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Melissa S Stockwell

Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Director of New York-Presbyterian Hospital Immunization Registry (EzVAC)

Melissa Stockwell is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population Family Health. Her research, focusing on underserved children and adolescents, examines the causes of under-immunization, and assesses translational interventions to improve immunizations focusing on health technology and health literacy. She is Medical Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Immunization Registry (EzVac) and Co-Director of the Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health. Additionally, she is a pediatrician in a community clinic.
Education & Training:

    MPH, 2007, Mailman School of Public Health

    MD, 2000, Harvard Medical School

    BA, 1996, Williams College

  • Member, New York City Coalition for Immunization Initiatives; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Member, NYC Immunization Improvement Spread Project; ; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Honors and Awards:
  • Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Young Investigator Award (formerly known as the Ambulatory Pediatric Association)
Selected Publications:
  • Stockwell MS, Kharbanda EO, Martinez RA, Vargas CY, Vawdrey DK, Camargo S Effect of a text messaging intervention on influenza vaccination in an urban, low-income pediatric and adolescent population: a randomized controlled trial JAMA 25 1702-8 2012
  • Stockwell MS, Kharbanda E, Andres Martinez R, Lara M, Vawdrey D, Natarajan K, Rickert V. Text4Health: Text4Health: Impact of Text Message Reminder-Recalls for Pediatric and Adolescent Immunizations Am J Public Health 102 e15-e21 2012
  • Kharbanda EO, Stockwell MS, Andres Martinez R, Fox H, Lara M, Rickert V. Text Message Reminders to Promote Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Vaccine 29 2537-41 2011
  • Kharbanda EO, Vargas C, Castaño P, Lara M, Andres Martinez R, Stockwell MS. Exploring pregnant women’s views on influenza vaccination and educational text messages Exploring pregnant women’s views on influenza vaccination and educational text messages Prev Med 52 75-7 2011
  • A Qualitative Evaluation of Providers' Desired Characteristics and Concerns Regarding Computerized Influenza Vaccination Alert Birmingham E, Catallozzi M, Findley S, Vawdrey DK, Kukafka R, Stockwell MS Prev Med 52 274-7 2011
  • Stockwell MS, Irigoyen M, Martinez RA, Findley SE. How Parents’ Negative Experiences at Immunization Visits Affect Child Immunization Status. Public Health Rep. 126 24-32 2011
  • Stockwell MS, Rosenthal SL, Sturm LA, Mays RM, Bair RM, Zimet GD The Effects of Vaccine Characteristics on Adult Women's Attitudes about Vaccination: A Conjoint Analysis Study Vaccine 29 4507 2011
  • Stockwell MS, Andres Martinez R, Hofstetter A, Natarajan K, Vawdrey D. Timeliness of 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Coverage In A Low-Income Pediatric and Adolescent Population Vaccine 2011
  • Stockwell MS, Findley SE, Irigoyen M, Martinez R, Sonnet M Change in the Parental Reasons for Utilization of an Urban Pediatric Emergency Department in the Past Decade Pediatr Emerg Care 26 181-5 2010
  • Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Meyer D, Rodriguez C, Martinez E, Larson E Improving Care of Upper Respiratory Infections Among Latino Early Head Start Parents J Immigr Minor Health 12 925-31 2010

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