Stanford Advocacy Track (StAT) Residents

The Pediatric Advocacy faculty work with residents individually to identify a community partner/organization with whom to work and establish a collaborative partnership. The project focus is designed to meet community partner needs and resident interests. Throughout the course of the project, residents will acquire a variety of advocacy skills that can be applied to future community and academic endeavors.

Current StAT Residents PGY1

Tatum Sohlberg

PREVIOUSLY: Oregon Health and Science

Deema Akari

PREVIOUSLY: University of California Riverside

Simran Gambhir 

PREVIOUSLY: Drexel University

Ruzan Orkusyan

PREVIOUSLY: University of California Irvine

 

Current StAT Residents PGY3

Noelle Pineda

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP)

PROJECT TOPIC: Assess the impact of SMYSP on past participants’ experiences of social-academic integration throughout different stages of their professional careers.

 

Kamaal Jones

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Project WHAT! 

PROJECT TOPIC: Kamaal is working with Oakland based organization Community Works to study one of their programs “ProjectWhat!”, which is a youth-led advocacy group for children of incarcerated parents. This group provides a setting for young people who have an incarcerated parent to come together weekly to learn about the history of mass incarceration, to become advocates for the needs of children in similar situations, and to train community leaders about these issues. 

Ria Pal

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

PROJECT TOPIC: Investigating pediatric functional neurologic disorder, a condition with few guidelines for workup and management. She is interested in the utility of neurodiagnostic testing as well as the potential for ambiguity in guidelines to form a basis for health disparities along demographic and clinical characteristics.

Julia Raney

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: iMPACt (Mid-peninsula Pediatric Advocacy Council)

PROJECT TOPIC: Evaluate the impact of a mental health training among residents and primary care providers working primarily with low SES families.

 

Vania Singleterry

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Stanford ED

PROJECT TOPIC: Identifying and characterizing homelessness within the Stanford emergency department.

Dippy Bhattacharya

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Pediatric ICU at LPCH and the Pediatric residency program

PROJECT TOPIC: Mixed methods survey of pediatric residents in our program to assess their attitude and practices regarding interpreter use for patients with limited english proficiency in our pediatric ICU.

 

Lauren (Kutzscher) Thompson

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services

PROJECT TOPIC: Exploring the financial burden of pediatric cancer treatment, especially as it affects low-SES, Hispanic patients and their families.

Anju Goyal

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services

PROJECT TOPIC: Exploring the financial burden of pediatric cancer treatment, especially as it affects low-SES, Hispanic patients and their families.

Alex Ball

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: San Mateo County Asthma Coalition's

PROJECT TOPIC: Impact of a brief asthma workshop on knowledge and practices of elementary school staff, teachers, and parents related to asthma care.

Eve Ayeroff

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Next door solutions

PROJECT TOPIC: The effect of athletics based intimate partner violence prevention curricul on high school male athletes.