Melissa Stockwell

Melissa Stockwell

Melissa Stockwell

Associate Professor


622 W. 168th St VC 417 New York NY USA 10032


Dr. Stockwell is the Florence Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Family Health. She is Medical Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) Immunization Registry (EzVac) and Co-Director of the Columbia University Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health. Additionally, she is a pediatrician in a NYP-associated community clinic. Dr. Stockwell’s research, which concentrates on underserved children and adolescents, focuses on translational interventions to improve vaccinations with an emphasis on health technology and health literacy. This includes translational health IT interventions to promote vaccination as well as the use of large-scale, patient-centered communication technologies, like text messaging, for surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases and adverse events. She serves on the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Immunization Improvement Team.



MPH, 2007, Mailman School of Public Health
MD, 2000, Harvard Medical School
BA, 1996, Williams College

Columbia Affiliations

Medical Director, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Immunization Registry (EzVAC)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Population and Family Health

Additional Affiliations

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 & Awards

Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Young Investigator Award (formerly known as the Ambulatory Pediatric Association)

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Trials, Health Informatics, Intervention Studies, Technology, Child Health and Development, Community Programs and Outreach, Underserved Populations, Immunization, Infectious Disease, Urban Health

Select Publications

Stockwell MS, Hofstetter A, DuRivage N, Barrett A, Fernandez N, Vargas C, Camargo S. Text Message Reminders for Second Dose of Influenza Vaccine: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e83-91.
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. 2012;307(16): 1702-8.
Stockwell MS, Broder K, LaRussa P, Lewis P, Fernandez N, Sharma D, Barrett A, Sosa J, Vellozzi C. Risk Of Fever After Pediatric Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine And 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(3):211-9.
Stockwell BR, Stockwell MS, Cennamo M, Jiang E Blended Learning Improves Science Education. Cell. 2015 Aug 27;162(5):933-6 .
Stockwell MS, Westhoff C, Kharbanda EO, Vargas CY, Vawdrey DK, Camargo S, Castaño P. Influenza Vaccine Text Message Reminders For Urban, Low-Income Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Public Health. 2014;104 Suppl 1:e7-e12.
Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Larson E, Rodriguez C, Subramony A, Andres Martinez R, Martinez E, Barrett A, Meyer D. Effect of a URI-related Educational Intervention in Early Head Start on ED Visits. Pediatrics. 2014;133(5):e1233-e1240.
Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Camargo S, Ramakrishnan S, Holleran S, Findley S, Kukafka R, Hofstetter A, Fernandez N, Vawdrey D. Registry-Linked Electronic Influenza Vaccine Provider Reminders: A Cluster-Crossover Trial Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e75-82.
Hofstetter A, Vargas C, Camargo S, Holleran S, Vawdrey D, Kharbanda EO, Stockwell MS. Impacting Delayed Pediatric Influenza Vaccination: A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Text Message Reminders. Am J Prev Med. 2015;48(4):392-401.
Stockwell MS, Reed C, Vargas C, Garretson A, Alba L, LaRussa P, Finelli L, Larson E, Saiman L. MOSAIC: Mobile Surveillance for ARI and ILl in the Community. Am J Epi. 2014;180(12):1196-1201.
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

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