Undergraduate Degree

  • Princeton University , 1975 , Princeton , NJ

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , 1979 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1982 , Boston , MA


Adolescent Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1983 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard School of Public Health , 1984 , Boston , MA


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine


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  1. Improved 10-year cost savings for patients served by the Boston Children's Hospital Community Asthma Initiative. J Asthma. 2021 Dec 14; 1-9. View abstract
  2. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Number of Adolescents/Young Adults Seeking Eating Disorder-Related Care. J Adolesc Health. 2021 10; 69(4):660-663. View abstract
  3. COVID-19 and eating disorder and mental health concerns in patients with eating disorders. J Eat Disord. 2021 Jul 02; 9(1):80. View abstract
  4. Access to care and worsening eating disorder symptomatology in youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Eat Disord. 2021 Jun 10; 9(1):69. View abstract
  5. The Association of Malnutrition, illness duration, and pre-morbid weight status with anxiety and depression symptoms in adolescents and young adults with restrictive eating disorders: a cross-sectional study. J Eat Disord. 2021 May 17; 9(1):60. View abstract
  6. Community Health Workers in Home Visits and Asthma Outcomes. Pediatrics. 2021 04; 147(4). View abstract
  7. Common and Emergent Oral and Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Eating Disorders. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2021 Apr; 17(4):157-167. View abstract
  8. How do you define recovery? A qualitative study of patients with eating disorders, their parents, and clinicians. Int J Eat Disord. 2020 08; 53(8):1209-1218. View abstract
  9. Personal Phone Calls Lead to Decreased Rates of Missed Appointments in an Adolescent/Young Adult Practice. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Jul-Aug; 4(4):e192. View abstract
  10. A Parenting and Life Skills Intervention for Teen Mothers: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2019 03; 143(3). View abstract
  11. Community Asthma Initiative: Cost Analyses using Claims Data from a Medicaid Managed Care Organization. J Asthma. 2020 03; 57(3):286-294. View abstract
  12. Parent experiences with a nurse-supervised community health worker asthma home-visiting program. J Asthma. 2019 12; 56(12):1314-1324. View abstract
  13. Evaluation of the Environmental Scoring System in Multiple Child Asthma Intervention Programs in Boston, Massachusetts. Am J Public Health. 2018 01; 108(1):103-111. View abstract
  14. Effect of Hospitalization on Percent Median Body Mass Index at One Year, in Underweight Youth With Restrictive Eating Disorders. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Sep; 61(3):310-316. View abstract
  15. History of Overweight/Obesity as Predictor of Care Received at 1-year Follow-Up in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa or Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jun; 60(6):674-679. View abstract
  16. Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Eating Disorders. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 11; 63(5):e77-e85. View abstract
  17. Boston children's hospital community asthma initiative: Five-year cost analyses of a home visiting program. J Asthma. 2017 03; 54(2):134-142. View abstract
  18. Redesign of chronic illness care in children and adolescents: evidence for the chronic care model. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 08; 28(4):428-33. View abstract
  19. Community Asthma Initiative to Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Disparities Among Children with Asthma. MMWR Suppl. 2016 Feb 12; 65(1):11-20. View abstract
  20. Total Direct Medical Expenses and Characteristics of Privately Insured Adolescents Who Incur High Costs. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 169(10):e152682. View abstract
  21. Improving Social Determinants of Health: Effectiveness of a Web-Based Intervention. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 49(6):822-31. View abstract
  22. Use of Psychopharmacologic Medications in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders: Analysis of Data From the National Eating Disorder Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jul; 57(1):66-72. View abstract
  23. Predictors of outcome at 1 year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the national eating disorders quality improvement collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Dec; 55(6):750-6. View abstract
