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Director of Epic ASAP Development, Division of Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


I’ve served as the director of electronic health records for the Division of Emergency Medicine for many years. My work focuses on ensuring that Electronic Health Records are accurate and efficient for the professional providers in the Emergency Department.

My research interests involve the interaction of the electronic health record and the quality of pediatric healthcare. I’ve participated in research that uses a large quantity of data to review charts and recognize patients and diseases by utilizing machine learning algorithms. I also conduct research surrounding the relationship and trust between doctors and patients.

I’m attempting to decipher how to harness the power of the electronic health record to solve clinical problems and utilize technology to enhance healthcare.

In terms of patient care, I have spent my career specializing in pediatric emergency medicine. I was inspired to become a healthcare provider and work with children because I enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems and caring for children. Helping children and families in crisis move toward a better path in terms of their health is rewarding.

I am the co-chair of the National Epic Steering Board for Pediatric Emergency Medicine and I have more than 20 years of experience in the medical field. My research has been published in multiple journals, including International Journal of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatrics, BMJ Quality and Safety, Applied Clinical Informatics and Pediatric Emergency Care.

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Clinical Interests

Pediatric emergency medicine

Research Interests

Electronic Health Record

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

MD: Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Il, 1996.

Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1999.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2002.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2002; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2003.

My Publications

A Pilot Study of a Measure of Parental Trust in Pediatric Emergency Department Care Teams. Byczkowski, TL; Kennebeck, SS; Grupp-Phelan, J. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2021; 21:504-512.

Leveraging a Public Health Framework and Community Advisory Board to Innovate Workplace Violence Intervention Strategies. Gillespie, GL; Fisher, B; Kennebeck, S; Smith, C; Griffith, D; Matern, A; Richey, L; Pendleton, JC; Cubbage, P; Martsolf, D. Topics in Emergency Medicine. 2019; 41:357-371.

A Real-Time Automated Patient Screening System for Clinical Trials Eligibility in an Emergency Department: Design and Evaluation. Ni, Y; Bermudez, M; Kennebeck, S; Liddy-Hicks, S; Dexheimer, J. JMIR Medical Informatics. 2019; 7.

The pediatric emergency department care experience: A quality measure. Byczkowski, TL; Downing, KA; FitzGerald, MR; Kennebeck, SS; Gillespie, GL; Alessandrini, EA. Patient Experience Journal. 2018; 5:32-53.

Factors influencing ED care of young children at-risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury. Rhine, T; Wade, SL; Zhang, N; Zang, H; Kennebeck, S; Babcock, L. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 36:1027-1031.