Millennial Fellowship Program
Program Director: Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Szilagyi is Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics, Associate Director of the Strong Children’s Research Center of the Department of Pediatrics. He is a nationally renowned health services researcher and a leader in the fields of immunization delivery, healthcare financing, and care of children with chronic conditions.
Associate Program Director and Director of Academic Skills Development: Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D.
Dr. Baldwin has a Ph.D. in English from Stanford University, and has worked in the setting of academic medicine research and education for 25 years with a focus on faculty development in scientific communications and education.
Director, Health Services Research Training: Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Halterman is Associate Division Chief for Research in General Pediatrics at the URMC and a graduate of the fellowship program. She has a nationally renowned research program in office and community-based asthma delivery.
Co-Director, Disparities Research Training: Laura Shone, M.S.W., Dr.PH.
With a multidisciplinary background in social work, research, and public health policy, and a personal research focus on disparities in healthcare for vulnerable children, Dr. Shone mentors fellows on their research projects in health disparities.
Co-Director, Disparities Research Training: Cheryl Kodjo, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Kodjo, a specialist in adolescent medicine, has an NHLBI Career Development Award to develop a novel cultural competence education program across the medical education continuum through teaching, role modeling, and patient-based cultural competence experiences.
Director, Community Pediatrics Training: Jeffrey Kaczorowski, M.D.
Dr. Kaczorowski is Director of the national Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) at the AAP.. In Rochester, he is Director of the Children’s Agenda, a community-based leadership group that focuses on key issues relevant to vulnerable children and he leads the Pediatric Links to the Community /Child Advocacy Resident Education program, a national model of innovative training in community pediatrics and advocacy for residents.
Director, Child Advocacy Resident Education (CARE Track): Andrew Aligne, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Aligne directs the Child Advocacy Resident Education Track, and has adapted the CARE track curriculum to the unique needs of fellows. He is internationally recognized as a leader in community pediatrics training, and mentors physiciansparticipating in over a dozen community-based health projects in Rochester.
Director, Pediatric Links to the Community (PLC) Fellowship Training: Danielle Thomas-Taylor, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Thomas-Taylor is Co-Director of the Pediatric Links to the Community-Child Advocacy Resident Education (PLC/CARE) program, and is a local and national specialist in child abuse and domestic violence.
Director of Large Dataset Analyses: Guillermo Montes, Ph.D.
Dr. Montes is an economist and child health expert. He has tremendous expertise in large dataset analyses and works with each fellow on their dataset projects.
Fellows have access to a broad and deep pool of potential mentors in research, education, community pediatrics, cultural competence and disparity reduction. Faculty mentors are drawn primarily from the Departments of Pediatrics and Community and Preventive Medicine.