Cielo Lab Members

Lab Members

Principal Investigator and Faculty Advisor

Dr. Jensen-DossDr. Amanda Jensen-Doss is the principal investigator and faculty advisor of CIELO Lab. She is an Associate Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. Dr. Jensen-Doss received her Ph.D at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, and was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University until 2009. She is currently the Member at Large for Science and Practice for the Society for Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53) and is the former leader of the Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group.

Graduate Students

Elizabeth (Liz) CaslineElizabeth (Liz) Casline currently a graduate student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Miami. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bates College and her master’s degree in Human Evolution and Behaviour from the University College of London. She previously worked as a clinical research assistant in the Child/Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Program at UConn Health and as a youth and family support counselor for the Seneca Family of Agencies in San Francisco, CA. Her research interests include understanding and improving the implementation of evidence-based practices in community-based settings, in particular within agencies providing state and federally funded social services.

Zabin PatelZabin Patel is a student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Miami. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Middle East Studies from Northwestern University and Masters in Public Health from The University of Illinois at Chicago, with concentrations in epidemiology and global health. She previously worked as a research coordinator at The Feinberg School of Medicine on projects to develop patient reported outcome measures. Her research interests include methods to facilitate knowledge translation, direct to consumer marketing of evidence based treatments, and understanding ways to implement EBTs in community settings particularly with minority populations.


Vanesa RingleVanesa Ringle is currently graduate student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Miami. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in English from Temple University. Previously she worked as clinic coordinator at the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and was a research associate at the IDEAS Center at NYU's Child Study Center. Vanesa is interested in better understanding and increasing the implementation and sustainment of evidence-based treatments in community settings, especially understanding the role of large health service systems. Vanesa hails from a small town in central Chile, and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was 10 years old.


Lucia (Lucy) Walsh Lucia (Lucy) Walsh is a student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Miami. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology, with minors in Human Development and Family Studies and Human Sexuality from Indiana University Bloomington. She previously worked as a coordinator of a CBT clinic at IU and as a research specialist in the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests revolve around the effective implementation of evidence-based assessments and programs, especially for low-income and minority youth who have experienced trauma, both at provider and organizational levels.

Research Associates

Colleen Maxwell Colleen Maxwell is the research coordinator for the Community Study of Outcome Monitoring for Emotional Disorders in Teens (COMET) at the University of Miami. She will be working at local community clinics assisting with this multi-site study, which is a collaboration between the labs of Dr. Amanda Jensen-Doss, Dr. Ehrenreich-May (at UMiami), and Dr. Golda Ginsburg (at UConn). She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Spanish from Saint Louis University. During her undergraduate career, Colleen assisted with research examining experiences of gratitude and envy in Guatemalan youth. She intends to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology with research interests centering around the interaction between culture and psychopathology.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Ashley Marie ShawDr. Ashley Marie Shaw is a Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow in the CIELO program at the University of Miami. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Miami (Adult Track) and completed her clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Track). She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Shaw’s research interests are broadly focused on risk and maintenance factors for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive (OC) spectrum disorders. She is particularly interested in the role of emotional processes (e.g., emotional reactivity and regulation) in the onset and maintenance of anxiety and OC-spectrum disorders. Dr. Shaw is also interested in addressing modifiable risk factors for emotional disorders using transdiagnostic treatment protocols, and disseminating these treatments in the community. Dr. Shaw currently provides evidence-based assessments and treatment for youth with anxiety and mood disorders and is involved in carrying out treatment effectiveness research at local community mental health clinics.

Lab Alumni

Dr. Emily Becker Haimes is a former graduate student in the CIELO Lab. Presently she is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Mental Health Policy & Services Research.


Dr. Leticia Duvivier is a former graduate student in the CIELO Lab. Presently she is a Project Manager Evidence-Based Practice Institute.


Dr. Monica Nanda is a former post-doctoral fellow for the Community Study of Outcome Monitoring for Emotional Disorders in Teens (COMET). She is currently a Psychologist in the Child CBT Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.


Dr. Ashley Smith is a former graduate student in the CIELO Lab. Presently she is a Post-Doctoral Fellow on the 4KEEPS study at the University of California, Los Angeles.