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Ronald  Samuels, MD, MPH

Department: Medicine
Research Centers: General Pediatrics Research Center
Hospital Title: Associate Director, Children's Hospital Primary Care at Longwood
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Area: Quality improvement
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Research Overview

The focus of Dr. Samuel's work is in providing better clinical care to underserved populations. He is especially interested in improving data entry in immunization databases, using immunization databases to identify children not receiving immunizations (and presumably other primary care services), and teaching residents about underserved populations.

About Ronald Samuels

Ronald Samuels received his MD from SUNY Syracuse, his MPH from Harvard University and completed his residency at NY Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in general pediatrics and advocacy at Children's Hospital Boston.


  • Samuels, RC, GW Chi, DA Rauch, JS Palfrey, SP Shelov. "Work Hour Limitations in Pediatric Residency Programs: Fourteen Years of Experience from New York State." Academic Medicine, in press.
  • Samuels, RC, Appel L., Reddy S., and Tilson M. "Improving Accuracy In a Computerized Immunization Registry." Ambulatory Pediatrics, 2002, 2:187-192 3.
  • Shaw, JS, E LaRusso, RC Samuels, HH Bernstein. "Impact of an Encounter- based Prompting System on Resident Vaccine-Administration Performance and Immunization Knowledge." Pediatrics, 2000, 105: 978-983.

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