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Kim Alyson Wilson, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionChildren's Hospital Boston
AddressMartha Eliot Family Health Ctr
33 Bickford St
Jamaica Plain MA 02130

 current student opportunities
Available: 01/01/14, Expires: 01/01/15

Improved access to neonatal care has lead to increased survival of infants who suffer perinatal complications and genetic/congenital anomalies. These infants are at high medical, nutritional and developmental risk. Partners in Rwanda are piloting a Pediatric Developmental clinic to provide medical care, nutritional support, and early childhood developmental services to this populations. There are several potential student projects that could include assessing outcomes in this population as well as assessing impact of the clinical and/or developmental interventions.

Available: 09/23/13, Expires: 09/30/15

Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have improved outcomes when receiving health care that is coordinated and family centered as part of a medical home. National surveys indicate that minority CSHCN are less likely to recieve family centered care. A Boston Children's Hospital community health center serving a largely minority population is implementing a medical home project for CSHCN. A student project could involve a mixed methods study of barriers to family centered care reported by patients and by providers. A longer project could include an intervention to address these barriers with a follow up assessment of efficacy.

Available: 06/01/13, Expires: 12/31/14

Increased access to newborn resuscitation and specialized care for low birth weight and preterm newborns has contributed to increased newborn survival in low resource global settings. Yet little is known about longer term clinical and neurodevelopmental outcomes in these infants. In Rwanda, Partners in Health is establishing a follow up program for these infants, as well as infants with other neurodevelopmental and congenital conditions, in their non communicable disease program. Clinicians will be following baseline health outcomes including growth, clinical complications, and developmental outcomes as well as monitoring the impact of implementation of clinical care guidelines. There are opportunities for student involvement, with specific projects dependent on the skills and interest of the student as well as the timing of the proposed work.

 completed student projects
Improving Community-based Perinatal HIV/AIDS Services in Peravia, Dominican Republic
International, 06/15/09 - 08/03/09
Implementation of the partograph, a low-tech tool used to monitor labor and identify complications at Infante Sano, Dominican Republic
International, 09/27/07 - 04/30/08
Early Assessment of MoTeCH’s Mobile Phone-Based Maternal Health Applications in the Upper East Region, Ghana
International, 06/21/10 - 08/15/10
Addressing Rural Health Disparities in Jharkhand, India through use of Mobile Phone Applications for Community Health Workers
International, 06/12/11 - 07/29/11
Improving Access to Life Saving Maternal Health Services - The Implications of Eliminating User Charges for Caesarians in Mali
International, 06/15/09 - 08/03/09

 selected publications
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  1. Crouse HL, Macias CG, Cruz AT, Wilson KA, Torrey SB. Utilization of a mobile medical van for delivering pediatric care in the bateys of the Dominican Republic. Int J Emerg Med. 2010; 3(4):227-32.
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  2. K. Wilson, R Breman, N Siedman. Improving the quality of maternal health care in a resource poor setting in the Dominican Republic. Institute for Healthcare Improvement 20th National Forum. 2008.
  3. David A Stone, Sigmund J Kharasch, Catehrine Perron, Kim Wilson, Beth Jacklin and Robert Sege. Comparing pediatric intentional injury surveillance data with data from publicaly available sources: consequences for a public health response to violence. Injury Prevention. 1999; 5:136 - 141.
  4. Kim Wilson . Health Care for Homeless Children, cased based curricular module. 1997.
  5. Rider E, Samuels R, Wilson K, Homer C. Physical growth, infant nutrition, breastfeeding, and general nutrition. Curr Opin Pediatr. 1996 Jun; 8(3):293-7.
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  6. Kharasch S, Perron C, Wilson KA, Sege R. . Kids Hurting Kids: A Survey of Intentional Injuries in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Abstract, APA. 1996.
  7. Yogman MW, Wilson KA, Kindlon DJ. . Behavior problems of the high risk infant. Follow up Management of the High Risk Infant. W Taeusch, M Yogman (editors). 1987.
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