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 PGY2

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.

Senior StAT Residents PGY3

Alyssa Honda

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Healthy Lifestyles Clinic: Parks Rx

PROJECT TOPIC: 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

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Stanford Peds ED: Needs of Immigrant Children

PROJECT TOPIC: 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

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Make a Wish Foundation: Disparities in Access to Wishes

PROJECT TOPIC: 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

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Fair Oaks Clinic: Promoting Family Planning at Newborn Visits

PROJECT TOPIC: 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

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Transition of Care for Peds Neuro Patients

PROJECT TOPIC: 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


COMMUNITY PARTNERS: 
Head Start: Implementation Science in Action

PROJECT TOPIC: 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

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: WIC: Disparities in Breastfeeding Adherence

PROJECT TOPIC: 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

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Healthy Lifestyles Clinic: Parks Rx

PROJECT TOPIC: 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

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Foster Care Clinics

PROJECT TOPIC: 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.