fellows

Fellows

The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit offers several research fellowships. The Pediatric Health Services Research Fellows will receive rigorous training in health services research, knowledge of issues of contemporary health services, and the opportunity to develop a specific research program to guide their future work. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in Comparative Effectiveness will gain research experience relevant to valuation of child health using decision science and economic evaluation approaches and have the opportunity to pursue research related to the development of new approaches for valuing child health interventions. At the completion of the fellowship programs, graduates will be competitive nationally for academic faculty positions.

Pediatric Health Services Research Fellows

Ryan Barbaro, MDRyan Barbaro, M.D.
Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow

Dr. Ryan Barbaro attended the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his residency training in pediatrics at the University of North Carolina. As a third year pediatric critical care fellow, Dr. Barbaro’s clinical interests include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, acute respiratory failure and end-of-life care. His primary research focus is studying the effect of regionalizing critical care technology such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on patient outcomes.


Emily MuellerEmily Mueller, M.D.
Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow

Dr. Emily Mueller attended Rush University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and completed her residency training in pediatrics at Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She is currently in her second year of training in Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the University of Michigan and is beginning her health services fellowship. Her primary research interest is in evaluating outcomes data for childhood cancer survivors as well as investigating the influence of health disparities in regards to utilization of resources and impact quality of life.


Lauren O'Connell, MDLauren O'Connell, M.D.
Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow

Dr. Lauren O’Connell is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician with clinical interests in parenting support, learning disabilities, ADHD, and behavior management. Her primary research interests are in optimizing the support of best practice parenting by primary health care providers and in optimizing parental engagement in care. She is also interested in applying “N of 1” analysis to ADHD medication management. Dr. O'Connell attended medical school at the University of Michigan and completed her residency training at Children's Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University.


Kelly SandbergKelly Sandberg, M.D., M.Sc.
Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kelly Sandberg attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his residency training in pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He is currently in his third year of training in pediatric gastroenterology and second year of training in health services fellowship at the University of Michigan. His primary research interests include characterization of healthcare utilization in chronic pediatric gastrointestinal disease, with special focus on Crohn Disease and Ulcerative colitis, in examining practitioner habits, hospital services, and procedures these children with complex needs receive.