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Cynthia M. Rand, M.D., M.P.H.

Cynthia M. Rand, M.D., M.P.H.

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Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

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About Me

Dr. Rand is a general pediatrician and health services researcher who focuses on providing preventive care to pediatric patients in Rochester. Her interests include adolescent preventive care and immunization delivery, as well as quality improvement.

Professional Background

Dr. Rand is a health services researcher who focuses on improving preventive services and delivery of immunization for urban adolescents. Dr. Rand assists with implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiative in the Strong Pediatric Practice and also teaches resident training in...
Dr. Rand is a health services researcher who focuses on improving preventive services and delivery of immunization for urban adolescents. Dr. Rand assists with implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiative in the Strong Pediatric Practice and also teaches resident training in QI at URMC, giving workshops and assisting residents with QI projects.

Dr. Rand also serves as a teacher and mentor to residents in the pediatric continuity clinic, and is Co-Director of the General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship at the University of Rochester.

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Pediatrics, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center. 2000 - 2002

Internship, Pediatrics, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center. 1999 - 2000

Education

MD | SUNY Health Science Center-Stony Brook (USA). 1999

Awards

William L. Bradford Fellowship Award. 2003 - 2004

Hewlett Packard Research Award. 1994

Robert H. Goddard Fellowship. 1993

H. Samuel Slater Award for Romance Languages. 1993

Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Honors in Mathematics. 1991

Research

Dr. Rand is a general academic pediatrician and health services researcher at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, where she co-directs of the Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship. Her research experience combines expertise in adolescent immunization and preventive services ...
Dr. Rand is a general academic pediatrician and health services researcher at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, where she co-directs of the Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship. Her research experience combines expertise in adolescent immunization and preventive services delivery, quality improvement, and health informatics. She has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and NIH to improve immunization rates for adolescents. She was recently Co-PI of a multi-center project, funded by the CDC, to improve HPV vaccination rates using QI methods in residency clinics and private practices nationwide. Over 250 practices participated in the project and made significant improvements in HPV immunization rates. In addition, she supervises residents and sees her own patients in a busy pediatric continuity clinic which provides the context for her translational research.

Dr. Rand is involved nationally in the American Cancer Society HPV Vaccine Roundtable, and recently served as co-chair of the New York State HPV Vaccine Coalition.

Research Lab

Immunization Lab

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Publications

Journal Articles

Clinician Prompts for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: A Cluster Randomized Trial.

Rand CM, Stephens-Shields AJ, Kelly MK, Localio R, Hannan C, Grundmeier RW, Shone LP, Steffes J, Davis K, Albertin C, Humiston SG, McFarland G, Abney DE, Szilagyi PG, Fiks AG

Academic pediatrics.. 2023 November 2 Epub 11/02/2023.

Attitudes Toward COVID-19 Vaccination Among Pregnant Persons in Urban Hospital-Affiliated Practices: Exploring Themes in Vaccine Hesitancy.

Gibson A, Rand C, Olson-Chen C

Maternal and child health journal.. 2023 July 24 Epub 07/24/2023.

Missed Opportunities for Adolescent Immunizations at Well-Care Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Kelly MK, Stephens-Shields AJ, Hannan C, Rand CM, Localio R, Shone LP, Steffes J, Davis K, Grundmeier RW, Humiston SG, Albertin C, McFarland G, Abney DE, Szilagyi PG, Fiks AG

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2023 June 29 Epub 06/29/2023.

Maternal Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy.

Rand CM, Olson-Chen C

Pediatric clinics of North America.. 2023 April 70 (2):259-269. Epub 1900 01 01.

Perspectives on Maternal Vaccination from Obstetrical Clinicians: A Qualitative Multi-site Study.

Humiston SG, Szilagyi PG, Bender RG, Breck A, Albertin CS, Clark D, Rand CM

Maternal and child health journal.. 2022 October 31 Epub 10/31/2022.

HPV Vaccinations at Acute Visits and Subsequent Adolescent Preventive Visits.

Fiks AG, Hannan C, Localio R, Kelly MK, Stephens-Shields AJ, Grundmeier RW, Shone LP, Steffes J, Breck A, Wright M, Rand CM, Albertin C, Humiston SG, McFarland G, Abney DE, Szilagyi PG

Pediatrics.. 2022 October 7 Epub 10/07/2022.

Obstetric Provider Attitudes and Office Practices for Maternal Influenza and Tdap Vaccination.

