Nemours is committed to the health and well-being of all our children, families and associates. The Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion creates an environment where iversity, anti-acism, nclusion, alue and ealth quity (D.R.I.V.E.) are at the center of all we do for our children, families and associates.

D.R.I.V.E. Purpose Statement
To create an environment of inclusive excellence valuing all associates and empowering them to address racism, health equity and social justice to create the healthiest generations of children.

About Us

The department serves the following eight functions:


Child and Family Impact

Ensure that our interactions and care with our patients and families are respectful of all families’ backgrounds and experiences.
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Research and National Prominence

Conduct research focused on health disparities and share best practices to improve the healthcare of all children. Learn more about our:


Community Engagement and Health

Increase associate involvement in our communities, and to generate and maintain partnerships that help address preventive measures and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).  


Policies, Processes and Culture

Review Nemours policies, practices and culture align with the vision of D.R.I.V.E. and where potential updates may be needed.


Pipeline, Recruitment and Onboarding

Expand pipeline efforts to develop underrepresented candidates for careers in health care and increase the diversity of the candidate pool for leadership positions.


Education, Development and Programming

Work to include diversity, inclusion, health equity and anti-racism in associate education. Learn more about:


Associate Engagement and Retention

Drive improved associate engagement and retention by building a culture of inclusion and belonging. 


Marketing and Communication

Educate patients, familie, and associates about how our work will impact the health of our communities. 

Research

At Nemours, health disparities science research originates primarily from the Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI). The research activities involve quality, workforce diversity, community engagement, cultural/linguistic competencies and specific health/health care outcomes. In assessing health care processes and outcomes as related to health disparities indicators, OHEI collaborates with several departments and divisions across Nemours, including Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS), musculoskeletal/orthopedics, hematology/oncology, trauma and the Emergency Department (ED). Also present our work at national and international scientific conferences to include the American Academy of Pediatrics , the American Public Health Association , the Society of Epidemiological Research and many more.

Research completed in part by the work of our Translational Health Disparities Research Program — Undergraduate and Graduate Internships and Fellowships.

Current Projects

 
Publications

1. Holmes, L., Jr.; Enwere, M.; Williams, J.; Ogundele, B.; Chavan, P.; Piccoli, T.; Chinacherem, C.; Comeaux, C.; Pelaez, L.; Okundaye, O.; Stalnaker, L.; Kalle, F.; Deepika, K.; Philipcien, G.; Poleon, M.; Ogungbade, G.; Elmi, H.; John, V.; Dabney, K.W. (2020) Black-White Risk Differentials in COVID-19 Transmission, Mortality and Case Fatality in the United States: Translational Epidemiologic Perspective and Challenge . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 17(12), 4322; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124322

2. Holmes Jr., L., O’Neill, L., Elmi, H., Chinacherem, C., Comeaux, C., Pelaez, L., Dabney, K., Akinola, O. and  Enwere, M. (2020). Implication of Vaginal and Cesarean Section Delivery Method in Black–White Differentials in Infant Mortality in the United States: Linked Birth/Infant Death Records, 2007–2016 . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 17:9, 3146; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093146

3. Holmes Jr., L., Lim, A., Comeaux, C., Dabney, K., & Okundaye, O. (2019). DNA Methylation of Candidate Genes (ACE II, INF-γ, AGTR 1, and TLR2) in Essential Hypertension Causal Pathway: Systematic Review & Quantitative Evidence Synthesis . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 16:4829, doi:10.3390/ijerph16234829

4. Holmes Jr., L., Shutman, E., Chinaka, C., Elmi, H., Deepika, K., Pelaez, L., & Dabney, K. (2019). Aberrant Epigenomic Modulation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene (NR3C1) in Early Life Stress and Major Depressive Disorder Correlation: Systematic Review and Quantitative Evidence Synthesis . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; ijerph-625455, Received on 10 October 2019

5. Holmes Jr., L., Chinaka, C., Elmi, H., Deepekai, K., Pelaez, L., Enwere, M., & Dabney, K. (2019). Implication of Spiritual Network Support System in Epigenomic Modulation and Health Trajectory . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 16, 4123; doi:10.3390/ijerph16214123

6. Mage DT, Maria Donner E, Holmes L Jr. Risk Differences in Disease-Specific Infant Mortality Between Black and White US Children, 1968-2015: an Epidemiologic Investigation . Journal of Racial Ethnic Health Disparities. 2019 Feb;6(1):86-93.

7. Gaebe, G., Kruse, R., Rogers, K., Mackenzie, W.G., & Holmes, L. Jr. Dynamic Lower Extremity Deformity in Children With Pseudoachondroplasia . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2018 Mar;38(3):157-162. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000798.

8. Abousamra, O., Nishnianidze, T., Rogers, K.J., Er, M.S., Sees, J.P., Dabney, K., & Miller, F. Risk factors for pancreatitis after posterior spinal fusion in children with cerebral palsy . Journal of Pediatric Orthopic B. 2018 Mar;27(2):163-167. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000376.

9. Tan-McGrory, A., Bennett-AbuAyyash, C., Gee, S., Dabney, K., Cowden, J., Williams, L., Rafton, S., Nettles, A., Pagura, S., Holmes, L., Goleman, J., Caldwell, L., Page, J., Oceanic, P., McMullen, E., Lopera, S., Beiter, S., and López, L. A patient and family data domain collection framework for identifying disparities in pediatrics: results from the pediatric health equity collaborative . BioMed Central Pediatrics (2018) 18:18 DOI 10.1186/s12887-018-0993-2

10. Dixit, D., Theroux, M.C., Dabney, K.W., Miller, F. Use of caudal epidural catheter in a child with cerebral palsy with prior posterior spine (T1-sacrum) fusion .  Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2018 Jan;62(1):80-82. doi: 10.4103/ija.IJA_562_17.

