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Courtney  Gidengil, MD, MPH

Courtney Gidengil
Medicine Research
Infectious Diseases Research
Hospital Title:
Associate Physician in Medicine
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Part time, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Pediatric Health Services Research
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Research Overview

Dr. Gidengil's research focuses on patient safety and quality measurement, particularly as it relates to antibiotic resistant organisms, healthcare-associated infections, and vaccination. She is currently leading the development of a new pediatric-focused AHRQ Quality Indicators Toolkit, as well as a review of innovative use of health information technology to improve coordination of care for patients.

About Courtney Gidengil

Courtney Gidengil, MD MPH is an Instructor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. She is also a Physician Scientist at the RAND Corporation. She is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Gidengil earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She trained as a resident in pediatrics at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Brown University. She completed further subspecialty training in pediatric infectious diseases at Children's Hospital Boston, where she joined the division as faculty in 2009. Her research training included the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program, and she received an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009.


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  1. Mehrotra P, Jang J, Gidengil C, Sandora TJ. Attributable Cost of Clostridium difficile Infection in Pediatric Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Dec; 38(12):1472-1477.
  2. Parast L, Bardach NS, Burkhart Q, Richardson LP, Murphy JM, Gidengil CA, Britto MT, Elliott MN, Mangione-Smith R. Development of New Quality Measures for Hospital-Based Care of Suicidal Youth. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Oct 31.
  3. Rudin RS, Gidengil CA, Predmore Z, Schneider EC, Sorace J, Hornstein R. Identifying and Coordinating Care for Complex Patients: Findings from the Leading Edge of Analytics and Health Information Technology. Rand Health Q. 2017 Jun; 6(3):2.
  4. Parast L, Burkhart Q, Desai AD, Simon TD, Allshouse C, Britto MT, Leyenaar JK, Gidengil CA, Toomey SL, Elliott MN, Schneider EC, Mangione-Smith R. Validation of New Quality Measures for Transitions Between Sites of Care. Pediatrics. 2017 May; 139(5).
  5. Gidengil C, Parast L, Burkhart Q, Brown J, Elliott MN, Lion KC, McGlynn EA, Schneider EC, Mangione-Smith R. Development and Implementation of the Family Experiences With Coordination of Care Survey Quality Measures. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Nov - Dec; 17(8):863-870.
  6. O'Hanlon CE, Farmer C, Gidengil C. Comparing VA to Non-VA Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Feb; 32(2):152.
  7. Gidengil CA, Mehrotra A, Kranz AM, Butcher E, Hilborne LH, Wynn BO. Testing New Codes to Capture Post-Operative Care. Rand Health Q. 2017 Jan; 7(1):3.
  8. Rudin RS, Schneider EC, Predmore Z, Gidengil CA. Knowledge gaps inhibit health IT development for coordinating complex patients' care. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Sep 01; 22(9):e317-22.
  9. Desai AD, Burkhart Q, Parast L, Simon TD, Allshouse C, Britto MT, Leyenaar JK, Gidengil CA, Toomey SL, Elliott MN, Schneider EC, Mangione-Smith R. Development and Pilot Testing of Caregiver-Reported Pediatric Quality Measures for Transitions Between Sites of Care. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Nov - Dec; 16(8):760-769.
  10. Leyenaar JK, Desai AD, Burkhart Q, Parast L, Roth CP, McGalliard J, Marmet J, Simon TD, Allshouse C, Britto MT, Gidengil CA, Elliott MN, McGlynn EA, Mangione-Smith R. Quality Measures to Assess Care Transitions for Hospitalized Children. Pediatrics. 2016 Aug; 138(2).
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  12. O'Hanlon C, Huang C, Sloss E, Anhang Price R, Hussey P, Farmer C, Gidengil C. Comparing VA and Non-VA Quality of Care: A Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jan; 32(1):105-121.
  13. Hussey PS, Ringel JS, Ahluwalia S, Price RA, Buttorff C, Concannon TW, Lovejoy SL, Martsolf GR, Rudin RS, Schultz D, Sloss EM, Watkins KE, Waxman D, Bauman M, Briscombe B, Broyles JR, Burns RM, Chen EK, DeSantis AS, Ecola L, Fischer SH, Friedberg MW, Gidengil CA, Ginsburg PB, Gulden T, Gutierrez CI, Hirshman S, Huang CY, Kandrack R, Kress A, Leuschner KJ, MacCarthy S, Maksabedian EJ, Mann S, Matthews LJ, May LW, Mishra N, Miyashiro L, Muchow AN, Nelson J, Naranjo D, O'Hanlon CE, Pillemer F, Predmore Z, Ross R, Ruder T, Rutter CM, Uscher-Pines L, Vaiana ME, Vesely JV, Hosek SD, Farmer CM. Resources and Capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Provide Timely and Accessible Care to Veterans. Rand Health Q. 2016 May 09; 5(4):14.
  14. Gidengil CA, Linder JA, Beach S, Setodji CM, Hunter G, Mehrotra A. Using Clinical Vignettes to Assess Quality of Care for Acute Respiratory Infections. Inquiry. 2016; 53.
