Overview

In her research, Joanne Cox focuses on evaluating health care services for underserved, urban children. She is currently conducting demonstration projects for adolescent parents, children with school and behavioral problems, and overweight children. The goals of these projects are to: Improve parenting self-efficacy for adolescent mothers and fathers. Evaluate effectiveness of multi-disciplinary teams and psychoeducational parenting groups for adolescent mothers. Evaluate effectiveness of school and behavioral problems intervention that utilizes mentors. 

Background

Dr. Cox received her MD degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency at New England Medical center and a fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Parent Perspectives on Short-Term Recovery After Spinal Fusion Surgery in Children With Neuromuscular Scoliosis. J Patient Exp. 2020 Dec; 7(6):1369-1377. View abstract
  2. Understanding the Differences in Pregnancy and Birth Rates for Black and White Teens. J Adolesc Health. 2020 09; 67(3):313-314. View abstract
  3. The Relationship Between Housing Instability and Poor Diet Quality Among Urban Families. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Nov - Dec; 19(8):891-898. View abstract
  4. A Parenting and Life Skills Intervention for Teen Mothers: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2019 03; 143(3). View abstract
  5. Associations Between Patient-Reported Outcome Measures of Asthma Control and Psychosocial Symptoms. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 03; 58(3):307-312. View abstract
  6. Primary Care Group Visits for Childhood Obesity: Clinical Program Evaluation. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 04; 57(4):442-450. View abstract
  7. Coordinated Asthma Program Improves Asthma Outcomes in High-Risk Children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Sep; 56(10):934-941. View abstract
  8. Food Insecurity Screening in Pediatric Primary Care: Can Offering Referrals Help Identify Families in Need? Acad Pediatr. 2017 07; 17(5):497-503. View abstract
  9. Barriers to HPV immunization among blacks and latinos: a qualitative analysis of caregivers, adolescents, and providers. BMC Public Health. 2016 08 25; 16(1):874. View abstract
  10. Determinants of Health and Pediatric Primary Care Practices. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar; 137(3):e20153673. View abstract
  11. Social Work Services Utilization by Children with Medical Complexity. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Dec; 19(12):2707-13. View abstract
  12. Missed Appointments: Factors Contributing to High No-Show Rates in an Urban Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Sep; 54(10):976-82. View abstract
  13. Improving immunization rates in a hospital-based primary care practice. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr; 133(4):e1047-54. View abstract
  14. 2-Year BMI Changes of Children Referred for Multidisciplinary Weight Management. Int J Pediatr. 2014; 2014:152586. View abstract
  15. Patient-centered approaches to childhood obesity care. Child Obes. 2013 Apr; 9(2):85-8. View abstract
  16. Home safety practices in an urban low-income population: level of agreement between parental self-report and observed behaviors. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Dec; 51(12):1119-24. View abstract
  17. 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
  18. Could it be ... something other than PID? Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2012 Aug; 23(2):340-8. View abstract
  19. Adolescent childbearing: consequences and interventions. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Aug; 24(4):446-52. View abstract
  20. Teen pregnancy prevention: current perspectives. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2012 Aug; 24(4):462-9. View abstract
  21. Longitudinal study of depressive symptoms and social support in adolescent mothers. Matern Child Health J. 2012 May; 16(4):894-901. View abstract
  22. Developmental screening and parents' written comments: an added dimension to the parents' evaluation of developmental status questionnaire. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126 Suppl 3:S170-6. View abstract
  23. Prevalence of transient hyperphosphatasemia among healthy infants and toddlers. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):703-9. View abstract
  24. 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
  25. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among healthy infants and toddlers. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Jun; 162(6):505-12. View abstract
  26. Rickets in an otherwise healthy 11-month-old. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 May; 47(4):409-12. View abstract
  27. Treatment of hypovitaminosis D in infants and toddlers. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jul; 93(7):2716-21. View abstract
  28. Immunoglobulin deficiency in Stickler syndrome. . 2006 Dec 15; 140(24):2824-7. View abstract
  29. Bright futures and Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center. AAP News. 2006. View abstract
  30. Predictors of Adolescent Rapid Repeat Pregnancy. Pedatric Academic Societies, San Fransciso. 2006. View abstract
  31. Egg-based vaccines. Pediatr Rev. 2006 Mar; 27(3):118-9. View abstract
  32. Bright Futures and Children's Hospital Primary Care Center. Bright Futures Newsletter. 2006. View abstract
  33. Egg based vaccines. Pediatric Review. 2006; 27(3):118-119. View abstract
  34. Immunoglobulin Deficiency in Stickler Syndrome. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology,. Miami 2006. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology,. Miami 2006. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Miami . 2006. View abstract
  35. Teen Pregnancy. NeinsteinL. Adolescent health care. A practical guide. 2006. View abstract
