Dr. Mangione-Smith, is Professor and Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine, University of Washington Department of Pediatrics, 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 gaps that exist in pediatric healthcare. More specifically, through her research program, she designs and conducts studies to measure healthcare quality and then, based on those assessments, develops and tests 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 two pediatric quality measure sets, one for hospital-to-home transitions and the other for emergency department and inpatient mental health 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 quality improvement research in her role as Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship Director at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
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