11. Holmes L Jr, Morgan I, Earnest B, LaHurd A, Nettles A, Dabney K. Lower Regional Pediatric In-hospital Mortality Albeit Racial/ethnic Disparities . Journal of the National Medical Association. 2018 Dec;110(6):583-590.

12. Holmes L Jr, Chavan P, Blake T, Dabney K. Unequal Cumulative Incidence and Mortality Outcome in Childhood Brain and Central Nervous System Malignancy in the USA . Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2018 Oct;5(5):1131-1141.

13. Morgan I, Hughes ME, Belcher H, Holmes L Jr. Maternal Sociodemographic Characteristics, Experiences and Health Behaviors Associated with Postpartum Care Utilization: Evidence from Maryland PRAMS Dataset, 2012-2013 . Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2018 Apr;22(4):589-598.

14. Church, C., Lennon, N., Pineault, K., Abousamra, O., Niiler, T., Henley, J., Dabney, K., & Miller, F. Persistence and Recurrence Following Femoral Derotational Osteotomy in Ambulatory Children With Cerebral Palsy . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2017 Oct/Nov;37(7):447-453. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000000701.

15. Abousamra, O., Er, M.S., Rogers, K.J., Nishnianidze, T., Dabney, K.W., & Miller, F. Hip Reconstruction in Children With Unilateral Cerebral Palsy and Hip Dysplasia . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2016 Dec;36(8):834-840.

16. Nishnianidze, T., Bayhan, I.A., Abousamra, O., Sees, J., Rogers, K.J., Dabney, K.W., & Miller F. Factors predicting postoperative complications following spinal fusions in children with cerebral palsy scoliosi . European Spine Journal. 2016 Feb;25(2):627-34. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-4243-0. Epub 2015 Sep 26.

17. Holmes L Jr, Tworig J, Casini J, Morgan I, O'Brien K, Oceanic P, Dabney K. Implication of Socio-Demographics on Cognitive-Related Symptoms in Sports Concussion Among Childre . Sports Medicine-Open. 2016 Dec;2(1):38.

18. Mostovych N, Holmes L, Ruszkay N, LaHurd A, Heinle R, Nardone H. Effectiveness of Powered Intracapsular Tonsillectomy in Children With Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea . Journal of the American Medical Association Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. 2016 Feb;142(2):150-6.

19. Sees, J.P., Sitoula, P., Dabney, K., Holmes, L. Jr., Rogers, K.J., Kecskemethy, H.H., Bachrach, S., & Miller, F. Pamidronate Treatment to Prevent Reoccurring Fractures in Children With Cerebral Palsy . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2016 Mar;36(2):193-7. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000000421.

20. Pruszczynski, B., Saller, J., Rogers, K.J., Holmes, L. Jr., & Ty, J.M. Incidence of Carpal Coalition in the Pediatric Population . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2016 Dec;36(8):e106-e110.

21. Sitoula, P., Holmes, L. Jr., Sees, J., Rogers, K., Dabney, K., & Miller, F. The Long-term Outcome of Early Spine Fusion for Scoliosis in Children With Cerebral Pals y. Clinical Spine Surgery. 2016 Oct;29(8):E406-12. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000184.

22. Pourtaheri, S., Shah, S.A., Ditro, C.P., Holmes, L. Jr., & Mackenzie, W.G.  Preoperative halo-gravity traction with and without thoracoscopic anterior release for skeletal dysplasia patients with severe kyphoscoliosis . Journal of Child Orthopedics. 2016 Apr;10(2):135-42. doi: 10.1007/s11832-016-0721-0. Epub 2016 Mar 26.

23. Theroux, M.C., Fisher, A.O., Rodriguez, M.E., Brislin, R.P., Reichard, K.W., Shah, S.A., McCoy, M., Brown, M., Dabney, K.W., Mackenzie, W.G., Katz, D.A., & Shaffer, T.H. Prophylactic methylprednisolone to reduce inflammation and improve outcomes from one lung ventilation in children: a randomized clinical trial . Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2015 Jun;25(6):587-94. doi: 10.1111/pan.12601. Epub 2015 Jan 2.

24. Sitoula, P., Verma, K., Holmes, L. Jr., Gabos, P.G., Sanders, J.O., Yorgova, P., Neiss, G., Rogers, K., & Shah, S.A. Prediction of Curve Progression in Idiopathic Scoliosis: Validation of the Sanders Skeletal Maturity Staging System . Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jul 1;40(13):1006-13. doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000000952.

25. Dabney K, McClarin L, Romano E, Fitzgerald D, Bayne L, Oceanic P, Nettles AL, Holmes L Jr. Cultural Competence in Pediatrics: Health Care Provider Knowledge, Awareness, and Skills . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015 Dec 22;13(1): ijerph13010014.

26. Holmes L, Vandenberg J, McClarin L, Dabney K. Epidemiologic, Racial and Healthographic Mapping of Delaware Pediatric Cancer: 2004-2014 . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015 Dec 22;13(1):ijerph13010049.

27.  Holmes L, LaHurd A, Wasson E, McClarin L, Dabney K. Racial and Ethnic Heterogeneity in the Association Between Total Cholesterol and Pediatric Obesity . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015 Dec 23;13(1):ijerph13010019.

28. Holmes L Jr, Kalle F, Grinstead L, Jimenez M, Murphy M, Oceanic P, Fitzgerald D, Dabney K. Health Disparities in Pediatric Asthma: Comprehensive Tertiary Care Center Experience . Journal of the National Medical Association. 2015 Mar;107(3):4-8.

29. DiCindio, S., Arai, L., McCulloch, M., Sadacharam, K., Shah, S.A., Gabos, P., Dabney, K., & Theroux, M.C. Clinical relevance of echocardiogram in patients with cerebral palsy undergoing posterior spinal fusion . Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2015 Aug;25(8):840-845. doi: 10.1111/pan.12676. Epub 2015 May 9.

