Children’s HealthWatch is a multi-site research program headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Each of our sites is located in a predominantly low-income area and has an affiliated multidisciplinary clinic to provide care to underweight young children. Our staff is made up of physicians, public health researchers, allied health professionals, and public policy advocates. Current active research sites are located in:

Headquarters

Executive Leadership

Executive Director:
Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, PhD, MPH
sedc(at)bu.edu
Tel. (617) 358-3024
Fax: (617) 638-5066

Co-Lead Principal Investigator:
Megan Sandel, MD, MPH
megan.sandel(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-5946

Co-Lead Principal Investigator:
Diana Becker Cutts, MD
diana.cutts(at)hcmed.org
Tel. (612) 873-3946

Headquarters

Director of Policy and Communications:
Kate Scully, JD
kate.scully(at)bmc.org

Director of System Implementation Strategies:
Richard Sheward, MPP
richard.sheward(at)bmc.org
Tel. (518) 265-5343

Research Scientist and Director of Multisite Operations:
Ana Poblacion, PhD, MS
ana.poblacion(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-3528

Engagement, Equity & Inclusion Associate:
Cerlyn Cantave, MS, ALO
cerlyn.cantave(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-5019

Program Manager:
Nayab Ahmad, BA
nayab.ahmad(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-6366

Senior Research and Policy Analyst:
Charlotte Bruce, MPH
charlotte.bruce(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-7896

Policy and Communications Coordinator
Riley Morris, BS
riley.morris(at)bmc.org

Financial Administration

Finance and Grants Manager:
Joe Eugenio
joe.eugenio(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-5253

Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center

Boston University School of Public Health
85 East Newton Street, M921
Boston, MA 02118

Statistical Analyst:
Timothy Heeren, PhD
tch(at)bu.edu
Tel. (617) 638-5172

Senior Project Manager:
Sharon Coleman, MS, MPH
sharcole(at)bu.edu
Tel. (617) 638-5310 (T,Th,F)

Boston Data Collection Site

Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Principal Investigator:
Megan Sandel, MD, MPH
Boston Medical Center
801 Albany Street, Second Floor
Boston, MA 02119
megan.sandel(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-5946

Site Manager:
Carolina Giudice, MS
carolina.giudice(at)bmc.org

Little Rock Data Collection Site

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Principal Investigator:
Eduardo Ochoa Jr., MD, FAAP
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics
1 Children’s Way, Slot 512-8
Little Rock, AR 72202
ochoeduardor(at)uams.edu
Tel. (501) 364-3398
Fax: (501) 364-3404

Site Manager:
Irma Carrillo Cardenas, MPH
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way, Peds/CARE Slot 512-26
Little Rock, AR 72202
ICardenas@uams.edu
Tel. (501) 364-3299
Fax: (501) 364-1552

Minneapolis Data Collection Site

Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

Principal Investigator:
Diana Becker Cutts, MD
Hennepin County Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics, G7
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis , MN 55415
diana.cutts(at)hcmed.org
Tel. (612) 873-3946
Fax: (612) 904-4573

Site Manager:
Tu Quan, MPH
tu.quan(at)hcmed.org
Tel. (612) 873-6346

Philadelphia Data Collection Site

Drexel University School of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA

Principal Investigator:
Félice Lê-Scherban, PhD, MPH
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dornsife School of Public Health
Drexel University
3215 Market Street, 5th Floor
fzl23(at)drexel.edu
Tel. (267)359-6178

Site Manager:
Kelly A. Courts, MPH
kac522(at)drexel.edu

Emeritus Principal Investigators

Founder and Emeritus Principal Investigator, Boston Medical Center:
Deborah A. Frank, MD
dafrank(at)bu.edu
Tel. (617) 414-5251

Emeritus Principal Investigator, University of Maryland:
Maureen M. Black, PhD
mblack(at)peds.umaryland.edu
Tel. (410) 706-2136

Former Principal Investigators and Research Sites

Former Principal Investigator, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center:
Carol A. Berkowitz, MD
carolb(at)pol.net

Former Principal Investigator, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences:
Patrick H. Casey, MD
caseypatrickh(at)uams.edu
Tel. (501) 364-6591

Former Principal Investigator, Center for Hunger-Free Communities, Drexel University:
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH
mariana.chilton(at)drexel.edu
Tel. (215) 762-6512

Research Scientist and Former Principal Investigator, Boston Medical Center:
John T. Cook, PhD, MAEd
john.cook(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-5129

Former Principal Investigator, Boston Medical Center:
Alan F. Meyers, MD, MPH
afmeyers(at)bu.edu

Development Specialist and Former Principal Investigator, Boston Medical Center:
Ruth Rose-Jacobs, ScD
rrosejac(at)bu.edu
Tel. (617) 414-5480

Former Principal Investigator, Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care:
Nieves M. Zaldivar, MD

The program has also operated sites in Baltimore, MD at University of Maryland Medical Center (1998-2021), Los Angeles, CA at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1998-early 2001), and in Washington, D.C. at Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care (1998-2000).