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UMASS LEADERSHIP TEAM

  • Lawrence Rhein

    Lawrence Rhein, MD, MPH

    Principle Investigator
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Stoddard Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    Division Chief, Neonatology
    Director, Center for Healthy Infant Lung Development
    UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center

    Dr. Rhein is duel certified in neonatology and pediatric pulmonology. His research career has focused on respiratory morbidities related to prematurity, specifically bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and home oxygen utilization. He has over 20 years of clinical research experience in these areas. He was the Principal Investigator of the original RHO Trial and will serve as the Principal Investigator for the RHO Implementation Trial.

  • Stephanie C. Lemon

    Stephanie C. Lemon, PhD

    Co-Investigator
    Professor of Population and Quantitative
    Health Sciences
    Director, Prevention Research Center

    Dr. Lemon is a recognized leader in chronic disease prevention and control research, implementation science and community engagement in research. Dr. Lemon serves as co-Director of an NCI-funded post-doctoral training program in implementation science and as co-Director of an NHLBI-funded institutional K12 program in implementation science.

  • Heather White

    Heather White, MPH

    Program Director, RHO Program

    Heather has over 5-years of related research experience working under Dr. Rhein and serving as the primary coordinator for the original RHO Trial. Heather implemented the RHO program successfully at UMass Memorial Medical Center alongside Dr. Rhein and is looking forward to expanding the program nationwide.

  • Lindsey Simoncini

    Lindsey Simoncini

    Research Coordinator
    Clinical Research Coordinator

    Lindsey has worked on multiple clinical trials and quality improvement initiatives, including a randomized-controlled trial evaluating best practices for inpatient oxygen weaning. Lindsey is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

PARTICIPATING SITES AND LEADERSHIP


Arkansas Children’s Hospital, PI

Amit Agarwal, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology

Boston Children’s Hospital, PI

Catherine A. Sheils, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PI

Julie L. Fierro, MD
Attending physician
Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, PI

Erik B. Hysinger, MD
Assistant Professor,
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, PI

Tyler Hartman, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Division of Neonatology

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, PI

Sankaran Krishnan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology

Massachusetts General Hospital, PI

Benjamin Nelson, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology


National Jewish Health, PIs

Jane E. Gross, MD &
James Brock, DO
Associate Professors of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric pulmonology

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, PI

Edward Shepherd, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, PI

Markus K. Tauscher, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Neonatology

University of California San Diego/
Rady Children's Hospital, PI

Julie Ryu, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology

University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, PI

Elie G. Abu Jawdeh, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology

University of Maryland School of Medicine, PI

Natalie L. Davis, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, PI

Erik D. Austin, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology