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Quillen College of Medicine

Schetzina, MD, MPH, CLC, FAAP | General Peds & Research Information

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Karen Schetzina, MD, MPH, CLC, FAAP | Professor

Dr. Karen Schetzina

 

Medical Education:  University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, M.D., 1997  
Residency:  Stanford University Medical Center, 2001  
Graduate Education: MPH in Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, 2001

 

Office: 423-439-8768

Abstracts, posters and presentations given at international, national or regional meetings, Invited presentations.

  • Patsimas T, Schetzina KE, Jaishankar G, Aboaziza A. Identifying Parental Perspectives on Healthy Eating and Mobile Application Usage. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. October 23, 2015, Washington, DC.
  • Patsimas T, Schetzina KE, Jaishankar G. Improving the Provision of Health Information for Families with Young Children. American Academy of Pediatric National Conference. October 25, 2016, Washington, DC.
  • Schetzina KE, Jaishankar G. Supporting Healthy Active Living and Literacy among Families with Young Children: ReadNPlay for a Bright Future. American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Community Pediatrics Poster Session. October 2016, Washington, DC.
  • Breastfeeding Promotion and Physician Engagement With Anna Morad, MD THA/TNDOH/TIPQC State Breastfeeding Workshop Brentwood, TNmay 2015
  • Hospital Breastfeeding Promotion Workshop With Julie Ware, MD, MPH, IBCLC, & Anna Morad, MD TIPQC Annual State Meeting, Franklin, TN. Feb. 2015
  • TIPQC Annual Year in Review With Julie Ware, MD, MPH, IBCLC & Peter Grubb, MD TIPQC Annual State Meeting, Franklin, TN. Feb. 2015
  • The Pediatrician’s Role in Breastfeeding With Julie Ware, MD, MPH, IBCLC & Anna Morad, MD TNAAP PHiiT Project Training, Chattanooga, TN. Nov. 2014
  • TIPQC Breastfeeding Promotion Project Monthly Huddle on each of the 10 Steps for Successful Breastfeeding With Julie Ware, MD, MPH, IBCLC, & Anna Morad, MD (webinar) July 2014-May 2015
  • Courtney Smith* (with mentors Karen E. Schetzina, David Wood, and Jodi Polaha). The Family Check Up in a Pediatric Clinic: An Integrated Care Delivery Model to Improve Child Behaviors in the Home Environment. Break the Cycle 10: Break the Cycle of Pediatric Health Disparities. Atlanta, GA, April 23, 2015.
  • Anna Morad and Karen E. Schetzina. Breastfeeding Promotion and Physician EngagementTHA/TNDOH/TIPQC State Breastfeeding Workshop, Brentwood, TN, May 29, 2015 (invited presentation)
  • Karen E. Schetzina and Rachel Dean. ReadNPlay for a Bright Future. Project Diabetes Spring Meeting at Cumberland Mountain State Park, May 6, 2015.
  • Karen E. Schetzina, Julie Ware, and Anna Morad, Hospital Breastfeeding Promotion Workshop, TIPQC Annual State Meeting, Franklin, TN, February 3, 2015 (invited presentation)
  • Julie Ware and Karen E. Schetzina, TIPQC Annual Year in Review, TIPQC Annual State Meeting, Franklin, TN, February 2, 2015 (invited presentation)
  • Julie Ware, Anna Morad, Karen Schetzina, The Pediatrician’s Role in Breastfeeding,TNAAP PHiiT Project Training, Chattanooga, TN, November 2014 (invited presentation)
  • Karen E. Schetzina, Julie Ware, Anna Morad, TIPQC Breastfeeding Promotion Projects Monthly Huddle on each of the 10 Steps for Successful Breastfeeding, August 2014-May 2015 (webinar, invited presentation)
  • Karen Schetzina, Julie Ware, Peter Grubb. Breastfeeding Promotion Project: Delivery THA/TIPQC Wave 2 Informational Meeting and Training, Brentwood, TN, April, 2014. (Invited Presentation)

