Adolescent Medicine Fellowship

Our Team - Fellows

Laura Kester, MD

Laura Kester, MD

Fellow

Current Research Interest:  HPV, Reproductive Health Issues

Education: University of Connecticut, School of Medicine

Residency: Tufts/Baystate Children's Hospital, Springfield, MA Pediatric Residency

Bio: Laura is a first year Adolescent Medicine Fellow at Indiana University, School of Medicine. While at IU, she is pursuing Masters of Public Health. Her research interests include HPV and reproductive health issues.

Provider Clinics: Bell Flower, Charis Center, PCC, Clarian North, Riley MSA 2

James Doolittle, PhD(c)

James Doolittle, PhD(c)

Fellow

Current Research Interest: Disproportionate Minority Contact in Health Services

Education: Indiana University, School of Education

Bio: Jim Doolittle earned his Master's Degree (M.S.Ed.) from the Indiana University School of Education in 2009 and has been working toward his PhD since 2007. He is a first year, psychology LEAH fellow. His research interests include connection to mental health care for youth involved in the juvenile justice system and minority disproportionality in special education. Other interests include the use of academic and cognitive assessments with youth in the school environment, specifically within a Response-to-Intervention framework.

Phil Suman, MSW

Phil Suman, MSW

Fellow

Current Research Interest: Juvenile Justice; Mental Health

Education: Indiana University School of Social Work

Bio: Phil Suman earned his Master's Degree from the Indiana University School of Social Work in 2003 and has been working toward his PhD since 2005. He is a second year LEAH fellow. His research interests include adolescents with mental health needs and those involved with juvenile justice. His clinical work is in the community mental health in rural communities. Phil also has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the IU School of Social work on both the IUPUI and IU East Campuses, as well as supervising multiple MSW and BSW practicum students. He completed a teaching fellowship with Dr. Val Chang in 2007 and was awarded an Excellence in Teaching award in 2008 by the School of Social Work. Phil's teaching focus includes Social Work practice skill, Research Methods and Mental Health Diagnosis and Assessment.

Candace Best, PhD

Candace Best, PhD

Fellow

Current Research Interest: STIs, Pregnancy Prevention, Partner Availability and Mental Health

Education: Purdue University

Other Intership: University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry

Bio: Candace Best is an Adolescent Medicine Psychology Fellow at Indiana University, School of Medicine. Her research interests include how partner availability influences rates of STIs, pregnancy and mental health within adolescent populations.

Aaron Willis

Aaron Willis

Social Work Fellow