Rand CM, Bender R, Humiston SG, Albertin C, Olson-Chen C, Chen J, Hsu YJ, Vangala S, Szilagyi PG

Journal of women's health.. 2022 July 28 Epub 07/28/2022.

Performance Feedback for HPV Vaccination: A Randomized Trial from the AAP PROS Research Network.

Fiks AG, Stephens-Shields AJ, Kelly MK, Localio R, Hannan C, Grundmeier RW, Shone LP, Steffes J, Wright M, Breck A, Rand CM, Albertin C, Humiston SG, McFarland G, Abney DE, Szilagyi PG

Academic pediatrics.. 2022 July 16 Epub 07/16/2022.

COVID-19 Vaccination for Caregivers in the Pediatric Medical Home: A Call to Action to Improve Community Vaccination Rates.

Milne Wenderlich A, Rand C, Halterman J

JAMA pediatrics.. 2021 October 8 Epub 10/08/2021.

Effect of Training Pediatric Clinicians in Human Papillomavirus Communication Strategies on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial.

Szilagyi PG, Humiston SG, Stephens-Shields AJ, Localio R, Breck A, Kelly MK, Wright M, Grundmeier RW, Albertin C, Shone LP, Steffes J, Rand CM, Hannan C, Abney DE, McFarland G, Kominski GF, Seixas BV, Fiks AG

JAMA pediatrics.. 2021 May 24 Epub 05/24/2021.

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve ADHD Follow-up rates Using School-based Telemedicine.

Wenderlich AM, Li R, Baldwin CD, Contento N, Herendeen N, Rand CM

Academic pediatrics.. 2021 April 13 Epub 04/13/2021.

Centralized Reminder/Recall for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Findings From Two States-A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Gurfinkel D, Kempe A, Albertin C, Breck A, Zhou X, Vangala S, Beaty B, Rice J, Tseng CH, Campbell JD, Valderrama R, Rand C, Humiston SG, Roth H, Arora S, Szilagyi P

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2021 April 9 Epub 04/09/2021.

Provider Focused Interventions to Improve Child and Adolescent Vaccination Rates.

Rand CM, Humiston SG

Academic pediatrics.. 2021 21 (4S):S34-S39. Epub 1900 01 01.

A quality improvement collaborative to increase human papillomavirus vaccination rates in local health department clinics.

Wallace-Brodeur R, Li R, Davis W, Humiston S, Albertin C, Szilagyi PG, Rand CM

Preventive medicine.. 2020 August 12 :106235. Epub 08/12/2020.

Prevalence and characteristics of HPV vaccine hesitancy among parents of adolescents across the US.

Szilagyi PG, Albertin CS, Gurfinkel D, Saville AW, Vangala S, Rice JD, Helmkamp L, Zimet GD, Valderrama R, Breck A, Rand CM, Humiston SG, Kempe A

Vaccine.. 2020 August 2 Epub 08/02/2020.

Identifying Strategies to Reduce Missed Opportunities for HPV Vaccination in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study of Positive Deviants.

Rand CM, Concannon C, Wallace-Brodeur R, Davis W, Albertin CS, Humiston SG, Szilagyi PG

Clinical pediatrics.. 2020 June 29 :9922820930357. Epub 06/29/2020.

Missed opportunities for human papillomavirus vaccination at office visits during which influenza vaccine was administered: An AAP pediatric research in office settings (PROS) national primary care research network study.

Kelly MK, Grundmeier RW, Stephens-Shields AJ, Localio R, Shone LP, Wright M, Steffes J, Humiston SG, Rand C, Albertin C, Breck A, Abney DE, McFarland G, Szilagyi PG, Fiks AG

Vaccine.. 2020 June 12 Epub 06/12/2020.

Effect of State Immunization Information System Based Reminder/Recall for Influenza Vaccinations: A Randomized Trial of Autodialer, Text, and Mailed Messages.

Szilagyi PG, Albertin CS, Saville AW, Valderrama R, Breck A, Helmkamp L, Zhou X, Vangala S, Dickinson LM, Tseng CH, Campbell JD, Whittington MD, Roth H, Rand CM, Humiston SG, Hoefer D, Kempe A

The Journal of pediatrics.. 2020 June 221 :123-131.e4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effect of Patient Portal Reminders Sent by a Health Care System on Influenza Vaccination Rates: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, Casillas A, Valderrama R, Duru OK, Ong MK, Vangala S, Tseng CH, Rand CM, Humiston SG, Evans S, Sloyan M, Lerner C

JAMA internal medicine.. 2020 May 18 Epub 05/18/2020.

Effect of State Immunization Information System Centralized Reminder and Recall on HPV Vaccination Rates.

