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 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 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.

Dominque PhillipsDominique Phillips is a first-year 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.

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.

Research Associates

Alexia HirlemannAlexia Hirlemann is the research coordinator for the Community Study of Outcome Monitoring for the Emotional Disorders in Teens (COMET) at the University of Miami. She is working with 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 from the University of Miami. During her undergraduate career, Alexia assisted with research measuring the symptoms of anxiety, stress, and obsessive compulsive disorder in clinical populations. She intends to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology with research interests centering around the trajectory of symptom clusters over the lifespan.