Pediatric IDEAS
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) Research Group

Pediatric IDEAS

Our Mission

The mission of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) research group is to perform rigorous clinical and translational research that generates evidence on the prevention and treatment of infections to inform best practices and improve the health of children, families, and communities.

Pediatric IDEAS is a collaborative group of investigators within Clinical Futures, formerly the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), at CHOP.

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Our Research

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Vaccine Research

Infections in Pediatric Immunocompromised Hosts

Healthcare Acquired Infections

Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Antimicrobial Genetics

Meet the Team

Faculty

Kathleen Chiotos, MD, MSCE
Attending Physician, Division of Critical Care Medicine 
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Susan Coffin, MD, MPH
Attending Physician and Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Downes, MD
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, T32 Fellowship Program in Clinical Pharmacology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Brian Fisher, DO, MSCE
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, MSCE
Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Associate Director, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics
Werner and Gertrude Henle Endowed Chair
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Yun Li,phD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaAssociate Professor of Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Staff

Mahaa Ahmed
Research Data Analyst

Kellyann Baxendell, MPH 
Clinical Research Coordinator

Jesse Blumenstock
Clinical Research Project Manager

Craig Boge, MPH
Clinical Research Program Manager

Noah Buzinkai
Clinical Research Assistant

Amanda Bwint
Clinical Research Coordinator

Morgan Crowley
Clinical Research Assistant

Lia Foster
Resource Coordinator

Kai Inoki
Clinical Research Assistant

Giyoung Lee, MPH 
Clinical Research Coordinator

Didien Meyahnwi
Research Data Analyst

Megan Minucci
Research Tech

Shawn O'Connor
Administrative Director

Krisha Patel
Clinical Research Coordinator

Minha Sarwar
Clinical Research Assistant

Anna Sharova, MPH
Clinical Research Project Manager

Sydney Shuster, MPH
Clinical Research Coordinator

Kadedra Wilson
Clinical Research Assistant

Maya Wright
Clinical Research Assistant

Morgan Zalot, MPH 
Clinical Research Coordinator

Contact
Contact us at PedsIDEAS@email.chop.edu.

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