Faculty in the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine are involved in a variety of ongoing research projects focused on clinical outcomes, medical education and quality improvement. Areas of interest include asthma, physician communication and care hand-offs, patient safety, quality improvement, and global health. The division participates in multicenter collaborative projects through the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related institutions (NACHRI), the UCSF Division of Adult Hospital Medicine, and the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) networks.


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Recent Faculty Publications

  • Murray K, Lane J, Carraccio C, Glasgow T, Long M, West D, O’Connor M, Hobday P, Schwartz A, Englander R for the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) Study Group. Crossing the gap: Using competency-based assessment to determine whether learners are ready for the undergraduacte-to-graduate transition. Acad Med. Nov 21, 2018. Epub ahead of print. View in: Pubmed
  • Carpenter C, Potts B, von Oettingen J, Bonnell R, Sainvil M, Lorgeat V, Mascary M, She X, Jean-Baptiste E, Palfrey S, Woolf A, Palfrey J. Elevated blood lead levels in infants and children in Haiti, 2015. Public Health Rep. Nov 14, 2018. Epub ahead of print. View in: Pubmed
  • Kaiser S, Lam R, Joseph G, McCulloch M, Hsia R, Cabana M, Bardach N. Limitations of using pediatric respiratory illness readmissions to compare hospital performance. J Hosp Med. 2018;13(1):737-742. View in: Pubmed
  • Baer R, McLemore M, Adler N, Oltman S, Chambers B, Kuppermann M, Pantell M, Rogers E, Ryckman K, Sirota M, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Pre-pregnancy or first-trimester risk scoring to identify women at high risk of preterm birth. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. Nov 5, 2018. Epub ahead of print. View in: Pubmed
  • Rosenbluth G, Destino L, Starmer A, Landrigan C, Spector N, Sectish T, for the I-PASS Campaign Committee. I-PASS handoff program: Use of a campaign to effect transformational changes. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2018;3(4):e088. View in: Pubmed
  • Santhosh L, Koth L, Baudendistel T, Sharpe B, Monash B. Tissue isn’t the issue. J Hosp Med. 2018;13(7):500-504. View in: Pubmed
  • Kaiser S & Garber M. Using quality improvement to tackle unwarranted practice variation. Hosp Pediatr. 2018;8(6):375-377. View in: Pubmed
  • Beck A, Cohen A, Colvin J, Fichtenberg C, Fleegler E, Garg A, Gottlieb L, Pantell M, Sandel M, Schickedanz A, Kahn R. Perspectives from the Society for Pediatric Research: Interventions targeting social needs in pediatric clinical care. Pediatr Res. 2018. Epub ahead of print 5/23/2018. View in: Pubmed
  • Swartz A, Collier T, Young C, Cruz E, Bekmezian A, Coffman J, Celedon J, Alkon A, Caban M. The effect of early child care attendance on childhood asthma and wheezing: A meta-analysis. J Asthma. 2018;9:1-11. View in: Pubmed
  • Oltman S, Rogers E, Baer R, Anderson J, Steurer M, Pantell M, Partridge J, Rand L, Ryckman K, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Initial metabolic profiles are associated with 7-day survival among infants born at 22-25 weeks of gestation. J Pediatr. 2018; pii: S0022-3476(18)30379-2. View in: Pubmed
  • Kaiser SV, Rodean J, Bekmezian A, Hall M, Shah SS, Mahant S, Parikh K, Auerbach AD, Morse R, Puls HT, McCulloch CE, Cabana MD. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways for Hospitalized Children: A Multi-Center, National Analysis. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 20 (Epub ahead of print). View in: Pubmed
  • Newman P, Franke M, Arrieta J, Carrasco H, Elliott P, Flores H, Friedman A, Graham S, Martinez L, Palazuelos L, Savage K, Tymeson H, Palazuelos D. Community health workers improve disease control and medication adherence among patients with diabetes and/or hypertension in Chiapas, Mexico: an observational stepped-wedge study. BMJ Glob Health.
    2018;15(3):e000566. View in: Pubmed

  • Andrews J, Bale J, Soep J, Long M, Carraccio C, Englander R, & Powell D for the EPAC Study Group. Education in pediatrics across the continuum (EPAC): First steps toward realizing the dream of competency-based education. Acad Med. 2018;93(3):441-420. View in: Pubmed

  • Kanamori M, Dhaliwal G, Matsumura M, Monash B. Thinking outside the checkbox. J Hosp Med. 2018;13(2):100-104.
  • Plant J, Li S, Blankenburg R, Bogetz A, Long M, Butani L. Reflective practice in the clinical settings: A multi-institutional qualitative study of pediatric faculty and residents. Academic Medicine. 2017;92(11S):S75-S83.
  • Kaiser SV, Rodean J, Bekmezian A, Hall M, Shah SS, Mahant S et al. Rising utilization of inpatient pediatric asthma pathways. J Asthma. 2018;55(2):196-207. PMID: 28521558. View in: Pubmed
  • Rosenbluth, G. Improving handoffs: Teaching beyond "Watch one, do one." J Hosp Med. 2017;12(12):1022-1023. View in: Pubmed
  • Monash B, Fang M, Harrison J. Letter to the editor, the authors reply, “What can be done to maintain positive patient experience and improve residents’ satisfaction?” and vStandardized attending rounds to improve the patient experience: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial”. J Hosp Med. 2017;12(9):786. View in: Pubmed
  • Hulland O, Farnan J, Rabinowitz R, Kearns L, Long M, Monash B, Bhansali P, Fromme H. What’s the purpose of rounds? A qualitative study examining the perceptions of faculty and students. J Hosp Med. 2017;12(11):892-897. View in: Pubmed


Upcoming Presentations

  • American Medical Association Integrated Health Model Initiative
    “Screening and Assessment: Considering Tools for SDH Data and Outcomes”
    Kate LaForge, Michael Cantor, Matthew Pantell, Aric Prather, & Paul Dworkin
    Online Discussion, 10/1/18 – 10/10/18
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Questions? Comments? Additions? Please email Matt Pantell at [email protected].