W83. Dialogue Around Respiratory Illness Treatment: Optimizing Communication with Parents to Improve Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Primary Care
Session: Premeeting Workshop: A Sociobehavioral Approach to Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Wednesday, October 3, 2018: 9:00 AM
Room: S 152-154
Rita Mangione-Smith, M.D., M.P.H., Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH, is Professor and Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine, University of Washington Department of Pediatrics, Senior Investigator in the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington, School of Public Health. Dr. Mangione-Smith’s goal as a researcher is to help narrow the quality gap that exists in pediatric care. More specifically, through her research program, she designs and conducts studies that facilitate assessment of healthcare quality as well as the development and testing of interventions aimed at improving pediatric care. Her currently funded research focuses on testing the effectiveness of a communication-based intervention to improve antibiotic prescribing practices in the pediatric outpatient setting (NICHD); development and testing of pediatric quality measures for emergency department and inpatient mental health care and transitions between sites of care(AHRQ); and validating quality measures for inpatient respiratory illness care (NHLBI). Dr. Mangione-Smith also devotes time to the mentorship of several trainees and junior faculty on the conduct of rigorous QI research in her role as Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship Director at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.


R. Mangione-Smith, None

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