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.
Patient Care Bio
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.