Department of Pediatrics - Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Program

Fellowship Research

Maduekwe, Work, Cellini, Johnson – Pediatric Fellows Grand Round Presentation

Pediatric Fellows Grand Rounds Presentation

Recent graduate, Dr. Melissa Cellini (second from right),
pictured with other presenters.

Current Fellows

Anne-Marie Conn, Ph.D., Third Year Fellow

Research Project: The impact of toxic stress in childhood

Research Mentors: Sandra Jee, M.D., M.P.H. Moira A. Szilagyi, M.D., Ph.D., Jody Manly (Clinical and Social Psychology, Mt. Hope Family Center) Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Publications

National Presentations

  • Conn AM, Szilagyi MA, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. Mental Health Outcomes among Child Welfare Investigated Children: In-Home Versus Out-of-Home Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Academic Pediatric Association, Washington, DC. May 2013.
  • Jee SH, Conn, AM, Szilagyi MA, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. Evidence-Based Parenting Education of Foster Parents Improves Parent Empathy and Skills and Child Behavior. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Academic Pediatric Association, Washington, DC. May 2013.
  • Conn AM, Szilagyi MA, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. Mental Health Outcomes among Child Welfare Investigated Children: In-Home Versus Out-of-Home Care. Annual Meeting of the Academic Pediatric Association Regions 2 and 3, New York, NY. March 2013.
  • Conn AM, Szilagyi MA, Franke TM, Albertin C, Blumkin A, Szilagyi P. Current Patterns and Prevalence of Out-of-Home Care in the United States. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/ Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Boston, MA. April 2012.
  • Calais C, Conn AM, Jee S. Engagement in Social Activities and Relationship to Health and Social Outcomes for Youth in Out-of-Home Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Boston, MA. April 2012.
  • Conn AM, Eleoff S, Blumkin A, Jee S. Quality of the Foster Home Environment and Placement Stability. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Denver, CO. April 2011.
  • Jee SH, Conn AM, Szilagyi PG, Blumkin A, Baldwin CD, Szilagyi MA. Identification of Social-Emotional Problems among Young Children in Foster Care. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. October 2010.
  • Conn AM, Chin N, Jee S. Treatment Experiences and Expectations in Foster Care: A Qualitative Investigation. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA. August 2010.
  • Jee S, Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi P, Szilagyi M. An Assessment of Parent and Teen Reported Mental Health Problems Among Teens in Foster Care. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Washington, DC. October 2009.
  • Conn AM, Jee S, Szilagyi M, Alpert-Gillis L. Mental Health Problems and Treatment Utilization of Children in Foster Care. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. August 2009.
  • Jee S, Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi P, Szilagyi M. Identification of Social-Emotional Problems among Young Children in Foster Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Baltimore, MD. May 2009.
  • Jee S, Conn AM, Szilagyi M, Nilsen W, Toth S, Szilagyi P. Differences Between Parent and Teen Reported Mental Health Problems Among Those in Foster Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Baltimore, MD. May 2009.
  • Jee S, Alpert-Gillis L, Girolamo Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi MA. Behavioral Health Screening in a Primary Care Foster Care Clinic. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA. August 2008.
  • Szilagyi MA, Jee S, Ovenshire C, Norton A, Girolamo Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi PG. Improved Detection of Developmental Delays among Young Children in Foster Care. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies/Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Honolulu, HI. May 2008.

Sean Frey, M.D., Second Year Fellow

Research Project: Pediatric asthma: strategies for improving education and patient self-management

Research Mentors:  Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., Clement L. Ren, M.D. Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

National Presentations

  • Frey SM, Fagnano M, Halterman JS. Promoting Appropriate Use of Preventive Asthma Medications: What Is Happening at The Point of Care? Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2014.

Recent Graduates

Kelly A. Brown, M.D., M.P.H.

Kelly A. Brown, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Project: Primary research interests focus on improving health of children with chronic diseases, such as pediatric asthma, through medical education, effective parent-provider health communication, and self-management of chronic illness to improve health outcomes.

Research Mentors: Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.,
Susan Fisher, M.S., Ph.D. (Public Health Sciences),
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Melissa Cellini, M.D., M.S.

Research Project: Resident well-being and resident efficiency

Research Mentors: Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Judith Fonzi, Ph.D. (Warner School),
Janet Serwint, M.D. (Johns Hopkins), Denham S. Ward, M.D., Ph.D. (Anesthesiology),
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Mark Craig, M.D., M.P.H.

Research Project: Residency education and quality improvement

Research Mentors: Scott McIntosh, Ph.D. (Public Health Sciences),
Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Cynthia M. Rand, M.D., M.P.H.,
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Sara Eleoff, M.D.

Research Project: Vulnerable children and outcomes in kinship care and foster care

Research Mentors: I. Diana Fernandez, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. (Public Health Sciences),
Ann M. Dozier, Ph.D. (Public Health Sciences), Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

MacKenzi Hillard, M.D.

Research Project: What did they learn? A qualitative analysis of pediatric resident critical incident essays

Research Mentors: Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Judith Fonzi, Ph.D.(Warner School),
 Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Cammie Hilliard, M.D.

Research Project: Healthy leaders

Research Mentors: Sandra H. Jee, M.D., M.P.H., Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.,
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Margaret “Maggie” Holland, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Research Project: Interventions for vulnerable children and families; pediatric health services research; health care utilization

Research Mentors: Laura P. Shone, M.S.W., Dr.P.H.,
Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Harriet Kitzman, Ph.D., R.N. (School of Nursing),
Robert Edward Cole, Ph.D. (School of Nursing), Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Robert Nutt, M.D.

Research Project: Parental decision-making following diagnosis of hearing loss in infants through the Universal Newborn Screening Program: State and Community Resources and External Influences.

Research Mentors: Steven L. Barnett, M.D. (Family Medicine), James Dolan (Public Health Sciences)
Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. (CTSI/Public Health Sciences),
Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Sarah Ronis, M.D.

Research Project: Personal Health Records and caregiver communication in the management of ADHD

Research Mentors: Kenneth M. McConnochie, M.D., M.P.H., James Dolan (Public Health Sciences), Karen Kuhlthau (Massachusetts General Hospital) Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Andrew Sherman, M.D.

Research Project: SNORS (Senegal Net-Ownership Relationship Study)

Research Mentors: Nancy Chin, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Public Health Sciences), C. Andrew Aligne, M.D., M.P.H.