Program Consultation

Making the dynamic, informative health programs envisioned by researchers and community organizations a reality.

Program Consultation

Making the dynamic, informative health programs envisioned by researchers and community organizations a reality.

Program Consultation

Making the dynamic, informative health programs envisioned by researchers and community organizations a reality.

Program Consultation

Making the dynamic, informative health programs envisioned by researchers and community organizations a reality.
My experience in academia gives me familiarity with the accountability and reporting required from funding agencies. I offer services that design and manualized these interventions, along with workforce training and implementation support options. As a possible grant partner from conception to completion, let’s collaboratively bring your effective health programs to fruition.

Sample Projects

“MAMA BEAR” Clinical Trial (Michigan State University)

Helps minority moms reach their breastfeeding goals and lose weight after giving birth.

Role: Design a 20-week motivational interviewing-informed breastfeeding and weight management support intervention including home-based sessions and text message interactions with initial and on-going training support for peer counselor intervention staff.

Enhancing the Motivational Interviewing Skills of Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Faculty Project (Florida International University)

Aims to provide individual motivational interviewing coaching for faculty in the department of Humanities, Health and Society to improve student motivational interviewing supervision in the field.

Role: Develop and provide on-going standardized patient interactions, coding and coaching to medical faculty.

Preventing Overweight/Obesity in Elementary School Children (Florida International University)

Focuses on developing and piloting a workshop/social media based intervention using pre-service teachers as agents of change in order to decrease childhood obesity in elementary school age children.

Role: Incorporate motivational interviewing into initial training workshops and social media (Pinterest and Twitter) intervention to increase the use of nutrition and physical activity lessons.

The “FIT Families Project” (Wayne State University)

Helped overweight minority youth aged 12-17 work with their families to achieve wellness goals including weight loss.

Role: Project Director, Research Tasks: coordinate a large multidisciplinary faculty and 15 staff member team, responsible for recruitment, retention, quality assurance, and financials for internal and external communications. Clinical Tasks: develop and implement culturally specific materials, supervision of dietitians and community health workers in nutrition and motivational interviewing.

The Encouraging Young Adults to Make Effective Nutrition Choices “MENU Gen Y” Study (Henry Ford Health System)

Aimed to improve the fruit and vegetable intake of young adults ages 21-30 through a web-based intervention.

Role: Provide ongoing motivational interviewing supervision and coding (ONE-PASS) for “e-coaches” communicating with participants via email.

The Project for Enhancement and Alignment of the Continuum of Care for HIV-Infected Youth: A Multiagency (Indiana University School of Medicine)

Focused on training clinic Linkage-to-Care coordinators in motivational interviewing and study the implementation of the behavior change communication across the HIV Adolescent Trials Network.

Role: Responsible for motivational interviewing training and ongoing supervision of 14 national sites including initial and ongoing in-person training, individual phone-based, standardized patient calls and coding/coaching, and webinars to linkage-to-care coordinators working with young adults living with HIV.

Parent Focused Obesity Intervention for Low-Income African American Preschoolers (Eastern Michigan University)

Develop and test a home-based parent intervention to prevent the development of obesity among high-risk African American preschoolers in Head Start programs.

Role: Develop, train, and supervise staff for control nutrition intervention and motivational interviewing sessions.