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


Clinical Interests

General Pediatrics

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Office: (585) 275-9316

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Research Labs

Immunization Lab

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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.


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.



  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


BA | Hamilton College

MS | Worcester Polytechnic Institute

MD | SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

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

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


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

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

Hewlett Packard Research Award
Sponsor: WPI

Robert H. Goddard Fellowship
Sponsor: WPI

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

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

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Journal Articles

Rand CM, Tyrrell H, Wallace-Brodeur R, Goldstein NPN, Darden PM, Humiston SG, Albertin CS, Stratbucker W, Schaffer SJ, Davis W, Szilagyi PG. "A Learning Collaborative Model to Improve Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates in Primary Care." Academic pediatrics.. 2018 Mar 0; 18(2S):S46-S52.

Rand CM, Goldstein NPN. "Patterns of Primary Care Physician Visits for US Adolescents in 2014: Implications for Vaccination." Academic pediatrics.. 2018 Mar 0; 18(2S):S72-S78.

Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM, Goldstein NPN, Vincelli P, Hightower AD, Younge M, Eagan A, Blumkin A, Albertin CS, DiBitetto K, Yoo BK, Humiston SG. "School-located Influenza Vaccinations for Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2018 Feb 0; 62(2):157-163. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Books & Chapters

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

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

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