Brooke is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Loma Linda University’s School of Behavioral Health. Their research interests include pediatric health behaviors, such as sleep, diet, and exercise, as well as melatonin use in pediatric populations. Brooke’s dissertation seeks to explore the effects of exogenous melatonin supplementation on a typically developing adolescent sample, a neglected population in the literature. Further, they enjoy collaborating with various specialties, including professionals from Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health. Other broad research interests include pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) and associated neuropsychological outcome, misdiagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders, and LGBTQ+ youth advocacy.
Outside of academia, Brooke has a demonstrated history of working in the pediatric healthcare industry. They currently work as an evaluation coordinator at a pediatric behavioral health evaluation center where they assess children with suspected neurodevelopmental disorders. They are also an active member of the research committee where they are responsible for developing the center’s databases and serves as their primary statistician.