30. Pourtaheri, S., Miller, F., Dabney, K., Shah, S.A., Dubowy, S., & Holmes, L. Deep Wound Infections After Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery . Spine Deformity. 2015 Nov;3(6):533-540. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2015.04.003. Epub 2015 Oct 28.

31. Dabney, K., Jackson, S., LaHurd, A., Oceanic, P., Fitzgerald, D., Grant, K., & Holmes Jr., L. Racial-Ethnic Differences in Pediatric Higher Body Mass Index: Hospital-Based Access Explanatory Model . Annals of Epidemiology. 2014 Sep; 24(9): 689

32. Pruszczynski, B., Harcke, H.T., Holmes, L. Jr., & Bowen, J.R. Natural history of hip instability in infants (without subluxation or dislocation): a three year follow-up . BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2014 Oct 28;15:355. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-355.

33. Shah, S.A., Karatas, A.F., Dhawale, A.A., Dede, O., Mundis, G.M. Jr, Holmes, L. Jr., Yorgova, P., Neiss, G., Johnston, C.E., Emans, J.B., Thompson, G.H., Pawelek, J.B., Akbarnia, B.A; Growing Spine Study Group.  The effect of serial growing rod lengthening on the sagittal profile and pelvic parameters in early-onset scoliosis . Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22):E1311-7. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000565.

34. Sitoula, P., Mackenzie, W.G., Shah, S.A., Thacker, M., Ditro, C., Holmes, L. Jr., Campbell, J.W., & Rogers, K.J. Occipitocervical fusion in skeletal dysplasia: a new surgical technique . Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jul 1;39(15):E912-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000381.

35. Kadhim, M., Thacker, M., Kadhim, A., & Holmes, L. Jr. Treatment of unicameral bone cyst: systematic review and meta analysis . Journal of Child Orthopedics. 2014 Mar;8(2):171-91. doi: 10.1007/s11832-014-0566-3. Epub 2014 Feb 26. PMID: 24570274

36. Ciccotti, M.G., Atanda, A. Jr., Nazarian, L.N., Dodson, C.C., Holmes, L., & Cohen, S.B. Stress sonography of the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow in professional baseball pitchers: a 10-year study . American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014 Mar;42(3):544-51. doi:10.1177/0363546513516592. Epub 2014 Jan 28.

37. Dhawale, A.A., Gjolaj, J.P., Holmes, L. Jr., Sands, L.R., Temple, H.T., & Eismont, F.J. Sacrectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy for the treatment of sacral chordomas: a single-center experience over 27 years . Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Mar 1;39(5):E353-9. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000173.

38. Pourtaheri, S., Emami, A., Sinha, K., Faloon, M., Hwang, K., Shafa, E., & Holmes, L. Jr. The role of magnetic resonance imaging in acute cervical spine fractures . Spine Journal. 2014 Nov 1;14(11):2546-53. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.10.052. Epub 2013 Nov 22.

39. Talmac, M.A., Kadhim, M., Rogers, K.J., Holmes, L. Jr., & Miller, F. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in children with Down syndrome . Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica. 2013;47(5):334-8.

40. Dabney K, Oceanic P, Fitzgerald D, Grant K, Holmes L Jr. Do Asians Demonstrate Optimal Compliance in CDC Recommended Pediatric Vaccine Schedule? Annals of Epidemiology. 2013; 23(9): 590.

41. Boniello, A., Verma, K., Sees, J.P., Miller, F., & Dabney, K. Delayed Abdominal Compartment Syndrome as a Complication of Spinal Surgery: Literature Review and Case Report . Spine Deformity. 2013 Nov;1(6):464-467. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2013.07.011. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

42. Fuhrhop, S.K., Keeler, K.A., Oto, M., Miller, F., Dabney, K.W., Bridwell, K.H., Lenke, L.G., & Luhmann, S.J. Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis in Non-Ambulatory Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy Patients: A Matched Cohort Comparison of Unit Rod Technique and All-Pedicle Screw Constructs . Spine Deformity. 2013 Sep;1(5):389-394. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2013.07.006. Epub 2013 Sep 25.

43. Robinson, K.G., Mendonca, J.L., Militar, J.L., Theroux, M.C., Dabney, K.W., Shah, S.A., Miller, F., & Akins, R.E. Disruption of basal lamina components in neuromotor synapses of children with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy . PLOS One. 2013 Aug 16;8(8):e70288. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070288. eCollection 2013.

44. Karatas, A.F., Miller, E.G., Miller, F., Dabney, K.W., Bachrach, S., Connor, J., Rogers, K., & Holmes, L. Jr. Cerebral palsy patients discovered dead during sleep: experience from a comprehensive tertiary pediatric center . Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2013 Jan 1;6(4):225-31. doi: 10.3233/PRM-140257.

45. Holmes L Jr, Dabney K, Hossain J. Racial/Ethnic Variances in Loco-Regional Prostate Cancer (CaP) Survival: Impact of Chemotherapy . Annals of Epidemiology. 2013; 23 (9): 583–584.

46. Holmes L Jr, Hossain J, Ward D, Opara F. “Racial/Ethnic Variability in Hypertension Prevalence and Risk Factors in National Health Interview Survey ,” ISRN Hypertension, vol. 2013, Article ID 257842, 8 pages, 2013.

47. Williams A, Dabney K, Holmes L Jr. Health Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening in United States: Race/Ethnicity or Shifting Paradigms?  Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2013; 6 (2): Article 8.

48. Karatas, A.F., Dede, O., Rogers, K., Ditro, C.P., Holmes, L., Bober, M., Shah, S.A., & Mackenzie, W.G. Growth-sparing spinal instrumentation in skeletal dysplasia . Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 15;38(24):E1517-26. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182a590f0.

