Young Investigator Past Award Recipents







2017 Young Investigator Award Recipients


APA Young Investigator Award

  • Lauren Wisk, PhD
    Creating a Dynamic Online Cohort to Study Health Care Transition
    Institution: Boston Children's Hospital
    Mentor: Elssa Weitzman, MD (Boston Children's Hospital)
    National Facilitator: Megumi Okumura, MD, MAS (University of California San Francisco)

  • Kao-Ping Chua, MD
    Predictors of Overuse in Pediatrics
    Institution: University of Chicago
    Mentor: Elbert Hunag, MD, MPH (University of Chicago)
    National Facilitator: Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH (UCLA)

  • Francis Real, MD
    CHANGE Asthma: Effect of a Caregiver Education Bundle on Asthma Control
    Institution: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    Mentor: Melissa Klein, MD, MEd (Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
    National Facilitator: Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd (Baylor College of Medicine)

  • Angela Chang, MD
    General Pediatrician Beliefs and Practices Regarding Early Peanut Introduction
    Institution: University of California San Francisco
    Mentor: Megumi Okumura, MD (University of California San Francisco)
    National Facilitator: Julie Wang, MD (Mount Sinai)

  • APA/Bright Futures Young Investigator Award

  • Tania Maria Caballero, MD
    Maternal contraception use & assessment of family planning clinic websites in Latina mothers of young children
    Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Lisa DeCamp, MD, MSPH (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
    National Facilitator: Maryellen Gusic, MD (UVA School of Medicine)

  • Anne Fuller, MD
    Material Hardship in Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs
    Institution: Montefiore Medical Center
    Mentor: Rachel Gross, MD, MS (Montefiore Medical Center)
    National Facilitator: Arvin Garg, MD, MPH (Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center)

  • Rachel Herbst, PhD
    Impact of a Behavioral Health Resident Education Curriculum on Physician
    Communication and Parental Behavior
    Institution: Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Mentor: Thomas Boat, MD (Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
    National Facilitator: Laurel Leslie, MD (Tufts Medical)

  • Brian Jenssen, MD
    Parent eReferral to Tobacco Quitline in Pediatric Primary Care
    Institution: The Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia
    Mentor: Alexander Fiks, MD (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
    National Facilitator: Richard "Mort" Wasserman, MD (University of Vermont)

  • Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH
    Exploring Asian Parents' Perceptions about Well-Child Visits: Attitudes, Social Influences, and Perceived Control
    Institution: Boston Medical Center
    Mentor: Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE (Boston Medical Center)
    National Facilitator: John Cowden, MD, MPH (Children’s Mercy Kansas City)

  • Kate Wallis, MD, MPH
    Doctor-Patient Communication in Primary Care: Talking about Developmental Concerns
    Institution: The Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia
    Mentor: David Mandell, ScD (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Nutrition in Underserved Communities

  • Laura Kair, MD
    Breast Pumps at Hospital Discharge to Improve Exclusive Breastfeeding among Low-Income, First-time Mothers: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Institution: University of California Davis
    Mentor: Caroline Chantry, MD (University of California Davis)
    National Facilitator: Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    Primary Care Strategies for Promotion of Early Literacy and School Readiness (ROR)

  • Primary Care Strategies for Promotion of Early Literacy and School Readiness (ROR)

  • Tiffany Munzer, MD
    Electronic versus print books: Differences in parent-toddler interactions and toddler behavioral regulation
    Institution: University of Michigan Medical School
    Mentor: Jenny Radesky, MD (University of Michigan Medical School)
    National Facilitator: TBD





2016 Young Investigator Award Recipients


APA Young Investigator Award

  • Edward Cruz, MD, MPH
    Interventions to Help Asthma Clinical Adherence (ITHACA)
    Mentor: Michael Cabana, MD, MPH (University of California San Francisco)
    National Facilitator: Glenn Flores, MD (Medica Research Institute)
  • Stephanie Doupnik, MD
    Identifying Risk Factors for Poor Hospital Outcomes in Pediatric Asthma Patients with Depression or Anxiety
    Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Mentor: Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
    National Facilitator: James Perrin, MD (MassGeneral Hospital for Children)