  24. Building a strong healthcare infrastructure for adolescents. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 25(4):437-8. View abstract
  25. Youths' health-related social problems: concerns often overlooked during the medical visit. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Aug; 53(2):265-71. View abstract
  26. A cost analysis for a community-based case management intervention program for pediatric asthma. J Asthma. 2013 Apr; 50(3):310-7. View abstract
  27. Assessing and referring adolescents' health-related social problems: qualitative evaluation of a novel web-based approach. J Telemed Telecare. 2012 Oct; 18(7):392-8. View abstract
  28. Randomized controlled trial of an immunization recall intervention for adolescents. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep; 130(3):507-14. View abstract
  29. Evaluation of raising adolescent families together program: a medical home for adolescent mothers and their children. Am J Public Health. 2012 Oct; 102(10):1879-85. View abstract
  30. Preserving adolescents' reproductive health services safety net. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Aug; 24(4):437-8. View abstract
  31. Longitudinal study of depressive symptoms and social support in adolescent mothers. Matern Child Health J. 2012 May; 16(4):894-901. View abstract
  32. Community asthma initiative: evaluation of a quality improvement program for comprehensive asthma care. Pediatrics. 2012 Mar; 129(3):465-72. View abstract
  33. An eleven site national quality improvement evaluation of adolescent medicine-based eating disorder programs: predictors of weight outcomes at one year and risk adjustment analyses. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Dec; 49(6):594-600. View abstract
  34. Youth, risks, and chronic illness. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2011 Aug; 23(4):365-6. View abstract
  35. Children's hospital boston community Asthma initiative: partnerships and outcomes advance policy change. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2011; 5(3):327-35. View abstract
  36. Youth development and strength-based adolescent preventive care. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2010 Aug; 22(4):387-8. View abstract
  37. Malnutrition and hemodynamic status in adolescents hospitalized for anorexia nervosa. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Aug; 164(8):706-13. View abstract
  38. Assessing youth risk behavior in a clinical trial setting: lessons from the infant health and development program. J Adolesc Health. 2010 May; 46(5):429-36. View abstract
  39. BMI report cards: do they make the grade? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 21(4):429-30. View abstract
  40. Cost of efficiency of a community-based asthma case management intervention program. Submitted to American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA. 2008. View abstract
  41. Office visit, interview techniques, and recommendations to parents. Handbook of Adolescent Health Care. Eds: Neinstein, Gordon, Katzman, Rosen, Woods. 2008; in press. View abstract
  42. Depression, parenting attributes, and social support among adolescent mothers attending a teen tot program. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 Oct; 21(5):275-81. View abstract
  43. Restrictive eating disorders: ancient challenges, new solutions. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Aug; 20(4):373-4. View abstract
  44. Do-not-resuscitate orders and/or hospice care, psychological health, and quality of life among children/adolescents with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. J Palliat Med. 2008 Apr; 11(3):459-69. View abstract
  45. Evaluation of a community-based quality Improvement Asthma Intervention. Society for Adolescent Medicine, Greensboro, NC. 2008. View abstract
  46. Outpatient adolescent eating disorder quality improvement project: weight outcomes at one year. Society for Adolescent Medicine, Greensboro, NC. 2008. View abstract
  47. Depression, parenting attributes and social support among adolescent mothers attending a teen tot program. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynec. 2008; in press. View abstract
  48. Office visit, interview techniques, and recommendations to parents. Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, 5th edition, Neinstein, Gordon, Katzman, Rosen, Woods (eds). 2008; in press. View abstract
  49. Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide. Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide. 2008. View abstract
  50. Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Handbook. Handbook of Adolescent Health Care. 2008. View abstract
  51. Community Asthma Initiative: An innovative Community-based Intervention Leading to Policy Changes. American Public Health Association, Washington DC. 2007. View abstract
