Elsie Mireya Taveras, M.D.
|Title||Associate Professor of Pediatrics|
|Institution||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Address||Massachusetts General Hospital for Children|
100 Cambridge Street
Boston MA 02114
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|Title||Associate Professor of Population Medicine|
|Institution||Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare|
|Title||Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition|
|Institution||Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health|
Available: 06/01/16, Expires: 12/31/18
Rise & SHINE is a longitudinal study following parents and their infants to: (1) examine associations of infant sleep patterns with growth from birth to 24 months of age, (2) examine feeding and neurobehavioral pathways linking adverse sleep patterns to early childhood obesity, and (3) identify modifiable determinants of infant sleep patterns that will directly inform intervention design.
We have opportunities available involving direct contact with mothers and infants, conducting participant study visits. Visits will take place at patients’ homes and/or clinic sites and include anthropometric measurements, administration of surveys and instructing patients on how to collect actigraphy data. We are looking to work with students who will pay careful attention to detail and contribute to a positive experience for participants and families through courteous telephone and in-person interactions and interview activities. Opportunities to develop and write a paper will also be available, as phases of data collection are completed. Spanish-speaking is a plus.
Funds are available to match SMO funding for a stipend.
Available: 06/01/16, Expires: 05/31/18
The First 1,000 Days program in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital was initiated in November 2014 with the goal of reducing the prevalence of obesity and related health disparities among mother-infant pairs in the period from conception to age 2 (1000 days). The program is being delivered at MGH’s Revere and Chelsea HealthCare Centers and Dothouse Health, where rates of maternal-child obesity are higher than local and national averages.
Summer and fall internships for medical students are available as patient navigators/health coaches. Students will work directly with families and in collaboration with medical and public health providers to address patients' social needs and to promote a healthy lifestyle through behavior change counseling and referring families to local clinical and community resources. Spanish-speaking is a plus.
Funds are available to match SMO funding for a student stipend.
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Summer, 06/19/13 - 08/07/13
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Summer, 06/14/10 - 08/06/10
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Summer, 06/20/11 - 08/12/11
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