  • Alexander Glick, MD
    Investigating the Role of Health Literacy in Parent Understanding and Execution of Discharge Instructions: A First Step to Identifying Strategies to Prevent PostHospitalization Morbidity
    Institution: NYU School of Medicine / Bellevue Hospital Center
    Mentor: H. Shonna Yin, MD, MS (NYU School of Medicine)
    National Facilitator: Joel Tieder, MD, MPH (Seattle Children's Hospital and The University of Washington)

  • Anita Shah, DO
    Effect of Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience on Outcomes After Pediatric Discharge
    Institution: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Mentor: Jeffrey Simmons, MD, MSc (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
    National Facilitator: David Keller, MD (University of Colorado School of Medicine/Children's Hospital Colorado)

  • APA/Bright Futures Young Investigator Award

  • Callie Brown, MD
    Defining Picky Eating and its Relationship to Feeding Behaviors and Obesity
    Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Mentor: Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    National Facilitator: Ian Paul, MD, MSc (Penn State College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center)

  • Mersine Bryan, MD
    How can pediatricians use social media to convey high quality health information?
    Institution: University of Washington
    Mentor: Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH (Seattle Children's Hospital)
    National Facilitator: Aaron Carroll, MD, MS (Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Children's Hospital)

  • Olivier Drouin, MD
    Integrated electronic screening to address major pediatric health risks
    Institution: MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    Mentor: Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH (MassGeneral Hospital for Children)
    National Facilitator: Stephen Downs, MD, MS (Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Children's Hospital)

  • Christopher Mehus, PhD
    Parents perceptions of pediatricians attention to behavioral health issues: Toward the implementation of evidence-based parenting programs though primary care settings
    Institution: University of Minnesota
    Mentor: Iris Wagman Borowsky, MD, PhD (University of Minnesota)
    National Facilitator: Laurel Leslie, MD, MPH (Tufts Medical Center/Floating Hospital for Children)

  • Megha Shah, MD, MPH
    Impact of a school-based health center intervention on reducing missed opportunities for human papillomavirus immunization among adolescents
    Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
    Mentor: Peter Szilagyi, MD MPH (Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA)
    National Facilitator: Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH (University of Washington Medical Centers/Seattle Children's Hospital)

  • Elizabeth Wolf, MD, MPH
    Identifying Gaps in Well-Child Care (WCC) Attendance among Primary Care Clinics Serving Low-Income Families
    Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Mentor: Alex Krist, MD, MPH (Virginia Commonwealth University)
    National Facilitator: Richard "Mort" Wasserman, MD, MPH (University of Vermont/Vermont Children's Hospital)

  • Nutrition in Underserved Communities

  • Megan Pesch, MD
    Super-Size It: The role of portion size in maternal restrictive feeding behaviors among mothers of obese and non-obese children
    Institution: University of Michigan
    Mentor: Julie C. Lumeng, MD (University of Michigan)
    National Facilitator: Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH (Mass General Hospital for Children/Harvard Medical School)
    Primary Care Strategies for Promotion of Early Literacy and School Readiness (ROR)

  • Primary Care Strategies for Promotion of Early Literacy and School Readiness (ROR)

  • Kymberly Gonzalez, MD
    Understanding the Relationship of Parental ACEs and Reading Behaviors among Poor Urban Parents
    Institution: The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania
    Mentor: James P. Guevara, MD MPH (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
    National Facilitator: Manuel Jimenez, MD (Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Children’s Specialized Hospital)

