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Digital Health in Pediatrics

May 3, 2019

Mental illnesses are associated with a large disease burden with increased morbidity, mortality, and financial costs. In the United States, three of the leading illnesses associated with pediatric disease burden are psychiatric (depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia). Psychiatric illness in children and adolescents is a key risk factor for completed suicide. Approximately half the adults with mental illness received the diagnosis before age 15. At least 1 in 10 children require mental health services. Most youngsters do not receive them….

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Running my first Marathon in Honor of Paul Farmer

March 27, 2018

Dear friends,

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! In less than two weeks, I will be running my first marathon and doing so in honor of Partners in Health and Paul Farmer for giving me the courage to believe in myself and pursue my dream of contributing to social science by researching ways in which to translate human goodness into metrics that sharpen our perspective of human compassion and kindness.

When Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl first travelled to Haiti, a country said to be “the poorest on earth,”…

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The Effects of the Medical and Behavioral Integration Initiative

February 17, 2017

The positive effects of integrated medical and behavioral health care are confirmed by an ever growing body of evidence. The literature claims that effective integration has the potential to improve patient health and significantly lower costs. Yet it offers few practical tips for start-ups. Is integrated care feasible only for well-funded practices with unlimited academic support? Ample resources and support do help, but in certain situations it is not the dearth of resources, but rather the dearth of imagination that limits robust growth in health care….

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Blog on efforts on Scaling Down of Orphanage Care

July 18, 2016

“I was hearing your heart beating across the road.”1

The aim of my blog is to stress the importance of making “continuum of care” a core goal in any child welfare system by re-visiting the topic of child abandonment and orphanhood.

According to UNICEF, at least 2.2. million children around the world live in orphanages. Despite global initiatives and government policies to deal with the problem, the number of children living in orphanages appears to be on the rise….

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