  52. Human papilloma virus vaccine: a new frontier or political controversy? Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Aug; 19(4):387-8. View abstract
  53. Editorial: HPV vaccine a new frontier or political controversy?. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2007. View abstract
  54. The impact of psychoeducational parenting groups on adolescent parenting skills, self-esteem, depression and social support. 2007 Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting. 2007. View abstract
  55. A longtitudinal study of depression and social support in adolescent mothers. Society for Adolescent Medicine, Denver, CO. 2007. View abstract
  56. The impact of patient-provider interactions on returning for STD visits. Society for Adolescent Medicine, Denver, CO. 2007. View abstract
  57. Relationship of STD-related shame and stigma to female adolescents' condom-protected intercourse. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Jun; 40(6):573.e1-6. View abstract
  58. Sexuality education for urban immigrant adolescents and their families. Strengthening Programs through Scientific Evaluation, 2nd Annual Conference on Abstinence Education Evaluation, Office of Population Affairs, Baltimore, MD. 2007. View abstract
  59. The impact of state policies on vaccine coverage by age 13 in an insured population. J Adolesc Health. 2007 May; 40(5):405-11. View abstract
  60. Sexuality education for urban immigrant adolescents and their families. Adolescent Family Life Projects, Office of Adolescent Parenting Programs Grantees meeting, Pittsburg, PA. 2006. View abstract
  61. Adolescent medicine in 2006. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Aug; 18(4):351. View abstract
  62. Use of human immunodeficiency virus postexposure prophylaxis in adolescent sexual assault victims. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Jul; 160(7):674-80. View abstract
  63. Effects of creating visual illness narratives on quality of life with asthma: a pilot intervention study. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Jun; 38(6):748-52. View abstract
  64. Development of a new Adolescent Patient-Provider Interaction Scale (APPIS) for youth at risk for STDs/HIV. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Jun; 38(6):753.e1-7. View abstract
  65. Early intervention in low birth weight premature infants: results at 18 years of age for the Infant Health and Development Program. Pediatrics. 2006 Mar; 117(3):771-80. View abstract
  66. Parental acceptance of the human papillomavirus vaccine. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Sep; 37(3):248-51. View abstract
  67. Adolescent medicine in 2005. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2005 Aug; 17(4):453. View abstract
  68. An algorithm using reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr) measurement in screening adolescents for iron deficiency. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Jun; 36(6):529. View abstract
  69. Youth preferences for prenatal and parenting teen services. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2005 Jun; 18(3):167-74. View abstract
  70. Young adults in Massachusetts: who is at risk of being uninsured? J Adolesc Health. 2004 Nov; 35(5):425.e19-27. View abstract
  71. Editorial Overview: Adolescent Medicine in 2004. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2004; 16(4):343. View abstract
  72. Overview: Special Groups - Adolescents. Jeffrey Lawrence (ed) Medication Adherence in HIV/AIDS. 2004; 209-214. View abstract
  73. Vulvovaginal Complaints in the Adolescent. Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, SJ Emans, M. Laufer, DP Goldstein (eds), Chapter 14. 2004. View abstract
  74. Outreach, mental health, and case management services: can they help to retain HIV-positive and at-risk youth and young adults in care? Matern Child Health J. 2003 Dec; 7(4):205-18. View abstract
  75. Perspectives of patients with cystic fibrosis on preventive counseling and transition to adult care. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2003 Nov; 36(5):376-83. View abstract
  76. The parenting project for teen mothers: the impact of a nurturing curriculum on adolescent parenting skills and life hassles. Ambul Pediatr. 2003 Sep-Oct; 3(5):240-5. View abstract
  77. Which psychiatric patients board on the medical service? Pediatrics. 2003 Jun; 111(6 Pt 1):e693-8. View abstract
  78. Boston HAPPENS Program: HIV-positive, homeless, and at-risk youth can access care through youth-oriented HIV services. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2003 Jan; 14(1):43-53. View abstract
  79. Body modification and substance use in adolescents: is there a link? J Adolesc Health. 2003 Jan; 32(1):44-9. View abstract
