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

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Office: (585) 275-9316

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Research Labs

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Pediatrics

Biography

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 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.

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 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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1999
MD | SUNY Stonybrook

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Residency in Pediatrics at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Pennsylvania State University

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Internship in Pediatrics at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Pennsylvania State University

Awards

2003 - 2004
William L. Bradford Fellowship Award
Sponsor: Strong Children's Research Center

1994
Hewlett Packard Research Award
Sponsor: WPI

1993
Robert H. Goddard Fellowship
Sponsor: WPI

1993
H. Samuel Slater Award for Romance Languages
Sponsor: Hamilton College

1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Honors in Mathematics
Sponsor: Hamilton College

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/24/2021
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. "Effect of Training Pediatric Clinicians in Human Papillomavirus Communication Strategies on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial." JAMA pediatrics.. 2021 May 24; Epub 2021 May 24.

4/13/2021
Wenderlich AM, Li R, Baldwin CD, Contento N, Herendeen N, Rand CM. "A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve ADHD Follow-up rates Using School-based Telemedicine." Academic pediatrics.. 2021 Apr 13; Epub 2021 Apr 13.

4/9/2021
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. "Centralized Reminder/Recall for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Findings From Two States-A Randomized Clinical Trial." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2021 Apr 9; Epub 2021 Apr 09.

Books & Chapters

2016
Chapter Title: Immunizations
Book Title: Textbook of Pediatrics
Author List: Humiston SG, Atkinson WL, Rand CM, Szilagyi PG
Edited By: TK, Adam HM, Campbell DE, DeWitt, TG, Meschan Foy, J, Kamat DM, Kelleher KJ
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2016

2010
Chapter Title: Anticipatory Guidance
Book Title: AAP Textbook of Adolescent Health
Author List: Pakpreo, P, and Rand, CM
Edited By: Martin Fisher, Elizabeth Alderman, Richard Kreipe, Walter Rosenfeld
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2010

2009
Chapter Title: Immunizations
Book Title: Textbook of Pediatrics
Author List: Humiston SG, Atkinson WL, Rand CM, Szilagyi PG
Edited By: McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell DE, Kamat DM, Kelleher KJ
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2009

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