  • Anna Miller-Fitzwater, MD, MPH
    Reach Out and Read Earlier - Implementing the Reach Out and Read Model at the Newborn Visit.
    Institution: Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital
    Mentor: Katherine Poehling, MD, MPH (Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital) and Kathleen Gallagher, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    National Facilitator: Mariana Glusman, MD (Northwestern University/Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago)





2015 Young Investigator Award Recipients


APA Young Investigator Award

  • Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE
    Impact of a Data Driven Monitor Alarm Reduction Strategy Implemented in Safety Huddles
    Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Mentor: Ron Keren, MD, MPH
    National Facilitator: Chris Landrigan, MD, MPH (Boston Children's Hospital)

  • JoAnna Leyenaar, MD, MPH, MSc
    Perspectives and Experiences of Key Stakeholders in Pediatric Hospital Admissions: a Qualitative Analysis
    Institution: Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Centr
    Mentor: Peter K Lindenauer, MD, MSc
    National Facilitator: Maria Britto, MD, MPH (Cincinnati Children's)

  • Christopher Russell, MD
    Risk Factors for Hospitalization Attributable to Bacterial Respiratory Tract Infections within Twelve Months of Initial Tracheostomy Placement
    Institution: USC Keck School of Medicine
    Mentor: Michael Neely, MD, MSc, FCP (USC Keck School of Medicine)
    National Facilitator: Jay Berry, MD, MPH (Boston Children's Hospital)

  • Tracey Wilkinson, MD, MPH
    Examining Over-the-Counter Availability and Access to Emergency Contraception 
    Institution: USC Keck School of Medicine
    Mentor: Kathleen Nelson, MD (USC Keck School of Medicine)
    National Facilitator: Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD (Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh)

APA/Bright Futures Young Investigator Award

  • Caitlin Canfield, PhD
    Understanding Intergenerational Transmission of Toxic Stress and its Role in Childrens Mental Health Outcomes
    Institution: New York University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Alan Mendelsohn, MD (New York University School of Medicine)
    National Facilitator: Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD (University of Wisconsin)

  • Keely Dwyer-Matzky, MD
    Adolescent to Adult-Oriented Health Care Transition Survey: Study of a Video-Based Educational Intervention
    Institution: University of Rochester
    Mentor: Barbara Asselin, MD (University of Rochester)
    National Facilitator: David Wood, MD, MPH (East Tennessee State University)

  • Stacy Ellen, DO
    Text Message-Based Parenting Advice Focus Groups and Pilot Study
    Institution: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
    Mentor: Lee Pachter, DO (St. Christopher's Hospital for Children)
    National Facilitator: Ivor Horn, MD, MPH (University of Washington)

  • Dawn Magnusson, MPT, PhD
    Anticipatory Guidance for Parents of Children Screening Positive for Developmental Delay: Exploring the Role of Parent Beliefs in Early Intervention Utilization
    Institution: Johns Hopkins University
    Mentor: Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP and Kamila Mistry, PhD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University)
    National Facilitator: Karen Kuhlthau, PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital)

  • Deepak Palakshappa, MD
    Addressing Household Food Insecurity in Suburban Pediatric Primary Care Practices
    Institution: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Mentor: Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE
    National Facilitator: Alex Kemper, MD, MPH, MS (Duke University School of Medicine)

  • Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers, MD
    Parental Self-efficacy and Perceived Control Regarding Child Development: Implications for Anticipatory Guidance
    Institution: Boston Medical Center
    Mentor: Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE
    National Facilitator: Ellen Perrin, MD (Tufts Medical Center)

Nutrition in Underserved Communities

  • Charles Wood, MD, MPH
    Assessing Beliefs, Behaviors and a Novel Intervention to Prevent Obesity in Bottle-Fed Infants
    Institution: University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
    Mentor: Eliana Perrin, MD (University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill)
    National Facilitator: Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine)

Primary Care Strategies for Promotion of Early Literacy and School Readiness (ROR)

