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

Elizabeth Lane is a graduate student in the Child Clinical Psychology program at the University of Miami. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Grinnell College. After graduating, she worked as a lab coordinator at the University of California, San Diego between two implementation labs in the psychiatry department, (Adapting and Implementing an Integrated Care Model for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Psychiatric Comorbidity (ATTAIN/ATTAIN NAV) and Identifying Quality Indicators Within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services ECCA/4KEEPS). More broadly, the labs focused on implementation of measurement based care and evidence-based practices in community health settings. Elizabeth is interested in best practices for disseminating and implementing interventions in community settings as supported by measurement based care and community participatory research. More specifically, she is interested in the use of implementation science to address disparities and increase accessibility for underserved, spanish-speaking communities.


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.

Lab Alumni

Zabin Patel Syed, Class of 2022, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Vanesa Mora Ringle, Class of 2020, Assistant Professor, Lehigh University

Lucia Walsh Pedersen, Class of 2019, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Ashely Marie Cheng, Class of 2017, User Experience Researcher, Google

Emily Becker-Haimes, Class of 2016, Assistant Professor and Clinical Director, Pediatric Anxiety Treatment Center at Hall Mercer (PATCH), Penn Center for Mental Health (CMH), Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Leticia Duvivier, Class of 2016, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Eastern Kansas Veteran’s Healthcare System

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