  80. Modeling risk in youth with, or at high risk for, HIV. Structural Equation Modeling. 2003; 10(4):583-608. View abstract
  81. Initiation of services in the Boston HAPPENS Program: human immunodeficiency virus-positive, homeless, and at-risk youth can access services. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2002 Oct; 16(10):497-510. View abstract
  82. Association of adolescent risk behaviors with mental health symptoms in high school students. J Adolesc Health. 2002 Sep; 31(3):240-6. View abstract
  83. The Office Visit, Interview, and Recommendations to Parents. L.S. Neinstein (ed) Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, Chapter 3. 2002; 58-76. View abstract
  84. Young people and HIV/AIDS: the need for a continuum of care: Findings and Policy recommendations from nine adolescent focused projects supported by the Special Projects of National Significance Program. AIDS & Public Policy Journal. 2002; 17(3):90-111. View abstract
  85. The future is here: non-invasive diagnosis of vaginal, cervical, and urethral infections. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2001; 18(2):71-87. View abstract
  86. Risk factors and characteristics of youth living with, or at high risk for, HIV. AIDS Educ Prev. 2000 Dec; 12(6):557-75. View abstract
  87. Three years of a clinical practice guideline for uncomplicated pelvic inflammatory disease in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2000 Jul; 27(1):57-62. View abstract
  88. Service use patterns of youth with, and at high risk for, HIV: a care typology. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2000 Jul; 14(7):359-79. View abstract
  89. Predicting substance abuse among youth with, or at high risk for, HIV. Psychol Addict Behav. 2000 Jun; 14(2):197-205. View abstract
  90. Youth perceptions of comprehensive adolescent health services through the Boston HAPPENS program. J Pediatr Health Care. 2000 Mar-Apr; 14(2):60-7. View abstract
  91. Evaluation of a model of adolescent HIV care: use of services by HIV-positive compared to at-risk youth. Evaluation & Program Planning. 2000; 23(2):187-198. View abstract
  92. Evaluation of a targeted HIV testing program for at-risk youth. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 1999 Nov; 10(4):430-42. View abstract
  93. Is there an increased clinical severity of patients with eating disorders under managed care? J Adolesc Health. 1999 Jun; 24(6):422-6. View abstract
  94. Sexual orientation and risk of suicide attempts among a representative sample of youth. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 May; 153(5):487-93. View abstract
  95. Evaluation of a linked service model of care for HIV-positive, homeless, and at-risk youths. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 1998 Oct; 12(10):787-96. View abstract
  96. Boston HAPPENS Program: a model of health care for HIV-positive, homeless, and at-risk youth. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services. J Adolesc Health. 1998 Aug; 23(2 Suppl):37-48. View abstract
  97. Overview of the Special Projects of National Significance Program's 10 models of adolescent HIV care. J Adolesc Health. 1998 Aug; 23(2 Suppl):5-10. View abstract
  98. Aggressors or victims: gender and race in music video violence. Pediatrics. 1998 Apr; 101(4 Pt 1):669-74. View abstract
  99. Shared experiences: three programs serving HIV-positive youths. Child Welfare. 1998 Mar-Apr; 77(2):222-50. View abstract
  100. Epidemiology and Medical Management of Adolescents. Philip A. Pizzo MD and Catherine M. Wilfert (eds) Pediatric AIDS: the Challenge of HIV infection in Infants, Children and Adolescents, chapter 36. 1998. View abstract
  101. Journal of Adolescent Health 1998; 23 (2 suppl). Special Projects of National Significance: Ten Models of Adolescent HIV Care. 1998. View abstract
  102. Overview of the Adolescent Special Projects of National Significance Models of Care. Supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health. 1998; 23(2):5-10. View abstract
  103. Chlamydia trachomatis screening in the adolescent population. Curr Opin Pediatr. 1997 Aug; 9(4):317-24. View abstract
  104. Tobacco and alcohol use behaviors portrayed in music videos: a content analysis. Am J Public Health. 1997 Jul; 87(7):1131-5. View abstract
  105. The associations of suicide attempts in adolescents. Pediatrics. 1997 Jun; 99(6):791-6. View abstract
  106. The association of sexual risk behaviors and problem drug behaviors in high school students. J Adolesc Health. 1997 May; 20(5):377-83. View abstract
  107. Violence and weapon carrying in music videos. A content analysis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 May; 151(5):443-8. View abstract
