Announcing Our Newest/Latest Pilot Grant Program Awardees

Through PolicyLab’s joint pilot grant program with the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), we get to review exciting proposals for research studies aimed at answering cutting edge clinical questions, developing or informing clinical programs, or influencing practice and policy for children and families in our community. PolicyLab has proudly funded five innovative projects thus far, looking at issues concerning the Philadelphia Beverage Taxteen contraceptive accesssanctuary immigration policies and more.

I’m excited to announce our newest round of CPCE and PolicyLab pilot grant funding awardees:

  • Shelby Davies, MD, Nadia Dowshen, MD, MSHP, Deborah Thomas, PhD, Sarah Wood, MD, MSHP — “A Multimodal Approach to Understanding the Barriers and Facilitators to Adolescent Menstrual Health Equity”
  • Kate Wallis, MD, MPH, Katherine Kellom, Priscilla Ortiz, PhD, CMI — “Experiences in Telemedicine for Children with Suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
  • Fairuz Mohammed, MPH, Daniel Corwin, MD, MSCE, Christina Master, MD, Kristy Arbogast, PhD — “Investigating Disparities in Pediatric Concussion Care”   
  • Deanna Marshall, MPH, Xi Wang, PhD, Diana Montoya-Williams, MD, Meredith Matone, DrPH, MHS — “Investigating Disparities in Prenatal Care Access and Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Immigrant Mothers in Pennsylvania”
  • Andrew Kern-Goldberger, MD, Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE, Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE, Yun Li, PhD — Predictors and Patterns of Subspecialty Consultation Practices Among Pediatric Hospitalist Physicians”

These talented individuals will be conducting innovative, one-year projects that we believe can influence policy and practice changes and produce timely evidence so that the populations we serve receive the care they need. Be sure to visit CPCE’s website and our pilot grant landing page to learn more about this round of awardees and their projects.