Heather A. Paradis, M.D., M.P.H.

Heather A. Paradis, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 275-2821

Research Bio

I am interested in improving the health of infants and young children through the delivery of quality, evidence-based primary care services. My research has examined modifiable aspects of the parent-child relationship to improve parenting skills and child outcomes. I am active in projects at both the local and state level to promote strategies that improve the development and behavioral health of young children.

Past projects have included a clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of video-based anticipatory guidance in the primary care office. I am currently working to reduce disparities at school entry for inner city children by optimizing developmental screening and referral for Early Intervention in Rochester's urban primary care practices.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Early Career Home Visiting Research Scholar Program | Pew Charitable Trust 2014
Pediatric Academic Societies Young Investigator's Travel Award | Recipient of $700 for travel and complementary registration 2008
Town-Gown-Clown | One of three residents chosen by peers to compete in trivia game 2006
LOCUS Fellow 2001 - 2003
Tau Beta Pi | Engineering honor society 1997
Freshman Engineering Scholarship | Academic merit award for tuition and textbooks 1994
University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Music Scholarship | Full undergraduate tuition based on music performance 1994 - 1998

Recent Journal Articles

2013 Nov
Paradis HA, Sandler M, Manly JT, Valentine L. "Building healthy children: evidence-based home visitation integrated with pediatric medical homes." Pediatrics. 2013 Nov; 132 Suppl 2:S174-9.
Paradis HA, Conn KM, Gerwitz JR, Halterman JS. "Innovative Delivery of Newborn Anticipatory Guidance: A RCT Incorporating Media-Based Learning into Primary Care." Academic Pediatrics. 2011; 11(1): 27-33. Link
Szilagyi PG, Haggerty RJ, Baldwin CD, Paradis HA, Foltz JL, Vinceli P, Blumkin A, Cheng TL. "Tracking the careers of academic general Pediatric fellowship program graduates:academic productivity and leadership roles." Academic Pediatrics. 2011; 11(3): 216-23. Link

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry2010
MD | Medicine | Univ Wisconsin Medical School2003
BS | Civil Engineering | Univ Wisconsin-Madison1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2004 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center06/15/2003 - 06/30/2004