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Sandra H. Jee, M.D., M.P.H.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

General Pediatrics

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Administrative: (585) 275-6954

Office: (585) 273-4657

Fax: (585) 461-1231

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Biography

Dr. Jee sees patients in the Strong Pediatric Practice, and also teaches and supervises medical students and residents in the outpatient setting. Her research focuses on meeting the mental health needs for children and their families, teaching trainees to provide integrated and trauma-informed pediatric care, and understanding how to share anticipatory guidance with parents to manage developmental and social-emotional problems for underserved children, many of whom have experienced adverse childhood experiences.

Research

Dr. Jee's primary areas of inquiry relate to health disparities for underserved children. Her recent work has focused on psychosocial issues for children, health needs for children in foster care, and the intersection between primary pediatrics and mental health care.

As a former Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar and current Dean's Teaching Fellow, she has continued to work on primary care-based mental health screening and the education of trainees in managing social-emotional issues in primary care. Recent projects have included implementing standardized clinic-based screening (developmental and social-emotional), leading a national multi-site learning collaborative for foster care health sites, overseeing an evidence-based parent training program for foster parents, and leading a collaborative pilot intervention RCT teaching mindfulness skills to youth in foster and kinship care. Current state and locally funded grant projects include close collaborations with several community-based agencies, and provision of direct youth development opportunities for underserved youth in the city of Rochester.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1992
BA | Yale University
English

1998
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medicine-With Distinction in Research

2003
MPH | University of Michigan School of Public Health
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Michigan Medical Center

06/25/1999 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Pediatrics at New York University Langone Medical Center

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Michigan Medical Center

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Awards

2015 - 2017
Jules Cohen Dean's Teaching Fellow

2007 - 2010
Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2003 - 2004
Kellogg Foundation Scholar in Health Disparities
Sponsor: University of Michigan

2002
Summer Research Institute Participant, National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Sponsor: Cornell University

1998
Robert J. Haggerty Prize in Pediatrics
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

1996
Samuel W. Clausen Fellow
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

1991
Edward Bouchet Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Yale University

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Publications

Journal Articles

2014
Conn AM, Calais C, Szilagyi MA, Baldwin C, Jee SH. "Youth in out-of-home care: relation of engagement in structured group activities with social and mental health measures." Children and Youth Services Review. 2014; 36: 201-205.

2014
Jee SH, DelBalso M, Gonka J, Chin N. "Latino foster parent health perceptions of chronic conditions: a qualitative exploration." Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2014; 23(2): 373-380.

5/2011
Jee SH, Szilagyi M, Conn AM, Nilsen W, Toth S, Baldwin CD, Szilagyi PG. "Validating office-based screening for psychosocial strengths and difficulties among youths in foster care." Pediatrics.. 2011 May 0; 127(5):904-10. Epub 2011 Apr 18.

Books & Chapters

2015
Chapter Title: Comprehensive health care for children in foster care
Book Title: Up To Date
Author List: Jee SH and Szilagyi MA
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2015
Chapter Title: Epidemiology of foster care placement and overview of the foster care system in the United States
Book Title: Up To Date
Author List: Szilagyi MA and Jee SH
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2014
Chapter Title: Comprehensive health care for children in foster care
Book Title: Up To Date
Author List: Jee SH and Szilagyi MA
Published By: Up To Date2014

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