  108. The association of weapon carrying and fighting on school property and other health risk and problem behaviors among high school students. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Apr; 151(4):360-6. View abstract
  109. First-catch urine sediment EIA for C. trachomatis and gram stain for N. Gonorrhoeae in adolescent males. Clinical Performance and Quality Health Care. 1997; 5:173-179. View abstract
  110. Anabolic-steroid use and multiple drug use among high school students in Massachusetts. Pediatric Exercise Science. 1997; 9:150-158. View abstract
  111. The Manual of Pediatric Therapeutics, sixth edition. 1997. View abstract
  112. Intentions to use violence among young adolescents. Pediatrics. 1996 Dec; 98(6 Pt 1):1104-8. View abstract
  113. Comparison of two violence prevention curricula for middle school adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 1996 Aug; 19(2):111-7. View abstract
  114. Primary care experiences and preferences of urban youth. J Pediatr Health Care. 1996 Jul-Aug; 10(4):151-60. View abstract
  115. The association between weapon carrying and the use of violence among adolescents living in and around public housing. J Adolesc Health. 1995 Dec; 17(6):376-80. View abstract
  116. A clinical pathway for pelvic inflammatory disease for use on an inpatient service. Clin Perform Qual Health Care. 1995 Oct-Dec; 3(4):185-96. View abstract
  117. Follow-up of pregnant teens at a hospital-based clinic. J Adolesc Health. 1995 Sep; 17(3):193-7. View abstract
  118. High-risk behaviors among high school students in Massachusetts who use anabolic steroids. Pediatrics. 1995 Aug; 96(2 Pt 1):268-72. View abstract
  119. Exposure to violence and victimization and depression, hopelessness, and purpose in life among adolescents living in and around public housing. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1995 Aug; 16(4):233-7. View abstract
  120. Early parenthood for the sisters of adolescent mothers: A proposed conceptual model of decision-making. Adolesc Pediatr Gynecol. 1995; 8:188-194. View abstract
  121. Nutrition in the primary care setting. Vaugn I. Rickert (ed) Adolescent Nutrition Assessment and Management. 1995. View abstract
  122. Eating Disorders. Phyllis L. Carr, Karen Freund, and Sujata Somani (eds) The Medical Care of Women. 1995. View abstract
  123. Hymenal findings in adolescent women: impact of tampon use and consensual sexual activity. J Pediatr. 1994 Jul; 125(1):153-60. View abstract
  124. Epidemiological observations of adolescents with Neisseria gonorrhoeae genital infections treated at a Children's Hospital. Adolesc Pediatr Gynecol. 1994; 7:9-12. View abstract
  125. Contraceptive compliance with a triphasic and a monophasic norethindrone-containing oral contraceptive pill in a private adolescent practice. Adolesc Pediatr Gynecol. 1994; 7:29-33. View abstract
  126. A pilot study of AIDS education and counseling of high-risk adolescents in an office setting. J Adolesc Health. 1993 Mar; 14(2):115-9. View abstract
  127. Cholesterol screening in the adolescent. J Adolesc Health. 1993 Mar; 14(2):104-8. View abstract
  128. Contraceptive compliance with a levonorgestrel triphasic and a norethindrone monophasic oral contraceptive in adolescent patients. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Mar; 166(3):901-7. View abstract
  129. Contraceptive choices for adolescents. Pediatr Ann. 1991 Jun; 20(6):313-21. View abstract
  130. First catch urine sediment for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture in adolescent males with pyuria. J Adolesc Health. 1991 Jun; 12(4):329-34. View abstract
  131. Bacteremia in an ambulatory setting. Improved outcome in children treated with antibiotics. Am J Dis Child. 1990 Nov; 144(11):1195-9. View abstract
  132. Estrogen deficiency in adolescents and young adults: impact on bone mineral content and effects of estrogen replacement therapy. Obstet Gynecol. 1990 Oct; 76(4):585-92. View abstract
  133. The impact of AIDS awareness on the adolescent female. Adolesc Pediatr Gynecol. 1989; 2:40-42. View abstract
  134. Weight control methods in high school wrestlers. J Adolesc Health Care. 1988 Sep; 9(5):394-7. View abstract
  135. Treatment with dexamethasone of androgen excess in adolescent patients. J Pediatr. 1988 May; 112(5):821-6. View abstract
  136. Dipstick leukocyte esterase activity in first-catch urine specimens. A useful screening test for detecting sexually transmitted disease in the adolescent male. JAMA. 1987 Oct 09; 258(14):1932-4. View abstract
  137. Adolescents' compliance with the use of oral contraceptives. JAMA. 1987 Jun 26; 257(24):3377-81. View abstract
  138. Genital findings in sexually abused, symptomatic and asymptomatic, girls. Pediatrics. 1987 May; 79(5):778-85. View abstract