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Sandra Jee

TitleAssociate Professor (Part-Time)
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester NY 14642
 Awards And Honors
1998     Robert J. Haggerty Prize in Pediatrics
2003 - 2004Kellogg Foundation Scholar in Health Disparities
1991     Edward Bouchet Research Fellowship, Yale University
1996     Samuel W. Clausen fellow, University of Rochester School of Medicine
2002     Summer Research Institute Participant, National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2007 - 2010Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar
Dr. Jee's primary areas of inquiry relate to health disparities for underserved children. Her recent work has focused on psychosocial issues for children, health needs for children in foster care, and the intersection between primary pediatrics and mental health care.

Dr. Jee's current research interests include resilience for children in the child welfare system and mental health needs for children in foster care. She has received funding from local foundations to do both primary data collection studies examining quality of care and adherence to clinical standards in foster care, and also from federal sources (Administration for Children and Families) to conduct secondary data analysis using nationally representative samples to study child welfare issues.

She is a former Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar, and has focused her work on primary care-based mental health screening for adolescents in foster care. She is co-PI on a collaborative pilot intervention project to examine how mindfulness skills impact stress reduction for youth in foster and kinship care, aged 14-21 years. This is a mixed-methods RCT using quantitative, qualitative, and physiologic measures to study impact of this supervised, structured group program for vulnerable youth in Rochester.

Other recent work funded by the New York State Health Foundation include evidence-based training of foster parents using the Incredible Years curriculum, leading a national learning collaborative for foster care, which linked multiple health care foster care sites around the country to share best practices and examine quality of care measures, and developing handouts on managing behavioral problems of young children.

She has experience as a diagnostician for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and she has been an invited keynote speaker for local and statewide talks on this topic, as well as a member of a grant review panel for the Centers for Disease Control.

She has led workshops at national meetings on quality of care and work-life balance.

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  1. Jee SH, Halterman JS, Szilagyi M, Conn AM, Alpert-Gillis L, Szilagyi PG. Use of a brief standardized screening instrument in a primary care setting to enhance detection of social-emotional problems among youth in foster care. Acad Pediatr. 2011 Sep-Oct; 11(5):409-13.
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  2. Jee SH, Szilagyi M, Conn AM, Nilsen W, Toth S, Baldwin CD, Szilagyi PG. Validating office-based screening for psychosocial strengths and difficulties among youths in foster care. Pediatrics. 2011 May; 127(5):904-10.
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  3. Jee SH, Conn AM, Szilagyi PG, Blumkin A, Baldwin CD, Szilagyi MA. Identification of social-emotional problems among young children in foster care. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2010 Dec; 51(12):1351-8.
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  4. Jee SH, Szilagyi M, Ovenshire C, Norton A, Conn AM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi PG. Improved detection of developmental delays among young children in foster care. Pediatrics. 2010 Feb; 125(2):282-9.
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  5. Jee SH, Tonniges T, Szilagyi MA. Foster care issues in general pediatrics. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Dec; 20(6):724-8.
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  6. Jee SH, Conn KM, Nilsen WJ, Szilagyi MA, Forbes-Jones E, Halterman JS. Learning difficulties among children separated from a parent. Ambul Pediatr. 2008 May-Jun; 8(3):163-8.
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  7. Jee SH, Barth RP, Szilagyi MA, Szilagyi PG, Aida M, Davis MM. Factors associated with chronic conditions among children in foster care. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006 May; 17(2):328-41.
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  8. Jee SH, Cabana MD. Indices for continuity of care: a systematic review of the literature. Med Care Res Rev. 2006 Apr; 63(2):158-88.
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  9. Jee SH, Simms MD. Health and well-being of children in foster care placement. Pediatr Rev. 2006 Jan; 27(1):34-6.
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  10. Jee SH, Antonucci TC, Aida M, Szilagyi MA, Szilagyi PG. Emergency department utilization by children in foster care. Ambul Pediatr. 2005 Mar-Apr; 5(2):102-6.
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  11. Cabana MD, Jee SH. Does continuity of care improve patient outcomes? J Fam Pract. 2004 Dec; 53(12):974-80.
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  12. Jee SH, Davis MM. Factors associated with variations in parental social support in primary care pediatric settings. Ambul Pediatr. 2004 Jul-Aug; 4(4):316-22.
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  13. Freed GL, Jee S, Stein L, Spera L, Clark SJ. Comparing the self-reported referral and management preferences of pediatricians and family physicians for children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2003 Dec; 30(12):2700-4.
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  14. Jee SH, Grow JL, Faix RG. Intraparenchymal brain hemorrhage and remote soft tissue arteriovenous malformation in a newborn infant. J Perinatol. 2002 Dec; 22(8):664-6.
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  15. Jee SH, Long CE, Schnabel KC, Sehgal N, Epstein LG, Hall CB. Risk of recurrent seizures after a primary human herpesvirus 6-induced febrile seizure. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1998 Jan; 17(1):43-8.
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  16. Garlin AB, Sinor AD, Sinor JD, Jee SH, Grinspan JB, Robinson MB. Pharmacology of sodium-dependent high-affinity L-[3H]glutamate transport in glial cultures. J Neurochem. 1995 Jun; 64(6):2572-80.
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