Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, to lead Child and Youth Health at Columbia, New York-Presbyterian
Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, pediatrician and internationally recognized leader in the use of digital technologies to improve children’s health, has been appointed Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Health in the Department of Pediatrics of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Health at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
Stockwell is the founding director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Digital Health. His research focuses on the use of text messaging and other digital technologies to improve immunization rates and health literacy in children and adolescents.
“As an educator and scientific researcher, Dr. Stockwell has demonstrated strong leadership skills and unwavering dedication to improving the health of children through the most innovative means available,” said Jordan S. Orange, MD, PhD, Professor and President Reuben S. Carpentier. of the Department of Pediatrics at the College of Vagelos Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and Chief Pediatrician of the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. “Her unique combination of clinical and research skills will continue to help the department fulfill its mission of providing the best care for children and adolescents in our community while conducting important translational research to further improve pediatric care. “
“I am honored to be recognized by the department, which has long supported my clinical and research efforts,” said Stockwell. “This new role will allow me to continue to identify the most effective ways to provide high quality clinical care, health education and preventive care to children and adolescents in our community and beyond. “
Stockwell joined the faculty of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2006, where she is Associate Professor of Pediatrics. She is also Associate Professor of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She was established at Columbia University in 2017.
Stockwell received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and a master’s degree in public health from Mailman School. She completed a pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a University General Pediatrics Fellowship at Columbia. Stockwell holds certifications in pediatrics and clinical informatics.
In addition to receiving numerous awards and honors, Stockwell is an elected member of the American Pediatric Society and the Emerging Leaders Forum of the National Academy of Medicine. She is also a member of the inaugural class of the Columbia Academy of Community and Public Service. Stockwell has published over 80 papers and has received numerous NIH grants totaling over $ 1 million per year.