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Summary

  • I am a pediatric endocrinologist with an active clinical practice servicing children with endocrine disorders and diabetes. I am also an established scientist in the field of the neuroendocrine development of the Limbic-Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis (LHPA). My research program integrates human and basic science studies studying the effects of early life adversity, the risk for psychopathology and endocrine disorders in childhood. I am also interested and proficient in the management of diabetes in infants, children, teenagers and young adults. have extensive experience in the recruitment, administration and interpretation of diagnostic interviews and other clinical psychosocial research tools.

Education & Training

  • University of Michigan Health System
    University of Michigan Health SystemFellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1988 - 1989
  • University of Michigan Health System
    University of Michigan Health SystemResidency, Neurology, 1986 - 1988
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsResidency, Pediatrics, 1984 - 1986
  • Hurley Medical Center
    Hurley Medical CenterResidency, Pediatrics, 1982 - 1984
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
    University of Puerto Rico School of MedicineClass of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1987 - 2024
  • IA State Medical License
    IA State Medical License 1984 - 1989
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Endocrinology

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Grant Support

  • Development Origins Of Endocrine DysfunctionsNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases2010–2011
  • Altering Neuroplasticity During DevelopmentNational Institute On Drug Abuse2007–2011
  • Developmental Origins Of Endocrine DysfunctionsNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases2005–2009
  • Depression Risk, Infant-Mother Attachment And CortisolNational Center For Research Resources2004–2007
  • Perinatal Experience And Children'S Mental HealthNational Institute Of Mental Health2003–2005
  • Depression Risk, Infant-Mother Attachment And CortisolNational Institute Of Mental Health2001–2005
  • Stress Response And Growth: Impact Of Early Life StressEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2000–2004
  • Endocrinological Aspects Of Behavioral Dysregulation During Early DevelopmentNational Institute Of Mental Health2000–2002
  • Postnatal Stress--Hpa Axis And Vulnerability To Drug UseNational Institute On Drug Abuse1998–2002
  • Growth Retardation--Hpa Axis Response To CRH And Cortisol ChallengesNational Center For Research Resources1997–2000
  • HPA Axis Molecular Neuroanatomy--Ontogeny And StressNational Institute On Drug Abuse1994–1998
  • Hypothalamic/Pituitary/Adrenal Axis Response To CRH And Cortisol ChallengesisolNational Center For Research Resources1996
  • Anterior Pituitary POMC System: Ontogeny &RegulationNational Institute Of Mental Health1988–1989

Hospital Affiliations