  • Sai Iyer, MD
    Pre-school Literacy Screening in Primary Care Title: Integrating the Early Literacy Screener along with Reach Out and Read
    Institution: University of California, San Diego
    Mentor: Sheila Gahagan, MD, MPH
    National Facilitator: TBD



2014 Young Investigator Award Recipients


APA Young Investigator Award

  • Eric Biondi, MD
    Incidence, Epidemiology, Resistance Patterns and Contamination Costs of Suspected Serious Bacterial Infection in Previously Healthy Infants
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    Mentor: Francis Gigliotti, MD (University of Rochester Medical Center)
    National Facilitator: Thomas Neumann, MD, MPH (University of California, San Francisco)

  • Arti Desai, MD
    Developing a Parent-Reported Outcome Measure to Assess the Quality of Transitions from Hospital to Home: a Validation Study
    University of Washington
    Mentor: Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH (University of Washington)
    National Facilitator: Maria Britto, MD, MPH (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)

  • Charisse Kwan, MD
    Climbing the Learning Curve- Teaching the Pediatric Emergency Physician How to Interpret Point-of-Care Ultrasound Images
    The Hospital for Sick Children
    Mentor: Kathy Boutis, MD (The Hospital for Sick Children)
    National Facilitator: Steve Selbst, MD (A.I. duPont Hospital for Children)

  • Carolyn Schook, MD
    Achieving High Quality Pediatric Hospital to Home Transitions: The Parent and Healthcare Provider Perspectives
    University of Washington
    Mentor: Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH (University of Washington)
    National Facilitator: Matt Davis, MD, MPP (University of Michigan)

  • Joanna Thomson, MD
    Pneumonia in Children with Neurological Impairment
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Mentor: Samir Shah, MD, MSCE (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
    National Facilitator: Jay Berry, MD, MPH (Boston Children's Hospital)

APA/ Bright Futures Young Investigator Award

  • Amy Beck, MD, MPH
    Evaluation of a Primary Care-Based Intervention to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-sweetened Beverages and 100% Fruit Juice Among Latino Children
    University of California San Francisco
    Mentor: Michael Cabana, MD, MPH (University of California San Francisco)
    National Facilitator: Alex Kemper, MD, MPH, MS

  • Lisa DeCamp, MD, MSPH
    Health and Healthcare Activation among Latino Parents of Young Children
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Tina Cheng, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) National Facilitator: Christina Bethell, PhD, MPH, MBA (Oregon Health Science University)

  • Kathryn King, MD
    Anticipatory Guidance for Healthy Schools: Exploring How School Wellness Climate Affects Fitness, Academics and Behavior
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Nancy Hutton, MD (Johns Hopkins University)
    National Facilitator: Jill Halterman, MD, MPH (University of Rochester)

  • Jenny Radesky, MD
    Parent views about mobile device use around and by young children: A qualitative analysis of styles of use, perceived risks and benefits, and parent-child interaction
    Boston Medical Center
    Mentor: Michael Silverstein, MD, MPH (Boston Medical Center)
    National Facilitator: Richard "Mort" Wasserman, MD, MPH (University of Vermont)

  • Krishna Upadhya, MD, MPH
    Enhancing Reproductive Health in Adolescent Preventive Visits Using a Preconception Health Framework
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Tina Cheng, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
    National Facilitator: Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD (Children's Hospital Pittsburgh)

  • Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH
    Cultural Assessment of Obesity in American Indian Preschool Children: A Qualitative Study of Parents and Caregivers
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Mentor: Paul Darden, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
    National Facilitator: Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH (Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital)

APA/ Reach Out and Read Young Investigator Award

  • John Hutton, MD
    A Neuroimaging-Based Pilot Study Comparing Brain Regions Involved With Receptive Language in Reach Out and Read"Graduates" and Unexposed Children
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Mentor: Tom Dewitt, MD (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
    National Facilitator: Alan Mendelsohn, MD (New York University School of Medicine)

