Meet the Study Team

Jennie Noll, PhD

Jennie Noll, PhD

Greetings! I am the principal investigator of the Female Adolescent Development Study (FADS). I received my PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Southern California. After several years at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC, and a series of professorships at various universities, I moved to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center four years ago to continue my line of research regarding the unique issues facing adolescent females in our society. The FADS study is a dream come true for me, and I feel incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to learn directly from adolescents and to hear first-hand what you think and how you feel about growing up in the Cincinnati area. Welcome to FADS!

Erica Clark, BA

Erica Clark, BA

Hi, my name is Erica Clark, and I am a research assistant for the FADS Study. I just recently received my BA in Health Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. This is my first job experience with Cincinnati Children's. I am very excited to obtain knowledge regarding the FADS study and meet all of the individuals who are currently involved with the study as well as the current and future participants!

Kate Haralson, BS

Kate Haralson, BS

Hi, my name is Kate Haralson. I am a research assistant for the FADS study. This is the second time I have worked for Cincinnati Children's. I graduated in 2006 with a BS in Psychology from Boise State University. I am glad to be back in Cincinnati, and am looking forward to meeting all the girls in the study.

Kerry Simmons

Kerry Simmons

Hello, my name is Kerry Simmons. I am a research assistant for the FADS study. I have been working with the FADS study since May 2009. I taught school before coming to Cincinnati Children's. I really have been enjoying learning about the adolescents that I interview for the study.

Jaclyn Barnes, MA

Jaclyn Barnes, MA

Hi, my name is Jaclyn Barnes, and I am the clinical research coordinator for FADS. I studied at Xavier University to receive my bachelor's degree in psychology and at the University of Cincinnati to receive my master's degree in sociology. I have been an employee at Cincinnati Children's for seven years and have met and worked with a lot of great researchers and their teams. I'm most excited about our new study FADS and meeting all of the participants!

Andrea Powers, MSW, LISW

Andrea Powers, MSW, LISW

Hi, my name is Andrea Powers, and I am a research assistant for Dr. Jennie Noll's Female Adolescent Development Study (FADS). I received my bachelor's degree in social work from Rhode Island College and my master's degree in social work from Boston College. I have been at Cincinnati Children's for 12 years. I am very excited about being a member of this research team and about the project. I am looking forward to working with all of the participants!