Ameena Ahmad, Psy.D.
Dr. Ameena Ahmed is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. She earned obtained her Psy.D. from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, TN, with rotations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ameena enjoys providing evidence-based interventions to both children and their families, particularly those impacted by chronic and acute medical conditions, as well as developmental disabilities. Importantly, she is passionate about providing culturally sensitive care and intervening with systems that impact children and families (e.g., medical providers, school personnel, policies). Her research currently focuses on a self-compassion intervention for parents who have a child with a developmental disability, and she hopes to expand this research to other populations of parents.
Sarah Gojer, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Sarah Gojer is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Child and Family Guidance Center in Northridge, CA, and obtained her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. (Hook ‘Em!) Dr. Gojer also received her M.P.H. degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Gojer focuses on providing evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions to children and their families to improve medical adherence, support medical coping, and reduce the burden of mental illness. Dr. Gojer is particularly interested in research and clinical practice related to integrated behavioral health, coping with chronic illness, and the treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Sarah Radtke, Ph.D.
Dr. Sarah Radtke is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pediatric Medical Psychology Program. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA and completed her predoctoral internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. Clinically, Dr. Radtke specializes in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in youth and behavioral management of disruptive behavior. She also has extensive experience delivering intensive interventions and working with children in need of acute care. Dr. Radtke’s research interests include the role of parents and caregivers in the development and maintenance of youth psychopathology, and their role in behavioral health interventions. Her dissertation explored how the interaction between children’s temperaments and the parenting styles they are exposed to across childhood influences their mental health during adolescence.