Sarah J. Clark, M.P.H.
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics
300 North Ingalls, Rm 6E06
Sarah J. Clark, MPH, is Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics, and Associate Director of the CHEAR Unit. She also serves as Associate Director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
Ms. Clark joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1998. Her current work focuses on immunization policies at the state and federal level; physician knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to child health; parental perspectives on child health; and evaluation of Medicaid policy and programs.
M.P.H., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 1994
A.B., Education, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 1988
Outpatient utilization by infants auto-assigned to Medicaid managed care plans.
Matern Child Health J. Published online on June 20, 2013. doi 10.1007/s10995-013-1300-3.
Parental perspectives on adolescent hearing loss risk and prevention.
JAMA Otolarynol. In press.
Using administrative claims to identify children with high risk conditions in a statewide immunization registry.
Am J Managed Care. In press.
To pay or not to pay: Public perception regarding insurance coverage of obesity treatment.
Obesity. In press.
Readiness of primary care practices for medical home certification.
Obstetricians and the 2009-10 H1N1 vaccination effort: Implications for future pandemics.
Mat Child Health J. 2013;17:1185-90
Public participation in, and awareness about, medical research opportunities in the era of clinical and translational research.
Clin Translational Sci 2013;6:88-93.
Availability of child passenger safety resources to emergency physicians practicing in emergency departments within pediatric, adult, and non-trauma centers: A national survey.
Pediatr Emerg Care 2013;29:324-30.
Underinsurance for recently recommended vaccines in private health plans.
J Community Health. 2012;37:1164-7.
Use of diagnostic tests in adolescents with essential hypertension.
Arch Ped Adol Med. Published online on July 23 2012. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.1173.
Bariatric surgery decision making challenges: The stability of teens' decisions and the treatment failure paradox.
Pediatr Surg Intl. 2012;28;455-60.
Eat, play, love: Adolescent and parent perceptions of the components of a multidisciplinary weight management program.
Clin Pediatrics 2012;51:678-84.
Redefining meaningful use: Achieving interoperability with immunization registries.
Am J Prev Med 2012;42:e33-5.
Clonidine utilization trends for Medicaid children.
Clin Pediatrics. Published online April 17 2012; DOI: 10.1177/0009922812441661.
Using Medicaid claims to identify children with asthma.
J Public Health Mgmt Pract 2012;18:196-203.
Identifying children with chronic conditions for influenza vaccination using a statewide immunization registry: Initial experiences of primary care providers.
J Public Health Mgmt Pract. 2012;18:204-8.
Association between physician recommendation for adolescents to join a weight loss program and BMI change.
J Prim Care Community Health. In press.
Current and potential use of new technologies for reminder notifications.
Clin Pediatrics. 2012;51:394-7.
Emergency physician perspectives on child passenger safety: A national survey of attitudes and practices.
Acad Pediatr. 2012;12:131-7.
Feasibility of initiating and sustaining registry-based immunization recall in private practices.
Acad Pediatr. 2012; Mar 12(2):104-9.
Perspectives of allergists/immunologists on the 2009-10 H1N1 vaccination effort.
J Asthma. 2012 Mar;49(2):184-9.
Involvement of endocrinologists in the 2009-10 H1N1 vaccination effort.
Endocrine Pract. 2012;Jan 09:11358. doi:10.4158/11358.OR.
Perspectives of pulmonologists on the 2009-10 H1N1 vaccination effort.
Pulm Med. 2012;306207. Epub 2012 Jan 4.
Antihypertensive prescribing patterns for adolescents with primary hypertension.
Pediatrics. 2012 Jan;129(1):e1-8.
Assessing the burden of undeliverable immunization reminder and recall notifications.
Prev Med. 2011 Dec 1;53(6):424-6.
Coverage of newborn and adult male circumcision varies among public and private US payers despite health benefits.
Health Affairs 2011;30:2355-61.
False-positive newborn screening result and future health care use in a state Medicaid cohort.
Pediatrics. 2011 Oct;128(4):715-22.
Influenza vaccine-related information needs of US primary care physicians.
Prev Med. 2011 Dec 1;53(6):421-3.
OMG do not say LOL: Obese adolescents' perspectives on the content of text messages to enhance weight loss efforts.
Obesity. 2011 Dec;19(12):2382-7.
Parents' experiences with and preferences for immunization reminder/recall technologies.
Pediatrics. 2011 Nov;128(5):e1100-5.
Medical home disparities between children with public and private insurance.
Acad Pediatr. 2011;11:305-10.
Inpatient health care utilization for children dependent on long-term mechanical ventilation.
Fathers’ depression related to positive and negative parenting behaviors with one-year-old children.
Parental health literacy and asthma education delivery during a visit to a community-based pediatric emergency department: a pilot study.
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011;27:469-74.
Private-sector vaccine purchase costs and insurer payments: A disincentive for using combination vaccines?
Hum Vaccin. 2011;7(4):426-428.
Intracranial pressure monitoring in childhood meningitis with coma: A national survey of neurosurgeons in the United States.
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print].
Sources and perceived credibility of vaccine safety information for parents.
