Melissa Stockwell

Melissa Stockwell

Melissa Stockwell

Associate Professor
Pediatrics and Population and Family Health


622 W. 168th St VC 417
New York NY USA 10032
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Dr. Stockwell is Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons) and Population and Family Health (Mailman School of Public Health). She is Founding Director of the Department of Pediatrics' Center for Children's Digital Health Research. She is Medical Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) Immunization Registry (EzVac) and Co-Director of the Columbia University Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health. Additionally, she is a pediatrician in a NYP-associated community clinic. Dr. Stockwell's research, which concentrates on underserved children and adolescents, focuses on translational interventions to improve vaccinations with an emphasis on health technology and health literacy. This includes translational health IT interventions to promote vaccination as well as the use of large-scale, patient-centered communication technologies, like text messaging, for surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases and adverse events. She serves on the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Immunization Improvement Team. She is the Associate Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) practice-based research network.



MPH, 2007, Mailman School of Public Health
MD, 2000, Harvard Medical School
BA, 1996, Williams College

Editorial Boards

Academic Pediatrics

Columbia Affiliations

Medical Director, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Immunization Registry (EzVAC)

Other Affiliations

Member, New York City Coalition for Immunization Initiatives; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Member, NYC Immunization Improvement Spread Project; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
American Academy of Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association
Society for Pediatric Research
International Society of Influenza and Respiratory Viruses

Honors & Awards

Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Young Investigator Award (formerly known as the Ambulatory Pediatric Association)
Irving Scholars Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research of Columbia University

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Trials, Health Informatics, Intervention Studies, Child Health and Development, Community Programs and Outreach, Underserved Populations, Immunization, Infectious Disease, Urban Health

Select Publications

Stockwell MS, Cano M, Jakob K, Broder KR, Gyamfi-Bannerman C, Castaño PM, Lewis P, Barrett A, Museru OI, Castellanos O, LaRussa PS.Feasibility of Text Message Influenza Vaccine Safety Monitoring During Pregnancy. Am J Prev Med. 2017
Stockwell MS, Natarajan K, Ramakrishnan R, Holleran S, Forney K, Aponte A, Vawdrey DK. Immunization Data Exchange With Electronic Health Records. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun;137(6)
Stockwell MS, Hofstetter A, DuRivage N, Barrett A, Fernandez N, Vargas C, Camargo S. Text Message Reminders for Second Dose of Influenza Vaccine: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e83-91.
Stockwell MS, Kharbanda EO, Martinez RA, Vargas CY, Vawdrey DK, Camargo S. Effect Of A Text Messaging Intervention On Influenza Vaccination In An Urban, Low-Income Pediatric And Adolescent Population: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 2012;307(16): 1702-8.
Stockwell BR, Stockwell MS, Cennamo M, Jiang E Blended Learning Improves Science Education. Cell. 2015 Aug 27;162(5):933-6
Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Camargo S, Ramakrishnan S, Holleran S, Findley S, Kukafka R, Hofstetter A, Fernandez N, Vawdrey D. Registry-Linked Electronic Influenza Vaccine Provider Reminders: A Cluster-Crossover Trial Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e75-82.
Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Larson E, Rodriguez C, Subramony A, Andres Martinez R, Martinez E, Barrett A, Meyer D. Effect of a URI-related Educational Intervention in Early Head Start on ED Visits. Pediatrics. 2014;133(5):e1233-e1240.
Stockwell MS, Westhoff C, Kharbanda EO, Vargas CY, Vawdrey DK, Camargo S, Castano P. Influenza Vaccine Text Message Reminders For Urban, Low-Income Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Public Health. 2014;104 Suppl 1:e7-e12.
Stockwell MS, Reed C, Vargas C, Garretson A, Alba L, LaRussa P, Finelli L, Larson E, Saiman L. MOSAIC: Mobile Surveillance for ARI and ILl in the Community. Am J Epi. 2014;180(12):1196-1201.
Stockwell MS, Kharbanda E, Andres Martinez R, Lara M, Vawdrey D, Natarajan K, Rickert V. Text4Health: Text4Health: Impact of Text Message Reminder-Recalls for Pediatric and Adolescent Immunizations Am J Public Health 102 e15-e21 2012

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