  • Jayna Schumacher, MD
    Use of E-Books to Support Emerging Readers from Families with Low Socioeconomic Status Boston Medical Center
    Mentor: Barry Zuckerman, MD (Boston Medical Center)
    National Facilitator: Robert Needlman, MD (MetroHealth Medical Center)


2013 Young Investigator Award Recipients


APA Young Investigator Award

  • Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD, MPH
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Mentor: Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)

  • Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MS
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program/ University of California, Los Angeles
    Mentor: Paul J. Chung, MD, MS (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • Patrick Brady, MD, MSc
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Mentor: Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)

  • Melissa Gilkey, PhD, MPH
    University of North Carolina
    Mentor: Noel T. Brewer, PhD (University of North Carolina)

APA/Bright Futures Young Investigator Award

  • Victoria Chen, MD
    New York University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Alan Mendelsohn, MD (New York University School of Medicine)

  • William Heerman, MD
    Vanderbilt University
    Mentor: Shari Barkin, MD (Vanderbilt University)

  • Suzanna Martinez, PhD
    University of California, San Francisco
    Mentor: Michael Cabana, MD, PhD (University of California, San Francisco)

  • Anne Palaia, PhD, MPH
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Mentor: Anne Duggan, ScD (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)

  • Alison Riese, MD
    Rhode Island Hospital
    Mentor: Megan Ranney, MD, MPH (Brown University)

  • Christina Sakai, MD
    Tufts Medical Center
    Mentor: Roula Choueiri, MD (Tufts Medical Center)

APA/ CDC Adolescent Reproductive, Perinatal, & Newborn Health Young Investigator Award

  • Michele Decker, PhD, MPH
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Mentor: Nan M. Astone, PhD (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

  • Emily Gregory, MD
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Mentor: Arlene Butz, ScD, RN, MSN, CPNP (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)

  • Reena Oza-Frank PhD, RD
    Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Mentor: Mark A. Klebanoff, MD, MPH (Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital)

APA/ Reach Out and Read Young Investigator Award

  • Adriana Weisleder, PhD
    New York University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Alan Mendelsohn, MD (New York University School of Medicine)


2012 Young Investigator Award Recipients


APA YIAs

  • Arlene Chung, MD, MPH
    Tweeting to Health
    University of North Carolina
    Mentor: Eliana Perrin, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    National Facilitator: Shari Barkin, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Julia Kim, MD
    Unintended Consequences of an Electronic Health Record-based Immunization Reminder System on Other Childhood Preventive Health Services
    Johns Hopkins
    Mentor:Barry Soloman, MD, Johns Hopkins University
    National Facilitator: Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH, University of Rochester School of Medicine

  • Julia Morinis, MD
    The Weight of Place: The Role of Neighborhood Deprivation on Childhood Obesity
    University of Toronto
    Mentor: Catherine Birken, MD, University of Toronto
    National Facilitator: Matthew Gillman, MD, SM Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

  • Greg Faris, MD
    Prediction of Post-concussion Syndrome in Children Using a Neuroimaging Rule
    University of Cincinnati
    Mentor: Lynn Babcock, MD, University of Cincinnati
    National Facilitator: Marc Gorelick, MD, MSCE, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Chen Kenyon, MD
    Assessing Asthma Readmission Risk at the Patient, Health System and Population Level
    University of Pennsylvania
    Mentor: Chris Feudtner, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    National Facilitator: Glenn Flores, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center

MCHB-funded Bright Futures YIAs

  • Sheryl Levy, MD
    Co-located Care Among Pediatricians and Mental Health Providers: What Makes It Collaborative?
    Tufts New England Medical Center
    Mentor: Ellen Perrin, MD, Tufts-New England Medical Center
    National Facilitator: Jim Guevara, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Anson Koshy, MD
    The Behavioral Health Checklist: A new measure for behavioral health screening in Primary Care
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Mentor: Thomas J. Power, MD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    National Facilitator: Robert J Voigt, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

