Experts
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Hayley Gans is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center. She spends her clinical time on the Pediatric Infectious Diseases service, and Co-directs the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Program for Immunocompromised Hosts. She is also the Director of Fellowship Education for the Department of Pediatrics and the Program Director for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Program. The focus of her research has involved investigations into the innate and adaptive immunity to viral vaccines in several different populations. Initial studies included infants receiving an early measles vaccination regimen which then expanded to include preterm infants, HIV infected adults and children, and children and adults undergoing liver transplantation. In addition, studies also included an expanded repertoire of viral antigens, such as CMV, poliovirus, varicella and mumps. Additional research efforts are directed at bioinformatics in the immunocompromised cohorts and outcome measures in ambulatory pediatrics.
    • Tobacco control
    • Vaccination
    • Risk communication
    Professor of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina
    Professor of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina
    • Professor of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina

    Dr. Noel T. Brewer is Professor of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Brewer studies how people make risky health decisions. His current work focuses on increasing HPV vaccination, improving cigarette pack warnings, and finding ways to explain the benefits and harms of medical screening. Dr. Brewer is chair of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable and Associate Editor of Health Psychology Review. Dr. Brewer co-edited the FDA’s book, Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User's Guide.

    • Pediatrics
    • Medical Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity at Children's Mercy Kansas City

    John D. Cowden, MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, where he serves as Medical Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. He is founder and director of CHICOS, a Spanish language training program for bilingual pediatric residents, and Enlaces, a resident medical Spanish course. Dr. Cowden’s research interests include provider-patient communication, provider bias, and access to health care for minorities, specifically those who do not speak English. He teaches medical students from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and the University of Kansas and pediatric residents at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Dr. Cowden joined the board of NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in 2016.

    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    • Medical Education
    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine...
    • Associate Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cedars-Sinai & Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Deborah Lehman, MD, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. She serves as the Associate Vice Chair for Education in the department of pediatrics where she oversees both the third year clerkship and the fourth year electives in the department.  She also serves as an assistant dean for student affairs at the DGSOM and oversees the pediatric subspecialty fellowship training programs at UCLA. She is the recipient of several teaching awards and has created a popular pediatric infectious diseases curriculum for rotating medical students and residents. Her special interests include congenital infections and medical education. Dr. Lehman joined the board of Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in 2013.

  • Dr. Wolf received her MD from the University of Washington and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado. She was a National Research Service Award Fellow in General Academic Pediatrics at the University of Washington. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research is focused on improving the delivery of pediatric preventive health services.

    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

    Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, and an investigator at the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS). Dr. O’Leary’s research focuses on identifying barriers to vaccination and developing and testing interventions to address those barriers, with numerous publications in the areas of vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy and refusal, immunization policy, vaccination in OB/GYN settings, and influenza vaccine. He is also the Director of Colorado’s pediatric practice-based research network, the Colorado Children’s Outcomes Network. Dr. O’Leary is a member of the AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases (aka the Red Book Committee) and is the liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He serves on the HPV Vaccine and the Evidence-Based Recommendations Work Groups for ACIP.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Director of Epidemiology and Surveillance, Bureau of Immunization at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    Dr. Rosen is Director of Epidemiology and Surveillance at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Bureau of Immunization. In her role, she oversees investigations and outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases, manages perinatal hepatitis B surveillance and monitors compliance with immunization requirements in schools and daycares in New York City. Prior to joining the Department of Health, she served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Respiratory Disease Branch. She completed her training in internal medicine at NYU School of Medicine.