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Laura P. Shone, M.S.W., Dr.P.H.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 273-4084

Research Bio

Dr. Shone is a health services methodologist, social scientist, and policy expert whose broad career goal is to improve the interface between individuals and the health care system, particularly among vulnerable and underserved children, families, and youth. Her work is focused on access to services, service use, and medical care and health outcomes for vulnerable children and adolescents; addressing disparities by age, income, race/ethnicity, and health status; and evaluating the impact of changes in policies for financing and delivery of care to children.

Her work addresses the organization, financing and delivery of care at individual, community, and system levels, with focus on disparities by income, race/ethnicity, and/or special healthcare needs including neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifecourse. Dr Shone's research activities include the following:
- Teaching and mentoring fellows and faculty in health services research methods
- Organization, financing and delivery of child and adolescent care
- Understanding and improving individual, system, policy/ financing and infrastructure to improve patients' experiences and outcomes in the health system
- Delivery of primary and preventive services to vulnerable populations – ensuring access, equity, quality, and reducing disparities among populations who are low-income, minority or have developmental disabilities.
- Health behavior, social-emotional status and health education
-SCHIP and children's health insurance market
-Health Literacy and navigating the health care system
-Affordability and accessibility of health care for vulnerable populations (i.e.: those who are low-income, minority or have developmental disabilities) across the lifecourse

Awards & Honors (National)

Award for Initiative for Innovation in Pediatric Education (IIPE) | Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) | Curriculum to Enhance Autonomy and Motivation of Residents 2010 - 2014
Academic Pediatric Association National Leadership Conference Nominated Participant | Academic Pediatrics Association (APA) | Orlando, Florida 2008 - 2008
National Institues of Health (NIH) Student Loan Repayment: Award for Research in Pediatrics 2007 - 2009
National Institues of Health (NIH) Student Loan Repayment: Award for Research in Pediatrics 2005 - 2007
New Leaders in Maternal and Child Health (one of 50 in US) | American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Memorial Hospital, | Chicago, IL 2000 - 2000
New Leaders in Maternal and Child Health (one of 50 in US) | American Academy of Pediatrics | Rochester, NY 1999 - 1999

Awards & Honors (Local)

Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) 2013

Recent Journal Articles

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Holland ML, Christensen JJ, Shone LP, Kearney MH, Kitzman HJ. "Women's reasons for attrition from a nurse home visiting program." Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN. 2014 43(1):61-70. Epub 2013 Dec 19.
2012 Mar
Fagnano M, Halterman JS, Conn KM, Shone LP. "Health literacy and sources of health information for caregivers of urban children with asthma." Clinical pediatrics. 2012 Mar; 51(3):267-73. Epub 2011 Sep 12.
Shone LP. "Health literacy and health policy." Academic pediatrics. 2012 12(4):253-4.
2011 Oct 13
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. Epub 2011 Aug 12.
2011 Oct
Baldwin CD, Shone L, Harris JP, Craig MS, Cellini MM, Varade WS. "Development of a novel curriculum to enhance the autonomy and motivation of residents." Pediatrics. 2011 Oct; 128(4):633-6. Epub 2011 Sep 02.


DrPH | Public Health Policy | University of Michigan, PEW Doctoral Program2003
MSW | Social Work in Health Care | Syracuse University1996