49. Kadhim, M., Holmes, L. Jr., & Miller, F. Long-term outcome of planovalgus foot surgical correction in children with cerebral palsy . Foot Ankle Surgery. 2013 Nov-Dec;52(6):697-703. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2013.06.010. Epub 2013 Jul 25.

50. Dhawale, A.A., Shah, S.A., Yorgova, P., Neiss, G., Layer, D.J. Jr., Rogers, K.J., Gabos, P.G., & Holmes, L. Jr. Effectiveness of cross-linking posterior segmental instrumentation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a 2-year follow-up comparative study . Spine Journal. 2013 Nov;13(11):1485-92. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.05.022. Epub 2013 Jun 22.

51. Shah, S.A., Dhawale, A.A., Oda, J.E., Yorgova, P., Neiss, G.I., Holmes, L. Jr., & Gabos, P.G. Ponte Osteotomies With Pedicle Screw Instrumentation in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis . Spine Deformity. 2013 May;1(3):196-204. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2013.03.002. Epub 2013 Jun 6.

52. Dhawale, A.A., Shah, S.A., Reichard, S., Holmes, L. Jr., Brislin, R., Rogers, K., & Mackenzie, W.G. Casting for infantile scoliosis: the pitfall of increased peak inspiratory pressure . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2013 Jan;33(1):63-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e318264936f.

53. Dhawale, A.A., Church, C., Henley, J., Holmes, L. Jr., Thacker, M.M., Mackenzie, W.G., & Miller, F. Gait pattern and lower extremity alignment in children with Morquio syndrome . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics B. 2013 Jan;22(1):59-62. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32835a0e6d.

54. Holmes L Jr, Hossain J, Opara F. Pediatric Thyroid Carcinoma Incidence and Temporal Trends in the U.S. (1973-2007): Race or Shifting Diagnostic Paradigm? ISRN Oncology. 2012.

55. Holmes L Jr, Hossain J, desVignes-Kendrick M, Opara F. Sex Variability in Pediatric Leukemia Survival: Large Cohort Evidence ISRN Oncology. 2012; Article ID 439070, 9 pages.

56. Holmes L Jr, Opara F, desVignes-Kendrick M, Hossain J. Age Variance in the Survival of United States Pediatric Leukemia Patients (1973–2006) . ISRN Public Health. 2012; Article ID 721329, 10 pages.

57. Holmes L Jr, Hossain J, Ward D, Opara F. Racial/Ethnic Variability in Diabetes Mellitus Among United States Residents Is Unexplained by Lifestyle, Sociodemographics and Prognostic Factors . ISRN Public Health. 2012; Article ID 408079, 8 pages.

58. Thabet, A.M., Kowtharapu, D.N., Miller, F., Dabney, K.W., Shah, S.A., Rogers, K., & Holmes, L. Jr. Wrist fusion in patients with severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy . Musculoskeletal Surgery. 2012 Dec;96(3):199-204. doi: 10.1007/s12306-012-0217-0. Epub 2012 Aug 15.

59. Holmes, L. Jr., Hossain, J., & Opara, F. Pediatric thyroid carcinoma incidence and temporal trends in the USA (1973-2007): race or shifting diagnostic paradigm ? ISRN Oncology. 2012;2012:906197. doi: 10.5402/2012/906197. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

60. Kadhim, M., Holmes, L. Jr., & Miller, F.  Correlation of radiographic and pedobarograph measurements in planovalgus foot deformity . Gait Posture. 2012 Jun;36(2):177-81. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.02.011. Epub 2012 Apr 22.

61. Oto, M., Thabet, A., Miller, F., & Holmes, L. Correlation between selective pedobarographic and radiographic measures in the assessment of surgically treated CTEV patients . Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi. 2011 Dec;22(3):145-8.

62. Oto, M., Shah, S.A., Mohammed, M.A., Rogers, K.J., Yorgova, P., & Holmes, L. Effectiveness and safety of posterior titanium instrumentation in children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a prospective study . Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi. 2011 Dec;22(3):124-8.

63. Thawrani, D., Kuester, V., Gabos, P.G., Kruse, R.W., Littleton, A.G., Rogers, K.J., Holmes, L., & Thacker, M.M. Reliability and necessity of computerized tomography in distal tibial physeal injuries . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 2011 Oct-Nov;31(7):745-50. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31822d385f.

64. Joo, S.Y., Knowtharapu, D.N., Rogers, K.J., Holmes, L. Jr., & Miller, F. Recurrence after surgery for equinus foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy: assessment of predisposing factors for recurrence in a long-term follow-up stud y. Journal of Child Orthopedics. 2011 Aug;5(4):289-96. doi: 10.1007/s11832-011-0352-4. Epub 2011 Jun 24.

65. Rahman, T., Chandran, S., Kluger, D., Kersch, J., Holmes, L., Nishisaki, A., & Deutsch, E.S. Tracking manikin tracheal intubation using motion analysis . Pediatric Emergency Care. 2011 Aug;27(8):701-5. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318226c7f4.

66. Angsanuntsukh, C., Oto, M., Holmes, L., Rogers, K.J., King, M.M., Donohoe, M., & Kumar, S.J. Congenital vertical talus in multiple pterygium syndrome . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2011 Jul-Aug;31(5):564-9. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31822108d0.

67. Wee, J., Rahman, T., Akins, R.E., Seliktar, R., Levine, D.G., Richardson, D.W., Dodge, G.R., Thabet, A.M., Holmes, L., & Mackenzie, W.G. Using distraction forces to drive an autodistractor during limb lengthening . Medical Engineering & Physics. 2011 Oct;33(8):1001-7. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2011.04.002. Epub 2011 Apr 30.

68. Holmes, L. Jr., Opara, F., & Hossain, J. A five-year breast cancer-specific survival disadvantage of African American women . African Journal of Reproductive Health. 2010 Sep;14(3):195-200.

