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Research Team

Anne Wells, Ph.D. - Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Research Director

Dr. Wells oversees our research department. She manages the data for all of our research and service grants and performs the statistical analyses of these data. She also supervises the data management and analysis of our 4Ps Plus contracts. Dr. Wells also consults with CRT staff about research design and methodology on various projects. She has conducted research into milieu treatment settings for children and adolescents, co-authored a meta-analysis of primary prevention intervention programs for children and adolescents, and served as Principal Investigator for two needs assessments for the LGBT community in northwest Indiana. She served as Clinical Director at New Horizons, Inc., a community based mental health agency serving children and families in Gary, IN, and has worked in community mental health settings. Dr. Wells received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, and completed her predoctoral internship at Children's Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her B.A. in Behavioral Science from the University of Chicago.


Ajla Hodzic, BA – Research Assistant

Ajla Hodzic is the research assistant for Project Thrive. The project is the evaluation study of therapy and assessment services provided to children and biological parents in the foster care system who have been prenatally and/or environmentally exposed to drugs and/or alcohol. Ajla is responsible for tracking and scoring data, subject recruitment, and data entry for intervention and control subjects. Ajla received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology from DePaul University.


Alison Suzukamo, BA - Research Assistant 

As a research assistant for the Trauma Treatment Program (TTP), Alison Suzukamo is responsible for tracking and maintaining data collection and entry.  She is also responsible for collecting data for the 4P’s Plus Project, as well as producing bi-annual reports.  Alison completed her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, but hails from the great state of Minnesota.