CHeRP News Archive: 2019

CHeRP News Archive: 2019

December

CHeRP Assistant Professor Katherine Yih and colleagues' article "Comment on Sarathkumara et al.: Exposure to Hantavirus is a Risk Factor Associated with Kidney Diseases in Sri Lanka: A Cross Sectional Study." is published in Viruses. 

CHeRP Director Ann Wu (pictured below) and the PreEMPT Team (including Pamela McMahonNarmeen Rehman, Jennifer Yeh, and Kurt Christensen) presented "Precision Medicine Policy and Treatment (PreEMPT) Model" at last weeks Brown Bag Seminar. 

Ann Wu presents to Institute faculty and staff.

CHeRP Director Ann Wu was featured in the Medscape article "Omalizumab Reduces Atopic Dermatitis Severity, Improves QOL in Kids".

CHeRP members Ann Wu, Mikaela Batista, and Lauren Cripps (all pictured below) volunteered at the Housing Families holiday party!  

L to R: Mikaela Batista, Ann Wu, and Lauren Cripps

November

Director Ann Wu's editorial "Omalizumab for Atopic Dermatitis: Overtreatment or Lifesaver?" is published in JAMA Pediatrics

Associate Professor Anjali Kaimal and colleagues' article "INI1 negative sarcoma diagnosed as malignant rhabdoid tumor presenting as hydrops fetalis metastatic to the placenta: a case report and review of the literature on congenital sarcomas" is published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Assistant Professor Sharon Lutz and colleagues' article "COPDGene 2019: Redefining the Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. is published in the Journal of the COPD Foundation.

Assistant Professor, Katherine Yih gavethe Brown Bag Seminar, "Asking 'Is this vaccine safe?' Using TreenScan to Mine for Adverse Events after HPV9 in Observational Data" 

Katherine Yih, PhD, presents to Institute faculty and staff.

Assistant Professor Sharon Lutz and colleagues' article "Subtypes of COPD Have Unique Distributions and Differential Risk of Mortality" is published in the Journal of the COPD Foundation

Associate Professor Anjali Kaimal and colleagues' article "Hospital bans on trial of labor after cesarean and antepartum transfer of care" is published in Birth Issues In Perinatal Care.

Director Ann Wu, Administrative Specialist Ryan Walsh, and colleagues' article "Mobile Health and Inhaler-Based Monitoring Devices for Asthma Management" is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice

Director Ann Wu's editorial "There's an App for That, But Does It Work?" is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Research Scientist Joanne Sordillo, Director Ann Wu, Assistant Professor Sharon Lutz, and colleagues' article "Characterization of Longitudinal Wheeze Phenotypes from Infancy to Adolescence in Project Viva, a Pre-Birth Cohort Study" is published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Director Ann Wu, Research Assistant Narmeen Rehman, and colleagues' article "The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown of Telemedicine in Asthma and Allergy Practice." is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 

Research Scientist Joanne Sordillo and colleagues' article "Associations of Prenatal Dietary Inflammatory Potential with Childhood Respiratory Outcomes in Project Viva" is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Director Ann Wu is a Theme Coordinator for the November/December issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice! This issue is focused on Telemedicine and Electronic Application in Allergy and Asthma. 

Ann Wu, MD, MPH, served as a Theme Coordinator for the November/December issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's "Artist Within" exhibit made its way to the Department of Population Medicine. CHeRP's very own Mikaela Batista & Lauren Cripps had pieces featured in the exhibit. 

Mikaela Batista, right, and Lauren Cripps, left, with their featured works at The Artist Within, 2019.

October

No need to worry about Public Health issues when CHeRP's Public Health Avengers are in town! Happy Halloween from CHeRP!

The CHeRP Public Health Avengers are here to save the day!

Faculty member Davene Wright and colleagues' article "Estimation of Eating Disorders Prevalence by Age and Associations With Mortality in a Simulated Nationally Representative US Cohort." is published in JAMA Network Open

Special thanks to Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH from Boston Children's Hospital for presenting at our most recent CHeRP Seminar. Dr. Landrigan presented "Scaling Microsystem Redesign to Improve Healthcare: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned".

Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH, presents a CHeRP seminar.

Faculty member Alon Peltz gave a Brown Bag Seminar talk, "Using sociomarker data to help predict future health outcomes in disadvantage populations." 

Alon Peltz, MD, MPH, presents a Brown Bag seminar.

Assistant Professor Sharon Lutz and colleagues' article "eQTL mapping of rare variant associations using RNA-seq data: An evaluation of approaches" is published in PLoS One.


September

CHeRP Associate Director Alison Galbraith and colleagues' article "Risk Factors Associated With Food Insecurity in the Medicare Population" is published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

CHeRP Research Scientist II Joanne Sordillo and colleagues' article "Endotoxin, food allergen sensitization, and food allergy: a complementary epidemiologic and experimental study." is published in Allergy

Faculty member Davene Wright and colleagues' article "Out of Pocket Diabetes-Related Medical Expenses for Adolescents and Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study" is published in Diabetes Care Journal.

Faculty Joanne SordilloSharon LutzAnn Wu, and colleagues' article "Pharmacometabolomics of Bronchodilator Response in Asthma and the Role of Age-Metabolite Interactions" is published in Metabolites.

Faculty member Alon Peltz and colleagues' article "Food Insecurity and Health Care Use" is published in Pediatrics. Take a look at the accompanying video abstract featured on AAP News and Journals website. 