69. Amin, R., Bohnert, A., Holmes, L., Rajasekaran, A., & Assanasen, C. Response to "Childhood clustering in Florida: weighing the evidence ". Pediatric Blood Cancer. 2010 Jul 1;54(7):1053. doi: 10.1002/pbc.22488.

70. Essien, E.J., Monjok, E., Chen, H., Abughosh, S., Ekong, E., Peters, R.J., Holmes, L. Jr., Holstad, M.M., & Mgbere, O. Correlates of HIV knowledge and sexual risk behaviors among female military personnel . AIDS and Behavior. 2010 Dec;14(6):1401-14. doi: 10.1007/s10461-010-9701-4.

71. Palocaren, T., Thabet, A.M., Rogers, K., Holmes, L. Jr., Donohoe, M., King, M.M., & Kumar, S.J. Anterior distal femoral stapling for correcting knee flexion contracture in children with arthrogryposis--preliminary results . Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2010 Mar;30(2):169-73. doi:10.1097/BPO.0b013e3181d07593.

72. Amin, R., Bohnert, A., Holmes, L., Rajasekaran, A., & Assanasen, C. Epidemiologic mapping of Florida childhood cancer clusters . Pediatric Blood Cancer. 2010 Apr;54(4):511-8. doi: 10.1002/pbc.22403.

73. Holmes, L. Jr., Chan, W., Jiang, Z., Ward, D., Essien, E.J., & Du, X.L. Impact of androgen deprivation therapy on racial/ethnic disparities in the survival of older men treated for locoregional prostate cancer . Cancer Control. 2009 Apr;16(2):176-85.

74. Holmes, L. Jr., Ogungbade, G., Ward, D.D., Ross, M.W., Ekong, E., & Essien, E.J. Epidemiologic and behavioral characterization of knowledge of condom use and modeling among military personnel . African Journal of Reproductive Health. 2008 Aug;12(2):32-44.

75. Holmes, L. Jr., Monjok, E., Ward, D., Garrison, O.M., Toney, E.D., Ogungbade, G., & Essien, E.J. Racial variance in rationale for HIV testing in community-based setting in the United States: evidence from the National Health Interview Survey Journal of the International Associations of Physicians of AIDS Care (Chic). 2008 Mar-Apr;7(2):61-8. doi: 10.1177/1545109708315327. Epub 2008 Mar 4.

76. Essien, E.J., Ogungbade, G.O., Ward, D., Ekong, E., Ross, M.W., Meshack, A., & Holmes, L. Jr. Influence of educational status and other variables on human immunodeficiency virus risk perception among military personnel: a large cohort finding . Military Medicine. 2007 Nov;172(11):1177-81.

77. Monjok, E., Essien, E.J., & Holmes, L. Jr. Female genital mutilation: potential for HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and prospect for epidemiologic investigation and intervention . African Journal of Reproductive Health. 2007 Apr;11(1):33-42.

78. Essien, E.J., Ogungbade, G.O., Kamiru, H.N., Ekong, E., Ward, D., & Holmes, L. Jr. Emerging sociodemographic and lifestyle predictors of intention to use condom in human immunodeficiency virus intervention among uniformed services personnel . Military Medicine. 2006 Oct;171(10):1027-34.

 
Presentations

Oral Presentations

1. Harrison, R., Oceanic, P., Pendley, J., and Frizzola, M. Nemours D.R.I.V.E-ing Change: Working Towards Equity and Inclusion. Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, Virtual, March 2021.

2. Thoby, E., Xiao, W., Mallarino, A., Gao, Z., Williams, N., Dabney, K. and Pelaez, L. Health Care Utilization Among Pediatric Patients Utilizing A Novel Social Determinants of Health Screener. Pediatric Academic Societies, Virtual, April, 2021.

3. Pelaez, L. and Holmes Jr., L. (March 2020). Implication of Spiritual Network Support System in Epigenomic Modulation and Health Trajectory. Wound Care, Nursing and Tissue Science Conference: Speaker Invitations, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

4. Pelaez, L. and Holmes Jr., L. (May 2020). Healthcare and Hospital Management. International Conferences on Healthcare and Hospital Management: Speaker Invitations, Vancouver, Canada.

5. Pelaez, L. and Holmes Jr., L. (June 2020). Implication of Spiritual Network Support System in Epigenomic Modulation and Health Trajectory. Global Experts Meeting on Frontiers in Patient Safety and Healthcare: Speaker Invitation, Zurich, Switzerland.

6. Holmes Jr., L. (August 2020). Strengthen Research Cooperation between the East and the West. PCS 2nd International Pediatrics Conference-2020 (IPC-2020): Oral Presentation Invitation, Tallinn, Estonia.

7.  Holmes Jr., L. (November 2019). Asian Americans Demonstrate HPV Vaccine Hesitancy in CDC Recommended Vaccine Schedule in a Comprehensive Pediatric Center, Delaware 2018. World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Oral Presentation, Manila, Philippines.

8. Holmes Jr., L. (November 2019). Implication of Gut Microbiome in Obesity, Type II Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review and Quantitative Evidence Synthesis. World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Oral Presentation, Manila, Philippines.

9. Holmes Jr., L. (November 2019). Secretory IGA as Exposure Function of Exclusive Breast-Feeding in Intellectual Disabilities among United States Children. World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Oral Presentation, Manila, Philippines.

10. Horden, S., Williams, J., Dabney, K., Atanda, A., and Holmes, L. Jr. (November 2019). Conjoint Effect of Social Determinants of Health and Injury Severity Score Predicts Survival Disadvantage of Black Children with Trauma. American Public Health Association: Oral Presentation, Philadelphia.

11. Eaton, A., Masire, P., Pelaez, L., Dabney, K., Holmes Jr., L. (October 2019). Conjoint Effect of Race and Urbanicity in Childhood Renal Cell Carcinoma Survival. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition: Oral Presentation Invitation, New Orleans.

