Meet Our Team - Faculty

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CORE FACULTY 

Nerissa S. Bauer, MD, MPH

Nerissa S. Bauer, MD, MPH Nerissa S. Bauer, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Improving the mental health of young children through earlier identification of at-risk families and development and testing of brief interventions for use in pediatric primary care.
Paul Biondich, MD, MS

Paul Biondich, MD, MS Paul Biondich, MD, MS

Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Dr. Biondich's research interests include informatics interventions in resource-constrained environments, decision support systems, and open communities of practice.
Erika R. Cheng, PhD, MPA

Erika R. Cheng, PhD, MPA Erika R. Cheng, PhD, MPA

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Child health within the context of the family, with particular emphasis on the social determinants of health, the life course nature of health and illness, health and health care disparities for women during the period of pregnancy and child birth, and the role of fathers.
Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS

Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS

Professor
Director Children’s Health Services Research
Areas of Interest: Decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis and their application to guideline development and computer based decision support.
Amy Lewis Gilbert, JD, MPH

Amy Lewis Gilbert, JD, MPH Amy Lewis Gilbert, JD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Areas of Interest: Areas of interest include utilization of the clinical environment as a point of preventive legal intervention for addressing health disparities, the impact of confidential consultation on adolescent health outcomes, and the law and ethics of adolescent participation in biomedical research among high-risk populations.
Jeanne Walker McAllister, BSN, MS, MHA

Jeanne Walker McAllister, BSN, MS, MHA Jeanne Walker McAllister, BSN, MS, MHA

Associate Research Professor of Pediatrics
Areas of Interest: Quality improvement/improvement science application to pediatric health care reform with an emphasis upon children and families with special health care needs and the health care teams who work collaboratively to care for and with them.
Nancy Swigonski, MD, MPH

Nancy Swigonski, MD, MPH Nancy Swigonski, MD, MPH

Professor
Areas of Interest: Primary care; medical home; quality of life; improvement science; quality improvement; improvement partnerships; children with special health care needs.
Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH

Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Areas of Interest: Dr. Wiehe's research focuses on how poverty and associated social determinants of health influence adolescent behaviors such as smoking, substance use, and risky sexual activity.
Tracey A. Wilkinson, MD, MPH

Tracey A. Wilkinson, MD, MPH Tracey A. Wilkinson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Dr Wilkinson's research focuses on access to reproductive health services for adolescents, in particular-contraception access and unplanned pregnancy prevention.

AFFILIATE FACULTY

Zachary W. Adams, PhD, HSPP

Zachary W. Adams, PhD, HSPP Zachary W. Adams, PhD, HSPP

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Improving care and promoting healthy outcomes for young people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, with a particular emphasis on youth and families impacted by trauma and adversity.
William E. Bennett, MD

William E. Bennett, MD William E. Bennett, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Areas of Interest: Inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal infections, quality improvement, bioinformatics
Brian Benneyworth, MD

Brian Benneyworth, MD Brian Benneyworth, MD

Assitant Professor
Director of VPS Registry & Congenital Heart Disease Data Center
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Critical Care
Areas of Interest: Dr. Benneyworth's research interests are focused on defining the epidemiology of pediatric critical care in terms of what types of critical care services are delivered and how they are delivered in various clinical settings. He is interested in defining the relationship between the delivery of critical care services and the patient's long term outcomes.
Sarah Morsbach Honaker, PhD, HSPP, CBSM

Sarah Morsbach Honaker, PhD, HSPP, CBSM Sarah Morsbach Honaker, PhD, HSPP, CBSM

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Intervention; Implementation of Pediatric Sleep into Primary Care
Kathleen Swec, MD, FAAP

Kathleen Swec, MD, FAAP Kathleen Swec, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Developmental screening, early childhood literacy, newborn growth and development
Rachel Vreeman, MD, MS

Rachel Vreeman, MD, MS Rachel Vreeman, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Pediatric global health, pediatric HIV, resource-limited settings, adherence to antiretroviral therapy, disclosure of HIV status, dosing antiretroviral therapy for children.