RESEARCH

 

Research opportunities are available for residents, medical and public health students (by country). Below are past research undertaken at each international site​

Dominican Republic 

  • Determinants of health care seeking for preventive pediatric care among mothers living in Batey populations (Bateyes Higuerar and Los Cocos) 

Kenya

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a community health worker home visitation program to reduce neonatal mortality (Ngenda)

  • Evaluation of Gatundu District Hospital Pediatric Malnutrition Program

  • Tracking pediatric health outcomes using EMR for routine virtual support supervision

​India 

  • Development and evaluation of assessment tool for quality improvement training program to strengthen neonatal care practices (Andra Pradesh)

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Impact of Unmet Social Needs on Healthcare Use Patterns and Health Outcomes Among Minority Children in Immigrant Families

  • [Immigrant families] Impact of Family Needs Screening Program (FAMNEEDS) on Early Childhood Developmental Outcomes at Cohen Children's Medical Center 

 

Academic Collaborations 

  • International: Consortium of Universities for Global Health

  • National: American Board of Pediatrics, Association of Pediatric Program Directors

  • Local: Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Northwell Health: Department of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Summary of Global Health Research (boldface type - MD or MPH Student or resident author)

Published

Uwemedimo OT, Arora G, Russ CM. New Views in Global Child Health: Global Solutions for Care of Vulnerable Children in the United States. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2016 Oct; 28(5):667-72. PMID: 27434718.

 

Uwemedimo OT, Monterrey A, Linton JM. A Dream Deferred: Ending DACA (Deferred Action for Chidhood Arrivals) Threatens All Children, Families and Communities. Pediatrics. 2017:140(6):pii:e20173089. PMID:28993446

 

Uwemedimo OT, Pierret G, Howlader A. Parenting Practices and Associations with Development Delays among Young Children in Dominican Republic. Annals of Global Health. 2017; 83(3-4):568-576. PMID:29221530

 

Uwemedimo OT, Lewis T, Essien EA,  Chan G,  Nsona H,  Kruk M, Leslie H. Distribution and determinants of pneumonia diagnosis using Integrated Management of Childhood Illness guidelines: a nationally representative study in Malawi. BMJ Global Health. 2018;3:e000506. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000506. 

Gladding S, McGann PT, Summer A, Russ C, Uwemedimo OT, et.al. The Role of North American Departments of Pediatrics in Improving Global Child Health. Pediatrics July 2018, 142 (1) e20172966; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-2966.

Abstracts, Presentations and Exhibits Presented at Professional Meetings

(Platform Presentations)

Uwemedimo OT, Essien EA. Global Health Predeparture Boot Camp Training: Preparing Residents to be Advocates for Child Health in International Settings. American Academy of Pediatrics National Meeting. Orlando, Florida. November 2018.

 

Essien EA, Makam N, Park H, Uwemedimo OT. Effects of global health experiences on residents’ perceived preparedness and skills in delivering cross-cultural care. Association of Pediatric Program Directors Spring Meeting. Atlanta, GA. March 2018.

 

Uwemedimo OT, Howlader A, Qadri A, Olivier B, Pierret Effects of Caregiver Responses to Behavior on Developmental Delays In Young Children In La Romana, Dominican Republic. Eastern Society of Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA. March 2016.

 

(Poster Presentations)

Patel, R, Pillai, A, Doraiswamy, B, Essien, E, Murphy, K, Uwemedimo, O. Implementing a Virtual Global Health Elective 

for Pediatric Residents During a Pandemic. Abstract Accepted for ePoster Presentation with Live Question and Answer at American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, October 2021.

Pillai, A, Patel, R, Doraiswamy, B, Essien, E, Murphy, K, Uwemedimo, O. Implementing a Virtual Global Health Elective 

for Pediatric Residents During a Pandemic. Abstract Accepted for ePoster Presentation with Live Question and Answer at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 2021.

Pillai, A, Patel, R, Doraiswamy, B, Essien, E, Murphy, K, Uwemedimo, O. Implementing a Virtual Global Health Elective 

for Pediatric Residents During a Pandemic. Abstract Accepted for ePoster Presentation with Live Question and Answer at Association of Pediatric Program Directors Spring Meeting, May 2021.

Shapero, M, Rasul, R, Patel, R, Pillai, A, Ponda, P, Uwemedimo, O. Association Between Unmet Social Needs and Atopic Dermatitis in Children of Immigrant Families. Abstract Accepted for ePoster Presentation with Live Question and Answer at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 2021.

Serrette, A, Essien, E, Rasul, R, and Uwemedimo, O.  Assessing Health Care Workers’ Triage Knowledge and Practices in Rural Kenya.  Abstract Accepted for Highlighted ePoster Presentation with Live Question and Answer at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, May 2021.

 

Serrette, A, Essien, E, Rasul, R, and Uwemedimo, O. Assessing Health Care Workers’ Triage Knowledge and Practices in Rural Kenya.  Abstract Accepted for Oral Presentation at Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Virtual Meeting, May 2021.

 

Serrette, A, Essien, E, Rasul, R, and Uwemedimo, O.  Assessing Health Care Workers’ Triage Knowledge and Practices in Rural Kenya.  Abstract Accepted for Oral Presentation at Northwell Health Virtual Resident and Fellow Research Day, May 2021.


Serrette, A, Essien, E, Rasul, R, and Uwemedimo, O.  Assessing Health Care Workers’ Triage Knowledge and Practices in Rural Kenya.  Abstract Accepted for Oral Presentation at Northwell Health Virtual Academic Competition and Research Symposium, May 2021.

Pillai, A, Patel, R, Doraiswamy, B, Essien, E, Murphy, K, Uwemedimo, O. Implementing a Virtual Global Health Elective 

for Pediatric Residents During a Pandemic. Abstract Accepted for ePoster Presentation with Live Question and Answer at Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Meeting, March 2021.

Choksi I, Uwemedimo OT. Association between impaired glucose tolerance and socio-economic hardship among obese children. Accepted for 2018 American Public Health Association National Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Uwemedimo OT. Adverse Family Experiences among Children in Undocumented Immigrant Families. Abstract #2705756. 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies’ National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

Ojugbele O, Robert B, Lusweti B, Uwemedimo OT. Prevalence and Determinants of Underdiagnosis of Childhood Asthma at Thika Level 5 Hospital in Kiambu County. 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies’ National Meeting, San Francisco, CA

 

Katti K, Lusweti B, Stoffels G, Uwemedimo OT. Observed Delivery Room Practices Associated with Newborn Unit Admissions Among Kenyan Newborns. 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies’ National Meeting, San Francisco, CA

 

Watts J, Russ CM, St. Clair NE, Uwemedimo OT. Global Health Tracks in Pediatric Residencies. 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies’ National Meeting, San Francisco, CA

 

Uwemedimo OT, Howlader A, Qadri AOlivier B, Pierret G. Impact of Adherence To Community Integrated Management Of Childhood Illness C-IMCI) Community And Family Practices on Child Morbidity in La Romana, Dominican Republic. 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies’ National Meeting, Baltimore, MD. May 2016.

 

Uwemedimo OT, Qadri A, Olivier B, Howlader A, Pierret G. Impact Of Adherence To Community Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (C-IMCI) Community And Family Practices On Child Morbidity In La Romana, Dominican Republic. Accepted for Poster Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies’ National Meeting, Baltimore, MD. May 2016.

 

Uwemedimo OT, Lantum HM. The Role of E-Health Technology in Examining Healthcare Worker Performance of Integrated Management Of Childhood Illness in Rural Kenya. Abstract 754529. Pediatric Academic Societies’ National Meeting, May 2014