Current General Academic Pediatrics Fellows' Research

Lauren Goldberg, MD

Training: University of Central Florida (MD), University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital (pediatric residency)
Primary mentor: Kristin Ray, MD
Research focus: Dr. Goldberg's goal is to prevent inappropriate weight gain in children and adolescents from birth to 19 years by addressing gaps between pediatric health care, schools, and community-based programs. She is partnering with our hospital’s community engagement team on a number of projects: 1) evaluating how community pediatricians can better partner with school nurses to promote child health, 2) evaluating school health policies and practices currently in place in Pittsburgh Schools, and 3) improving nutrition label health literacy to empower children and families make healthy beverage choices with The Sugar Show.

Katherine Guyon-Harris, PhD

Training: Eastern Michigan University (PhD)
Primary mentor: Daniel Shaw, PhD
Research focus: Dr. Guyon-Harris strives to identify and provide patient-centered supports to infants, toddlers, and their families who are affected by substance use. She is currently involved with a project examining feasibility and outcomes of a strengths-based parenting intervention program for young children and their families affected by substance use in a rural county in north-western Pennsylvania. She is also involved in projects examining the impact of broader indices of risk including caregiver mental health, trauma, and socioeconomic adversity on parenting and parent-child well-being.

Krissy Moehling, PhD, MPH

Training: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health (PhD)
Primary mentor: Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Research focus: Dr. Moehling is a public health researcher trained in Epidemiology and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. Her research focuses on child and adolescent thriving and resiliency, trauma-sensitive practices, and the role of religion/spirituality upon well-being.

Kelsey Schweiberger, MD

Training: Florida International University (MD), UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (pediatric residency)
Primary mentor: Kristin Ray, MD
Research focus: Dr. Schweiberger was selected as a UPMC Learning Health System Fellow, and will be embedded in the UPMC Health Insurances division to address quality and delivery of pediatric care. She will also complete additional training in quality improvement and clinical informatics as part of this fellowship. Her general academic pediatric research is currently focused on the implementation and improvement of telemedicine in outpatient pediatrics.