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, MPH
sedc(at)bu.edu
Tel. (617) 638-5850
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

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

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

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

Director of Policy Strategy:
Allison Bovell-Ammon, MDiv
Allison.Bovell-Ammon(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-3580

Research Scientist:
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) 414-6366

Senior Administrative Coordinator:
Nayab Ahmad, BA
Nayab.Ahmad(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-6366

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

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

Financial Administration

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

Data Coordinating Center

Boston University School of Public Health
801 Massachusetts Avenue
Crosstown 3
Boston , MA 02118

Research Data Analyst:
Zhaoyan Yang, MS
zy(at)bu.edu
Tel. (617) 638-5026

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

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

Boston

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

Site Coordinator:
Charlotte Bruce, MPH
Charlotte.Bruce(at)bmc.org
Tel. (617) 414-7896

Baltimore

Principal Investigator:
Maureen Black, PhD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Growth and Nutrition Division
737 W. Lombard Street, Suite 161
Baltimore , MD 21201
mblack(at)peds.umaryland.edu
Tel. (410) 706-2136
Fax: (410) 706-5090

Site Coordinator:
Lacy Boyles, MPH
lboyles(at)som.umaryland.edu

Little Rock

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) 364-4364
Fax: (501) 364-3404

Principal Investigator, Emeritus:
Patrick H. Casey, MD
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
11 Children’s Way, Room B2013
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591
caseypatrickh(at)uams.edu
Tel. (501) 364-6591
Fax: (501) 364-1552

Site Coordinator:
Irma 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

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

Research and Multisite Coordinator:
Tu Quan, MPH
tu.quan(at)hcmed.org
Tel. (612) 873-6346

Philadelphia

Co-Principal Investigator:
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH

Center for Hunger-Free Communities
Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
Drexel University
3600 Market Street
7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel. (215)762-6512
Fax: (215)762-4088
Email: mariana.chilton(at)drexel.edu

Co-Principal Investigator:
Félice Lê-Scherban, PhD, MPH

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dornsife School of Public Health
Drexel University
3215 Market Street, 5th Floor
Tel. (267)359-6178
Email: fzl23(at)drexel.edu

Research and Site Coordinator:
Gabriella Grimaldi, BS
gg394(at)drexel.edu
Tel. (215)762-1945

The program has also operated sites in 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).

Affiliated Institutions:

University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

St Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University School of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center*
Los Angeles, CA

Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care*
Washington, D.C.

*Locations of former sites.