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Susan Michelle Yussman, M.D., M.P.H.

Pediatrics , Adolescent Medicine

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About Me

Susan "Shellie" Yussman, MD, MPH, board-certified in General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, cares for 12-25 year olds with a range of adolescent health concerns including eating disorders, weight management, contraception, STD screening/prevention, gender health, anxiety, and depression. She i...
Susan "Shellie" Yussman, MD, MPH, board-certified in General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, cares for 12-25 year olds with a range of adolescent health concerns including eating disorders, weight management, contraception, STD screening/prevention, gender health, anxiety, and depression. She is the Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Director of the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program. She also serves as the Senior Pediatrician for the Hillside Family of Agencies. She is the former Medical Director of Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services and collaborating physician for two local high schools. Dr. Yussman is passionate about improving adolescent health in our community and region through interprofessional biopsychosocial health care, exemplary education, and innovative research.

Certified Specialties

Adolescent Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine (SMD)

Chief - Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine (SMD)

Professor - Center for Community Health and Prevention - Joint

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2000 - 2003

Residency, Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University-OHSU. 1998 - 2000

Internship, Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University-OHSU. 1997 - 1998

Education

MD | University of Louisville School of Medicine. 1997

Awards

"2020 What's Great in Our State" Award Nomination for "Promoting Youth Resilience" Program at East. 2020

Promoting Youth Resilience: A Model Group Therapy Program at East. 2019 - 2021

Developing from Within: Exploring and Enhancing Career Choices for Mid-Career Women. 2017 - 2018

Promoting a Culture of Resilience and Health at East: A Multimodal Approach. 2016 - 2019

2010 Forty Under 40 Award. 2010

National Leadership Conference Nominee. 2008

Young Investigator Award. 2004

Research Development Award. 2004

Osher Award for best presentation in Health Science Research. 2002

Rose Award for Outstanding Service Excellence from Patients. 2000

Tim Lee Carter Award for Service. 1997

Israel Muss Memorial Award for Scholarliness and Humanism,. 1996

National Student Essay Competition, Honorable Mention. 1995

Linker Human Relations Award for Voluntarism. 1994

Janet M. Glasgow Essay Award. 1994

Scholarship. 1993

Bemis Traveling Scholarship to Europe. 1992

Mortarboard National Senior Honorary. 1992 - 1993

Junior Leadership Honorary. 1991 - 1992

Golden Key National Honor Society. 1990 - 1992

Belding Alumni Scholarship. 1989 - 1983

Research

Dr. Yussman's current interprofessional health services research is based in schools. Current programs include: 1) introduction of universal screening for sexually transmitted infections, 2) starting a first class breakfast program, and 3) providing group therapy to build resilience in students wit...
Dr. Yussman's current interprofessional health services research is based in schools. Current programs include: 1) introduction of universal screening for sexually transmitted infections, 2) starting a first class breakfast program, and 3) providing group therapy to build resilience in students with adverse childhood events. Her past studies have included secondary analyses of nationally representative data, as well as primary data collection.

Publications

Journal Articles

Implementing Entrustable Professional Activities in Pediatric Fellowships: Facilitating the Process.

Langhan ML, Boyer DL, Hsu D, Moffatt ME, Pitts SA, Atlas MP, Aye T, Chess P, Curran ML, Czaja AS, Dammann CEL, Fussell J, George RP, Herman BE, High P, James SH, Kamin DS, Karnik R, Kesselheim J, Lopez MA, Mahan JD, McFadden V, McGann KA, Mehta JJ, Rama J, Robinson BW, Sauer C, Stafford DEJ, Turner DA, Weiss P, Yussman SM, Schwartz A, Mink R

Pediatrics.. 2024 May 17 Epub 05/17/2024.

Analysis of fellowship program director opinions of entrustable professional activities in adolescent medicine fellowship.

