Kayla Pope, M.D., J.D. is an attorney and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, specializing in behavioral health care for the most vulnerable juvenile population. Dr. Pope received her medical degree from George Washington Medical Center and her law degree from American University, Washington College. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She also completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she studied the neurobiological basis of aggression in children and adolescents. Prior to medical school, she worked for several years as an attorney and mediator representing the interests of children involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Patrick Tyler, MAPC, LIMHP, LPC is the Research Mental Health Clinician involved in clinical assessment, design, and administration of the research studies in the Neurobehavioral Research Center. Patrick has over 18 years of clinical, administrative, and applied research experience in the treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. His experience includes clinical work and supervision of services for children and families in a wide range of treatment settings and schools. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Nebraska. Patrick has a strong commitment to “put research into practice” to improve services for children, youth, and families.
Margo Lorimer is a Research Assistant involved in development and management of the Neurobehavioral Research Center. Margo graduated from Creighton University cum-laude with her B.A. in psychology in 2011. While earning her undergraduate degree, Margo served as the chapter president for the department’s honor society, Psi Chi as well as worked lab investigating the negative effects of lead exposure on the developing brain. Since graduation, Margo has worked as an Assistant Family Teacher for Boys Town and as a Behavioral Health Technician for Boys Town National Research Hospital. In the Neurobehavioral Research Center, Margo interviews parents and children, develops recruitment materials, administers assessments and assists with fMRI tasks. Margo is an energetic, dedicated individual with a passion for understanding brain development and therapeutic interventions for children and families.
Anna Erway is a Research Assistant involved in the development and management of the Neurobehavioral Research Center. Anna Erway graduated from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA with a B.A. in Psychology. While earning her undergraduate degree, Anna played four years of soccer and worked in a psychology research lab investigating remorse and forgiveness. After graduation Anna completed an internship with Dr. Kayla Pope at the National Institute of Mental Health where she reviewed literature and processed data for on-going studies. Anna has also worked at Boys Town National Research Hospital as a Behavioral Health Technician in the Residential Treatment Center for girls. In the Neurobehavioral Research Center, Anna interviews parents and children, develops and maintains databases, administers assessments and assists with fMRI tasks.
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