Pediatrics. 2011;127 Suppl 1:S107-12.
Primary care physician perspectives on providing adult vaccines.
Results from a clinical multidisciplinary weight management program.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011;50:187-91.
Parental preferences for FDA-approved medications prescribed for their children.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011;50:208-14.
Tailored mobile phone text messages as an adjunct to obesity treatment for adolescents.
J Telemed Telecare. 2010;16:458-61.
Physicians’ perspectives on referring obese adolescents to pediatric multidisciplinary weight management programs.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010;49:871-5.
Spirometry use among pediatric primary care physicians.
Differences in pediatric drug information sources used by general versus subspecialist pediatricians.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010;49:743-9.
Does childhood overweight, parental perception of overweight, or family history of diabetes increase parental perception of type 2 diabetes risk for their child?
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metabol 2010;23:267-70.
Not without my permission: Parents’ willingness to permit use of newborn screening samples for research.
Pub Health Genomics 2010;13:125-30.
To cut or not to cut: Physicians’ perspectives on referring adolescents for bariatric surgery.
Obes Surg 2010 Jul;20(7):937-42.
Parental vaccine safety concerns in 2009.
Depressive symptoms in non-resident African-American fathers and involvement with their sons.
Continuity of prescribers of short-acting beta agonists among children with asthma.
J Pediatr 2009;155:788-94.
Adolescent preventive healthcare: What do parents want?
J Pediatr 2009;155:689-94.
Feasibility and acceptability of a one-page tool to help physicians assess and discuss obesity with parents of preschoolers.
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2009;48:954-9.
Worksite policies related to influenza vaccination: a cross-sectional survey of US registered nurses.
Hum Vaccine 2009;5:545-50.
Parents’ interest in predictive genetic testing for their children when a disease has no effective treatment.
Formulary coverage for antihypertensive drugs used in children.
Am J Pharm Benefits 2009;1:145-9.
Influenza vaccination attitudes and practices among US registered nurses.
Am J Infect Control 2009;37:551-6.
Formulary coverage for lipid-lowering drugs recommended for children.
Clin Pediatrics 2009;48:609-13.
Adolescent Tdap vaccine utilization among primary care physicians.
J Adolesc Health 2009;44:387-93.
Treatment patterns for early pregnancy failure in Michigan.
J Womens Health 2009;18:787-93.
Do outcomes vary according to the source of admission to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit?
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2008;9:20-5.
Primary care physician perspectives on reimbursement for childhood immunizations.
Variation in provider vaccine purchase prices and payer reimbursement.
Influenza vaccine for high-risk non-elderly adults: a national survey of subspecialists.
Hum Vaccine 2008;4:56-60.
Physician perspectives regarding annual influenza vaccination among children with asthma.
Amb Pediatrics 2008;8:294-9.
Public perceptions of genetic risk: a comparison of family history and genetic test results.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2008;162:1079-83.
Physicians’ perspectives on increasing the use of BMI charts for young children.
Clin Pediatrics 2008;47:573-7.
Threshold of evaluation for short stature in a pediatric endocrine clinic: differences between boys versus girls?
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2007;21:21-6.
Preschool vision screening by family physicians.
J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2007;44:24-7.
Maternal perspectives on growth and nutrition counseling provided at preschool well-child visits.
J Natl Med Assoc 2007;99:153-8.
Incremental hospital charges associated with obesity as a secondary diagnosis in children.
Obesity (Silver Spring) 2007;15:1895-901.
Going back for more: An evaluation of clinical outcomes associated with readmissions to the pediatric intensive care unit.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2007;8:343-7.
Neonatal back transport: perspectives from parents of Medicaid-insured infants and providers.
Neonatal Networks 2007;5:301-9.
Provider attitudes regarding use of an immunization information system to identify children with asthma for influenza vaccination.
J Public Health Mgmt Pract 2007;13:567-71.
Appropriateness of children’s non-urgent visits to selected Michigan emergency departments.
Ped Emerg Care 2007;23:532-6.
Growth, development, and failure to thrive: factors that underlie the availability of pediatric critical care facilities in the United States.
Pediatr Critical Care Med 2006;7:70-3.
Parents' trust in their child's physician: using an adapted Trust in Physician Scale.
Amb Pediatr 2006;6:58-61.
Private provider participation in statewide immunization registries.
BMC Public Health 2006;6:33.
Influenza vaccination status and influenza-related perspectives and practices among US physicians.
Am J Infect Control 2006;34:164-9.
Adoption of electronic health records in primary care pediatric practices.
Physician attitudes and preferences about combined Tdap vaccines for adolescents.
Am J Prev Med 2006;31:176-80.
Use of a new combined vaccine in private practices.
Preschool vision screening in pediatric practices.
Clin Pediatr 2006;45:263-6.
Guidelines for adolescent well-care: Is there consensus?
Curr Opin Pediatr 2006;18:365-70.
Effect of missed opportunities on influenza vaccination rates among children with asthma.
Arch Ped Adolesc Med 2006;160:966-71.
Estimated cost-effectiveness of growth hormone therapy for idiopathic short stature.
Arch Ped Adolesc Med 2006;160:263-9.