  • Katherine Connor, MD
    Feasibility of Implementing Group Well Child Care at Community Health Centers in Baltimore
    Johns Hopkins
    Mentor: Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPP, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    National Facilitator: David Bergman, MD, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

  • Megan Tschudy, MD
    The IMPROVE-Care Study: Impressions from Mothers on Pediatric Relationships, Observations, and Values for Excellence in Care
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Tina Cheng, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    National Facilitator: Shari Barkin, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Inyang Isong, MD, MPH, SM
    Addressing Chronic Disease Behavioral Risk Factors in Early Childhood
    Harvard Medical School
    Mentor: Jonathan Winickoff, MD, Harvard Medical School
    National Facilitator: Rita M. Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH, University of Washington

  • Senbagam Virudachalam, MD
    Understanding and Improving Home Food Preparation Practices in Families with Young Children
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Mentor: Chris Feudtner, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    National Facilitator: Paul Chung, MD, MS, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • Annie Laurie McRee, PhD, MPH
    Maximizing adolescent health supervision and anticipatory guidance through HPV vaccination visits
    University of Minnesota
    Mentor: Iris Borowsky, MD, University of Minnesota
    National Facilitator: Amanda (Mandy) F. Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Colorado

Reach-Out-and-Read YIAs

  • Teri DeLucca, PhD
    A Multifaceted Examination of Reach Out and Read: Physician, Family and Child Outcomes
    New York University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Iman Sharif, MD, New York University School of Medicine
    National Facilitator: Alan Mendelsohn, MD, New York University School of Medicine

  • Aetna Foundation/APA YIAs

    • Mahnoosh (Mona) Sharifi, MD
      Built Environment, Obesity-Related Behavior, and Response to Interventions
      Obesity
      Children's Hospital Boston
      Mentor: Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
      National Facilitator: Tom Robinson, MD, MPH, Stanford University

    • Ashaunta Tumblin, MD, MPH
      Cross Cultural Perspectives on Parenting Education as a Prenatal School Readiness Intervention
      Racial/Ethnic Healthcare Equity
      University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
      Mentor: Paul Chung, MD, MS, UCLA
      National Facilitator: Barry Zuckerman, MD, Boston Medical Center

    • Kavita Parikh, MD
      Bronchiolitis Practice Management: Before and After AAP Guidelines
      Integrated Healthcare
      Children's National Medical Center
      Mentor: Stephen Teach, MD, MPH, Children's National Medical Center
      National Facilitator: Ron Keren, MD, MPH, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


2011 Award Recipients


APA YIAs

  • Christine Briccetti, MD
    Johns Hopkins
    Factors Associated with Sleep Quality in Baltimore Children
    Mentor: Peter Rowe, MD
    National Facilitator: Laurel Leslie

  • Kandyce Larson, PhD
    UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
    Intergenerational Health Disparities: Income, Maternal Health, and Child Well-Being
    Mentor: Neal Halfon, MD, MPH
    National Facilitator: Robert Kahn

  • Ellen Lipstein, MD
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital
    Adolescent Participation in Chronic Disease Treatment Decisions
    Mentor: Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH
    National Facilitator: Judy Shaw

  • Margaret Wolff, MD
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Improved Primary Care Follow-up for Adolescents with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial Using Text Message Reminders
    Mentors: Esther Sampayo, MD, MPH; Cynthia Mollen, MD, MSCE
    National Facilitator: Steve Krug

APA/AHRQ YIAs

  • Cade Nylund, MD
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Pharmacologic Risk Factors for the Development of Clostridium difficile Infections in Children
    Mentor: Commander Gregory Gorman, MD, MPH
    National Facilitator: Samir Shah

