Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH
|Hospital Title||Staff Physician|
|Academic Title||Associate Professor of Pediatrics|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
The goals of Jonathan Finkelstein's research are to:
- Promote judicious antibiotic use in primary care practice.
- Measure trends in community antibiotic resistance among key pathogens.
- Improve primary care practice.
His research has focused extensively on the use of health-plan data in epidemiologic studies of disease and medical treatment in defined populations. He has also conducted cluster-randomized behavior change intervention trials for both providers and patients. Using modern theories of behavior change he was a site PI in a PORT study that tested interventions to improve care for children with asthma in managed care settings.
Most recently, he has studied in 16 Massachusetts towns a community intervention--including an educational component in child-care settings--to promote judicious antibiotic use.
About Jonathan Finkelstein
Jonathan Finkelstein received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed an internship, residency and fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.
Dr. Finkelstein is currently the recipient of a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholars Program to study health promotion education in child care settings.
- Finkelstein JA, Huang SS, Daniel J, Rifas-Shiman, SL, Kleinman K, Goldmann D, Pelton S, DeMaria A, Platt R. Antibiotic-resistant S. pneumoniae in the PCV7 era: predictors of carriage in a multi-community sample. Pediatrics 2003; 112 :862-869.
- Finkelstein JA, Stille C, Nordin J, Davis R, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Go A, Smith D, Johnson CC, Kleinman K, Chan KA, Platt R. Reduction in antibiotic use among US children, 1996-2000. Pediatrics 2003; 112: 620-627.
- Under-use of controller medications among Medicaid-insured children with asthma. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 2002; 156: 562-567.