Child Study Center welcomes new faculty
The Jane and John Justin Institute for Mind Health at Cook Children's is pleased to welcome several new faculty members to the Child Study Center team.
Sangeeta Elhence, M.B., B.S, FAAP, will be joining Developmental Pediatrics at the Child Study Center. Dr. Elhence completed medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. She spent a year as a research associate for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago before completing her residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Elhence spent over 20 years practicing general pediatrics before transitioning her practice in 2016 to focus on the early recognition and diagnosis of autism. She underwent multiple training courses in the following years at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University and UMass Medical Center. She is proficient in the use of ADOS-2 for diagnosing young children with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Elhence's passion includes training fellow general pediatricians and primary care providers on identifying and referring children for autism assessments at an earlier age. She is eager to bring her skills in autism diagnosis to the Child Study Center, where she will join Developmental Pediatrics in the assessment and management of a broad range of developmental behavioral disorders.
Dr. Elhence lives in Flower Mound, Texas, with her husband. Her son is a medical student in California, and her daughter works in the tech industry in Boston. When she is not at work, Dr. Elhence loves playing tennis, hiking and yoga. She is also an amateur photographer.
Katrina Willie-Musoma, M.D., FAAP joins Developmental Pediatrics at the Child Study Center after over 14 years practicing general pediatrics in Texas. She graduated with honors from Texas A&M University and then completed her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After spending one year at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas completing a research fellowship, Dr. Willie-Musoma finished her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is excited for the next phase in her career at the Child Study Center, with a new focus on developmental behavioral disorders.
Dr. Willie-Musoma lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with extended family, including nine nieces and nephews. She takes great delight in a good cup of coffee, attending Broadway musicals, traveling and teaching her children about their rich heritage.
Amanda Moen, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who joined the Child Study Center in 2022. She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctorate in School Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Moen completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Afterward, she worked as a clinical child psychologist in the Behavior Management Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. At Kennedy Krieger, she performed therapy in both individual and group settings, and provided assistance in the training of clinical interns and postdoctoral fellows. While in graduate school, Dr. Moen was named a Buffett Early Childhood Institute Scholar, and received grants for dissertation research from both the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and the Society for the Study of School Psychology.
Dr. Moen's work at Child Study Center includes evaluation and delivery of evidence-based treatment, primarily via parent-child interaction therapy and behavioral parent training. She specializes in working with children 2-10 years of age with disruptive behavior (noncompliance, tantrums, mild to moderate physical aggression), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, sleep concerns, toileting concerns, tics (using cognitive behavioral intervention for tics) and developmental concerns.