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Cynthia Rand

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1991     Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Honors in Mathematics  | Hamilton College
1993     Robert H. Goddard Fellowship  | WPI
1993     H. Samuel Slater Award for Romance Languages  | Hamilton College
1994     Hewlett Packard Research Award  | WPI
1997     Family Medicine Interest Group Leadership Award  | SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
2003 - 2004William L. Bradford Fellowship Award  | Strong Children's Research Center
 
 Overview
Dr. Rand's research relates to improving adolescent preventive services and adolescent immunization delivery. She has described adolescent visit patterns and receipt of preventive services on a national level, and determined how these rates will affect delivery of adolescent immunizations, particularly delivery of human papillomavirus (HPV) and influenza vaccine. She has also examined parent and adolescent perceptions of the HPV vaccine, as well as practical issues related to adolescent vaccine delivery. She has presented her findings to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, which in turn advises the Director of the National Vaccine Program. She has been the PI of a CDC-funded project to understand the balance between immunizations and preventive services in primary care offices, and has been an investigator on several other CDC-funded awards, all related to improving immunization delivery for adolescents.

Dr. Rand is currently working on a K08 (career development) award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to improve the delivery of HPV vaccine using health information technology, including reminders and electronic chart prompts. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health & Science University as part of this award. In addition, she is the principal investiagator on a project funded by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine to examine the effect of text message reminders from a managed care plan to improve rates of HPV vaccination.

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Rand CM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi PG. Electronic health record use and preventive counseling for US children and adolescents. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Feb; 21(e1):e152-6.
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  2. Humiston SG, Serwint JR, Szilagyi PG, Vincelli PA, Dhepyasuwan N, Rand CM, Schaffer SJ, Blumkin AK, Curtis CR. Increasing adolescent immunization rates in primary care: strategies physicians use and would consider implementing. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Aug; 52(8):710-20.
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  3. Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, Humiston SG, Rand CM, Schaffer S, Brill H, Stankaitis J, Yoo BK, Blumkin A, Stokley S. A randomized trial of the effect of centralized reminder/recall on immunizations and preventive care visits for adolescents. Acad Pediatr. 2013 May-Jun; 13(3):204-13.
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  4. Rand CM, Humiston SG. A shot in the arm: not as simple as it would seem. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jan-Feb; 12(1):13-4.
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  5. Rand CM, Humiston SG, Schaffer SJ, Albertin CS, Shone LP, Blumkin AK, Stokley S, Szilagyi PG. Parent and adolescent perspectives about adolescent vaccine delivery: practical considerations for vaccine communication. Vaccine. 2011 Oct 13; 29(44):7651-8.
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  6. Rand CM, Schaffer SJ, Humiston SG, Albertin CS, Shone LP, Heintz EV, Blumkin AK, Stokley S, Szilagyi PG. Patient-provider communication and human papillomavirus vaccine acceptance. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Feb; 50(2):106-13.
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  7. Yoo BK, Szilagyi PG, Schaffer SJ, Humiston SG, Rand CM, Albertin CS, Vincelli P, Blumkin AK, Shone LP, Coleman MS. Cost of universal influenza vaccination of children in pediatric practices. Pediatrics. 2009 Dec; 124 Suppl 5:S499-506.
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  8. Tafur A, Chérrez-Ojeda I, Patiño C, Gozal D, Rand C, Ronnie M, Thomas G, Jaime S, Jacquelin C. Rhinitis symptoms and habitual snoring in Ecuadorian children. Sleep Med. 2009 Oct; 10(9):1035-9.
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  9. Humiston SG, Albertin C, Schaffer S, Rand C, Shone LP, Stokley S, Szilagyi PG. Health care provider attitudes and practices regarding adolescent immunizations: a qualitative study. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Apr; 75(1):121-7.
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  10. Rand CM, Szilagyi PG, Yoo BK, Auinger P, Albertin C, Coleman MS. Additional visit burden for universal influenza vaccination of US school-aged children and adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Nov; 162(11):1048-55.
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  11. Szilagyi PG, Rand CM, McLaurin J, Tan L, Britto M, Francis A, Dunne E, Rickert D. Delivering adolescent vaccinations in the medical home: a new era? Pediatrics. 2008 Jan; 121 Suppl 1:S15-24.
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  12. Rand CM, Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, Auinger P. Additional health care visits needed among adolescents for human papillomavirus vaccine delivery within medical homes: a national study. Pediatrics. 2007 Sep; 120(3):461-6.
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  13. Rand CM, Shone LP, Albertin C, Auinger P, Klein JD, Szilagyi PG. National health care visit patterns of adolescents: implications for delivery of new adolescent vaccines. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Mar; 161(3):252-9.
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  14. Rand CM, Auinger P, Klein JD, Weitzman M. Preventive counseling at adolescent ambulatory visits. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Aug; 37(2):87-93.
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  15. Rand CM, Conn KM, Crittenden CN, Halterman JS. Does a color-coded method for measuring acetaminophen doses reduce the likelihood of dosing error? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Jul; 158(7):625-7.
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