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

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

General Pediatricians

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Fax: (585) 756-4132

Office: (585) 275-9316

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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 care, immunizations, and integrating computerized electronic health records into patient care. She also leads the Quality Improvement team for the Strong Pediatric Practice with the goal of improving the safety of care and adherence to guidelines provided for patients in the ambulatory setting.

Professional Background

Dr. Rand is a health services researcher who focuses on improving preventive services and delivery of immunization for urban adolescents. In addition, she is developing expertise in using electronic means to improve preventive services for this population. Dr. Rand leads the quality improvement initiatives in the Strong Pediatric Practice, and is applying data gathered from the electronic health record to improve care of children in this practice, particularly focusing on lead and asthma screening. Dr. Rand serves as Academic Pediatrics Association Region III co-chair, and is in her fourth year of a K08 Award supported by the Agency for Heatlhcare Research and Quality. For that project, she is applying heatlh information technology to a novel area of immunization delivery – adolescent immunizations- which has become a top priority nationally due to new vaccines being developed for meningococcus, pertussis, HPV, HSV, chlamydia, and HIV as well as new recommendations for universal influenza vaccination of all teens. Dr. Rand also serves as a teacher and mentor to residents in the pediatric continuity clinic, as well as to general academic pediatric fellows.

Research

Dr. Rand's research relates to improving adolescent preventive services and adolescent immunization delivery. She has been the PI of a CDC-funded project to understand the balance between delivering immunizations and preventive services in primary care offices, and has been an investigator on several other CDC-funded awards, all related to improving immunization delivery and preventive care for adolescents. In addition, she was the PI on a SAHM-funded project to improve rates of HPV vaccination via text message reminders from a large Medicaid managed care plan. Dr. Rand is currently completing a K08 (career development) award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to improve the delivery of HPV vaccine using health information technology, including reminders and electronic chart prompts. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health & Science University as part of this award.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1995
MS | Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bioengineering

1999
MD | SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Medicine

1991
BA | Hamilton College
Mathematics

2006
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Residency 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

1997
Family Medicine Interest Group Leadership Award
Sponsor: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine

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

1/2017
Rand CM; Vincelli, P; Goldstein NPN; Blumkin A; Szilagyi PG. "Effects of phone and text message reminders on completion of human papillomavirus vaccine series: parallel randomized controlled trials." The Journal of Adolescent Health. 2017; 60(1): 113-19.

11/2016
Szilagyi PG; Schaffer S; Rand CM; Vincelli P; Eagan A; Goldstein NPN; Hightower D; Young M; Blumkin A; Albertin CS; Yoo BK; Humiston, SG. "School-located influenza vaccinations: a randomized trial." Pediatrics. 2016; 138(5).

9/2015
Rand CM, Blumkin A, Vincelli P, Katsetos V, Szilagyi PG. "Parent Preferences for Communicating With Their Adolescent's Provider Using New Technologies." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2015 Sep 0; 57(3):299-304.

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 Pediatrics2016

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 Pediatrics2010

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 Pediatrics2009

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