Research Areas

Welcome to the pediatric research webpage!

This webage is dedicated to providing resources for all pediatrics faculty that are in need of assistance or guidance with their research and scholarly endeavors. Dr. Phyllis Dennery created the Pediatric Research Administartion Office in 2016  in order to provide faculty with resources for research funding and assistance. 

The Department of Pediatrics engages in many areas of scholarship. There are investigators that focus on basic science, education, translational, and clinical research. 

The Pediatric Research Guide provides general overview and detailed guidance on conducting research in the Department of Pediatrics.

Active Funding Announcements 


The Hasbro/Bradley Award was established by Dr. Dennery and Dr. Larry Brown (Bradley Hospital) in 2019. Two grants  of $25,000 each will be awarded to investigators who collaborate between Bradley and Hasbro hospitals. The deadline for proposals was originally  April 15, however, due to the COVID-19 crisis the deadline has been extended to September 1st with an anticipated project start date of December 1st. More information can be found on the Announcment Update.

Be on the lookout for updates!

Pediatric Kudos

2020 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

Shuba Kamath, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Albert Ross, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Wen-I (Wendy) Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Phillip Gruppuso, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry (Research)

Elizabeth Anne Lowenhaupt, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Clinician Educator, Associate Professor of Medical Science, Clinician Educator, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Ian Michelow, MD, M-Med
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Alison Riese, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Professor of Medical Science

Erica Chung, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Alison Heinly, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Elizabeth Lange, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Doctoring Year 1

Wen-I (Wendy) Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Elizabeth (Betsy) Toll, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator, Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator

Post-Clerkship Curriculum

Emily Allen, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Anthony Caldamone, MD
Promotions Committee Chair, Professor of Surgery, Professor of Pediatrics

Bradley Denardo, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Diane Dermarderosian, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Michael Koster, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Greg Lockhart, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Clinician Educator, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Elizabeth Anne Lowenhaupt, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Clinician Educator, Associate Professor of Medical Science, Clinician Educator,Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician Educator

Lisa Swartz Topor, MD, MMSc
Associate Professor of Pediatrics 


Adams, A. V., Mooneyham, G. C., Van Mater, H., & Gallentine, W. (2020). Evaluation of diagnostic criteria for hashimoto encephalopathy among children and adolescents. Pediatric Neurology, 107, 41-47. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2019.12.011  


Alverson, B., & Biondi, E. (2020). It is time for a gastroenteritis guideline. Hosp Pediatr, 10(7), 625-627. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2020-0117

Ayyala, R. S., Taylor, G. A., & Callahan, M. J. (2020). Stresses and anxieties in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic - what we can learn. Pediatr Radiol, 50(8), 1052-1054. doi:10.1007/s00247-020-04727-9

Bangalore Krishna, K., Kogan, B. A., Ernst, M. M., Romao, R. L., Mohsin, F., Serrano-Gonzalez, M., Quintos, J. B., Phornphutkul, C., Aguiar, L., & Lee, P. A. (2020). Individualized care for patients with intersex (disorders/differences of sex development): Part 3. J Pediatr Urol. doi:10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.06.004

Barker, D. H., Shapiro, J. M., Lobato, D., McQuaid, E. L., & Leleiko, N. S. (2020). Challenges and approaches to assessing medication adherence in pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 70(6), 759-761. doi:10.1097/mpg.0000000000002727

Beck, J. J., VandenBerg, C., Cruz, A. I., & Ellis, H. B., Jr. (2020). Low energy, lateral ankle injuries in pediatric and adolescent patients: A systematic review of ankle sprains and nondisplaced distal fibula fractures. J Pediatr Orthop, 40(6), 283-287. doi:10.1097/bpo.0000000000001438

Deshommes, T., Nagel, C., Tucker, R., Dorcélus, L., Gautier, J., Koster, M. P., & Lechner, B. E. (2020). A quality improvement initiative to increase hand hygiene awareness and compliance in a neonatal intensive care unit in haiti. J Trop Pediatr. doi:10.1093/tropej/fmaa029

Dreyer, B. P., Trent, M., Anderson, A. T., Askew, G. L., Boyd, R., Coker, T. R., Coyne-Beasley, T., Fuentes-Afflick, E., Johnson, T., Mendoza, F., Montoya-Williams, D., Oyeku, S. O., Poitevien, P., Spinks-Franklin, A. A. I., Thomas, O. W., Walker-Harding, L., Willis, E., Wright, J. L., Berman, S., Berkelhamer, J., Jenkins, R. R., Kraft, C., Palfrey, J., Perrin, J. M., & Stein, F. (2020). The death of george floyd: Bending the arc of history towards justice for generations of children. Pediatrics. doi:10.1542/peds.2020-009639