Szilagyi P, Albertin C, Gurfinkel D, Beaty B, Zhou X, Vangala S, Rice J, Campbell JD, Whittington MD, Valderrama R, Breck A, Roth H, Meldrum M, Tseng CH, Rand C, Humiston SG, Schaffer S, Kempe A

Pediatrics.. 2020 April 6 Epub 04/06/2020.

School-Located Influenza Vaccination: Do Vaccine Clinics at School Raise Vaccination Rates?

Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM, Goldstein NP, Hightower AD, Younge M, Albertin CS, DiBitetto K, Yoo BK, Humiston SG

The Journal of school health.. 2019 October 14 Epub 10/14/2019.

Cost effectiveness of school-located influenza vaccination programs for elementary and secondary school children.

Yoo BK, Schaffer SJ, Humiston SG, Rand CM, Goldstein NPN, Albertin CS, Concannon C, Szilagyi PG

BMC health services research.. 2019 June 2419 (1):407. Epub 06/24/2019.

Practical considerations in developing a successful school-located influenza vaccination (SLIV) program.

Schaffer SJ, Rand CM, Humiston SG, Concannon C, Hightower AD, Albertin C, Szilagyi PG

Vaccine.. 2019 March 13 Epub 03/13/2019.

Text Message Reminders for Child Influenza Vaccination in the Setting of School-Located Influenza Vaccination: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM, Goldstein NPN, Younge M, Mendoza M, Albertin CS, Concannon C, Graupman E, Hightower AD, Yoo BK, Humiston SG

Clinical pediatrics.. 2019 January 2 :9922818821878. Epub 01/02/2019.

Impact of elementary school-located influenza vaccinations: A stepped wedge trial across a community.

Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM, Goldstein NPN, Hightower AD, Younge M, Eagan A, Blumkin A, Albertin CS, DiBitetto K, Concannon C, Vincelli P, Yoo BK, Humiston SG

Vaccine.. 2018 May 1136 (20):2861-2869. Epub 04/17/2018.

Provider Communication, Prompts, and Feedback to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates in Resident Clinics.

Rand CM, Schaffer SJ, Dhepyasuwan N, Blumkin A, Albertin C, Serwint JR, Darden PM, Humiston SG, Mann KJ, Stratbucker W, Szilagyi PG

Pediatrics.. 2018 April 141 (4)Epub 03/14/2018.

A Learning Collaborative Model to Improve Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates in Primary Care.

Rand CM, Tyrrell H, Wallace-Brodeur R, Goldstein NPN, Darden PM, Humiston SG, Albertin CS, Stratbucker W, Schaffer SJ, Davis W, Szilagyi PG

Academic pediatrics.. 2018 March 18 (2S):S46-S52. Epub 1900 01 01.

Patterns of Primary Care Physician Visits for US Adolescents in 2014: Implications for Vaccination.

Rand CM, Goldstein NPN

Academic pediatrics.. 2018 March 18 (2S):S72-S78. Epub 1900 01 01.

School-located Influenza Vaccinations for Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM, Goldstein NPN, Vincelli P, Hightower AD, Younge M, Eagan A, Blumkin A, Albertin CS, DiBitetto K, Yoo BK, Humiston SG

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2018 February 62 (2):157-163. Epub 12/13/2017.

Effects of Phone and Text Message Reminders on Completion of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Series.

Rand CM, Vincelli P, Goldstein NP, Blumkin A, Szilagyi PG

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2017 January 60 (1):113-119. Epub 11/08/2016.

School-Located Influenza Vaccinations: A Randomized Trial.

Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM, Vincelli P, Eagan A, Goldstein NP, Hightower AD, Younge M, Blumkin A, Albertin CS, Yoo BK, Humiston SG

Pediatrics.. 2016 November 138 (5)Epub 1900 01 01.

Parent Preferences for Communicating With Their Adolescent's Provider Using New Technologies.

Rand CM, Blumkin A, Vincelli P, Katsetos V, Szilagyi PG

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2015 September 57 (3):299-304. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effectiveness of centralized text message reminders on human papillomavirus immunization coverage for publicly insured adolescents.

Rand CM, Brill H, Albertin C, Humiston SG, Schaffer S, Shone LP, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2015 May 56 (5 Suppl):S17-20. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effect of provider prompts on adolescent immunization rates: a randomized trial.

Szilagyi PG, Serwint JR, Humiston SG, Rand CM, Schaffer S, Vincelli P, Dhepyasuwan N, Blumkin A, Albertin C, Curtis CR

Academic pediatrics.. 2015 15 (2):149-57. Epub 1900 01 01.

