The NASPAG Research Committee is committed to fostering the research interests of our members, creating opportunities for collaboration, and providing ongoing educational opportunities for members interested in research endeavors.

Members commit to a three year involvement, with opportunity to renew for a second consecutive 3-year term.  Membership entails attendance of regular conference calls, and active participation in one of five Work Groups: 

  • Mentoring Work Group
  • Journal Club Work Group
  • Grants Work Group
  • Research Education Work Group
  • Fellows Research Consortium Work Group 

 To contact the Research Committee please use [email protected]

2022-2023 Research Committee








Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, MD
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO 









Christina Davis-Kankanamge, MD, MS
Baylor College of Medicine/
Texas Children's Hospital
The Woodlands, TX

Immediate Past Chair

Jennie Yoost, MD
Marshall University
Huntington, West Virginia

Janeen Arbuckle MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL


Claudia Borzutzky MD
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA


Krista Childress, MD
University of Utah/Primary Children's Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT 

Erin Fee, MD
Providence St Joseph 
Orange, CA

Frances Fei, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus, OH


Frances Grimstad, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Angie Hamouie, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX  

Lisa Ipp, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY 

Chelsea Kebodeaux, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH  

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 

Kate O’Flynn-O’Brien, MD
Children's Hospital of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 


 Melissa Parks, DO
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ 


 Claire Roden, MD
Penn State Children's Hospital
Hershey, PA   


Monica Rosen, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Beth I. Schwartz, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA


Jessica Shim, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Alla Vash-Margarita, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT


Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH