Clinical Interest for Patients
I love all aspects of general pediatrics, including both well and sick care. I enjoy taking care of patients from birth through their early adulthood.
I believe that one of the most important aspects of being a good doctor is communication. I strive to always follow through on patients' questions and requests for more information, and to make sure that patients and any participating providers are all "in the loop" regarding the clinical plan.
- Pediatrics ( 2003 )
Conditions & Treatments
Child and Teen Health
Children's Health, Infant and Toddler Health, Parenting, Pediatric Diseases and Conditions, Teen Health
Interests & Activities
In my spare time I deeply enjoy the outdoors, yoga, cooking and spending time with my husband and two children.
Education & Training
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2000)
BS, University of Rochester (NY) (1991)
PhD, Vanderbilt University (1998)
MPH, University of Washington (2003)
Seattle Children's Hospital (2001)
Seattle Children's Hospital (2003)
Academic Pediatrics Association, Member
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
International Papillomavirus Society , Member
Society For Pediatric Research (SPR), Elected Member
Research & Grants
School Mandates for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Use of an Agent-Based Model (2010)
Improving Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents (2010)
Immunization Delivery in Obstetrics and Gynecology Settings (2011)
Research Interests for Patients
My research is focused on immunization delivery. Specifically, I am involved in a number of intervention trials aimed at improving utilization of recommended vaccines among children and adolescents. I also have several projects that use theoretical modeling to simulate the impact of various immunization policies on vaccine utilization and cost effectiveness.