Department of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

Fellowship Research

Current Fellows

Katherine Blumoff Greenberg, M.D., Third Year Fellow

Research Project: Factors associated with provision of long-acting reversible contraception among adolescent health care providers, as well as education in adolescent reproductive health for both patients and physicians in training

Research Mentors:  Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Cheryl Kodjo, M.D., M.P.H., Rachael H. Phelps, M.D., Laura P. Shone, M.S.W., Dr.P.H.



  • Blumoff Greenberg, K, Makino, K, Coles, M.  “Factors Associated With Provision of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Among Adolescent Health Care Providers.” Poster presentation, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine 2013 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2013.
  • Blumoff Greenberg K, Pippen J, Bitar N, O'Riordan MA, Lazebnik R. The Intergenerational Cycle of Teen Motherhood: A Narrative Explanatory Model. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, March 2011, Seattle, WA. Poster Presentation.
  • Blumoff Greenberg K and Bitar N. Giving a Voice to Teen Mothers: A Narrative Exploring the Intergenerational Cycle of Teen Parenting. Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Science Day, June 2010, Cleveland, OH. Platform.
  • Blumoff K, Jacob-Zysman A, Russell H, Anjorin E, Fine S. The HIV-Related Knowledge, Beliefs, and Sexual Practices of Women in Cameroon. Poster, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity Grant Poster Day, 2004.

Laura Obijuru, M.D., Second Year Fellow

Research Project: Etonogestrel implants in adolescents: experience, bleeding pattern and discontinuation rate

Research Mentors:  Richard E. Kreipe, M.D., Olle Jane Z. Sahler, M.D., Laura P. Shone, M.S.W., Dr.P.H.


Recent Graduates

LeKeyah Wilson, M.D.

Research Project: Successful interventions of Rochester Youth Violence Partnership (RYVP) through qualitative interviews

Research Mentors:  C. Andrew Aligne, M.D., M.P.H., Richard E. Kreipe, M.D., Scott McIntosh, Ph.D., Michael A. Scharf, M.D., Laura P. Shone, M.S.W., Dr.P.H.


Taylor B. Starr, D.O., M.P.H.

Taylor B. Starr, D.O., M.P.H.

Research Project: Communicating with adolescents: web-based curriculum for providers

Research Mentors:  Richard E. Kreipe, M.D., Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Laura P. Shone, M.S.W., Dr.P.H., Judith Fonzi, Ph.D.


  • Starr T, Kreipe R. Adolescent Prescription Drug Abuse is a Problem: How Providers Can Be Part of the Solution. The Bulletin. 2012; 78(3): 28-29.

Jennifer Linebarger, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.

Research Project: Resilience in adolescents with cancer: impact of cyberspace

Research Mentors:  Robert G. Holloway, M.D., M.P.H., David N. Korones, M.D., Olle Jane Z. Sahler, M.D.


Mandy Coles, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Project: Emergency contraception/medical abortion knowledge and access

Research MentorsSusan “Shellie” Yussman, M.D., M.P.H., David M. Siegel, M.D., M.P.H., Rachael H. Phelps, M.D., Jonathan D. Klein, M.D., M.P.H.