Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD
Launched in 2007, the Program of Research on Outcomes for Kids (PROKids) is a health services research team whose major goal is to improve the children’s outcomes by implementing family-centered interventions and evaluating these interventions from the perspectives of children and families. Under the leadership of Dr. Elizabeth Cox, PROKids not only conducts original research (over $4.6 million in federal and non-federal research funding since 2009) but also serves as a key collaborator or consultant for other investigators at UW and beyond.
Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH
The mission of the Social Media & Adolescent Health Research Team is to advance society’s understanding of the relationships between media and adolescent health towards educating adolescents, providing better care, and developing innovations in adolescent healthcare.
Jess Babal, MD
Interests include pediatric residency education; research in burnout, wellbeing and thriving for trainees and faculty; narrative medicine; learning and workplace environment factors that promote thriving and joy in work; mentorship.
Current and past projects include:
John Frohna, MD, Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education
As a program director for the past 20 years, I have to say that what I love most about this role is my ability to get to know and mentor residents over their time in the program (and beyond!). I have always been impressed by the commitment that our department chair and faculty have to resident education; everyone truly values the work of the residents and works hard to make sure we graduate the best pediatricians possible. As director, I am not content with the status quo – I want this program to continue to evolve and find innovative ways to teach residents. The UW Pediatric Residency Program provides training in general pediatrics and all pediatric subspecialties.
Ande Jones, MD
Ande Jones joined the GPAM division in 2017, after serving as chief resident here in Madison. After a few years working as a general pediatrician to Madison’s east side at UW Health Union Corners Clinic, Ande was delighted to rejoin the residency education group in 2020 in becoming the Continuity Clinic Director. She is passionate about teaching medical students and residents in her clinic, and is looking forward to continuing to work on strengthening residents’ outpatient education experience. She will continue projects working on:
Additionally, Ande assists in teaching wellness session as part of the Practice and Orientation to Wellness, Empowerment, and Resiliency (POWER) study: Evaluation of a resiliency skills curriculum for early medical students.
Caroline Paul, MD
Caroline R. Paul MD has developed an interest/niche in medical educational scholarship. Her primary and underlying interest is teaching; this has translated to various domains of medical education scholarship. She enjoys collaborative relationships with experts particularly in the areas of evaluation and assessment, validity evidence and the development of instruments of measure, and in curriculum development and innovation. She is involved in both quantitative and qualitative medical education research. Some products of her strong interests are reflected in her teaching presentations at PAS in the form of poster and podium presentations, didactics to PAS academic fellows, and workshops relating to a variety of medical education scholarship. While she seeks to have her medical scholarship and teaching work encompass a range of clinical topics, her current interests are in pediatric otoscopy, health disparities and health equity, and teaching practices. She has published pediatric otoscopy curricula for students and for residents and has developed a peer-reviewed validated checklist to be used in the pediatric ear exam, as well as an online learning resource for the diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media.
GPAM Faculty TOP 25 teachers 2018-19
Each year our pediatric department asks trainees to vote on top teachers and the top 25 teachers are named. We are proud of the GPAM faculty who were voted as top teachers for the 2018-2019 academic year!
- Paula Cody, MD, MPH
- Patricia Deffner-Valley, MD
- Troy Kleist, MD
- Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH
- Amy Plumb, MD
- Prasanna Raman, MD
- Meriel Rongstad, MD
- Amy Stockhausen, MD
- Christine Zimmerman, MD
Madhulika Mathur, MD, MPH
Dr. Mathur’s interest in quality improvement includes a population health based approach to address gaps in care between evidence based guidelines and current ambulatory pediatric practice. Over the years, she has worked on quality improvement projects including: implementing routine developmental screening within the medical home, addressing health literacy within ambulatory care clinics, creating workflows during well child checks for transition of youth from pediatric to adult health care, developing workflows and EMR changes to implement chlamydia screening, and promoting care coordination for youth with ADHD through Shared Plans of Care. She has also served as faculty for three statewide/regional quality improvement collaborative projects to increase HPV vaccination rates through the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Mathur has presented her work at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Health Care Quality Assembly Meeting.
Recent and current projects include:
Karen Pletta, MD
Dr Karen Pletta’s primary academic interest is in pediatric asthma. She is working with the GPAM Asthma quality team on work flows to increase Asthma Action Plans to patients during well child visits and to improve asthma outreach. She has presented posters related to pediatric asthma quality at the AAP NCE conference in 2016, local and statewide conferences, the Pediatric Academic Society 2018 and will be presenting at the AAP NCE conference 2018. Recent and current projects include: