Research

Overview

The members of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine are actively involved in research on multiple levels.

Research Faculty

Kathleen W. Bartlett, MD, Chief
Areas of interest: Resident education, cultural competence, quality improvement, care for children with medical complexity

Clay Bordley, MD, MPH
Areas of interest: Quality improvement, procedural sedation, bronchiolitis

Samrat Umasankar Das, MBBS
Areas of interest: Pediatric hospital medicine, graduate and undergraduate medical education, interprofessional education, simulation education and observational studies to improve clinical practice in the area of inpatient pediatrics

Mikelle Key-Solle, MD
Areas of interest: Procedural sedation, quality improvement

Heather S. McLean, MD
Areas of interest: Quality improvement, patient safety, experience of care, QI curriculum development, care for children with medical complexity

David Ming, MD
Areas of interest: Transitions of care, care for children with medical complexity, quality improvement

Kristina Marie Nazareth-Pidgeon, MD
Areas of interest: Pediatric hospital medicine

Victoria Parente, MD, MPH
Areas of interest: Health disparities, quality improvement, patient safety, care for children with medical complexity

Lisa Stigler Parnell, MD, MPH
Areas of interest: Patient education, health literacy, clinical practice guidelines, quality improvement, care for children with medical complexity

Michelle Joette White, MD
Areas of interest: Built environment and health

Areas of Research

Current areas of interest include:

  • Outcomes and process research on common inpatient diagnoses such as bronchiolitis and asthma
  • Quality improvement initiatives
  • Resident and student education initiatives
  • Assessing needs and improving care for children with medical complexity
  • Participation in a national pediatric procedural sedation collaborative to better understand and improve care
  • Participation in national pediatric safety collaborative to improve care
  • Collaborative projects with other Divisions (e.g., novel treatments of RSV infections, improving care of neonates with fever and possible sepsis, development of status epilepticus protocols)