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The Child Health Services Research Interest Group (CHSR IG) envisions a future where all children and their communities are made healthier by the use of evidence in decision-making. In support of this vision, the CHSR IG advocates for the production and use of high-quality evidence to promote the health of all children in health care and other settings and to build a strong foundation for health over the life course. To this end, the IG has the following goals: (1) support researchers across the course of their careers, (2) grow a community of passionate researchers, (3) promote evidence-based advocacy for optimal child health, and (4) provide opportunities to disseminate results in popular and traditional areas of research. This webinar supports these goals by highlighting the work of early career researchers, strengthening our CHSR community, and adding to the evidence base for child health services by providing a forum for child health services researchers to share their work with their peers.


This webinar will be a research abstract presentation panel. Submitted abstracts underwent blind peer review by a committee of volunteers. Selections were made based upon the importance of the topic for advancing child health services research, the appropriateness of techniques and methods, quality and originality, and implications for policy and practice. Preference was given to students and early career researchers. Four abstracts were selected and will be presented during the 90-minute webinar, with an opportunity for attendees to pose questions to presenters. The titles of the selected abstracts are as follows: 

  • “Low Rates of Positive Screens Raise Concerns About the Accuracy of Postpartum Depression Screening in Pediatric Practices Serving Higher-risk Populations” -Sarah Goff 
  • “The MITRE Maternal Mortality Interactive Dashboard (3MID): A Tool for Assessing the Effectiveness and Equity of Quality Improvement Toolkits on Maternal Care” -Rachel Mayer 
  • “Associations between food group intake, cognition and academic achievement in elementary schoolchildren” -Rachel Bleiweiss-Sande   
  • “PIPA (Pathways to Improve Pediatric Asthma Care): A Multi-site, National Study of Pediatric Asthma Pathways” -Sunitha Kaiser

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the current landscape of child health services research

Speaker List



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Member, Presenter

Sarah Goff

Associate Professor - University of Massachusetts

Sarah Goff is an Associate Professor and dual boarded primary care pediatrician and internist at the Universit... Read Bio

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Sunitha Kaiser, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - University of California, San Francisco

Sunitha Kaiser is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Read Bio

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Member, Presenter

Rachel Mayer, M.P.H.

Senior Researcher - The MITRE Corporation

Rachel Mayer is a senior researcher and health systems analyst at The MITRE Corporation. Read Bio