Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Chair of Policy and Community and the Arline and Pete Harman Faculty Scholar at Stanford Children's Hospital. Dr. Chamberlain has focused her career on the elimination of child health disparities. She is committed to do this in two ways: 1) transforming the way pediatricians practice by developing and disseminating models of community engaged pediatrics by combining principles from both medicine and public health, and 2) conducting health services research to inform policy. She founded and co-directs the Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program to train leaders in Community Pediatrics and Advocacy. She co-founded the California Community Pediatric Collaborative, uniting 14 training programs to advance education addressing pediatric health disparities. The Collaborative has trained over 2,500 pediatricians since 2007 and is an emerging national model, having been replicated across five states. She has disseminated these programs nationally in over 20 invited visiting professorships, keynote speakerships and national conference presentations. In addition to her educational programs and health services research, In 2011 at the height of the Great Recession she founded the Summer Lunch Bridge to address rising hunger rates, which has distributed over 300,000 meals to date. She has authored 54 peer-reviewed publications, she completed her pediatric training at Stanford, a General Academic Fellowship at UCSF/Stanford, and her Masters of Public Health at UC Berkeley
Janine Bruce received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Occidental College. After graduation, she spent two years in Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching ecology and English to secondary school students. Upon returning to the US, she received her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002. She returned to California and began working with the Pediatric Advocacy Program. Janine received her Doctorate of Public Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health in 2013. Her research interests included the reproductive health of foster care youth and vulnerable youth populations. With her background in public health, Janine’s role has been to bridge public health and medicine to better promote the health of underserved child populations through strong community partnerships and innovative community-based initiatives. She is the Director of the Scholarly Concentration in Community Health and supports medical students in community-engaged research and service. She also teaches courses across the undergraduate campus and medical school on community engagement and qualitative methods.
Monica De La Cruz received her Bachelor of Science in cell and molecular biology from San Francisco State University and Master's degree in Public Health from the University of San Francisco. She began working with the Pediatric Advocacy Program as the Program Manager starting in 2015. Monica has experience developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based programs and conducting qualitative research studies.