12. Herring, K., Masire, P., Chinaka, C., Holmes Jr., L., and Dabney K. (October 2019). T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) immunophenotype predicts the survival disadvantage of black children with ALL. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition: Oral Presentation Invitation, New Orleans.

13. Enwere, M. & Holmes Jr., L. (November 2019). Maternal subpopulation variances in vaginal and cesarean section delivery method explains excess infant mortality of blacks in United States: Linked Birth/Infant Death Records, 2007-2016. American Public Health Association: Oral Presentation Invitation, Philadelphia.

14. Dabney, K. (June 2019). Equity and Social Justice Lecture. Harvard Medical School: Oral Presentation, Boston.

15. Holmes Jr., L. (January 2019). Transforming Research to Scientific Posters. Delaware Technical Community College: Oral Presentation, Wilmington, Del.

16. Holmes Jr., L. (October 2019). Science Fair Project Selection and Presentation. Delaware Technical Community College: Oral Presentation, Wilmington, Del.

17. Holmes Jr., L. (October 2019). Future Medical Professionals of America. MOT Charter High School: Oral Presentation, Middletown, Del.

18. Environment-Anthropomorphic Interaction and Racial Disparities in Pediatric Asthma: Decomposition Analysis Using National Survey of Children's Health. (October, 2015). American Public Health Association: Oral Presentation, Chicago.

19. Racial variance in association between violence, social hardship, social disadvantage and asthma severity: Multivariable analysis using  the National Children Health Survey, 2012. (October, 2015). American Public Health Association: Oral Presentation, Chicago.

20. Lower Regional Pediatric In-hospital Mortality Albeit Racial/ethnic Disparities. (September, 2014). American College of Epidemiology Annual Conferences: Oral Presentation, Silver Spring, Md.

21. Lower Regional Pediatric In-hospital Mortality Albeit Racial/ethnic Disparities. (November, 2014). American Public Health Association: Oral Presentation, New Orleans.

22. Association between neck circumference and asthma severity: Can racial/ethnic variability be explained? (November, 2014). American Public Health Association: Oral Presentation, New Orleans.

23. Environment-Anthropomorphic Interaction and Racial Disparities in Pediatric Asthma: Decomposition Analysis Using National Survey of Children's Health. (November, 2014). American Public Health Association: Oral Presentation, New Orleans.

24. Conceptual Framework of Cultural Competent Care for Pediatric Asthma. (October, 2013). Pediatric Allergy & Asthma Meeting: Oral Presentation, Athens, Greece.

25. Pediatric Asthma Proportionate Morbidity: Racial/Ethnic Variance. (October, 2013). Pediatric Allergy & Asthma Meeting: Oral Presentation, Athens, Greece.

Poster Presentations

1. Harrison, R., Oceanic, P., Pendley, J., and Frizzola, M. Nemours D.R.I.V.E-ing Change: Working towards Equity and Inclusion. Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, Virtual, March 2021

2. Thoby, E. and Pelaez, L. (April 2021). Health Care Utilization Among Pediatric Patients Utilizing A Novel Social Determinants of Health Screener. Pediatric Academic Societies Virtual Meeting: Poster Presentation.

3. Holmes Jr., L., Parson, K., Masire, P., Herring, K., & Dabney, K. (October 2020). Conjoint effect of urbanity and tumor immunophenotype in survival disadvantage of males and blacks with pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. American Public Health Association Virtual Conference: Poster Invitation

4. Holmes Jr., L., Elmi, H., Hwang, M., Pelaez, L., & Dabney, K. (October 2020). Racial/ethnic heterogeneity in the correlation between parental substance use disorder and childhood mental and behavioral dysfunction. American Public Health Association Virtual Conference: Poster Invitation

5. Holmes Jr., L., Chinaka, C., King, S., Pelaez, L., & Dabney, K. (October 2020). Exclusive breastfeeding predicts racial/ ethnic heterogeneity in childhood dental disorders in the United States. American Public Health Association Virtual Conference: Poster Invitation

6. Holmes Jr, L., Pelaez, L., Piccoli, T.V., Gardner, S., & Dabney, K. (October 2020). Diabetes  predicts dental disorders among children in the United States: Evidence from national survey of children’s health, 2016. American Public Health Association Virtual Conference: Poster Invitation

7. Elmi, H., Piccoli, T., Siddiquea, M., Miller, E.B.P., Cronan, K., Oceanic, P., Dabney, K., Brennan, R., and Holmes Jr., L.  (October 2020). Health illiteracy inversely correlates with general health and quality of life in pediatric population. American Public Health Association Virtual Conference: Poster Invitation

8. Brennan, R., Pelaez, L., and Holmes Jr., L. (October 2020). Implication of neighborhood violence in childhood obesity epidemic in the United States: National survey of children health, 2016/2017. American Public Health Association Virtual Conference: Poster Invitation

9.  Holmes Jr., L., Chinaka, C., Jones, J., Pelaez, L., & Dabney, K. (March 2020).  Black-White Unequal Cancer Cumulative Incidence and Survival among Infants in the United States: Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (1975-2016); 13th Health Disparities Conference: Invited Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

10. Holmes Jr., L., Elmi, H., Hwang, M., Pelaez, L., & Dabney, K. (March 2020). Racial Variances in the Association between Parental/Caregiver Substance Abuse and Child Mental and Behavioral Dysfunction: National Survey of Children’s Health, 2016-2017; 13th Health Disparities Conference: Invited Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

11. Holmes Jr., L., Comeaux, C., Casey, L., Pelaez, L, & Dabney, K. (March 2020). Pediatric Cancer Temporal Trends and Persistent Survival Disadvantages in the United States by Race/Ethnicity and Sex: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (1975-2016); 13th Health Disparities Conference: Invited Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

12. Okundaye, O., Lim, A.C., Dabney, K., and Holmes Jr., L. (November 2019). DNA Methylation of Candidate Genes (ACE II, INF-γ, AGTR 1, and TLR2) in Essential Hypertension Causation: Systematic Review & Quantitative Evidence Synthesis. American Public Health Association: Poster Presentation, Philadelphia.

