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.

Since 2000, over 75 residents have participated in the StAT program.  

Current StAT Residents

Kerrilynn Rice

Santa Clara County: Preventing Child Abuse

Kerri is working with the Santa Clara County Children and Family Services to evaluate the Madrinas (Godmothers) program--a mentoring program that pairs older, experienced mothers in the community with new moms to strengthening parenting skills and reduce the incidence of child abuse.  

Alyssa Honda

Healthy Lifestyles Clinic: Parks Rx

Alyssa is working with Hannah Valino to examine an intervention that links families with overweight and obese children to bi-monthy park activities. Children and familes enjoy  nature while getting active. This program is run by the Santa Clara Public Health Department and the Santa Clara Valley Healthy Lifestyles Clinic.

July Lee

Stanford Peds ED: Needs of Immigrant Children

July is working with Dr. Ewen Wang (Professor of Pediatrics) to examine the needs of immigrant children and families who are utilizing the emergency department.

Monica Schwarz

Make a Wish Foundation: Disparities in Access to Wishes

Monica is partnering with Make a Wish Foundation in CA to examine disparities that exist among the Spanish-speaking population in the CA chapter of Make a Wish. She hopes to help reduce disparities in terms of future wish fulfillments.  

Hannah Keppler

Fair Oaks Clinic: Promoting Family Planning at Newborn Visits

Hannah is working with the Fair Oaks County Clinic (San Mateo County) to implement and evaluate a pilot family planning intervention for new parents. The intervention will involve pediatricians discussing family planning with new parents who may not have access to primary care.

Brandon Seminatore

Transition of Care for Peds Neuro Patients

Brandon is a Peds Neuro resident interested in the transition of care for children with neurological conditions to adult providers and community resources. He will examine potential disparities among different populations of patients, while also trying to understand provider perspectives regarding transition from peds and adult care.

Anu Gorukanti

Head Start: Implementation Science in Action

Anu is working closely with the Institute for Human and Social Development on a longitudnal implementation science project. She is helping them to examine their social and health needs assessment tool. They are exploring the screeners used, how the tool is administered, and strategies for tracking how data are analyzed.

Ashley Landsman

WIC: Disparities in Breastfeeding Adherence

Ashley will be working with the San Mateo WIC office to examine breastfeeding adherence among vulnerable populations. She will explore opportunities to promote breastfeeding among all new mothers.

Hannah Valino

Healthy Lifestyles Clinic: Parks Rx

Hannah is working with Alyssa Honda to examine an intervention that links families with overweight and obese children to bi-monthy park activities. Children and familes enjoy  nature while getting active. This program is run by the Santa Clara Public Health Department and the Santa Clara Valley Healthy Lifestyles Clinic.

Elana Feldman

Foster Care Clinics

Elana plans to explore a large publically available dataset to better understand health outcomes among children in foster care who are seen at specialized foster care clinics.

StAT Alumni