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Dr. Anna Hood

Anna Hood, PhD, is a Sickle Cell Disease Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is the recipient of pre-doctoral (F31) and postdoctoral (F32) training grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to fund research focused on the cognitive and psychological challenges faced by children and young adults with sickle cell disease. Specifically, she aims to 1) promote self-management, patient engagement, and medication adherence and 2) to identify interventions and the underlying neural mechanisms to improve cognitive outcomes. Dr. Hood has given presentations at regional and national meetings, and authored or co-authored peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and community-focused reports. In addition to her research, Dr. Hood has also worked clinically with children with sickle cell disease for the past 6 years. She is currently a clinical supervisor for community health workers working with young adults with sickle cell disease transitioning from pediatric to adult care.

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Thursday, July 25