Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP, recently received the Nemours Child Health Services Research Award, which recognizes the scientific work of emerging scholars in the field of child health services research--particularly research on quality improvement of pediatric health services. The award will be presented during the Child Health Services Research Interest Group session at the 2020 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, which will be held virtually this year from July 28 to August 6.
Wong is an assistant professor of pediatrics and public policy at Duke University and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. She is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Integrated Care for Kids (NC InCK) model. As a pediatrician and health services researcher, her research explores healthcare transformation and health-related behavior change, leveraging principles from behavioral economics and employing a person-centered approach to research and policy. She is a leader in value-based payment models for child and family health. She serves as the Program Director for Health Behaviors and Needs Research in the Duke Children's Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) and the Associate Program Director for the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) at Duke. Her research training includes fellowships at the CDC and in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.
Nemours is dedicated to providing treatment and curative services to acutely and chronically ill children. Caring for more than 225,000 children each year during more than 870,000 patient visits, Nemours is one of the nation's largest pediatric subspecialty group practices. This is in addition to many ongoing research and education programs conducted at Nemours. Nemours owns and operates the Alfred I.duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., as well as four major children's specialty centers in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Pensacola, Fla. For more information about Nemours, visit www.nemours.org.