Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship | Fellows

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Morgan Crossman, PhD
Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH
Heather Hsu, MD, MPH
Traci Kazmerski, MD
Courtney Sandler, MD, MPH
Briony Varda, MD

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


Morgan Crossman PhD.

Dr. Crossman is an applied and developmental psychologist, whose research will focus on improving care for youth with disabilities. She will be based at MGHfC, working with Karen Kuhlthau PhD.

Marissa Hauptman MD, MPH.

Dr. Hauptman is a general pediatrician with specialty in environmental health. Her interest is in the relationship between air pollution and neuropsychological development of school children. She will be working at Boston Children's Hospital with Dr. Wanda Phipatanakul.

Heather Hsu MD, MPH.

Dr. Hsu is a pediatric hospitalist with interest and experience in decision sciences who will apply and advance these methods to address complex clinical decisions and disparities in care. She will be based at HPHC Dept of Population Medicine, working with Dr. Grace Lee.

Traci Kazmerski MD.

Dr. Kazmerski is a pediatric pulmonologist, with research focus on sexual and reproductive health care in young women with cystic fibrosis. She will be based at BCH and IHI, working with Dr. Greg Sawicki.

Courtney Sandler MD, MPH.

Dr. Sandler is a medicine/pediatric endocrinology fellow at Boston Children's Hospital (and Brigham and Women's Hospital) whose research will address transition from pediatric to adult care in type 1 diabetes from the adult health care perspective. She will be based at Boston Children's Hospital.

Briony Varda MD.

Dr. Varda is a pediatric urologist interested in adoption, utilization and cost of pediatric robotic surgery as well as research to promote efficient and safe delivery of care practices for pediatric urologic conditions for which there are limited data. She will be based at Boston Children's Hospital, working with Dr. Caleb Nelson.

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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