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Celeste  Wilson, MD

Celeste Wilson, MD
Department:
Medicine Research
Division
General Pediatrics Research
Hospital Title:
Medical Director, Child Protection Program
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Substance abuse researchChild abuse and neglect
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Research Overview

The focus of Celeste Wilson's research is to assess methods of screening parents for alcohol problems during pediatric office visits for their children. This includes assessing parents' reactions to being asked questions about their alcohol use and determining their preferences for how their child's clinician should respond. The purpose of this research is to inform policymakers regarding the best methods of screening parents for alcohol problems during pediatric office visits for their children.

Major goals of Dr. Wilson's research include:

  • Estimate the prevalence of problem drinking among parents bringing their children for routine pediatric care to a network of clinical sites
  • Assess parents' attitudes about having the pediatrician ask their children about the parents' drinking habits
  • Assess pediatric providers' reactions to screening parents for problem drinking as part of pediatric practice

About Celeste Wilson

Dr. Wilson attended Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she received her MD. She completed her postgraduate training at Boston Children's Hospital. Grants and fellowships include Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (project: "Parental Alcohol Screening in Pediatric Practices") and the Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities Faculty Fellowship Program (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA).

Key Publications

  • Wilson C.R., Sherritt L, Gates E, Knight, J.R. "Are Clinical Impressions of Adolescent Substance Use Accurate?" Pediatrics, 2004; 114 (5); e536-e540.
     
  • Soeiro R.T., Wilson C.R. "An Update on Child Abuse and Neglect," Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 2004; 16: 233-237.
     
  • Wilson C.R., Knight J.R. "When Parents Have a Drinking Problem,"Contemporary Pediatrics, 2001; 18(1):67- 79.
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