Our Team

Nerissa S. Bauer MD, MPH

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

Assistant 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.
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.
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.
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.