Current Clinical Fellows

The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute is pleased have these Clinical Fellows working closely with us on critical child health matters.


Catherine Buck, MD

​Catherine (Caty) Buck is a pediatric fellow in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Women and Infants Hospital/Alpert Medical School. Caty grew up in Connecticut and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut. She also attended medical school at UConn, where she became interested in  pediatrics. Caty completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where she also served as chief resident. Her research interests include the intersection of maternal health and neonatal and child health  outcomes. She recently completed a project investigating the association between maternal stress and breastfeeding outcomes among postpartum women, and is currently working with the  child environmental health group at the School of Public Health, studying how prenatal exposure to environmental chemicals may alter infant birthweight and child growth trajectories. Caty is  interested in pursuing an academic career in Neonatology, and is looking forward to continued collaboration with the Hassenfeld Institute for the duration of her fellowship training.

Maureen S. Hamel, MD 

Maureen is the rising third year Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow at Women & Infants Hospital. Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, Maureen received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Providence College. She then continued on to Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Women & Infants Hospital. Maureen's primary research interest is in clinical obstetrics. She currently has two ongoing prospective trials, one investigating antibiotic use in labor and the other investigating how to best manage labor for women with gestational diabetes.