My research focuses on improving our ability to provide safe care to pediatric patients in the inpatient setting. One area of focus includes using situation awareness and clinical deterioration prediction tools to predict, prevent and respond to signs of clinical deterioration in the inpatient setting. I have led a committee to update and adopt a "Situation Awareness Model" for the early detection and prevention of clinical deterioration.
I am also interested in reducing preventable harm from high-risk medications and medical devices, which some patients rely upon when being admitted to the hospital. I directed a quality improvement project to boost the institutional situation awareness system for patients who receive high-risk treatments. Furthermore, I have grant funding through an APA Young Investigator Award to study adverse medical device events in children with medical complexity and to build a novel method for detecting and learning from these adverse events.
As a pediatric hospital medicine fellow, I’m pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati and I am a Quality Scholar in the James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence.
Along with my research focus on patient safety, I have always been passionate about the clinical care of hospitalized children with a wide variety of clinical conditions. I truly enjoy working with families to improve the health of their children and maximize their time out of the hospital and at home.
When I was a pediatric resident physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, I received The Shah Family Award in recognition of excellence and outstanding contributions to Hospital Medicine. I was also honored with the Emergency Medicine Award for academic excellence and outstanding contributions to Emergency Medicine. I received both awards when graduating from residency in 2017.