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Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I conduct interdisciplinary research to understand child and parent health literacy as potentially modifiable determinants of child health disparities. I am principal investigator on an multi-site, randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a low-literacy, early-childhood intervention designed to prevent obesity in the first two years of life. The aim of my current scholarship is to apply the health-literacy model to attenuate disparities for children with chronic illness.
Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical Informatics is the scientific field concerned with the application of information technology to the delivery of healthcare services. In my current role as a lead physician in this department, I work with my colleagues to evaluate the best ways to implement and optimize health information technology to benefit the patients we serve at Stanford Children's Health. Specific areas of focus include: Improving EMR education for clinicians and merging Health IT with medical education.
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary professional interests include teaching and curriculum design around patient-centered and cross-cultural communication, clinical reasoning, and performance assessment. My clinical teaching emphasizes role modeling and reflection on doctor-patient interactions and clinical decision-making.