Joanne Cox, MD
Director, Children's Hospital
Primary Care Center
|Academic Title||Assistant Professor of Pediatrics|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
In her research, Joanne Cox focuses on evaluating health care services for underserved, urban children. She is currently conducting demonstration projects for adolescent parents, children with school and behavioral problems, and overweight children. The goals of these projects are to:
Improve parenting self-efficacy for adolescent mothers and fathers.
Evaluate effectiveness of multi-disciplinary teams and psychoeducational parenting groups for adolescent mothers.
- Evaluate effectiveness of school and behavioral problems intervention that utilizes mentors.
About Joanne Cox
Dr. Cox received her MD degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency at New England Medical center and a fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.
- Cox J. The Young parents program. Newsletter Ambulatory Pediatric Association 2000;36:5-6.
- Wood ER, Obeidallah D, Sherry MK, Ettinger SL, Simms, EU, Dixon RR, Missal SM, Cox JE. The parenting project for teen mothers: The impact of a nurturing curriculum on adolescent parenting skills and life hassles. Journal Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2003; 3: 240-245.
- Cox JE, Bithoney WG. Fathers of children born to adolescent mothers: Predictors of contact at two years. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1995;149:962-966.