  • Glenn Rosenbluth, MD
    UCSF
    Impact of Decreased Heparin Dose for Flush-Lock of Implanted Venous Access Devices in Pediatric Oncology Patients
    Mentor: Andrew D. Auerbach, MD, MPH
    National Facilitator: Raj Srivastava

  • Mark Zonfrillo, MD
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Long-Term Outcomes Following Pediatric Trauma
    Mentor: Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE
    National Facilitator: Fred Rivara

Commonwealth Fund YIAs

  • Manuel Jiménez, MD
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Understanding Barriers to Evaluation for Early Intervention Services: A Qualitative Study
    Mentor: Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE
    National Facilitator: Benard Dreyer

  • Marianne San Antonio, DO
    Yale
    Do the Conditions of Administration Affect the Reliability of Developmental Screening in the Pediatric Waiting Room?
    Mentor: Carol Weitzman, MD
    National Facilitator: Ruth Stein

  • Katharine Zuckerman, MD
    Oregon HSU
    Early Identification and Diagnosis of Autism in Latino Children: A Survey of California Pediatricians
    Mentor: Christina Bethell. PhD, MBA, MPH
    National Facilitator: Gary Freed

MCHB-funded Bright Futures YIAs

  • Nerissa Bauer, MD, MPH
    Indiana University
    Promoting Healthy Parent-Child Relationships in Pediatric Primary Care
    Mentor: Steve Downs, MD, MS
    National Facilitator: Barry Zuckerman

  • Clement Bottino, MD
    Harvard/Children's Hospital Boston
    Assessing Unmet Social Needs and Children's Diet Quality in Pediatric Primary Care: Implementation of a Web-Based Assessment and Referral Tool
    Mentors: Joanne Cox, MD and Mark Schuster, MD, PhD
    National Facilitator: Tina Cheng

  • Raymond Perry, MD
    UCLA
    Evaluating the Impact of a Sexual Health Text Messaging Service for Teens
    Mentor: Paul Chung, MD, MS
    National Facilitator: Charlie Irwin

  • Deepa Sekhar, MD
    Penn State
    Improving Detection of Adolescent Hearing Loss
    Mentor: Ian Paul, MD, MSc
    National Facilitator: Mark Schuster

  • Rashmi Shetgiri, MD
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical
    Center and Children's Medical Center Dallas
    Can Pediatricians Prevent Bullying?: Parent and Community Perspectives on the Pediatrician's Role in Bullying Prevention
    Mentor: Glenn Flores, MD
    National Facilitator: TBA

  • Pooja Tandon, MD
    University of Washington
    Understanding the Impact of Preschool Environments and Outdoor Time on Physical Activity
    Mentor: Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH
    National Facilitator: Tom Robinson

Reach-Out-and-Read YIAs

  • Meghan Treitz, MD
    University of Colorado
    Promoting Early Childhood Literacy with Low Income Families in a Primary Care Pediatric Clinic Using a Video Tutorial to Teach Dialogic Reading
    Mentor: Lindsey Lane
    National Facilitator: Tom DeWitt

2010 Award Recipients


APA YIAs

  • Suzanne Dakil, MD
    Academic Pediatric Fellow
    U of TX Southwestern Medical Center
    Risk and Protective Factors for Child Maltreatment: A Qualitative Study of Parents and Caretakers

  • Sara Eleoff, MD
    Fellow Academic General Pediatrics
    Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Risk Factors and Unmet Needs among Children in Kinship Care

  • Todd Florin, MD
    Fellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Nebulized Hypertonic Saline Solution for Acute Bronchiolitis in the Emergency Department

  • Derek Williams, MD
    Fellow, General Pediatrics
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure among Children
    Hospitalized with Pneumonia

APA/AHRQ YIAs

  • Janet Coffman, MPP, PhD
    Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
    University of California, San Francisco
    Trends in Children's Use of Asthma Controller Medications, 2000-2007: An Analysis of Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

  • Anthony Goudie, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Child Policy Research Center
    The Association Between Non-Urgent Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization and the Medical Home