Cifra N, Pitts S, Mink R, Schwartz A, Herman B, Turner DA, Yussman S

International journal of adolescent medicine and health.. 2024 March 25 Epub 03/25/2024.

Relationship between epa level of supervision with their associated subcompetency milestone levels in pediatric fellow assessment.

Mink RB, Carraccio CL, Herman BE, Weiss P, Turner DA, Stafford DEJ, McGann KA, Kesselheim J, Hsu DC, High PC, Fussell JJ, Curran ML, Chess PR, Sauer C, Pitts S, Myers AL, Mahan JD, Dammann CEL, Aye T, Schwartz A,

BMC medical education.. 2023 October 323 (1):720. Epub 10/03/2023.

Adolescent Self-Reported Use of Highly Effective Contraception: Does Provider Counseling Matter?

Bostick EA, Greenberg KB, Fagnano M, Baldwin CD, Halterman JS, Yussman SM

Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology.. 2020 October 33 (5):529-535. Epub 06/13/2020.

Creating the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network.

Mink R, Schwartz A, Carraccio C, High P, Dammann C, McGann KA, Kesselheim J, Herman B,

The Journal of pediatrics.. 2018 January 192 :3-4.e2. Epub 1900 01 01.

Validity of Level of Supervision Scales for Assessing Pediatric Fellows on the Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities

Mink R; Schwartz A; Herman BE; Turner DA; Curran ML, Myers A; Hsu DC; Kesselheim JC; Carraccio CL and the Steering Committee of the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network (SPIN). (Collaboration in National Studies).

Acad Med. 2017; .

Use of complementary medicine and dietary supplements among U.S. adolescents.

Wilson KM, Klein JD, Sesselberg TS, Yussman SM, Markow DB, Green AE, West JC, Gray NJ

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2006 April 38 (4):385-94. Epub 1900 01 01.

Herbal products and their association with substance use in adolescents.

Yussman SM, Wilson KM, Klein JD

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2006 April 38 (4):395-400. Epub 1900 01 01.

Adolescents' knowledge of and beliefs about herbs and dietary supplements: a qualitative study.

Klein JD, Wilson KM, Sesselberg TS, Gray NJ, Yussman S, West J

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2005 November 37 (5):409. Epub 1900 01 01.

Visits to complementary and alternative medicine providers by children and adolescents in the United States.

Yussman SM, Ryan SA, Auinger P, Weitzman M

Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association.. 2004 4 (5):429-35. Epub 1900 01 01.

The role of the primary care practitioner in the treatment of eating disorders.

Kreipe RE, Yussman SM

Adolescent medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2003 February 14 (1):133-47. Epub 1900 01 01.

Minor's abortion: is the requirement for parental consent ethically justified?

Yussman SM.

Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. 1996; 59(1): 2-6.

Minor's abortion: is the requirement for parental consent ethically justified?

Yussman SM

The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha-Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega

Books

Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2016)

Chapter: Complementary and Integrative Health

Authors: Yussman SM, Sahler OJ, Liljequist K.

Publisher: Springer 2016

Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2011)

Chapter: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Authors: Yussman SM, Sahler OJ, Rosen MA

Publisher: New York: Springer 2011

Textbook of Adolescent Health Care (2010)

Chapter: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Authors: Yussman SM, Sahler OJ, Rosen MA

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL 2010

Performing Preventive Services: A Bright Futures Handbook (2010)

Chapter: Cervical Dysplasia

Authors: Yussman SM

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics 2010

Performing Preventive Services: A Bright Futures Handbook (2010)

Chapter: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Authors: Yussman SM

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics 2010

Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews (2003)

Chapter: The Role of the Primary Care Practitioner in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Authors: Kreipe RE, Yussman SM

Publisher: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 2003

Second edition Primary Care for Women (2003)

Chapter: Adolescent Health Care Issues

Authors: Yussman SM, Klein JD.

Publisher: Philadelphia: Lippincot Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2003

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