Barriers to follow-up eye care after preschool vision screening in the primary care setting: findings from a pilot study.
J AAPOS: Am Assoc Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2006; 10:476-8.
Characteristics and outcomes of interhospital transfers from level II to level I pediatric intensive care units.
Ped Crit Care Med 2006;7:536-40.
Attitudes of US obstetricians toward a combined tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine for adults.
Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2006;87040:1-5.
Primary care physicians’ attitudes regarding follow-up care for children with a positive newborn screen.
Physician perspectives to inform a new recommendation for meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4).
J Adolesc Health 2006;39:850-5.
A national survey of pediatric critical care resources in the United States.
Willingness of private physicians to be involved in smallpox preparedness and response activities.
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 2005:3:16-22.
Hospital decision-making regarding the Smallpox Pre-Event Vaccination Program.
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 2005;3:23-30.
Completeness and complexity of information available to parents from newborn screening programs.
Variation in establishing a diagnosis of obesity in children.
Clin Pediatr 2005;44:221-7.
Provider response to different formats of the adult immunization schedule.
Am J Prev Med 2005;29:34-40.
Variation in pediatric asthma quality improvement programs by managed care plans.
Am J Med Qual 2005;20:204-9.
Physician barriers to lead testing of Medicaid-enrolled children.
Amb Pediatr 2005;5:290-3.
Informing parents about newborn screening.
Pub Health Nurs 2005;22:332-38.
Geographic variation of asthma quality measures within and between health plans.
Am J Managed Care 2005;11:765-72.
Willingness of eye care practices to evaluate children and accept Medicaid.
Amb Pediatr 2004:4:303-7.
Use of practice guidelines in the primary care of children with ADHD.
Parental vaccine safety concerns: the experiences of pediatricians and family physicians.
Am J Prev Med 2004;26:11-4.
Differences in availability of influenza vaccine among medical subspecialty practices: a national survey.
Am J Prev Med 2004;26:307-10.
Evaluation of a hearing and vision screening program for school-aged children.
Am J Prev Med 2004;26:141-6.
The influence of Medicaid managed care enrollment on emergency department utilization by children.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2004;158:17-21.
Michigan Medicaid’s Healthy Kids Dental program: an assessment of the first 12 months.
J Am Dental Assoc 2003;134:1509-15.
One-year uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: a national survey of family physicians and pediatricians.
J Am Board Fam Pract 2003;16:363-71.
Services provided for preschool-aged children with suspected amblyopia.
J Pediatr Ophthal & Strabismus 2003;40:279-82.
Combined effect of changes in guideline recommendations and immunization financing policy on nursery immunizations.
Amb Pediatrics 2002;2:367-74.
Physicians' responses to influenza vaccine delays, 2000-01.
J Gen Int Med 2001;16(Suppl 1):192.
Hepatitis B vaccination practices in hospital newborn nurseries before and after changes in vaccination recommendations.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2001;155:915-20.
Rural children’s health.
Western J Med 2001;174:142-7.
Pediatrician and family physician prescription of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
State-level perspectives on immunization policies, practices, and program financing in the 1990s.
Am J Prev Med 2000;19(3S):32-44.
Adopting immunization recommendations: a new dissemination model.
Mat Child Health J 1999;2:231-9.
Impact of North Carolina’s universal vaccine purchase program by children’s insurance status.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1999;153:748-54.
Influences on the receipt of well-child visits in the first two years of life.
Pediatrics 1999;103(4 Suppl):864-9.
The role of state policies and programs in buffering the effects of poverty on children’s immunization receipt.
Am J Public Health 1999;89:164-70.
Use of public immunization services after initiation of a universal vaccine purchase program.
Arch Ped Adolesc Med 1998;157:642-5.
Public-sector immunization coverage in eleven states: The status of rural areas.
J Rural Health 1997;13:334-41.
Impact of a new universal purchase vaccine program in North Carolina.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997;151:1117-24.
Factors affecting physicians’ early adoption of combined DTP-Hib vaccine.
Amb Child Health 1997;3:27-33.
Sources of immunization information for physicians.
Amb Child Health 1997;2:329-37.
Advising breastfeeding mothers when they become ill.
Contemp OB/GYN 1996;41:43-54.
Breastfeeding and maternal illness.
Contemp Ped 1996;13:49-61.
Variation in patient charges for vaccines and well-child care.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1996;150:421-6.
Pediatrician and family physician agreement with and adoption of universal hepatitis B immunization.
J Fam Pract 1996;42:587-92.
Educating ourselves about breastfeeding. Focus & Opinion:
Methods and outcomes of breastfeeding instruction for nursing students.
J Hum Lact 1996;12:105-10.
Safety of vaccinations: Miss America, the media, and public health.
Breast-feeding education of obstetrics-gynecology residents and practitioners.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 1995;173:1607-13.
Breast-feeding education and practice in family medicine.
J Fam Pract 1995;40:263-9.
Universal hepatitis B immunization of infants: reactions of pediatricians and family physicians over time.
Family physician acceptance of universal hepatitis B immunization of infants.
J Fam Pract 1993;36(2):153-7.