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Melissa S. Stockwell, MD, MPH

Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Specialties

Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Member (elected), Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)

Irving Scholars Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research of Columbia University

Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) Young Investigator Award   

About Melissa Stockwell

Dr. Stockwell is an Associate Vice Chair of Research (Clinical and Health Services) and Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons) and Population and Family Health (Mailman School of Public Health). Her research, which concentrates on underserved children and adolescents, focuses on translational interventions to improve vaccinations with an emphasis on health technology and health literacy.

Dr. Stockwell is the Medical Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) Immunization Registry (EzVac) and Co-Director of the Columbia University Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health. Additionally, she is a pediatrician in a NYP-associated community clinic. 

Dr. Stockwell is the Associate Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) practice-based research network. She also serves on the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Immunization Improvement Team.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health

Administrative Positions

  • Associate Vice Chair, Clinical & Health Services Research, Department of Pediatrics
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Co-Director (Pediatrics): Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health Columbia University
  • Medical Director, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Immunization Registry, EzVac

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

Member, Academic Pediatric Association (APA)

Member/Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Research

Dr. Stockwell's research focuses on theory-based translational interventions to promote vaccination among underserved children and adolescents, with an emphasis on health technology and health literacy. This includes translational health IT interventions to promote vaccination as well as the use of large-scale, patient-centered communication technologies, like text messaging, for surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases and adverse events.

Vaccinations are a cornerstone of preventive medical care. Yet fundamental problems exist in translating even highly effective vaccines into vaccination coverage levels sufficient to achieve population immunity or to realize their full prevention potential. Additionally, significant disparities in vaccination coverage exist for disadvantaged populations.

According to the theoretical framework of the Social Ecological Model, factors and barriers at several levels influence an individual’s vaccination behavior. Her research focuses on designing interventions to overcome personal, provider, and community barriers to vaccination. These include designing and demonstrating the effects of next generation vaccine reminders, developing novel mechanisms to gather low-cost, scalable, patient-centered community surveillance data for vaccine adverse events and vaccine preventable diseases, and demonstrating the importance of integrated electronic vaccination data sources on improving patient care and population health.

Research Interests

  • Digital health
  • Vaccines
  • Influenza and other respiratory infection surveillance

Grants

CISA CLINICAL VACCINE SAFETY EVALUATION - CONTRIBUTING CONTRACTOR (Federal Gov)

Sep 29 2017 - Sep 28 2022

PULMONARY COMPLICATIONS IN A BIRTH COHORT AFTER A RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF ANTENATAL CORTICOSTEROIDS: THE ALPS FOLLOW-UP STUDY - CLINICAL COORDINATING CENTER (ALPS-FS: CCC) (Federal Gov)

Aug 5 2010 - Jul 31 2021

FLU SAFE: FLU SMS ALERTS TO FREEZE EXPOSURE (Federal Gov)

Dec 9 2016 - Nov 30 2020

FLU2TEXT: A MULTI-SITE STUDY ASSESSING AN INTERVENTION FOR 2ND DOSE OF INFLUENZA VACCINE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2016 - Aug 31 2020

PRIMARY CARE TRAINING AND ENHANCEMENT (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2015 - Jun 30 2020

RETAIL OUTLET HEALTH KIOSK HYPERTENSION TRIAL (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2018 - Mar 31 2020

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA STUDY TASK ORDER NO. 50345 (Federal Gov)

Apr 17 2019 - Sep 14 2019

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA STUDY TASK ORDER NO. 49787 (Federal Gov)

Sep 25 2018 - Sep 14 2019

SINC: SYNCHRONIZED IMMUNIZATION NOTIFICATIONS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2015 - Jun 30 2019

PRISM: PERSONALIZED REMINDERS FOR IMMUNIZATION USING SHORT MESSAGING SYSTEMS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2019

MOSAIC: MOBILE SURVEILLANCE FOR ARI AND ILI IN THE COMMUNITY (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2012 - Sep 29 2018

POPULATION EFFECTS OF MOTIVATION INTERVIEWING ON PEDIATRIC OBESITY INPRIMARY CARE (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2017 - May 31 2018

WECARE (Federal Gov)

Jul 20 2017 - Apr 30 2018

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CISA ( WHEEZING STUDY) (Federal Gov)

Sep 27 2012 - Sep 26 2017

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CISA CENTER (Federal Gov)

Sep 27 2012 - Sep 26 2017

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN PRIMARY CARE (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2005 - Sep 29 2016

CHILDHOOD FOOD INSECURITY IN THE UNDERSERVED (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016

THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF NOVEL INFLUENZA VIRUS INFECTION AND EVALUATION OF ANTIVIRAL AND VACCINE EFFECTIVENESS (Federal Gov)

Apr 14 2015 - Sep 18 2015

THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF NOVEL INFLUENZA VIRUS INFECTION AND EVALUATION OF ANTIVIRAL AND VACCINE EFFECTIVENESS (Federal Gov)

