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


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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assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

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Faculty Appointments


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.


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.



  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


BA | Yale College

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

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

06/24/1998 - 06/24/1999
Internship in Pediatrics at New York University Langone Medical Center

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2017 - 2018
University of Arizona Grant Scholarship for Fellowship in Integrative Medicine

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

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

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

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

Edward Bouchet Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Yale University

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Journal Articles

Conn AM, Szilagyi MA, Jee SH, Manly JT, Briggs R, Szilagyi PG. "Parental perspectives of screening for adverse childhood experiences in pediatric primary care." Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare.. 2018 Mar 0; 36(1):62-72. Epub 2017 Dec 07.

Jee SH, Baldwin C, Dadiz R, Jones M, Alpert-Gillis L. "Integrated Mental Health Training for Pediatric and Psychology Trainees Using Standardized Patient Encounters." Academic pediatrics.. 2018 18(1):119-121. Epub 2017 Jul 15.

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.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: "Epidemiology of foster care placement and overview of the foster care system in the United States".
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Author List: Sxzilagyi, MA; Jee,SH
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Chapter Title: "Comprehensive health care for children in foster care".
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Author List: Jee SH and Szilagyi MA. "Comprehensive health care for children in foster care".
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Chapter Title: Comprehensive health care for children in foster care
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Author List: Jee SH and Szilagyi MA
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