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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Madden conducts clinical research with a focus on finding risk factors for critical illness and its complications. This has included vitamin D deficiency and its relationship to illness severity and organ failure, quality improvement in severe sepsis and septic shock management, sedation management, early mobilization from critical illness, and delirium assessment. Current clinical research focuses on causes of delirium in critically ill children, as well as its assessment and management.


Researcher | Research Background

Dr. Madden graduated from Brown University and Washington University Medical School at Saint Louis. She completed pediatrics residency, chief residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is currently an associate in the division of Pediatric Critical Care, and an Instructor in Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Madden has studied various areas of clinical research, including vitamin D deficiency in critically ill children, sepsis management, delirium, and sedation in pediatric critical illness. After completing a clinical research fellowship at Harvard Medical School in 2012 with a Master’s of Medical Science, she has been involved in quality improvement initiatives in the division, as well as conducting clinical research projects. Dr. Madden serves as the physician lead for critical care on her hospital’s steering committee of a national “Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes” collaborative (Children’s Hospital Association.)


Researcher | Publications