Heidi Gray

Clinical Research Associate III

Heidi Gray

Heidi Gray is interested in the relationship between sleep and emotional regulation and is passionate about working with families to support behavior change.

As the research coordinator for the SHIP Study, 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.

Sarah Richardson

Clinical Research Associate I

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson’s main research interest is in child and adolescent psychology, especially as it pertains to trauma, self-esteem, body image and disordered eating.

As a case manager on the Sleep Health in Preschoolers (SHIP) study, she helps deliver the SHIP intervention to families.

Richardson received a B.A. in history and Canadian studies from the University of Washington and an MAEd in mental health counseling from Seattle University. She is a licensed mental health counseling associate, certified eating psychology coach, and STOTT-trained pilates instructor.

Kelley Scholz, MSW

Research Associate III

Kelley Scholz, MSW

Kelley Scholz’s research interests include finding the best ways to support families undertaking health behavior change and the neuroscience of behavior change.

As an interventionist and clinical supervisor, she provides training and supervision to staff on the Sleep Health in Preschoolers (SHIP) study and on several obesity studies. She also provides direct treatment services to families enrolled in family-based behavioral obesity treatment, and is a project coordinator for stroke-related research at the Center for Integrative Brain Research.

She received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Washington and an MSW in Social Work, focusing on child and family mental health, from the University of California at Berkeley.

Nicole Simard

Clinical Research Associate I

Nicole Simard

Nicole Simard is interested in the relationship between sleep and child development and psychopathology.

As an interviewer for the sleep health in preschoolers (SHIP) study, she conducts home visits with participants and their families.

She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Portland and graduated with honors.

Chessie Rebecca Snider

Clinical Research Associate I

Chessie Rebecca Snider

Chessie Rebecca Snider’s interests include how early childhood education affects communities and the neuropsychological well being of families and children; and the effects of policy and pedagogical beliefs on early childhood and family outcomes.

In the Sleep Health in Preschoolers (SHIP) study, Snider administers surveys and assessments to collect data on children and families, assists in editing study materials and helps recruit families.

She holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of Washington and has studied early childhood education at North Seattle College.