Innovation in Action

Pediatric Thought Leaders

Envisioning a new era of pediatric primary care made possible by enhanced measurement capacity

Pediatric healthcare providers constitute one of three Pediatric Innovation Initiative member groups. They play a critical role in representing the demand for novel measures of stress and resilience in pediatric primary care and help to illuminate the realities of the healthcare environment as well as potential obstacles to measurement implementation.

What Is the Role of the Pediatric Thought Leaders?

From 2018-2021, members of this group took part in a Pediatric Innovation Cluster focused on iterative practice change. During phases one and two of the Health’s Early Roots and Origins (HERO) study, sites affiliated with members of this group were among the first to test the feasibility of collecting these new measures in the context of a primary care visit. Going forward, the expertise of this group will be critical to laying the foundation for the potential uptake of these measures in pediatric primary care.

Practice though leaders:

Joan Jeung, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.

HS Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Kathleen Conroy, M.D., M.S.

Clinical Chief, Boston Children’s Primary Care, Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Louis Appel, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief Medical Officer & Director of Pediatrics -People’s Community Clinic
Austin, TX

Michael F. Troy, Ph.D., L.P.

Medical Director, Mental Health Services Science Director, Behavioral Health Services Children’s Hospital of Minnesota Saint Paul, MN

Sara del Campo de Gonzalez, M.D.

Division Chief, General Academic Pediatrics Associate Program Director Baylor College of Medicine at San Antonio, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio San Antonio, TX

Suzanne Roberts, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Keck School of Medicine University of South California Division of General Pediatrics Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Rachel Stein Berman, MD, MPH, FAAP

Division of Academic General Pediatrics Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine Family Care Center, Bronx, NY

Harwood Egan, M.D.

Sr. Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics Mass General Hospital for Children Unit Chief in Pediatrics Revere HealthCare Center, Revere, MA

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