Faculty

Matthew C. Aalsma, PhD, HSPP

Matthew C. Aalsma, PhD, HSPP Matthew C. Aalsma, PhD, HSPP

Professor of Pediatrics & Psychology
Clinical Interests: Mental health care of delinquent youth. Currently, Dr. Aalsma leads a forensic evaluation team that conducts psychological evaluations with youth at various points in the juvenile justice system.
Research Interests: Dr. Aalsma focuses on research with vulnerable populations, including youth in the mental health and juvenile justice systems. His current research agenda includes exploring system-wide and individual efforts to improve the utilization of mental and physical health care for children and adolescents.
Margaret Blythe, MD

Margaret Blythe, MD Margaret Blythe, MD

Professor Emerita of Pediatrics & Clinical Gynecology
Clinical Interests: Young women's health, adolescent gynecology, female athlete.
Research Interests: Young women's health; reproductive health of teens and young adults including menstrual disorders, contraception, and sexually acquired infections; menstrual problems of teens with chronic illnesses and disorders.
J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS

J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS

Director, Section of Adolescent Medicine
Donald Orr Professor of Adolescent Medicine and Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Adolescent health protective and health risk behaviors; sexuality; sexually transmitted infections (STI)
James A. Hall, PhD, LISW, LCSW-PIP, ACSW

James A. Hall, PhD, LISW, LCSW-PIP, ACSW James A. Hall, PhD, LISW, LCSW-PIP, ACSW

Professor of Pediatrics & Social Work
Clinical Interests: Social Work counseling services for adolescents and their families between 10-23 years of age
Research Interests: Development and evaluation of interventions for adolescent substance misuse, parent-adolescent conflict & communication, teaching research methods in clinical settings.
Devon Hensel, PhD

Devon Hensel, PhD Devon Hensel, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics
Research Interests: Adolescent sexual health; Longitudinal research design and data analysis.
Mary A Ott, MD, MA

Mary A Ott, MD, MA Mary A Ott, MD, MA

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Adolescent reproductive health and gynecology, including menstrual disorders, contraception and STDs; young men’s health; chronic illness; adolescent primary care.
Research Interests: Adolescent pregnancy and STD prevention; Young men's health; Ethics of research with vulnerable populations, including capacity, confidentiality and consent.
Cynthia Robbins, MD, MS

Cynthia Robbins, MD, MS Cynthia Robbins, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Primary care adolescent medicine; specialty adolescent care including adolescent gynecology and reproductive health
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine & Pediatrics
Executive Director of the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
Chief Physician Executive of the Center of Excellence in Women's Health at Eskenazi
Clinical Interests: Primary care of adolescents and adults; primary care of the adolescent and adult cancer survivors; promoting a healthy lifestyle; eating disorders
Research Interests: Healthy Lifestyle; Physician burnout
Mary R. Rouse, MD

Mary R. Rouse, MD Mary R. Rouse, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Medical, nutritional and psychological care of patients with eating disorders.
Research Interests: Natural History and Course of Eating Disorders.
Marcia L. Shew, MD, MPH

Marcia L. Shew, MD, MPH Marcia L. Shew, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics & Clinical Gynecology
Clinical Interests: Adolescent reproductive health and gynecology; Adolescent primary care.
Research Interests: HPV epidemiology and HPV vaccine behaviors.
Paula Sullivan, PhD

Paula Sullivan, PhD Paula Sullivan, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Promoting mental health competency through teaching and supervision; motivational Interviewing; mindfulness in resident clinical encounters; psychoeducational assessment of children and adolescents; developmental behavioral pediatrics.
Research Interests: Promoting pediatric/adolescent mental health competency in residency training; developmental and mental health screening for children and adolescents; adolescents' perceptions of their health care experience.
Rebekah L. Williams, MD

Rebekah L. Williams, MD Rebekah L. Williams, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Clinical Interests: Adolescent gynecology and sexual health; Contraception; Diabetes; Chronic Illness.
Research Interests: Biological, psychological, and social contextual factors influencing contraceptive use among adolescents.
Gregory D. Zimet, PhD, HSPP

Gregory D. Zimet, PhD, HSPP Gregory D. Zimet, PhD, HSPP

Professor of Pediatrics & Clinical Psychology
Research Interests: Psychosocial/behavioral issues associated with acceptability and acceptance of biomedical approaches to the diagnosis and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (e.g., HIV testing & HPV vaccination). Consent issues with recruitment of adolescents into biomedical prevention clinical trials.