Areas of Research: Adolescent health services, confidentiality, contraception, heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual disorders, quality improvement, sexually transmitted infections
Areas of Research: (1) Regulation of the neonatal pulmonary circulation and factors that contribute to pulmonary hypertension in infants with lung and heart disease. (2) Early environmental exposures and their impact on chid health outcomes.
Areas of Research: Mechanisms of mercury- and manganese-induced neurotoxicity, genetic factors associated with mercury and manganese toxicity, the role of dopamine signaling in susceptibility of dopaminergic neurodegeneration, metals in restless legs syndrome, neurotoxicolo
Areas of Research: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in premature infants (rabbit model, mouse model and autopsy),
Effect of prematurity on brain development,
Effect of IVH in interneurons,
Effect of IVH on blood brain barrier development,
Areas of Research: HIV prevention; adolescent sexual behavior/pregnancy; adolescent mental health; chronic illness in children and adolescents; adherence; research methods (randomized trials, qualitative research and mixed methods); CBPR
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)
Chief, Department of Pediatrics Division of General Pediatrics
Areas of Research: General Pediatrics
Areas of Research: Appendicitis in children
Radiation reduction from medical imaging to children
Risk of contrast materials administered during pediatric imaging
Osteoporosis evaluation in CT scans
Areas of Research: Promoting healthy sleep in young children, epidemiology of sleep problems; Conducting early childhood feeding and maltreatment interventions, and; Supporting advocacy and research in children with developmental disabilities.
Areas of Research: Integration of behavioral health services into primary care pediatrics. Toxic stress, early childhood brain development, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and the importance of prevention and dyadic, two-generation work.
Areas of Research: translational research;
HPV molecular epidemiology; HPV therapeutics; HPV molecular markers of neoplasia and cancer;
human microbiome translational research - cervicovaginal/BV, gut and oral cavity