Experts

Improving Child Health Outcomes
Improving Health Care Delivery
Improving Public Systems
  • Dr. Akers’ research focuses on the psychosocial determinants of adolescent sexual behaviors and reproductive decisions, with an emphasis on family, partner, and peer influences.
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  • Rhonda Boyd
    Dr. Boyd’s research focuses on developing interventions for families with maternal depression, screening and facilitating access to behavioral health treatment for perinatal women and understanding developmental psychopathology of at-risk youth.
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  • Stephanie Doupnik
    Dr. Doupnik’s research focuses on improving health outcomes for children who have both physical and mental health conditions, particularly during acute medical hospitalization.
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  • Dr. Dowshen’s research focuses on using youth-friendly technology to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and improve health outcomes for adolescents living with HIV/AIDS. She is also interested more broadly in research around issues of STD and HIV prevention and treatment.
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  • Dr. Feemster's research focuses on understanding how environmental factors, social networks, and community systems affect the epidemiology of infectious diseases and evaluating policies related to the prevention of pediatric infectious diseases, specifically vaccine policies.
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  • Dr. Fieldston's research focuses on issues of workload, workforce, and quality of care, including investigations and operations work on patient flow, resource utilization, healthcare finance, social determinants of workload, readmissions, and process improvement. The broad theme of his work is evidence-based management.
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  • Dr. Fiks' research focuses on using health information technology to improve healthcare outcomes for children, using strategies such as clinical decision support, telephony, and social media. He is also interested in how technology can foster shared decision-making between clinicians and families.
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  • Dr. Gerdes’ many interests include neurodevelopmental outcome of infants with preterm birth and congenital abnormalities, developmental and behavioral screening, and parenting support for depressed caregivers.
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  • Ahaviah Glaser
    Ms. Glaser has more than two decades of health law and policy experience and is known for her expertise across public health insurance programs with a particular focus on the intersection of these programs, such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Medicaid and Medicare.
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  • Emily Gregory
    Dr. Gregory’s research focuses on understanding how health behavior change during pregnancy impacts pediatric outcomes and the dynamics of risk communication in primary care settings.
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  • Dr. Griffis' research focuses on a statewide home visitation program evaluation, education outcomes for child welfare involved youth, and inter-familial violence in military families.
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  • Dr. Guevara has diverse research initiatives, ranging from medical expenditures and health disparities among children with chronic health conditions, developmental screening in urban primary care settings, and, parenting interventions for women with postpartum depression.
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