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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Sofronia M. Ringold BA, CCRP(she/her/hers)

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Aziz-Zadeh PhD

Research Lab: A-Z Lab

Year of Entry: 2021

Sofronia Ringold

I am PhD Student in the A-Z Lab at the Brain and Creativity Institute under the direction of Dr. Lisa Aziz-Zadeh. I am interested in translational research on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neuroscience, and Sensory Processing that can be used to improve treatments, interventions, and diagnostics. Prior to beginning the PhD program in the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy I worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology (Minor in Biology)
2014 | Occidental College

Publications

Journal Articles

Stein Duker, L. I., Schmidt, A. R., Pham, P. K., Ringold, S. M., & Nager, A. L. (2021). Use of audiobooks as an environmental distractor to decrease state anxiety in children waiting in the pediatric emergency department: A pilot and feasibility study. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 8, 556805. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2020.556805 Show abstract

Chang, T. P., Ringold, S. M., Lichtenfeld, N., Nguyen, P., Paz, D., & Festekjian, A. (2020). The effect of rapid fluid infusions on transabdominal pelvic ultrasound timing among female pediatric patients: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Academic Emergency Medicine, 27(11), 1191-1193. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.13945

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Stein Duker, L., Kim, J. J., Schmidt, A., Ringold, S. M., Pham, P. K., & Nager, A. (2020, May 5). Use of audiobooks to decrease fear and state anxiety in children waiting in the pediatric emergency department [Poster presentation]. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Show abstract

Chang, T., Ben-Isaac, E., Ringold, S. M., Fain, A., & Rake, A. J. (2020, May 3). A pilot trial on virtual reality simulation on resuscitation algorithm adherence among pediatric interns [Poster presentation]. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Show abstract

Perniciaro, J. L., Hollinger, T., Munoz, S., Schmidt, A. R., Pham, P. K., & Liu, D. R. (2018, May 7). Defining “swarming” as a new model to optimize efficiency and education in an academic emergency department [Poster presentation]. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada. Show abstract