Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship | Fellows

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2014 - 2016
Jennifer Baird, PhD
Scott Hadland, MD, MPH
Sarah Kunz, MD
Margee Louisias, MD
Jonathan Marron, MD

Lara Bishay, MD
Sarah Brand, PhD
Meredith Dilley, MD
Olivier Drouin, MDCM MSc
Matthew Egberg, MD, MM Sc
Kenneth Michelson, MD



Jennifer Baird, PhD

Jennifer Baird, PhD. Jennifer Baird is currently completing a PhD in Family Health Care Nursing at UCSF. Her dissertation examines interactions between parents of children with chronic complex conditions and healthcare providers in the PICU, with a particular focus on communication and interactions between parents and nurses. In fellowship, she plans to expand this work to explore concepts of quality of care for children with CCC and their families and the correlation between perceived quality and family-centeredness and objective outcome measures (for example, length of stay, readmissions, etc.). In addition to being a registered nurse working in pediatric intensive care, Dr. Baird holds a Masters in Social Work and certification in early childhood intervention/childhood special education.

Scott Hadland, MD, MPH

Scott Hadland, MD, MPH. Dr. Hadland is currently a first year fellow in adolescent medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is a former Chief Pediatric Resident in the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics, and undertook his medical training at Washington University. During medical school, he completed an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistical Methods awarded by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Since 2007, when he began collaborating with the Urban Health Research Institute in Vancouver, Dr. Hadland has conducted and published research on health issues of marginalized street youth, particularly around drug-taking and adverse health outcomes. In fellowship, Dr. Hadland aims to develop projects in two areas: exploring pathways to prescription opioid misuse; and, examining how policy changes around prescription and non-prescription drugs affect youth health outcomes. To support his policy-related research, Dr. Hadland will pursue a Masters in Science in Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Sarah Kunz, MD

Sarah Kunz, MD. Dr. Kunz will join our program as a joint fellow with Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. A graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, where she was a Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Kunz completed Pediatric Residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital before moving to Boston for fellowship training in neonatology. Her research interests focus on the ways in which access to and management of perinatal health services impact on birth and long-term outcomes for children. In particular, she plans fellowship studies to characterize patterns and outcomes of neonatal transport, and thus to identify opportunities for improvement in safety and efficacy.

Margee Louisias, MD

Margee Louisias, MD. Dr. Louisias is a first year fellow in allergy-immunology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She completed her MD at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Her research interests are focused on care provision for underserved populations, specifically improving access to and quality of care for underserved children with asthma. During fellowship, she will continue work with current mentor, Dr. Wanda Phipatanakul, examining classroom and school-specific factors for asthma morbidity in Boston’s inner-city schools, and also plans to develop work on the reduction of disparities in asthma and allergy through academic medical center and community health center partnerships. She will be based at IHI to develop her skills in interventional and partnership work.

Jon MarronJonathan Marron, MD

Dr. Marron will be a joint fellow with Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Following his medical training at UCLA and pediatrics residency at Stanford, Dr. Marron pursued fellowship training in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. His research interests lie at the intersection of medical ethics and HSR, and he will bring this unique perspective to fellowship work on medical decision-making in pediatric hematology and oncology. He has specific interests in decision-making around stem cell transplant for sickle cell disease and the genomic testing of pediatric tumors, with broader interests in the analysis of physician's and parents' decisions regarding novel or cutting-edge therapies.  In addition to his role as a fellow, Dr. Marron also serves as an Associate in Ethics at Boston Children's Hospital.



Lara Bishay MD, MPH.

Dr. Bishay is a pediatric pulmonology fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. She completed her medical training at NYU School of Medicine and obtained an MPH at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed her residency in the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics. Her research will address nonadherence in pediatric chronic illness, such as cystic fibrosis. One of her mentors is Dr. Gregory Sawicki, a former trainee in our program.


Sarah BrandSarah Brand PhD.

Dr. Brand is a staff psychologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Hospital. She completed her doctoral training at Emory University focusing on a thesis titled “ Maternal Pschological Distress During Pregnancy and Child Behavior Problems: A Biopsychosocial Model of Risk and Resilience.” Her postdoctoral training was at the at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Brand plans to focus her fellowship research on decision-making for children with cancer.

Meredith DilleyMeredith Dilley MD.

Dr. Dilley is a pediatric allergy fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. She completed her medical studies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine and her pediatric residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Her fellowship research will address disparities among the inner city children affected by asthma and other atopic conditions.


Olivier DrouinOlivier Drouin MDCM MSc.

Dr. Drouin is a general pediatrician who joins us from CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, where he completed his pediatric residency and was also medical chief resident. Dr. Drouin completed a doctorate at McGill University. He will be sited at MassGeneral Hospital for Children working with one of our former trainees, Dr. Jonathan Winickoff, on a behavior change.


Matthew EgbergMatthew Egberg MD, MMSc.

Dr. Egberg is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. He completed his medical training at Drexel University College of Medicine, where he also completed a Master’s degree. This was followed by pediatric residency at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI. Dr. Egberg will sited at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. His projects focus on identifying predictors of actionable changes after colonoscopy in children.



Kenneth MichelsonKenneth Michelson MD.

Dr. Michelson is a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital and former Chief Resident in the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics. He undertook his medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He plans for his fellowship research to address emergency department utilization patterns. 

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