Dr. Berg-Cross is a Professor of Psychology at Howard University, board certified in clinical psychology (ABPP) and behavioral sleep medicine (AASM). She is the author of three textbooks and over 50 scholarly articles and possesses unwavering expertise in family, couples, and individual therapy. Her research is infused with cultural theory and relevance and is oriented towards finding empirical methods for reducing health disparities. Dr. Berg-Cross is the primary investigator and supervisor over a variety of ongoing projects and studies to include work that focuses on how sleep affects child development and family dynamics. She is also the developer of the SOS sleep program for new parents, which helps parents bond with the infant, increase success in breastfeeding, and reduce post-partum depression.
Dr. Walker is the CEO of Marie Pauline Consulting, LLC, her private practice dedicated to providing educational, clinical, and psychological guidance and expertise to organizations seeking to improve their social climate, employee and customer relations, and/or enhance their diversity and equity awareness. She is a Howard University and University of Maryland, alumna and an Army Clinical Psychologist and faculty member at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC. Brandi is also an active duty Army Major who works directly with Service Members and their families, in addition to developing initiatives and collaborations that are in sync with the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness programming. Dr. Walker has an earnest desire to further what is known about ADHD and provides therapeutic expertise and researched-informed support to families and individuals that are impacted. She spent the last seven years working with various hospitals, clinics, and schools conducting this research on children with ADHD, their family and various sleep variables and environmental factors of influence. Dr. Walker’s community efforts entail collaboratively initiating the Prince George’s County (Maryland) CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) Chapter and CHADD’s Southern Regional Support Center. Brandi also focuses her efforts to training and advocacy on diversity, inclusion, equity, and intersectionality awareness and practices.
Hope Jenkins began the journey to explore family-focused researched when she started attending Howard University for undergraduate studies. She garnered valuable, unique experiences as she worked on research projects that examined health disparities and personality and identity development with a strong focus on each individual's narrative. Hope's interests in families, children with ADHD and the contributions of environmental factors are further pursued, as a secondary investigator for the Healthy Kidz 4 Howard University ADHD Research study. As a Clinical Psychology doctoral student, she is evolving her expertise in pediatric behavioral health.
Naline Walker’s interest focuses on social related issues that have the potential to reduce an individual’s quality of life. Naline brings to the study her unique experiences as a Residential Counselor/Case Manager in which she worked with a wide genre of persons with behavior health disparities. Naline holds a dual Master’s degree; Social Science, Management- Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College. Her interest in the ADHA research study unites a passion to further study families with sleep hygiene concerns and the environment related sleep obstacles may cause.
Col Eric Flake M.D. is the program director of the only Department of Defense (DoD) Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Tacoma, Washington and the founder of the DoD Autism Center JBLM CARES. He attended the military medical school (USUHS) graduating in 2001. Dr. Flake is board certified both in Pediatrics and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Flake has published numerous articles and presentations regarding the psychosocial effects of deployment on children and autism. Dr. Flake is an Associate Professor at the Uniform Services University and an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.
Dr. Ulbricht is a Clinical Psychologist and Chief of the outpatient Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Service at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology at George Washington University, and completed a LEND Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Ulbricht has focused on assessment and treatment of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism, and learning disorders, while continually advocating for collaboration among school, community, medical, and behavioral health to support social and emotional development in military families.
Dr. Daniel Roy M.D. is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician currently working at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington as the research director for the only Department of Defense (DoD) Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship. He attended the military medical school (USUHS) graduating in 1994 and earned board certification in both General Pediatrics and Developmental- Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Roy is an Associate Professor at the Uniform Services University.
Ms. Arroyo, a licensed clinical social worker, has served the last four years in the DOD Army Service Member Behavioral Health Line at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Previously, she diversified and expanded her clinical skills while working at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Her previous work included providing services through integrative behavioral health models in primary care and OB/GYN settings. Ms. Arroyo has an interest in helping active duty service members and their families through direct practice and research.
Dr. Yano serves as one of the clinical psychologists in the Child, Adolescent, and Family Behavioral Health Services clinic at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. She is also a faculty member/supervisor, and mentor.
CPT Verner serves as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Health Officer assigned to a robust clinic and Brigade at Fort Bragg, NC.
CPT/Dr. Ruglass serves as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Health Officer assigned to a robust clinic and Brigade at Fort Bragg, NC.
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