13. Enwere, M. & Holmes Jr., L. (November 2019). Maternal subpopulation variances in vaginal and cesarean section delivery method explains excess infant mortality of blacks in United States: Linked Birth/Infant Death Records, 2007-2016. American Public Health Association: Poster Presentation, Philadelphia.

14. Holmes Jr., L., Wasson, E., Pelaez, L., Dabney, K., and Nardone, H. (October 2019). Racial Heterogeneity in BMI Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition: Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

15. Eaton, A., Masire, P., Pelaez, L., Dabney, K., Holmes Jr., L. (October 2019). Conjoint Effect of Race and Urbanicity in Childhood Renal Cell Carcinoma Survival. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition: Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

16. Enwere, M., Morgan, I., Pelaez, L., and Holmes Jr., L. (October 2019). Exclusive Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Dental Disorders in United States. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition: Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

17. Akinola, T., Okundaye, O., Neibert, A., and Holmes, L. (October 2019). Clinico-epidemiologic Characterization of Pediatric Opioid and Opioid-Related Overdose, Delaware 2010-2017. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition: Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

18. Chinaka, C., Herring, K., Masire, P., Holmes Jr., L., and Dabney K. (October 2019). T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) immunophenotype predicts the survival disadvantage of black children with ALL. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition: Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

19. Elmi, H., Piccoli, T., Siddiquea, M., Miller, E.B.P., Cronan, K., Oceanic, P., Dabney, K., and Holmes Jr., L. (October 2019). Health Illiteracy Inversely Correlates with General Health and Quality of Life in Pediatrics. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition: Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

20. Comeaux, C., Thompson C., John V., Wallace A., Oceanic P, Datto G., Phan T., Dabney K., and Holmes Jr. L. (October 2019). Social Determinants and Geo-epidemiologic Mapping of Children and Family Food Insecurity. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition: Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

21. Social Determinants in Childhood Brain/CNS Cancer Incidence and Mortality: Analysis using SEER Data. (October, 2017). Research Centers in Minority Institutions Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

22. Pediatric Cancer Incidence and Temporal Trends in the United States by Health Disparities Indicators. (October, 2017). Research Centers in Minority Institutions Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

23. Racial and Ethnic Heterogeneity in Childhood Food Insecurity in Delaware and its Association with General Health. (October, 2017). Research Centers in Minority Institutions Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

24. Childhood Behavioral and Mental Health: Implications of Environmental and Social Factors. (October, 2017). Research Centers in Minority Institutions Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

25. Racial Differences in Cerebral Palsy and Co-Morbidities in Children: Evidence form the National Survey of Children’s Health. (October, 2017). Research Centers in Minority Institutions Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

26. Health Disparities Markers of Pediatric Second Primary Thyroid Cancer: Epidemiologic Characteristics & Radiation Implication. (October, 2017). Research Centers in Minority Institutions Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

27. Socio-Demographics and Temporal Trends in Second Primary Malignancies in Children: Large Cohort Using SEER Dataset. (October, 2017). Research Centers in Minority Institutions Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

28. Racial and Ethnic Heterogeneity in the Association between Total Cholesterol and Pediatric Obesity. (September, 2015). American College of Epidemiology: Poster Presentation, Atlanta.

29. Racial/ethnic variances in the relationship between autism, epilepsy and autism-epilepsy co-occurrence: National Children Health Survey, 2012. (October, 2015). American Public Health Association: Poster Presentation, Chicago.

30. Systematic Review and QES on the association between low birth weight (preterm) and cerebral palsy. (November, 2015). Prematurity Prevention Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

31. Racial-Ethnic Differences in Pediatric Higher Body Mass Index: Hospital-Based Access Explanatory Model. (December, 2014). Minority Health & Health Disparities Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

32. Serum Lipid as Bio-indicator of Racial/Ethnic Variance in Higher BMI. (December, 2014). Minority Health & Health Disparities Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

33. Serum Lipid as Bio-indicator of Racial/Ethnic Variance in Higher BMI. (November, 2014). American Public Health Association: Poster Presentation, New Orleans.

34. Influence of Cultural Competency Training (CCT) on providers knowledge and skills in equity care. (December, 2014). Minority Health & Health Disparities Conference: Poster Presentation, Washington, D.C.

35. Asians Demonstrate Optimal Compliance in CDC Recommended Pediatric Vaccine Schedule? (September, 2013). American College of Epidemiology: Poster Presentation, Louisville, Ky.

36. Asians Demonstrate Optimal Compliance in CDC Recommended Pediatric Vaccine Schedule? (October, 2013). Pediatric Allergy & Asthma Meeting: e-Poster Presentation, Athens, Greece.

37. Asians Demonstrate Optimal Compliance in CDC Recommended Pediatric Vaccine Schedule? (November, 2013). Nemours’ Poster Day: Poster Presentation, Wilmington, Del.

38. Serum Lipid as Bio-indicator of Racial/Ethnic Variance in Higher BMI. (November, 2013). Nemours’ Poster Day: Poster Presentation, Wilmington, Del.

Updated as of March 2021

Recognition
 
America's Best Employers For Diversity

As the topic of diversity and inclusion has gained ever greater importance in the business world, Forbes not only added this vertical to its reporting coverage but, in 2018, partnered with market research firm Statista to create a list of the Best Employers for Diversity. This year marks the third annual list.

