Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
Highlands Ranch1811 Plaza Drive Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
Children's Colorado Outpatient and Urgent Care at Uptown
Denver1830 Franklin St Denver, CO 80218
Clinical Interest for Patients
Breastfeeding, Primary Care, Health Disparities, Integrated Mental Health
I have a practical style and shared team approach to taking care of children and their families.
- Pediatrics ( 2003 )
Conditions & Treatments
Interests & Activities
I enjoy spending time with my family--3 wonderful children, walking my dog, reading, barre/Peloton, gardening and SCUBA diving/skiing when I can.
Executive Member of the AAP Section on Breastfeeding, Paid Parental Leave Policy and Advocacy for accommodation for workplace support for nursing mothers.
Education & Training
MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (1988)
BA, Carleton College (MN) (1984)
MSPH, University of Colorado Denver (2006)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (1989)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (1992)
University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2003)
ISRHML, Associate member
Research & Grants
Research Interests for Patients
In my role as medical director in the primary care clinic, I have been involved many teaching initiatives for our large teaching clinic and projects that have resulted in publications. I have co-led the fully integrated mental health and behavior program for over 10 years. In terms of quality improvement research with screening for asthma, well child care adherence, pregnancy-related depression, developmental delay, psychosocial/social determinants of health as well Second-Hand Smoke (SHS). I am also the director of the Breastfeeding Curriculum for our Pediatric residents and a breastfeeding elective for medical students. I have published on breastfeeding support in Latinx and recently completed a randomized trial of a bilingual (Spanish) texting and breastfeeding support app Mother's Milk Messaging. I am one of the editors of the Current Diagnosis and Therapeutics in Pediatrics 25th Edition textbook. I have received excellent feedback on my book, Breastfeeding Telephone Triage and Advice published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (soon in 4th edition) as a helpful resource for physician practices and anyone providing advice for breastfeeding.