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Shellie Yussman

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 690
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
DepartmentCenter for Community Health

 Awards And Honors
1991 - 1992Junior Leadership Honorary  | Chimes, Washington University
1990 - 1992Golden Key National Honor Society  | Washington University
1994     Linker Human Relations Award for Voluntarism  | University of Louisville
1989 - 1983Belding Alumni Scholarship  | Washington University
1994     Janet M. Glasgow Essay Award  | American Medical Women's Association
1995     National Student Essay Competition, Honorable Mention  | AOA
1992     Bemis Traveling Scholarship to Europe
2004     Research Development Award  | Strong Children's Research Center
1997     Tim Lee Carter Award for Service  | University of Louisville
1993     Scholarship  | Southern Medical Association
1996     Israel Muss Memorial Award for Scholarliness and Humanism,  | University of Louisville
2000     Rose Award for Outstanding Service Excellence from Patients
1992 - 1993Mortarboard National Senior Honorary  | Washington University
2008     National Leadership Conference Nominee  | Academic Pediatrics Association
2010     2010 Forty Under 40 Award  | Rochester Business Journal
2004     Young Investigator Award  | Ambulatory Pediatrics Association
2002     Osher Award for best presentation in Health Science Research  | International Scientific Conf. on CAM Research
Dr. Yussman's research focuses on: 1) the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by adolescents and medical students, 2) obesity and eating disorder prevention, and 3) screening for high risk adolescent behaviors. Her studies have included secondary analyses of nationally representative data, as well as primary data collection via the internet.

As the Medical Director of Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services, Dr. Yussman collaborates with researchers on adolescent immunization practices, sexually transmitted infection prevention, and asset building.

 Selected Publications
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  1. Wilson KM, Klein JD, Sesselberg TS, Yussman SM, Markow DB, Green AE, West JC, Gray NJ. Use of complementary medicine and dietary supplements among U.S. adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Apr; 38(4):385-94.
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  2. Yussman SM, Wilson KM, Klein JD. Herbal products and their association with substance use in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Apr; 38(4):395-400.
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  3. Klein JD, Wilson KM, Sesselberg TS, Gray NJ, Yussman S, West J. Adolescents' knowledge of and beliefs about herbs and dietary supplements: a qualitative study. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Nov; 37(5):409.
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  4. Yussman SM, Ryan SA, Auinger P, Weitzman M. Visits to complementary and alternative medicine providers by children and adolescents in the United States. Ambul Pediatr. 2004 Sep-Oct; 4(5):429-35.
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  5. Kreipe RE, Yussman SM. The role of the primary care practitioner in the treatment of eating disorders. Adolesc Med. 2003 Feb; 14(1):133-47.
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  6. Yussman SM. Minor's abortion: is the requirement for parental consent ethically justified? Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 1996; 59(1):2-6.
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