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Department of Pediatrics Research Division

Department of Pediatrics

Active Research

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
“Baby Steps to Success” – Dr. Karen Schetzina (PI), Dr. Gayatri Jaishankar (CoI), Dr. David Wood (CoI), Dr. Jennifer Gibson (CoI), Dr. Kiana Johnson (CoI), Dr. R. Matthew Tolliver (CoI), Deborah Thibeault (CoI) –Funded by the TN Department of Children Services

“Biomarkers in Exhaled Breathe of Glucose Fluctuation in Type 1 Diabetes” – Dr. Evan Los (PI), Dr. William Stone (CoI), and Dr. George Ford (CoI) –funded by the East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee Large Grant

Child Health
“Data analysis of the Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID) National Dataset” – Dr. Kiana Johnson (PI)

“Data analysis of the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) National Dataset” – Dr. Kiana Johnson (PI)

Child Health in Appalachia
“Assessing Health and Blood Donation Motivation in South Central Appalachia” – Dr. Kiana Johnson (PI) and Dr. David Wood (CoI)

“The Role of Healthcare Access, Characteristics of Care, Motivation, and Utilization among South Central Appalachian Youth” Dr. Kiana Johnson (PI)

“Health Outcomes among South Central Appalachian Youth Using the National Health Interview Survey” Dr. David Wood (PI), Dr. Kiana Johnson (CoPI), Dr. Claudia Kozinetz (CoI), Dr. Karen Schetzina (CoI), and Dr. Jennifer Gibson (CoI)

"Social Loafing within a Healthcare Context in Central and South Central Appalachia" – Dr. Kiana Johnson (PI)

Child Health and Literacy
“ReadNPlay for a Bright Future in Appalachian Tennessee” – Dr. Karen Schetzina (PI); Dr. Gayatri Jaishankar (CoPI), Dr. Debra Mills (CoI), Dr. David Wood (CoI) – funded by AAP-HRSA Healthy Tomorrows

Healthcare Transition
“Revision of the Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ)” Dr. David Wood (PI) and Dr. Kiana Johnson (CoI)

“Healthcare Transition Readiness and Health Self-management among Youth with Arthritis and Arthritis-related Conditions” – Dr. Kiana Johnson (PI)

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
“Feelings of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s Nurses toward Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and its Effects on Care of the Infant and Family” – Dr. Darshan Shah (PI)

“Prevention of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome” – Funded by AAP Catch Planning Grant
Dr. Karen Schetzina (PI); Griffin Shoemaker, and Gloria Kwak

"Opiates and Pregnancy from the Patient's Perspective"- Dr. Merry Miller (PI) and Dr. Nathaniel A. Justice (CoI)

“Development of a research database for studies of infants exposed to drugs that can cause neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)” – Dr. David Wood (PI), Dr. Beth Bailey (CoI), Dr. Boynewicz (CoI), Dr. Andrea Clements (CoI), Dr. Angela Hagaman (CoI), Dr. Nathan Justice (CoI), Dr. Rob Pack (CoI), Dr. Kerry Proctor-Williams (CoI), Dr. Megan Quinn (CoI), Dr. Darshan Shah (CoI), & Dr. Nona Stepanov (CoI)

“Comparing length of hospital stay among Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) babies” – Dr. Ahmad Abazoia (PI), Dr. Darshan Shah (CoI), Dr. Jennifer Gibson (CoI), Dr. Des Bharti (CoI)

“Virulent Bacteria in Eastern Tennessee Waters” Dr. Demetrio Macariola (PI), Miller, R and Yu, A.


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