Alumni Profiles: Lori E. Crosby, ’95 and Ronald P. Golovan, ’89

Lori E. Crosby, ’95 Psy.D., School of Professional Psychology 

Lori Crosby earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio Dominican College and her Doctor of Psychology in 1995 from the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology.

Crosby is an associate professor in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is co-director of INNOVATIONS in Community Research and Program Evaluation, director of the Sickle Cell Behavioral Medicine Service, a primary supervisor for the O’Grady Residency in Psychology Program, and a fellow of Division 54 of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Crosby’s clinical work with families has been recognized nationally. She was an invited contributor to the NHLBI Workgroup that developed the 2020 Healthy People objectives for individuals affected by sickle cell disease (SCD), a chronic illness primarily affecting African-Americans in the United States. She was also a member of the 2010 APA Presidential Taskforce on Advancing Practice, which developed PracticeOUTCOMES, a database of outcome measures available to all APA practice members.

As a director and collaborator on more than 15 federal grants, Crosby has emerged as a leader in conducting research to transform the health care system for adolescents and young adults with SCD. She has also promoted community awareness by co-directing Cincinnati’s Annual Sickle Cell Research and Education Day event and directing the Community Leaders Institute, which has leveraged more than $3 million in funding for health programs in the Cincinnati area. Crosby has held a number of leadership positions within the APA Society of Pediatric Psychology, U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, and currently chairs the Sickle Cell Statewide Advisory Committee.

Crosby draws her inspiration from her fiancé, two beautiful nieces, family, and friends.

Ronald P. Golovan, ’89 M.D., Boonshoft School of Medicine

Ronald Golovan graduated from the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in 1989. Prior to attending Wright State, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors distinction from The Ohio State University.

Golovan completed his internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University. He then entered into medical practice at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where he continues to work today.

Throughout his career, Golovan has been active in many professional and academic activities. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians. Golovan also served on the Cleveland Academy of Medicine Board of Directors. Additionally, he is a valued member of the teaching staff of the Fairview Hospital Internal Medicine Residency program.

Currently, Golovan holds the position of vice president of medical operations at Lutheran Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic institution. He was recently recognized for 20 years of dedicated service as a team physician to the Cleveland Indians baseball club. Golovan’s work as medical director of Be Well Solutions gives him the opportunity to spread the important message of disease prevention from the individual exam room to the corporate world. Golovan’s love of music allows him to enjoy his role as medical consultant to Playhouse Square, House of Blues, Live Nation Productions, and Blossom Music Center.

Golovan is truly grateful to Wright State for providing the strong academic foundation on which he has based his career. He looks forward to sharing this honor with his wife, Lisa, and their four children, Samantha, Chase, Isabelle, and Eric.