Ehrlich, B. S., Movsisyan, N., Batmunkh, T., Kumirova, E., Borisevich, M. V., Kirgizov, K., Graetz, D. E., McNeil, M. J., Yakimkova, T., Vinitsky, A., Ferrara, G., Li, C., Lu, Z., Kaye, E. C., Baker, J. N., & Agulnik, A. (2020). A multicountry assessment in Eurasia: Alignment of physician perspectives on palliative care integration in pediatric oncology with World Health Organization guidelines. Cancer. doi:10.1002/cncr.33001

Harney, S. M., Kahn, J. M., Jin, Z., Wong, P., McKetta, S., & Satwani, P. (2020). Race and socioeconomic status in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for nonmalignant conditions. Pediatr Blood Cancer, e28367. doi:10.1002/pbc.28367

Hegyi, T., Kleinfeld, A., Huber, A., Weinberger, B., Memon, N., Carayannopoulos, M., & Oh, W. (2020). Unbound bilirubin levels in phototherapy-treated preterm infants receiving soy-based lipid emulsion. Pediatr Int. doi:10.1111/ped.14346

Lewis-de los Angeles, C. P., Williams, P. L., Jenkins, L. M., Huo, Y., Uban, K. A., Herting, M. M., Malee, K., Csernansky, J. G., Nichols, S., Van Dyke, R. B., Sowell, E.R ., & Wang, L. for the Pediatric Imaging Neurocognition and Genetics Study (PING) and the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS). (2020). Brain morphometric differences in youth with and without perinatally-acquired HIV: a cross-sectional study. Neuroimage: Clinical, 102246.

Li, J., Roosevelt, G., McCabe, K., Preotle, J., Pereira, F., Takayesu, J. K., Porter, J. J., Monuteaux, M., & Bachur, R. G. (2020). Critically ill pediatric case exposure during emergency medicine residency. J Emerg Med. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.04.047

MacDonell-Yilmaz, R. E. (2020). Searching the sea. Pediatr Blood Cancer, e28262. doi:10.1002/pbc.28262

Manickam, S., Vivier, P. M., Rogers, M. L., McGowan, E. C., Smego, R., Tucker, R., & Vohr, B. R. (2020). Neighborhood inequality and emergency department utilization in neonatal intensive care unit graduates. J Pediatr. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.06.074

Mortensen, S. J., Orman, S., Testa, E. J., Mohamadi, A., Nazarian, A., & von Keudell, A. G. (2020). Risk factors for developing acute compartment syndrome in the pediatric population: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol, 30(5), 839-844. doi:10.1007/s00590-020-02643-0

Sauer, C. G., Robson, J., Turmelle, Y. P., Cerezo, C. S., Loomes, K. M., Huang, J. S., Quiros-Tejeira, R. E., Benkov, K. J., Narkewicz, M. R., Leichtner, A., & Weinstein, T. (2020). North american society for pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition position paper on entrustable professional activities: Development of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition entrustable professional activities. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 71(1), 136-143. doi:10.1097/mpg.0000000000002684

Slingsby, B. A., Moore, J. L., Wing, R., & Brown, L. L. (2020). When parents hit: Providing education to physician trainees about corporal punishment through a pilot simulation and debriefing. Pediatr Emerg Care. doi:10.1097/pec.0000000000002131

Sobel, A. D., Ramirez, J. M., Walsh, D. F., Defroda, S. F., & Cruz, A. I., Jr. (2020). Evaluation of spanish language proficiency and resources available in academic pediatric orthopaedic centers. J Pediatr Orthop, 40(6), 310-313. doi:10.1097/bpo.0000000000001466

Suttle, M. L., Chase, M. A., Sasser, W. C., 3rd, Moore-Clingenpeel, M., Maa, T., Werner, J. A., Bone, M. F., Boyer, D. L., Marcdante, K. J., Mason, K. E., McCabe, M. E., Mink, R. B., Su, F., & Turner, D. A. (2020). Burnout in pediatric critical care medicine fellows. Crit Care Med, 48(6), 872-880. doi:10.1097/ccm.0000000000004290

Tackett, A. P., Farrow, M., Kopel, S. J., Coutinho, M. T., Koinis-Mitchell, D., & McQuaid, E. L. (2020). Racial/ethnic differences in pediatric asthma management: the importance of asthma knowledge, symptom assessment, and family-provider collaboration. J Asthma, 1-12. doi:10.1080/02770903.2020.1784191

Westley, L., Nokes, J., & Rozenfeld, R. A. (2020). Decreasing usage of lights and sirens in an urban environment: A quality improvement project. Pediatr Qual Saf, 5(2), e279. doi:10.1097/pq9.0000000000000279