  • Megan McCarville, MD, MPH
    Fellow, General Academic Pediatrics
    Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
    Asthma Severity and Environmental Exposures in Chicago Children

Commonwealth Fund YIAs

  • Carolyn Brockmeyer, PhD
    New York University School of Medicine
    Department of Pediatrics
    Investigating Trajectories of Shared Bookreading Interactions to Enhance Pediatric Preventive Developmental Services for Low Socioeconomic Status Families

  • Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD, PhD, MPH
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine
    Child Outcomes that Matter: Measures of Success for Prevention Through Pediatric Primary Care

  • Heather O'Donnell, MD, Msc
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Division of General Pediatrics
    Interphysician Communication Surrounding Newborn Hospital Discharge

MCHB-funded Bright Futures YIAs

  • Nina Burtchen, MD
    New York University School of Medicine
    Department of Pediatrics
    Subclinical Maternal Depressive Symptoms identified in Pediatric Primary Care: Implications for the Mother-Infant Relationship and Infant Self-regulation Six Months Postpartum in Families of Low Socio-Economic Status

  • Rachel Gross, MD
    Instructor in Pediatrics
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Children's Hospital at Montefiore
    Impact of Infant Social Emotional Problems on Childhood Obesity

  • Marjorie Rosenthal, MD
    Associate Research Scientist, Division of General Pediatrics
    Yale University School of Medicine
    A Feasibility Study of Pediatric Residents Facilitating Group Well Child Care

  • Sara Slovin, MD
    Fellow, General Academic Pediatrics
    Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University
    Pre-visit Parent Questionnaires and Well-Child Care for Low-Income Families

  • Tyler Smith, MD
    Fellow, General Academic Pediatrics
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Determining ways to encourage young fathers' involvement in their children's health

  • Jeffrey Tom, MD
    Fellow, General Pediatrics
    National Research Service Award
    University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute
    Is Use of a Shared Medical Record Associated With Parents Reporting More Positive Primary Care Experiences for Their Chils with Chronic Disease?



2009 Award Recipents


APA YIAs

  • Grace Lee, CHOP: Incidence of Pneumonia-Related Complications in US Children Hospitalized with Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Post-Heptavalent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Era
  • Shonna Yin, NYU: Use of Plain-language, Pictogram-based Medication Instruction Sheets to Improve Parent Understanding of Medication Instructions and Prevent Medication Errors in Children
  • Anisha Patel, UCLA: Hydrate for a Healthy Start: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Availability and Consumption of Beverages in Child Care Facilities

APA/AHRQ YIAs

  • Patricia Li, Hospital for Sick Children: A population-based study on the effect of clinical practice guidelines in the emergency department on childhood asthma admissions and bounce backs in Ontario, Canada
  • Matthew Kronman, CHOP: Defining trends in antibiotic use and factors associated with broad-spectrum antibiotic overuse in childhood pneumonia
  • Alexander Fiks, CHOP: Shared Decision Making in Pediatrics: A National Perspective

Commonwealth Fund YIAs

  • Aasma Khandekar, Boston Medical Center: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Reach Out and Read
  • Michael Leu, Seattle Children's: Feasibility study of an online, family-focused developmental screening instrument based on Bright Futures
  • Alma Guerrero, UCLA: Quality of Preventive Care for Young Latino Children: Assessment of Disparities and Impact

MCHB-funded Bright Futures YIAs

  • Darcy Thompson, Johns Hopkins: Providing nutritional anticipatory guidance to low-income Spanish-speaking parents via touch screen computer kiosks
  • Allison Gorman, NYU: Obesity Prevention in Toddler and Preschool Children: Parental and Practitioner Knowledge Attitudes and Behavior
  • Kristina Gustafson, MUSC: Safety First: Implementing Bright Futures Evidence Based Curriculum In a Pediatric Residency Continuity Clinic


 

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