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INITIATIVE FOR

The Advancement of Pediatric Transplant Health Research

Maximizing the interdisciplinary nature of research in pediatric transplant health through a collaboration of a statewide network of health researchers and clinicians.

    • Advanced biostatistical modeling around patient adherence to immunosuppressive medications
    • Machine learning/health informatics in the prediction of post-transplant health outcomes
    • Mobile health/technology-based intervention research promoting medication adherence and improved health outcomes in adolescent heart transplant recipients

pexels-photoThe Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities Families and Children at Florida State University and UF Health at the University of Florida are launching the Initiative for the Advancement of Pediatric Transplant Health Research.

This new partnership between Florida State University (FSU) and the University of Florida (UF) seeks to better the outcomes for child transplant patients. Co-leading the initiative are Dr. Michael Killian, associate professor at the FSU College of Social Work, and Dr. Dipankar Gupta, associate professor at the UF Health Congenital Heart Center. The Initiative for the Advancement of Pediatric Transplant Health Research maximizes the interdisciplinary nature of research in pediatric transplant health through a collaboration of a statewide network of health researchers and clinicians.

Dr. Killian

Michael Killian, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor, College of Social Work, FSU

Co-Director, Initiative for the Advancement of Pediatric Transplant Health Research, FSU/UF Health

Professor (courtesy), FSU College of Medicine, Department of Behavoiral Sciences an Social Medicine

PROFILE LINKS: FACULTY PAGE   |    GOOGLE SCHOLAR   |   DETAILED FSU CV

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RESEARCH INTEREST & SUPPORT

  • Social work practice with children and families and research into child health and wellbeing
  • Psychosocial determinants of health and social work practice
  • Quality of life and adherence to medical regimens outcomes in pediatric chronic illness
  • Psychometrics and measurement methodology in social work practice and research
  • Advanced statistical and quantitative methodologies in social work practice and education

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Pediatric Organ Transplant Social Work and Chronic Illness in Childhood (OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas)
  • Medication adherence and posttransplant outcomes in pediatric solid organ transplant patients
  • Machine learning, natural language processing, and prediction models Posttraumatic growth in pediatric solid organ transplant patients and their families
  • Retrospective electronic health records review and analysis
  • Advanced quantitative and statistical analytics and support to research projects at the College of Social Work, Florida State University, and to other national and international institutions
  • Health Disparities Research in Integrated Mental Health Services (University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work)
  • Psychometrics and Measurement Research (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Depression Studies)
Dr Gupta

Dipankar Gupta, MBBS, DCH, M.D.

Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, MD-Cognital HRT CTR Excellence

Co-Director, Initiative for the Advancement of Pediatric Transplant Health Research, FSU/UF Health

Member: International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine

PROFILE LINKS:  FACULTY PAGE

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CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support

    Categories

    Medical Research
    Transplant Education
    Pediatric Research
    Pediatric Transplant
    Health Research
    Children and Families

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