  36. Current treatment approaches to overweight in adolescents. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2005 Aug; 17(4):454-9. View abstract
  37. Youth preferences for prenatal and parenting teen services. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2005 Jun; 18(3):167-74. View abstract
  38. Saying no to post call clinics- impact of alternative clinic day model on resident experience. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  39. Preliminary Validation of a Youth Assets Scale in a Young Fathers Program. Presented at ambulatory Pediatric Association Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  40. Referrals to social work and mental health services in primary care: Analysis of patterns and development of services. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  41. Association of Maternal Overweight with childhood overweight risk factors. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  42. Childhood obesity prevention: which behaviors are parents ready to change?. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  43. Just ASK: A developmental screening and advocacy program in a primary care setting. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, Washington DC. 2005. View abstract
  44. Youth Preferences for Prenatal and Postnatal Services. Journal Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2005; 18:167-174. View abstract
  45. Obesity in adolescents: Current treatment approaches to overweight in adolescents. Current Opinion in Adolescent Medicine. 2005; 17(4):454-459. View abstract
  46. Evaluation of a Program for Young Fathers. Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Baltimore. 2004. View abstract
  47. Depression in adolescent parents and the association with parenting ability and social support. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatric Association, San Francisco. 2004. View abstract
  48. Teen pregnancy. SamueslR, BithoneyWG. Training Residents to Serve the Underserved. CD Rom. 2004. View abstract
  49. 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
  50. The parenting project for teen mothers: The impact of a nurturing curriculum on adolescent parenting skills and life hassles. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2003; 3:240-245. View abstract
  51. Advocating success for kids (ASK): An advocacy and assessment program for children with school and behavioral problems. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatric Association. Baltimore. 2001. View abstract
  52. Teen Pregnancy: Decisions to be Made. EmansJ and KnightJ (eds) Bright Futures Case Studies for Primary Care Clinicians Adolescent Health. 2001. View abstract
  53. Evaluation of Social and Behavioral Problems in an Inner City Pediatric Practice. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatrics Association. Boston. 2000. View abstract
  54. The Young Parents Program. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatrics Association. Boston. 2000. View abstract
  55. Young Parents Program. Newsletter Ambulatory Pediatric Association . 2000; 36:5-6. View abstract
  56. A needs assessment of fathers with children born to adolescent mothers. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatric Association, San Francisco. 1999. View abstract
  57. A retalional database: A unique tool for research of complex populations. Presented at Ambulatory Pediatric Association, San Francisco. 1998. View abstract
  58. The effect of daily stress on adolescent mothers’ self-confidence. ,. Presented at Society for Adolescent Medicine, Atlanta. 1998. View abstract
  59. Touchpoints and adolescent parents. Presented at Society for Adolescent Medicine, Atlanta. 1998. View abstract
  60. A program for adolescent pregnancy decision-making. . Presented at Society for Adolescent Medicine, Atlanta. 1998. View abstract
  61. Serving the underserved curriculum survey. Ambulatory Child Health. 1997; 3:275-281. View abstract
  62. A case study of nutritional Vitamin B12 deficiency in adolescents. J Adol Health Care. 1996; 19:76-79. View abstract
  63. Fathers of children born to adolescent mothers. Predictors of contact with their children at 2 years. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995 Sep; 149(9):962-6. View abstract
  64. A comparison of reproductive characteristics, birth outcomes and social factors among first and second births to adolescent mothers. Presented at Society for Adolescent Medicine, Vancouver. 1995. View abstract
  65. Early parenthood for the sisters of adolescent mothers: A proposed conceptual model of decision-making. Adolesc Pediatr Gynecol. 1995; 8:188-194. View abstract
  66. Fathers of children born to adolescent mothers: Predictors of contact at two years. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995; 149::962-966. View abstract
  67. Teen pregnancy prevention. Curr Opin in Adol Med. 1995; 5:221-225. View abstract
  68. Sisters of adolescent mothers: A group at increased risk for premature pregnancy?. Journal of Adoles Pediatr Gynecol. 1993; 6:138-142. View abstract
  69. Children and poverty: Issues in residency training. Curr Opin in Pediatr. 1992; 4:770-774. View abstract
  70. History of sexual abuse and adolescent pregnancy. Ambulatory Pediatric Association, New Orleans. 1991. View abstract
  71. Sisters of adolescent mothers: A group at increased risk for premature pregnancy?. Presented at Society for Adolescent Medicine, Atlanta 1990. 1990. View abstract
  72. Adolescent parenting: An experience at a teen tot clinic. Children at Risk. 1989. View abstract
  73. Routine child health care and problems. Graef J (ed) Manuel of Pediatric Therapeutics,. 1988. View abstract
  74. Lead transport by renal slices and its inhibition by tin. Am J Physiol. 1979 Apr; 236(4):F373-8. View abstract
  75. Acute effects of lead on renal electrolyte excretion and plasma renin activity. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1978 Nov; 46(2):435-47. View abstract