Journal Publications, Chapters or Textbooks

  • Slawson DL, Dalton WT 3rd, Dukakis TM, Southerland J, Wang L, Littleton MA, Relyea G, Schetzina K,Lowe EF, Stoots JM, WuT. College Students as Facilitators in Reducing Adolescent Obesity Disparity inSouthern Appalachia: Team Up for Healthy Living. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2015 Jul;43:39-52.
  • Schetzina KE, Ware J. Lactation. Office-Based Women's Health. Ed. Marty Olsen & Botros Rizk. Cambridge University Press. April, 2016.
  • Dalton WT, Wang K, Southerland J, Schetzina KE, Slawson DT. Self-Reported Versus Actual Weight and Height Data Contribute to Different Weight Perception Misclassifications. Utilizing Self-Reported versus Actual Weight and Height Data Contributes to Different Weight Misperception Classifications. Southern Medical Journal. 2014;107(6)349-55. doi: 10.14423/01.SMJ.0000450708.52011.7c. PMID: 24945166
  • Dalton WT, Schetzina KE, Conway-Williams E. A Coordinated School Health Approach to Obesity Prevention among Appalachian Youth: Middle School Student Outcomes from the Winning With Wellness Project. International Journal of Health Sciences Education. 2014; 2(1) Available at: http://dc.etsu.edu/ijhse/vol2/iss1/2.
  • Slawson, Deborah Leachman, Dalton III, William T., Wang, Liang, Southerland, Jodi, Schetzina, Karen, Littleton, Mary Ann, Stoots, James Michael, Mozen, Diana, Lowe, Elizabeth F., Relyea, George, McKeehan, Taylor, Wu, Tiejian. College Students as Facilitators in Reducing Adolescent Obesity Disparity in Southern Appalachia: Team Up for Healthy Living. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015;43:39-52. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.04.012. PMID: 25937506
  • Karen Schetzina. Irritability and Intractable Crying. Pediatric Hospital Medicine, 2nd edition. Lisa B. Zaoutis, Vincent W. Chiang, editors. Elsevier 2015. In press.
  • Laurie Bennie, Cathy Jo McMacken, Karen Schetzina, Robin Fisher, Jill Fair. A Rainy Day Adventure. Book 1, ReadNPlay Story Series. Karen Schetzina and ETSU Department of Pediatrics, Johnson City, TN 2014.

Invited Presentations

  • Schetzina KE. Hospital Breastfeeding Promotion. Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care Annual Meeting. April 7,2016. Franklin, TN.

Grant funding

  • Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) HRSA-15-034 ReadNPlay for a Bright Future in Appalachian Tennessee March 01, 2015 - February 29, 2020
    • Project Director, 20% FTE
    • Funding ($250,000 / $650,000 total costs) will support expansion of a multi-level, multi-component approach to promoting healthy eating, active living, literacy, and safety among families with young children in Northeast Tennessee.
    • East Tennessee State University
  • Interdisciplinary Research Grant The Family Checkup: An Interdisciplinary Team
    • Approach Improving Public Health through
    • Pediatric Primary Care July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 Co-I
    • (with PI: Dr. Jodi Polaha and Co-I Dr. Katie Baker)
    • $49,443 of funding to evaluate an evidence-based behavioral parent training program in a residency program-based pediatric clinic using an integrated care model.
  • Tennessee Department of Health ReadNPlay for a Bright Future 8/1/2013-6/30/2016
    • Project Director
    • 17% FTE
    • $315,600, 3-year grant to support healthy active living among expectant parents and families with young children through clinical and community initiatives.

Leadership role serving on committees, governing boards in national medical organizations or as a review or editorial board member for a peer reviewed journal.

  • Member, Tennessee Perinatal Advisory Committee
  • State Leader, Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care Breastfeeding Promotion Projects.
  • TN Chapter Representative. American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) Network.
  • Perinatal Advisory Committee, State of Tennessee 2013-Present
  • PHIIT Breastfeeding Sustainment and Smoking Cessation Ambulatory Quality Improvement Project Planning Committee 2014-Present
  • Breastfeeding Initiatives/MOC Committee, TNAAP 2014-Present
  • Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Control (TIPQC) /THA/TNDOH Breastfeeding Promotion Projects State Leader 2009-
  • Journal of Pediatrics Reviewer 2008-
  • Southern Medical Journal Reviewer 2007-
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds, Co-Director 2010-Present
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