dedication to patient care as well as the development of our education curriculum for residents and ongoing new and exciting scholarly projects. I love teaching and will rarely miss an opportunity to speak with learners of all types about the medical approach to abused and neglected children. I also have led efforts to improve pediatric resident wellness and continue to advocate for efforts to improve clinician wellbeing.
Personally, I stay busy with my family including a musician/therapist husband and two energetic and fun daughters. You will often find me going out to eat, at an occasional scary movie in theaters or at a park, the zoo or museum of discovery with my kids. I grew up in Little Rock and love to talk about all of the fun things our city has to offer!
Child Abuse Fellowship Faculty
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Child Abuse Fellowship Staff
Child Abuse Fellowship Administration
Team for Children at Risk