RAPID Program Scholars

2019 RAPID Scholars

Alexandra Sims, MD
A Qualitative Analysis of the Counseling Experiences and Preferences of Parents of Sickle Cell Trait Positive Children
Institution: Children’s National Health System
Local Mentor: Beth Tarini, MD, MS (Children’s National Health System)
NAC Mentor:

Brandi Pernell, DNP, PNP-BC
Combatting Adverse Childhood Experiences in Children with Sickle Cell Disease
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Local Mentor: Monica Baskin, PhD (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
NAC Mentor:

Skye McLaurin-Jiang
Car Seat Tolerance Screening in Newborns: Epidemiology and Outcomes
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Local Mentor: Kori Flower, MD, MS, MPH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
NAC Mentor:

2017 RAPID Scholars

Victor Cueto, MD
Academic General Pediatrics Fellow
Stanford University School of Medicine
Perceptions of Physician Communication Among Latino Parents with Limited English Proficiency and Overweight or Obese Children.
Mentor: Fernando Mendoza, MD
Department Chair: Lee Sanders, MD

Tamara Gayle, MD, MEd
Hospitalist Fellow
Children's National Medical Center
Are Practitioners Identifying our Most Vulnerable Children in the Inpatient Setting at a Large Tertiary-Care Children's Hospital?
Mentor: Stephen Teach, MD
Department Chair: Stephen Teach, MD

2016 RAPID Scholars

Brandi K. Freeman, MD, MS
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Using Standard Teaching Videos in Pediatric Nurse Phone Triage: A Qualitative Study to Understand Parent and Nurse Perspectives on Technological Enhancement of Phone Care Advice
Mentor: Christopher Still, MD, MPH (University of Colorado School of Medicine)
NAC Mentor: Jason Mendoza, MD, MPH (University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital)

Morgan Walls
Boston Medical Center
Prevention and Management of Obesity in Children with Autism Spectrum
Disorder: Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, Practices and Barriers among Primary
Care Pediatricians
Mentor: Megan Bair-Merritt, MD (Boston Medical Center)
NAC Mentor: Monica Baskin, PhD (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)

2015 RAPID Scholars

Juan Espinoza, MD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Effect of personal activity trackers on weight loss in children enrolled in a Comprehensive Behavioral Family Lifestyle Intervention (CBFLI) program
Mentor: Larry Lin, MD (Children's Hospital Los Angeles)
NAC Mentor: Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD (Yale School of Public Health)

Cristina Fernandez, MD, MPH, FAAP
Columbia University Medical Center
Dual Food and Energy Insecurity and the Onset of Adverse Child Behaviors and Health
Mentor: Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH (Columbia University)
NAC Mentor: Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH
(University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine)

2014 RAPID Scholars

Suzanna Martinez, PhD
University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco
Development of a culturally appropriate tool for assessing bedtime routines and sleep hygiene in preschool-age Latino children
Mentor: Michael Cabana, MD, PhD (University of California, San Francisco)
NAC Mentor: Elise Taveras, MD, MPH (Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital)

Thao-Ly Phan, MD
Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children
Psychosocial Risk, Adherence, and Outcomes in Pediatric Obesity Treatment
Mentor: Anne Kazak, PhD (Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children)
NAC Mentor: Jason Wang, MD, PhD (Stanford University, School of Medicine)

Jennifer Woo Baidal, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Early Life Risk Factors for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children
Mentor: Elise Taveras, MD, MPH (Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital)
NAC Mentor: Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH (Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine)

2013 RAPID Scholars

Patricia Castillo, MD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Family-Centered Obesity Prevention Program for Underserved Latinos
Mentor: Larry Yin, MD, MSPH (Children's Hospital Los Angeles)
NAC Mentor: Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH (University of California, San Fransisco)

Diana Naranjo, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Ethnically diverse patients with diabetes: Transitions from pediatric to adult care
Mentor: Stephen Gitelman, MD (University of California, San Francisco)
NAC Mentor: Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD (Yale University, School of Public Health)

Adebowale Odulana, MD, MPH
Medical University of South Carolina
Assessing the Perspectives of African American Adolescents about Obesity Prevention in Eastern North Carolina
Mentor: Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH (University of North Carolina)
NAC Mentor: Benjamin Caballero, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health)




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