.                                                                                 .
   CPTI Home
   About CPTI
      How to Become Involved
   Dyson Initiative
   CPTI Funding Opportunities
      Community-Pediatric Partnerships
      Advocacy Training Grant
      Leonard P. Rome CATCH VP
   CPTI Resources
   CPTI Grantees
  Other DOCBI Programs
   Back to Community

          Stay Connected!
CPTI Current Grantees


The Community-Pediatric Partnerships for Child Well-being grants support 3 projects that partner pediatric residency programs with community organizations to implement population health approaches for addressing toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

DorisDuke This grant is made possible through the generous
support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


The purpose of the Leonard P Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship Program is to promote advocacy for children and advance the field of community pediatrics.

  • Our Lady of the Lake: Roberta Carona Vicari, MD, FAAP & Courtney James, MD
    Title: A Community Crisis: Adverse Childhood Experiences
    VP: Robert F. Anda, MD, MS

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland: Rachel Gilgoff, MD, FAAP & Gena Lewis, MD, FAAP
    Title: Pediatric Residency Curriculum Development, Leadership Program and Community Collaboration to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Toxic Stress
    VP: Rebecca Levenson, MA

  • University of Alabama: Jaime D. McKinney, MD, FAAP
    Title: Poverty Status, Education, and Health Equity in Children and Adolescents
    VP: Veda Johnson, MD, FAAP

  • University of Arkansas: Bryan Burke, MD, FAAP & Sherry Courtney, MD, FAAP
    Title: Poverty, Preterm Birth and Advocacy
    VP: Shetal I. Shah, MD, FAAP

  • University of California San Francisco: Amy Whittle, MD, FAAP & Susanne Martin-Herz, MD, FAAP
    Title: Accessing Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services for California’s Children on the Autism Spectrum: From the Capital to the Community
    VP: Louis Vismara, MD


The Advocacy Training Grants support 4 pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the annual AAP Legislative Conference. Following the conference, pairs will collaborate with their AAP chapters to implement educational activities on child advocacy.

  • Michigan Chapter: Shaili Rajput, MD, MPH, & Margeaux Reizian, MD (University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital)
  • New York Chapter 3: Milani Patel, MD & Yonit Lax, MD (The Children's Hospital at Montefiore)
  • Ohio Chapter: Sherine Patterson-Rose, MD, MPH & Maria Rahmandar, MD (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
  • Oregon Pediatric Society: Ellen Stevenson, MD, MPH & Amanda Burrage, MD, MPH (Oregon Health and Science University)

American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007, 847-434-4000