Kristen Hoskinson, PhD
As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Hoskinson's research aims to improve understanding of the neuroanatomical and functional substrates that contribute to the constellation of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral sequelae of childhood neurologic injury, including pediatric brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, and complex congenital heart disease. She integrates neuroimaging methods with assessed and observable social and emotional functioning to improve early identification of those at elevated risk and at greatest need for intervention. Currently, her funded work focuses on integrating functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging of white matter integrity, with a particular focus on social cognitive and executive functions networks.
I graduated from Miami University in 2017 with my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. My research interests include traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, movement disorders, and other neurological issues. In Dr. Hoskinson’s lab, I have a wide variety of duties in all parts of the research process. I recruit families, conduct eligibility and safety screenings, facilitate MRI scans, administer school surveys and neuropsychological assessments, and score and organize data. In addition to this work, I apply what I learn in the lab by presenting our work to conferences and writing papers for publication.
I graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. My main research interests include traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, pain perception, and sleep disturbances. In Dr. Hoskinson’s lab, I have a variety of duties in all aspects of study coordination. I am responsible for participant identification, recruitment, enrollment, data collection in MRI scan and school environments, administration of neuropsychological assessments, data analysis, and data presentation. I plan on pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience or Cognitive Psychology in Fall 2020.
In May of 2017, I graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Following graduation, I began working with children with ASD and behavioral disorders in Cincinnati as a Registered Behavior Technician. Knowing that I want to pursue further education in Clinical psychology, I accepted a position as a Research Assistant in the Hoskinson lab in February of 2019. In this position, I will be assisting with participant recruitment, assessment administration, participant and family follow-up, MRI imaging sessions, and data entry and analysis. My hope as a Research Assistant is to increase my understanding of the impact of neurology on mental health of children and their families. My long-term goal after my time with Nationwide Children’s Hospital is to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology.
I graduated from The Ohio State University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Disabilities Studies. After graduation I worked as preschool teacher for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and spent the following summer participating in a mental health placement in Bali, Indonesia. These opportunities have allowed me to work with a multitude of populations ranging from adults with mental health disorders to children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. As a Research Assistant I aid in the administration of child assessments and work closely with the participants and their families. These experiences have motivated me to pursue my long term goal of obtaining my PhD in Clinical Psychology, with specializations in developmental or intellectual disabilities and child psychology.