Electronic health record use and preventive counseling for US children and adolescents.

Rand CM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi PG

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA.. 2014 February 21 (e1):e152-6. Epub 09/06/2013.

Increasing adolescent immunization rates in primary care: strategies physicians use and would consider implementing.

Humiston SG, Serwint JR, Szilagyi PG, Vincelli PA, Dhepyasuwan N, Rand CM, Schaffer SJ, Blumkin AK, Curtis CR

Clinical pediatrics.. 2013 August 52 (8):710-20. Epub 04/10/2013.

A randomized trial of the effect of centralized reminder/recall on immunizations and preventive care visits for adolescents.

Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, Humiston SG, Rand CM, Schaffer S, Brill H, Stankaitis J, Yo BK, Blumkin A, Stokley S

Academic pediatrics.. 2013 13 (3):204-13. Epub 01/09/2013.

A shot in the arm: not as simple as it would seem.

Rand CM, Humiston SG

Academic pediatrics.. 2012 12 (1):13-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Parent and adolescent perspectives about adolescent vaccine delivery: practical considerations for vaccine communication.

Rand CM, Humiston SG, Schaffer SJ, Albertin CS, Shone LP, Blumkin AK, Stokley S, Szilagyi PG

Vaccine.. 2011 October 1329 (44):7651-8. Epub 08/12/2011.

Patient-provider communication and human papillomavirus vaccine acceptance.

Rand CM, Schaffer SJ, Humiston SG, Albertin CS, Shone LP, Heintz EV, Blumkin AK, Stokley S, Szilagyi PG

Clinical pediatrics.. 2011 February 50 (2):106-13. Epub 09/13/2010.

Cost of universal influenza vaccination of children in pediatric practices.

Yoo BK, Szilagyi PG, Schaffer SJ, Humiston SG, Rand CM, Albertin CS, Vincelli P, Blumkin AK, Shone LP, Coleman MS

Pediatrics.. 2009 December 124 Suppl 5 :S499-506. Epub 1900 01 01.

Health care provider attitudes and practices regarding adolescent immunizations: a qualitative study.

Humiston SG, Albertin C, Schaffer S, Rand C, Shone LP, Stokley S, Szilagyi PG

Patient education and counseling.. 2009 April 75 (1):121-7. Epub 01/20/2009.

Delivering adolescent vaccinations in the medical home: a new era?

Szilagyi PG, Rand CM, McLaurin J, Tan L, Britto M, Francis A, Dunne E, Rickert D,

Pediatrics.. 2008 January 121 Suppl 1 :S15-24. Epub 1900 01 01.

Additional visit burden for universal influenza vaccination of US school-aged children and adolescents.

Rand, CM, Szilagyi, PG, YOO, Byung-Kwang, Auinger, P, Albertin, C, Coleman, MS.

Arch Peds Adolesc Med. 2008; 11(162): 1048-54.

Additional health care visits needed among adolescents for human papillomavirus vaccine delivery within medical homes: a national study.

Rand CM, Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, Auinger P

Pediatrics.. 2007 September 120 (3):461-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

National healthcare visits patterns of adolescents: implications for delivery of new adolescent vaccines

Rand CM, Shone LP, Albertin C, Auinger P, Klein JD, Szilagyi P.

Arch Peds Adolesc Med. 2007; 161((3)): 252-259.

Preventive counseling at adolescent ambulatory visits

Rand CM, Auinger P, Klein JD, Weitzman M.

J Adol Health. 2005; 37((2)): 87-93.

Does a color-coded method for measuring acetaminophen doses reduce the likelihood of dosing error?

Rand CM, Conn KM, Crittenden CN, Halterman JS

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine.. 2004 July 158 (7):625-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Textbook of Pediatrics (2016)

Chapter: Immunizations

Authors: Humiston SG, Atkinson WL, Rand CM, Szilagyi PG

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics 2016

AAP Textbook of Adolescent Health (2010)

Chapter: Anticipatory Guidance

Authors: Pakpreo, P, and Rand, CM

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics 2010

Textbook of Pediatrics (2009)

Chapter: Immunizations

Authors: Humiston SG, Atkinson WL, Rand CM, Szilagyi PG

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics 2009

Guide to Genital HPV Infection: Diseases and Prevention (2009)

Chapter: Benefits, Obstacles, and Strategies to Implement HPV Vaccination

Authors: Rand, CM

Publisher: Informa Healthcare, London 2009

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