  15. Gidengil CA, Mehrotra A, Beach S, Setodji C, Hunter G, Linder JA. What Drives Variation in Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections? J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Aug; 31(8):918-24.
  16. Semigran HL, Linder JA, Gidengil C, Mehrotra A. Evaluation of symptom checkers for self diagnosis and triage: audit study. BMJ. 2015 Jul 08; 351:h3480.
  17. Mehrotra A, Gidengil CA, Setodji CM, Burns RM, Linder JA. Antibiotic prescribing for respiratory infections at retail clinics, physician practices, and emergency departments. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Apr; 21(4):294-302.
  18. Gidengil CA, Predmore Z, Mattke S, van Busum K, Kim B. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a systematic review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3):713-20.
  19. Gidengil CA, Linder JA, Hunter G, Setodji C, Mehrotra A. The volume-quality relationship in antibiotic prescribing: when more isn't better. Inquiry. 2015; 52.
  20. Kim B, Predmore ZS, Mattke S, van Busum K, Gidengil CA. Breast Implant-associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: Updated Results from a Structured Expert Consultation Process. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jan; 3(1):e296.
  21. Gidengil CA, Gay C, Huang SS, Platt R, Yokoe D, Lee GM. Cost-effectiveness of strategies to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission and infection in an intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Jan; 36(1):17-27.
  22. Gidengil C, Mangione-Smith R, Bailey LC, Cawthon ML, McGlynn EA, Nakamura MM, Schiff J, Schuster MA, Schneider EC. Using Medicaid and CHIP claims data to support pediatric quality measurement: lessons from 3 centers of excellence in measure development. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5 Suppl):S76-81.
  23. Maglione MA, Das L, Raaen L, Smith A, Chari R, Newberry S, Shanman R, Perry T, Goetz MB, Gidengil C. Safety of vaccines used for routine immunization of U.S. children: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2014 Aug; 134(2):325-37.
  24. Gidengil CA, Kruskal BA, Lee GM. Initial Antibiotic Choice in the Treatment of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis and Return Visit Rates. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2013 Dec; 2(4):361-7.
  25. Parker AM, Vardavas R, Marcum CS, Gidengil CA. Conscious consideration of herd immunity in influenza vaccination decisions. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jul; 45(1):118-21.
  26. Gidengil C, Lieu TA, Payne K, Rusinak D, Messonnier M, Prosser LA. Parental and societal values for the risks and benefits of childhood combination vaccines. Vaccine. 2012 May 14; 30(23):3445-52.
  27. Gidengil CA, Parker AM, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. Trends in risk perceptions and vaccination intentions: a longitudinal study of the first year of the H1N1 pandemic. Am J Public Health. 2012 Apr; 102(4):672-9.
  28. Sandora TJ, Fung M, Flaherty K, Helsing L, Scanlon P, Potter-Bynoe G, Gidengil CA, Lee GM. Epidemiology and risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Jul; 30(7):580-4.
  29. Gidengil CA, Dutta-Linn MM, Messonnier ML, Rusinak D, Lieu TA. Financial barriers to the adoption of combination vaccines by pediatricians. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Dec; 164(12):1138-44.
  30. Pollack CE, Gidengil C, Mehrotra A. The growth of retail clinics and the medical home: two trends in concert or in conflict? Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 May; 29(5):998-1003.
  31. Gidengil CA, Rusinak D, Allred NJ, Luff D, Lee GM, Lieu TA. Financial barriers to implementing combination vaccines: perspectives from pediatricians and policy makers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jun; 48(5):539-47.
  32. Gidengil C, Kruskal B, Lee GM. Initial Antibiotic Choice and Recurrent Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis in Children. 48th Annual ICAAC/IDSA 46th Annual Meeting. 2008.
  33. Sandora TJ, Gidengil CA, Lee GM. Pertussis vaccination for health care workers. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2008 Jul; 21(3):426-34.
  34. Gidengil CA, Sandora TJ, Lee GM. Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccination of adults in the USA. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2008 Jul; 7(5):621-34.
  35. Gidengil C, Eisenberg MJ. Comparison of functional testing patterns after coronary artery bypass grafting in Canada and in the United States. Am J Cardiol. 2001 Apr 01; 87(7):899-901.
  36. Gidengil C, Eisenberg MJ. Comparison of functional testing patterns after coronary artery bypass grafting in Canada and the United States. American Journal of Cardiology. 2001; 87(7):899-901.
  37. Gidengil C, Garzon P, Eisenberg MJ. Functional testing after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in Canada and the United States: a survey of practice patterns. Can J Cardiol. 2000 Jun; 16(6):739-46.
  38. Gidengil C, Garzon P, Eisenberg MJ. Functional testing after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in Canada and the United States: a survey of practice patterns. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2000; 16(6):739-746.
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