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Academic General Pediatrics

Faculty are actively involved in multiple areas of research and QI including in medical education, medical informatics, immigrant health, travel medicine, pediatric HIV, heavy metal exposures, health disparities, parental vaccine hesitancy, and breastfeeding support in complex medical cases, Our faculty have numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and have presented at local, national and international conferences. FAculty frequently mentor residents and medical students to complete scholarly and advocacy projects related to Academic General Pediatrics. Please see faculty profiles for further information. ​​

Newborn Medicine

Our Academic Newborn Hospitalists are active in QI and clinical research and are productive scholars, with multiple publications, presentations, and advocacy projects.  Areas of scholarly interest among our faculty include:​ breastfeeding​, infant safety​management of hypoglycemia​, late preterm infants, milk banking, and immigrant maternal-fetal lead exposure diagnosis and prevention. Faculty frequently mentor residents and medical students to complete scholarly and advocacy projects related to newborn medicine.  Please see faculty profile pages for recent publications.​

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics​


Improving Care for Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – A Quality Improvement Project ​
Faculty Investigator(s): Yi Hui Liu, Lauren Gist​
Funding Source: N/A​
Project Dates: August 2015-present​
Aim: To improve the quality of care for patients seen for ADHD through implementation of guidelines created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, with focus on follow up of patients treated with medications for ADHD. ​​
Biopsychosocial Determinants of Adolescent Obesity/Cardiovascular Risk ​
Faculty Investigator(s): Sheila Gahagan​
Funding Source: NIH/NHLBI​
Aim: This project aims to understand biological and psychosocial risks and circadian patterns on the development of obesity and metabolic risks in a cohort of Chilean young adults studied since infancy. 5R01HL088530-09 ​​
Neuromaturational Delays in Iron Deficient Anemic Infants​
Faculty Investigator(s): Sheila Gahagan (co-PI)​
Funding Source: NIH/NICHD​
Aim: The proposed project will determine long-term neurobiological effects of IDA in infancy, adult functional outcomes related to preventing IDA in infancy, and long-term effects of giving iron to iron-sufficient infants. 2R01HD033487-2​