Experts

Improving Child Health Outcomes
Improving Health Care Delivery
Improving Public Systems
  • 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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  • Hallam Hurt
    Dr. Hurt's research seeks to define which aspects of the environment of poverty most affect child developmental outcome, whether the effects of poverty are detectable in brain structure, and how early in life developmental and brain effects can be identified.
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  • Dr. Jan’s primary interest is improving the health and quality of life for children and adults with complex chronic conditions and disabilities. Her work includes policies and models of care related to children with special healthcare needs transitioning to adult-centered care.
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  • Brian Jenssen
    Dr. Jenssen’s research involves the use of clinical decision support systems and population health management techniques to protect children from secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use.
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  • Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on the racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric emergency care, the appropriate allocation of medical resources in emergencies, and pre-hospital pediatric emergency care.
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  • Dr. Knight's research focuses on improving mental health for children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by investigating ways to enhance identification and treatment of youth with SLE affected by depression and anxiety.
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  • Scott Lorch
    Dr. Lorch’s research includes a vast body of work surrounding many health issues, including racial and health disparities, perinatal epidemiology, regionalization of care, health economics and quality of care in perinatal and pediatric settings.
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  • Meredith Matone
    Dr. Matone's research interests include large-scale program evaluation and health services research in the areas of child and family health. Her current work includes a statewide evaluation of federally funded home visitation programs in Pennsylvania.
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  • Dr. Mollen's research focuses on utilizing the emergency department and non-primary care settings as sites for interventions related to major public health issues affecting adolescents, such as unintended teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
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  • Ms. Noonan has worked extensively at the intersection of health and welfare law, especially as it relates to children. She focuses on the Center's legal and policy work. Her research focuses on policy and system design and how it supports better outcomes for vulnerable children and families.
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  • Deepak Palakshappa
    Dr. Palakshappa's research focuses on current policies and systems and how they put individuals at risk for poor health, especially for low-income individuals. He is particularly interested in research and population-based policy interventions targeting obesity and food insecurity.
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