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August

CHeRP welcomes our newest faculty member Dr. Hadley Stevens Smith! Dr. Smith is a health economist and scholar in the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomics. Dr. Smith develops approaches to integrate and advance health economic and ELSI research in genomics. Dr. Smith comes from Baylor college of Medicine, where she was a Health Policy Fellow in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Welcome Dr. Smith!

Hadley's 1st day at DPM!

CHeRP welcomes our newest research fellow Natalie Riva Smith, PhD! Natalie joins CHeRP as a postdoctoral research fellow working with Davene Wright. Natalie’s main research interest is to promote the implementation of evidence-informed policies to prevent cancer and chronic disease. To that end, she pursues research geared towards (1) using decision support methods, mainly simulation modeling, to assess the comparative health and economic effects of public health policies, and (2) improving how researchers disseminate findings from simulation modeling studies to policymakers. She earned her PhD in Health Policy and Management and her MS in Biostatistics from UNC Chapel Hill.

Alison Galbraith and colleagues’ article “Affordability of Medical Care Among Medicare Enrollees” is published in JAMA Health Forum

Mei-Sing Ong and colleagues’ article “Disease Progression of WHIM Syndrome in an International Cohort of 66 Pediatric and Adult Patients” is published in Journal of Clinical Immunology

CHeRP Fellow Daniel Shapiro and CHeRP Director Ann Wu’s article “Intermittent Tiotropium for Episodic Wheezing” is published in Pediatrics

July

Davene Wright presented “InvesT1D: Improving adolescent diabetes health at what cost?” at a seminar hosted by Kaiser Permanente Washington

Ann Wu, Pamela McMahon, and colleagues’ article “Use of Mepolizumab in Children and Adolescents with Asthma in the USA” is published in Journal of Respiration

Alon Peltz, Madison Hickingbotham, Ann Wu, and colleagues’ article “The Role of Social Determinants of Health in the Use of Telemedicine for Asthma in Children” is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice

Alison Galbraith and members of The Asthma CHECC (Clinics Helping Expand Cost Conversations) study put together this video on making asthma care more affordable! To watch the video, click here

June

Alon Peltz and colleagues’ article “Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Population Served and Imaging Used in US Children’s Hospital Emergency Departments” is published in JAMA Network Open

Sharon Lutz and colleagues’ article “Machine Learning Prediction of Progression in Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second in the COPDGene® Study” is published in The Journal of the COPD Foundation

Elena Faugno, Ann Wu, Alison Galbraith, and colleagues’ article “Leveraging Telemedicine to Reduce the Financial Burden of Asthma Care” is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice

Ann Wu, Alison Galbraith, and colleagues’ article “Reply to ‘When too much is too much’” is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice

May

Sharon Lutz, Joanne Sordillo, Ann Wu and colleagues’ article “Novel genetic variants associated with inhaled corticosteroid treatment response in older adults with asthma” is published in Thorax

Sharon Lutz, Kirsten Voorhies, Ann Wu and colleagues’ article “Selection bias when inferring the effect direction in Mendelian randomization” is published in Genetic Epidemiology

Kurt Christensen and colleagues’ article “Parental Attitudes Toward Standard Newborn Screening and Newborn Genomic Sequencing: Findings From the BabySeq Study” is published in Frontiers in Genetics

Kirsten Voorhies, Ann Wu, Sharon Lutz, and colleagues’ article “Covariate adjustment of spirometric and smoking phenotypes: The potential of neural network models” is published in PLoS One

For our May CHeRP Seminar we hosted Dr. Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD Chief Scientific Office for Norton Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Brothers presented “Utility of Genome Sequencing in Pediatric Neurodevelopment Conditions”

Dr. Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD was our May Seminar Guest Speaker

April

Kurt Christensen and colleagues’ article “Association of Pathogenic Variants in Hereditary Cancer Genes With Multiple Diseases” is published in JAMA Oncology

Congrats to Sharon Lutz on her receipt of an R01 funded study from The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) entitled “The role of sex in genetic association studies of depression”!

Congrats to Claire Abraham for winning best oral presentation by a trainee at the Region 1 Academic Pediatric Association Conference at this year’s PAS Conference! Claire presented “Predictors of Influenza Vaccine Uptake among Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Claire Abraham presenting at PAS

March

Davene Wright was featured in the March Newsletter for The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard. Click here for the full newsletter

Alon Peltz and colleagues’ paper “Promoting Child Health Equity Through Medicaid Innovation” was published in Pediatric Annals

Alon Peltz and colleagues’ paper “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation and health care expenditures in children” was published in BMC Pediatrics

Ann Wu and colleagues’ paper “Metabolomic profiling reveals extensive adrenal suppression due to inhaled corticosteroid therapy in asthma” was published in Nature Medicine

CHeRP hosted Dr. Lisa Prosser, PhD as our CHeRP Visiting Professor for this year! Dr. Prosser presented “Using Decision Sciences to Assess the Value of Vaccination Against COVID-19 in Children and Adults”. Thanks for coming Dr. Prosser!

Dr. Prosser presenting to the department during her visit with DPM!

February

Alon Peltz and colleagues’ paper “Variation in Condition-Specific Readmission Rates Across US Children's Hospitals” is published in Academic Pediatrics

Ann Wu and colleagues’ paper “Genetic associations and architecture of asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap” is published in CHEST

Katherine Yih and colleagues’ paper “A Broad Safety Assessment of the Recombinant Herpes Zoster Vaccine” is published in American Journal of Epidemiology

Sharon Lutz, Kirsten Voorhies, Ann Wu, and colleagues’ article “The influence of unmeasured confounding on the MR Steiger approach” is published in Genetic Epidemiology

CHeRP hosted Dr. Charlene Wong for our February seminar

January

CHeRP Member Alon Peltz and colleagues’ article “Clinical and public policy interventions to address food insecurity among children” is published in Current Opinion in Pediatrics

CHeRP Members Alison Galbraith, Lauren Cripps, Mikaela Batista, and colleagues’ article “Strategies commercially-insured families use to manage the cost of asthma care: a qualitative interview study” is published in Journal of Asthma

CHeRP Member Alon Petlz and colleagues’ article “Variation in Condition-Specific Readmission Rates Across U.S. Children's Hospitals” is published in Academic Pediatrics

CHeRP Members Joanne Sordillo, Sharon Lutz, Ann Wu, and colleagues’ article “Pharmacogenetics of Bronchodilator Response: Future Directions” is published in Current Allergy and Asthma

CHeRP Members Mei-Sing, Joanne Sordillo, Ann Wu and colleagues’ article “Multiomics analysis identifies BIRC3 as a novel glucocorticoid response–associated gene” is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

CHeRP Members Natalia Kunst, Kurt Christensen, Pamela McMahon, Ann Wu, and colleagues’ article “Population-Based Newborn Screening for Germline TP53 Variants: Clinical Benefits, Cost-Effectiveness, and Value of Further Research” is published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute

CHeRP Member Sharon Lutz and colleagues’ article “A Smoothed Version of the Lassosum Penalty for Fitting Integrated Risk Models Using Summary Statistics or Individual-Level Data” is published in Genes

CHeRP Members Chris Lu, Pamela McMahon, and Ann Wu’s article “Modeling Genomic Screening in Newborns” is published in JAMA Pediatrics

CHeRP hosted Dr. Beth A. Tarini for our January CHeRP Seminar