SHIP

Sleep Health In Preschoolers

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Meet the SHIP Team

 

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Zachary Chakan—SHIP Case Manager
Clinical Research Associate I

As a case manager on the SHIP study, Zack Chakan helps deliver the SHIP intervention to families. He also works on the Garrison Lab’s CRAFT Circadian Regulation Study.

Zachary holds a B.S. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and his interests revolve around sleep research and interventions that improve sleep.

 

 

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Heidi Gray
—SHIP Research Coordinator, SHIP Interviewer, SHIP Case Manager
Clinical Research Associate III

As the research coordinator for the SHIP Study, Heidi Gray manages logistical aspects of the study, supports the work of Case Managers and Interviewers, and conducts assessment and intervention home visits with participating families. She also helps manage other studies for the Garrison Lab.

Heidi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. She holds a M.S. in marriage & family therapy from Seattle Pacific University and a M.S. in pharmacology from the University of Washington. She is interested in the ways that sleep impacts emotional regulation and family quality of life, and is passionate about working with families to support behavior change.

 

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Sarah Richardson
—SHIP Case Manager
Clinical Research Associate I

As a case manager on the SHIP study, Sarah helps deliver the SHIP intervention to families. She also helps develop study materials.

Sarah is a Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associate. She received her B.A. in history and Canadian studies from the University of Washington, and a MA.Ed. in mental health counseling from Seattle University. Sarah is interested in child and adolescent psychology, and how children’s life experiences affect their health and how they feel about their bodies.

 

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Kelley Scholz, MSW
—SHIP Clinical Supervisor, SHIP Case Manager
Research Associate III

As a clinical supervisor and case manager, Kelley Scholz provides training and supervision to staff on the Sleep Health in Preschoolers (SHIP) study and helps deliver the SHIP intervention to families. She also works on several other studies at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, dealing with health behavior change interventions, neuroscience, and families.

She received a B.A. in psychology and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Washington and a M.A. in social work, focusing on child and family mental health, from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research interests include finding the best ways to support families undertaking health behavior change and the neuroscience of behavior change.

 

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Nicole Simard
—SHIP Interviewer
Clinical Research Associate I

As an Interviewer for the SHIP Study, Nicole Simard conducts assessment home visits with participants and their families. She also recruits study families and helps manage our study databases.

She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Portland, graduating with honors, and is interested in the relationship between sleep and child development.

 

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Chessie Rebecca Snider—SHIP Interviewer
Clinical Research Associate I

As an Interviewer for the SHIP Study, Chessie Rebecca Snider conducts assessment home visits with participants and their families. She also recruits study families and helps develop study materials.

She holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of Washington and has studied early childhood education at North Seattle College. Her interests include how early childhood education affects communities and the neuropsychological well being of families and children; and the effects of policy and programs on early childhood and family outcomes.