CHeRP News Archive: 2017

CHeRP News Archive: 2017

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CHeRP went to the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum for their annual holiday outing. They started with lunch at Café G and then headed to the studio to decorate boxes using different materials.  After the art project they had a private tour of the museum and learned about Gardner’s life and the curation of the museum. It was a wonderful outing and experience and they would recommend it to all!

CHeRP enjoys their holiday outing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


We are proud to announce that CHeRP has a small art exhibit dedicated to the talented young artists from Boston Children’s Hospital! They’ve used markers, pens and colored pencils to depict their view of having asthma.

Ann Wu's publication "Access to Guideline-Recommended Pharmacogenomic Tests for Cancer Treatments: Experience of Providers and Patients" was featured in the Journal of Personalized Medicine.

Alison Galbraith’s November publication "Long-Term Impact of a Postdischarge Community Health Worker Intervention on Health Care Costs in Safety-Net System" was featured in Health Services Research.

Former CHeRP Director Tracy Lieu, MD, MPH, is now the Director of the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. She presented on “Research networks as catalysts for learning health systems” at the Department of Population Medicine’s 25th Anniversary.


Grace Lee’s new publication "Immunization, Antibiotic Use, and Pneumococcal Colonization Over a 15-Year Period" was featured in Pediatrics.


Congratulations to Ann Wu, MD MPH (Principal Investigator), Chris Lu, MSc PhD, and Natasha Stout, PhD, on receiving an R01 funded by the National Institute of Child, Health, and Human Development.  In the grant, the Precision Medicine Treatment (PreEMT) Model, Dr. Wu and HPHC co-investigators, will develop a computer model capable of simulating short- and long-term clinical benefits and estimating the cost-effectiveness of integrating different genome screening strategies into clinical care for healthy or high-risk newborns for a wide variety of heritable conditions. With this model, they will synthesize the best available clinical, epidemiologic, and economic data on genetic variants present at birth for a wide variety of genetically-driven childhood conditions to project health outcomes, and provide a dynamic tool to evaluate evolving knowledge in the area of genomics and precision medicine in the United States over the next decade.

Ann Wu's publication "Trends in Healthcare Utilization for Asthma Exacerbation Among Diverse Populations with Asthma in the United States" was featured in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Ann Wu's publication "Seasonal patterns of asthma medication fills among diverse populations of the United States" was featured in the Journal of Asthma,

Melanie Kornides' publication "Seasonal Variations in Meeting Physical Activity Recommendations and Development of Overweight during Adolescence" was featured in Childhood Obesity.


Research fellow Melanie Kornides and Dr. Melissa Gilkey’s paper "US Primary Care Clinics' Experiences During Introduction of the 9-Valent HPV Vaccine" was featured in the Journal of Community Health.


Alison Galbraith, MD, MPH was a recipient of the annual Robert H. Ebert Career Development Award.  This award is given annually in memory of Robert H. Ebert, MD, to members of the Department of Population Medicine’s faculty who have demonstrated exceptional promise in the area of ambulatory care, primary care, or preventive medicine. Alison will use her Ebert award to focus on advancing innovative, policy-relevant research on family health insurance decision making and experiences. 

Melanie Kornides and Dr. Melissa Gilkey’s publication "Content of web-based continuing medical education about HPV vaccination" was featured in Vaccine.

Melissa Gilkey and research fellow Melanie Kornides’ publication "Counseling About Skin Cancer Prevention Among Adolescents: What Do Parents Receive From Health Care Providers?" was featured in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Ann Wu and Kelly Horan’s publication "Racial disparities in family-provider interactions for pediatric asthma care" was featured in the Journal of Asthma’s July 2017 issue.


Alison Galbraith’s new publication "Impact of an Individual Mandate and Other Health Reforms on Dependent Coverage for Adolescents and Young Adults" was featured in Health Services Research.


Dr. Ann Wu's publication "Coordinated Asthma Program Improves Asthma Outcomes in High-Risk Children" was featured in Clinical Pediatrics.

Congratulations to Dr. Grace Lee on her promotion to Professor within the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Grace began working with our department as a Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow and officially joined our faculty as an Instructor in 2003. Her contributions include: informing national vaccine policy through her studies of cost-effectiveness and safety, as well as her work on improving uptake of recommended vaccines; catalyzing the development of a national program to improve the evidence base for preventing health care associated infections in children; taking a leadership role in our partnership with Hospital Corporation of America; and her appointment to national advisory committees for CDC and the National Academy of Medicine. Find out more about her work here.


Ann Wu’s publication "Asthma Metabolomics and the Potential for Intergrative Omics in Research and the Clinic" was featured in Chest.

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