Assistant Professor Sharon Lutz and colleagues' article "Placental DNA Methylation Mediates the Association of Prenatal Maternal Smoking on Birth Weight" is published in American Journal of Epidemiology.

Associate Professor Anjali Kaimal and colleagues' article "Oxytocin Compared to Buccal Misoprostol for Induction of Labor after Term Prelabor Rupture of Membranes." is published in American Journal of Perinatology

CHeRP faculty and staff volunteered at Cradles to Crayons and helped to sort children's clothing for the upcoming year!

CHeRP faculty and staff volunteer at Cradles to Crayons.

Associate Director Alison Galbraith & Project Manager Lauren Cripps spent time in Washington, DC working with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America & conversHEALTH to develop a chat bot to help patients with asthma navigate their insurance. This work is part of the PCORI-funded AFFORD project.

CHeRP faculty and staff joined AAFA and conversHEALTH for a productive ADAPT meeting.

CHeRP is very happy to welcome our newest faculty member Davene Wright, PhD to our group. Dr. Wright was also recently elected as one of the Trustees of the Society for Medical Decision Making. We are very happy to have her working with us!

Welcome, Davene Wright, PhD!

August

Research Scientist II Joanne Sordillo and colleagues' article "Prenatal Oxidative Balance and Risk of Asthma and Allergic Disease in Adolescence" is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Assistant Professor Sharon Lutz and colleagues' article "Effect of population stratification on SNP-by-environment interaction" is published in Genetic Epidemiology.

Research Scientist II Joanne Sordillo and colleagues' article "Indoor Bacterial Microbiota and the Development of Asthma by 10.5 years of age" is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Associate Director Alison Galbraith and colleagues' article "Women and Healthcare Affordability After the ACA" is published in Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Professor Jonathan Finkelstein and colleagues' article "Complications of Serious Pediatric Conditions in the Emergency Department: Definitions, Prevalence, and Resource Utilization" is published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Professor Jonathan Finkelstein and colleagues' article "Telemedicine and Antibiotic Use: One Click Forward or Two Steps Back?" is published in Pediatrics.


July

Assistant Professor Katherine Yih and colleagues' article "Investigating Possible Infectious Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in a Nicaraguan Mining Community" is published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Congratulations to the CHeRP mini golf team "The Birdies" for winning "Lowest Score" during the DPM Classic Mini Golf Tournament!

The CHeRP Birdies - office mini golf champions!

Assistant Professor Sharon Lutz and colleagues' article "Genome-Wide Meta-Analyses of FTND and TTFC Phenotypes. is published in Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco.

Assistant Professor Katherine Yih and colleagues' article "Kawasaki disease and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination among young children: A self-controlled risk interval and cohort study with null results" is published in PLoS Medicine.


June

Faculty member Alon Peltz and colleagues' article "Progress (?) Toward Reducing Pediatric Readmissions" is published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Research Scientist II Joanne Sordillo and colleagues' article "Association between fungal spore exposure in inner-city schools and asthma morbidity" is published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.

Faculty member Alon Peltz and colleagues' article "Low-Value Diagnostic Imaging Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department in the United States and Canada" is published in JAMA Pediatrics

 Assistant Professor Katherine Yih and colleagues' article "Using the Self-Controlled Tree-Temporal Scan Statistic to Assess the Safety of Live Attenuated Herpes Zoster Vaccine" is published in American Journal of Epidemiology

Special thanks to Candice Belanoff, ScD, MPH from Boston University's School of Public Health for presenting "Applying a Health Equity Framework to your Perinatal Health Research and Practice" at our June CHeRP seminar!

Candice Belanoff, ScD, MPH presents the June 2019 CHeRP seminar.

May

Director Ann Wu and colleagues' publication "A Group Visit for High-Risk Pediatric Asthma Patients: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Asthma Care" published in Sage Journal

Special thanks to Patricia Fabian, ScD, from Boston University's School of Public Health for presenting "The ASTHMA project: a simulation tool to measure the impact of housing, neighborhood, and medication interventions on pediatric asthma" at our May CHeRP seminar!

Patricia Fabian, ScD, presents the May 2019 CHeRP seminar.

April

Special thanks to Karen Kuhlthau, PhD, for presenting “The Autism Treatment Network and Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health – research from the joint network” at our CHeRP seminar! To learn more about the Autism Intervention Research Network, visit www.airpnetwork.org and www.asatn.org.

Karen Kuhlthau, PhD, presents the April 2019 CHeRP seminar.

March 2019

CHeRP and PROMoTeR faculty member, Sharon Lutz, has been appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor. Congratulations, Dr. Lutz!

Assistant Professor Sharon Lutz, PhD

CHeRP fellow Joe Hero, Alison Galbraith and colleagues' publication "Decision-Making Experiences of Consumers Choosing Individual-Market Health Insurance Plans" is featured in Health Affairs.


February 2019

CHeRP is excited to welcome Alon Peltz, MD, MBA, MHS! Dr. Peltz received his MD and MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University and his clinical training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. He went on to complete health services research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University where he studied public policy changes related to the Affordable Care Act and impacts on health expenditures and affordability. His research is informed by his clinical experiences caring for children with special needs and his policy experiences working in state and federal health agencies. He hopes his research will translate into improvements in the design of health insurance for medically complex and socially disadvantaged people. He will continue to work part-time in urgent care in the primary care clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Welcome, Alon Peltz, MD, MBA, MHS!

Floyd Jack Fowler, PhD, presented "Learning How to Use the Web for Surveys of Patient Experience" at this month's CHeRP seminar on February 6th.

Floyd Jack Fowler, PhD, presents the February CHeRP seminar.