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Haverkos, Lynne

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Lynne Haverkos, M.D, M.P.H. directs the Program on Behavioral Pediatrics and Health Promotion. She oversees a portfolio of research and training grants on topics dealing with health, behavior and development in children, young adults, and parents.





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Lynne Haverkos, M.D., M.P.H., a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, directs the Behavioral Pediatrics and Health Promotion Program at the CDBB. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and her master's in public health from the Graduate School of Public Health in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed a fellowship in ambulatory pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and developed clinical expertise in adolescent health, anticipatory guidance, obesity, and ADHD as a practicing pediatrician.  Research grants in her portfolio focus on health risk behaviors (e.g. substance abuse, sexual behavior, risk & resilience factors), health promotion (e.g. physical activity, sleep, health communication & literacy, positive youth development, mobile & electronic health technology, and spirituality); disease prevention (obesity, pain, developmental & behavioral issues of chronic diseases); and development of infants born at risk.  She serves as the NICHD liaison to the American Academy of Pediatric Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention (COIVPP).  She serves on several interagency committees including the DHHS Health Literacy work group, the Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services for Children Research (ICER) and the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (ICCFASD).   She is a member of the Tobacco and Nicotine Research Interest Group (TANRIG), the Mobile Health (mHealth) Inter-Institute Interest Group, the NICHD Obesity Research Strategic Core, and the NICHD AIDS Coordinating Committee.  She serves as a science officer for the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS 2) and participates on the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Advisory Committee, and the Obesity Related Behavioral Intervention Trials (ORBIT) network.

Publications (PubMed):

Maintenance of long-term behavior change.
Core outcome domains and measures for pediatric acute and chronic/recurrent pain clinical trials: PedIMMPACT recommendations.
BOND National Institues of Health Home Home Division of Intramural Population Health Research