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Lauren Wang, MD,

Medical Director
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Family & Community Medicine

What inspires you to work to improve healthcare for adults with IDD?
"The patients are the inspiration. They are my teachers and guides on this journey. They show me what needs to change in the healthcare system and trust me to listen and act in response. They keep me smiling and bring me so much joy! A day in the office seeing patients fills my cup and inspires me to keep working for change."

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Corey Keeton, MD,

Assistant Professor of Clinical
Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

What inspires you to work to improve healthcare for adults with IDD?
"I work to increase access to mental healthcare because everyone deserves the opportunity to smile."

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Jensine’ Clark, MD,

Assistant Professor of Clinical
Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

What inspires you to work to improve healthcare for adults with IDD?
"Adults with IDD have nothing to gain and everything to lose when they trust you as their provider. They are genuine and ask you to be the same. Being true to yourself, them and their families is worth it every time!"

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Aurora Rivendale, MD,

Assistant Professor of Clinical
Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

What inspires you to work to improve healthcare for adults with IDD?
"Working with patients and families who have had to overcome so many challenges both in and outside of the healthcare system inspires me daily in my work. I see individuals and their families doing the impossible every day! For me, it is the journey of understanding each person in their uniqueness and working together to create the conditions needed for them to thrive. As a newer member of the team, I also consider myself lucky to have been mentored and taught by Dr. Wang and Dr. Freeman. Their depth of knowledge, care and compassion foster a deeper drive in me to serve my patients and community."

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Stephen Janssen, MSN,

Nurse Practitioner
Family Medicine

What inspires you to work to improve healthcare for adults with IDD?
"The unbridled joy and love of life radiated by adults with IDD not just inspires me to improve their healthcare, but also inspires me to be a joyful human being."

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Erin Burke, RN,

Care Manager

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Andrea DeRossett, LISW,

Mental Health Therapist

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Christy Gregg,

Program Manager

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Andrienne Martin, MS,RD,LS,CDCES,

Dietitian

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Laura Shackelford,

Behavior Support Specialist

Specialty Physician and Dental Champions 

 

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Kyle Boyd, DDS
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Forrest Foster, MD,

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

What inspires you to work to improve healthcare for adults with IDD?
"As a Neurologist specialized in Alzheimer’s disease and a father of a 4-year-old with Down Syndrome, I feel I have a unique background in understanding the relationship between our healthcare system and those with IDD. I feel very fortunate that I have found myself in a position to be able to focus on cognitive health in those with Down Syndrome and IDD and in an established clinical setting where I can spend the time and attention needed to help both patients and caretakers."

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Emily Nurre, MD, MPH,

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

What inspires you to work to improve healthcare for adults with IDD?
"I am inspired and honored to care for adults with IDD because they remind me to value the importance of life, happiness, mindfulness, wonder, and hope. They teach perspective. They teach strength. They teach the fight against adversity! "

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Meredith Pensak, MD,

Assistant Professor of Clinical
Division Chief Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Katie Phillips, MD, ENT

Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

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Courtney Plattner, MD,

Assistant Professor of Clinical
Director of Residency Program in Urology Surgery

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Cristin Shaughnessy, MD,

Assistant Professor of Clinical
Dermatology

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Nicole White, DDS,
Community Partners 
  • Advancement and Transition Services (ATS) at University of Cincinnati
  • Angels’ Castle
  • The Autism Society Greater Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (DSAGC)
  • Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services
  • IMPACT Autism
  • Ken Anderson Alliance
  • Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD)
  • Regional Autism Advisory Council of Southwest Ohio (RAAC)
  • Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati
  • University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD)
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Timothy Freeman, MD, Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


3120 Burnet Avenue
Suite 401
PO Box 670769
Cincinnati OH 45229
Phone:513-558-5281
Fax: 513-585-9009
Email:freemancenter@uchealth.com