The ranking was compiled by surveying 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

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Disparities Leadership Program - Best Project

The Disparities Leadership Program (DLP) is our year-long, hands-on executive education program focused exclusively on helping health care leaders achieve equity in quality. The program is designed to help you translate the latest understanding disparities into realistic solutions you can adopt within your organization. The DSC has the unique advantage of 13 years of experience developing and implementing the DLP, the only program of its kind in the nation.

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The Human Right Campaign - Healthcare Equality Index

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates health care facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI evaluates more than 1,700 health care facilities nationwide.

Ever year, we recognize the health care facilities that participate in the HEI for their dedication and commitment to LGBTQ inclusion.

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Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium - Health Equity Award

This award recognizes those individuals and organizations that work hard for the well-being of mothers and children in Delaware, for the health of community and for health equity.

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Associate Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity in the workplace means that associates will have different characteristics and backgrounds, which in turn means they are also more likely to have a variety of different skills and experiences. Inclusion in the workplace means an environment in which all individuals are equitably and respectfully, have access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.

Having a diverse and inclusive workforce not only increases associate retention and satisfaction, but in health care it ensures that no matter who walks through our doors, there is someone on staff who can identify with them, communicate with them and better serve their individual needs. Diversity can also lead to more creative solutions when solving problems during an emergency or even during routine patient-care. 

The bottom line is that diversity and inclusion creates stronger organizations where all associates feel a sense of purpose and connection, leading to a better patient experience and improved health outcomes for our patients and families.

 
Diversity & Inclusion Education

Educational opportunities offered to associates to create a culture of Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Cultural Competence and Humility: teaches associates to understand, communicate and effectively interact with people across different cultures.
  • Belonging at Work: based on the book “Belonging at Work” by Rhodes Perry. This training gives associates the tools to help cultivate a sense of belonging necessary to build inclusive organization.
  • Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts: "Ouch!" discusses how words matter and how associates can speak up when they are the "target" of stereotyping comments.
  • Cultural Competence for Orthodox-Jewish Patients:  helps associates understand aspects of Jewish life and feel more comfortable and secure in fulfilling Orthodox-Jewish patients' health needs and wants.
  • Safe Space: presented by the Nemours Gender and Wellness Program. Q&A session about supporting LGBTQ patients, families and associates.
  • Understanding the Plain Communities: presented by the Clinic for Special Children and provides a brief timeline of the origin of the Plain Community as well as insight into their varying cultural beliefs related to education, family, religion, and most importantly health care.
  • Grand Rounds
    • First Do No Harm: Addressing Bias as a Health Care Provider
    • How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of Racist Ideas
    • Racism and Inequity in Health Care in the Time of COVID-19 and #BLM
    • Race, Racism and Health
    • Advancing Health Equity Through the Lens of Food Insecurity
    • We Have Started the Conversation About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — What Comes Next?
  • The Racial Healing Series: to educate and validate personal experiences while providing tips on how to manage the increased stress.
 
Associate Resource Groups (ARGs)
  • African Heritage Associate Resource Group
    Mission: To impact and enhance optimal patient care services and associate relationships by providing an inclusive experience and valued understanding from a diverse cultural perspective.
  • Adelante — Latinx/Hispanic Associate Resource Group
    Mission: To create a diverse and culturally competent environment where all associates feel they have a voice, and where the Latino/Hispanic families we serve feel their needs are being met.
  • Caregivers Associate Resource Group
    Mission: To give Nemours associates a place to meet and share self-care resources, provide support, and develop strategies to help understand and alleviate the stressors of caregiving. As we share the journey of our own caregiving and our tips and strategies for helping ourselves, we hope to help others in their caregiving journey.
  • Pride Associate Resource Group
    Mission: To network with other associates who identify as LGBTQIA, improve patient care for this group of patients and to have fun.
  • Women@Work Associate Resource Group
    Mission: To increase the pathways to leadership, provide professional development, and engage in networking and community engagement.

Contact us to learn more about our ARGs at DRIVE@nemours.org.

Internships/ Fellowships

Translational Health Disparities Research Program

Undergraduate and Graduate Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

 
Health Equity Summer Scholars Program (HESSP) - Undergraduate Internships

The Program provides an opportunity for undergraduates to acquire research knowledge and skills in areas pertaining to pediatric health disparities science. The core component of this program includes an in-depth understanding of problems and issues confronting pediatric health and health care. Specifically, the research training and education embraces study design, conduct (sampling, intervention and data collection), data analysis, result interpretation, discussion and inference. The program also includes in-depth lectures and activities on health care delivery science.

Program runs June—mid-August (10 weeks)
Dates vary annually

Stipend Amount: $4,300

Application opens November—end of January
Dates vary annually

 
Masters/Doctoral Fellowship Program

The Master’s/Doctoral Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for students who are currently enrolled in either a master’s or doctoral program to acquire research knowledge and skills in areas pertaining to pediatric health disparities science. The core component of this program includes the application of advanced epidemiologic methods in the understanding of the etio-pathogenesis of pediatric health disparities. The utilization of such knowledge is required in mapping interventions with the intent to narrow diverse population differences in pediatric health care and health outcomes. Whereas social determinants are essential in understanding unequal outcomes of care, biologic determinants also play an important role. Further, the approach is translational, transdisciplinary and team science, which renders evidence discovery more inclusive and reliable for quality and equity attainment. Fellows will also be required to mentor the HESSP students and will have the possibility to engage in other activities throughout the fellowship as well, such as conference attendance and other training opportunities.

Program runs mid-May—November (six months) 
Dates vary annually

Stipend Amount: $13,700

Application opens November—end of January
Dates vary annually

Contact Us

The Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion

Email: OHEI@nemours.org

Delaware Valley

Phone: (302) 298-7741

Address:
Nemours Children’s Health
Office of Health Equity and Inclusion
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Florida

Phone: (407) 650-7494

Address:
Nemours Children’s Health
Office of Health Equity and Inclusion
6535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827