Apr 14 2015 - Sep 18 2015

DEVISE: DATA EXCHANGE OF VACCINE INFORMATION BETWEEN AN IIS AND EHR (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2013 - Aug 31 2014

TEXTFLUENZA: USING TECHNOLOGY TO PROMOTE FLU VACCINATION IN UNDERSERVED MATERNAL AND CHILD POPULATIONS (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2010 - Jan 31 2014

INNOVATIVE MENTORING AND MPH EDUCATION IN RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE IN COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH PROGRAM (Federal Gov)

Sep 28 2010 - Sep 27 2013

TEXT 4 HEALTH-KIDS: TEXT MESSAGE REMINDER-RECALLS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD VACCINATION (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2010 - Aug 31 2013

FLU ALERT: INFLUENZA VACCINE ALERTS FOR PROVIDERS IN THE ELE CTRONIC HEALTH RECORD (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Jul 31 2013

VACCINE SAFETY SURVEILLANCE AND ASSESSMENT (Federal Gov)

Sep 20 2002 - Sep 19 2012

ARRA-TRAINING IN PRIMARY CARE MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY: PHYSIC IAN FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN PRIMARY CARE (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - Jun 30 2012

APPROPRIATE CARE OF URI IN CHILDREN OF LATINO IMMIGRANTS:THE ACURI PROJECT (Federal Gov)

Sep 20 2009 - Jun 30 2012

REAL-TIME INFLUENZA VACCINE SURVEILLANCE: FLUNET (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2010 - Sep 30 2011

TEXT 4 HEALTH: THE USE OF TEXT MESSAGE REMINDER-RECALLS TO C OUNTER DISPARITIES IN ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZ (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2008 - Jun 30 2010

HARLEM HOSPITAL AFFILIATION CONTRACT - GENERAL (NY Local Gov)

Jul 1 2005 - Jun 30 2006

Selected Publications

  1. Kolff C, Scott VP, Stockwell MS The Use of Technology to Promote Vaccination: A Social Ecological Model Based Framework Hum Vaccin Immunother 2018;1-11
  2. Stockwell MS, Cano M, Jakob K, Broder K, Gyamfi-Bannerman C, Castano P, Lewis P, Barrett A, Museru O, Castellanos O, LaRussa P. Feasibility of Text Message Influenza Vaccine Safety Monitoring During Pregnancy. Am J Prev Med 2017;53(3):282-289.
  3. Stockwell MS, Natarajan K, Ramakrishnan R, Holleran S, Forney K, Aponte A, Vawdrey D. Immunization Data Exchange with Electronic Health Records.Pediatrics 2016;137(5): e20154335
  4. Stockwell MS, Hofstetter AM, DuRivage N, Barrett A, Fernandez N, Vargas C, Camargo S. Text Message Reminders for Second Dose of Influenza Vaccine: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e83-91.
  5. Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Camargo S, Ramakrishnan S, Holleran S, Findley S, Kukafka R, Hofstetter A, Fernandez N, Vawdrey D. Registry-Linked Electronic Influenza Vaccine Provider Reminders: A Cluster-Crossover Trial. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e75-82.
  6. Stockwell MS, Reed C, Vargas C, Garretson A, Alba L, LaRussa P, Finelli  L, Larson E, Saiman L. MOSAIC: Mobile Surveillance for ARI and ILl in the Community. Am J Epi. 2014;180(12):1196-1201.
  7. Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Larson E, Rodriguez C, Subramony A, Andres Martinez R, Martinez E, Barrett A, Meyer D.  Effect of a URI-related Educational Intervention in Early Head Start on ED Visits. Pediatrics. 2014;133(5):e1233-e1240.
  8. Stockwell MS, Broder K, LaRussa P, Lewis P, Fernandez N, Sharma D, Barrett A, Sosa J, Vellozzi C. Risk Of Fever After Pediatric Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine And 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(3):211-9.
  9. Stockwell MS, Westhoff C, Kharbanda EO, Vargas CY, Vawdrey DK, Camargo S, Castaño P. Influenza Vaccine Text Message Reminders For Urban, Low-Income Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Am J Public Health. 2014;104 Suppl 1:e7-e12.
  10. Stockwell MS, Kharbanda EO, Martinez RA, Vargas CY, Vawdrey DK, Camargo S. Effect Of A Text Messaging Intervention On Influenza Vaccination in an Urban, Low-Income Pediatric and Adolescent Population: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 2012;307(16): 1702-8.
  11. Stockwell MS, Kharbanda E, Andres Martinez R, Lara M, Vawdrey D, Natarajan K, Rickert V. Text4Health: Impact of Text Message Reminder-Recalls for Pediatric and Adolescent Immunizations. Am J Public Health. 2012;102(2):e15-e21.

Link to full list of publications:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/40448959/?sort=date&direction=ascending