CIELO Lab Members

Principal Investigator and Faculty Advisor

Dr. Amanda Jensen-DossDr. Amanda Jensen-Doss is the principal investigator and faculty advisor of CIELO Lab. She is a 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 CaslineElizabeth (Liz) Casline, MSc, MS is currently a graduate student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Miami. She obtained her master’s degrees in Human Evolution and Behaviour from the University College of London and in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami. She previously worked as a clinical research assistant in the Child/Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Program at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Her research interests are focused on the implementation of evidence-based practices within community-based agencies providing state and federally funded social services. Her specific interests include improving the use of evidence-based assessment, including measurement based care, and evaluating the effectiveness and sustainability of clinician training models.


Zabin Patel

Zabin 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 assessment, and evaluating scalable interventions and implementation strategies to increase youth access to care.



Dominique Philips

Dominique Phillips is a graduate student in the Child Clinical Psychology program at the University of Miami. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology and minor in human development from the University of Maryland. After graduating, she worked as a research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health in the Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, primarily focusing on the etiology and treatment of child anxiety disorders. Her research interests include the development of culturally informed, family- and community-oriented interventions for anxiety and depression in children. Specifically, she is interested in the cultural, familial, and environmental dynamics that promote or protect against the development of internalizing disorders in youth, with the hopes of establishing effective evidence-based treatments tailored to address the circumstances of diverse communities.

Grace Woodard

Grace Woodard is a graduate student in the Child Clinical Psychology program at the University of Miami. She graduated with a B.S. in psychology from the University of Washington where she completed an honors thesis examining transdiagnostic mechanisms that predict the development of depression and PTSD following trauma exposure. After graduating, she worked as the research coordinator for the Research in Implementation Science and Effectiveness (RISE MH) Lab at the University of Washington, which focuses on implementing evidence-based treatments for common mental health disorders in public settings in the US and globally. Grace is interested in identifying and evaluating scalable implementation strategies to promote high-quality, sustained use of EBTs in public mental health settings.