University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
Dr. Cross is a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a clinical psychologist, the Director of Clinical Psychology Training, and an Education Specialist /Researcher at the VA’s Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention. She is an investigator in the Injury Control Research Center for Preventing Suicide (ICRC-S), a CDC-funded center and collaboration between the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at URMC and the Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence and Suicide at the Education Development Center (EDC).
She completed an NIMH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award which focused on developing and testing models, methods and measures for training individuals charged with carrying forth a variety of evidence-based interventions into community settings. Since then she founded the Observational Research and Behavioral Information Technology Laboratory (ORBIT) which supports research involving media and audio-visual data. She is a graduate of the NIMH- supported Implementation Research Institute (2011-2013 fellow) and her implementation science work crosscuts numerous interventions and practices.
She is PI on several grants, and collaborates with investigators nationally and internationally on a variety of projects focused on training and transfer of training including: the impact of variations in implementer training on crisis lines for suicide prevention, development and evaluation of suicide prevention training for domestic violence crisis line workers, and a suicide prevention program for primary care providers.
Dr. Cross has a small practice with children with Selective Mutism.