Pediatric Advocacy Program

Pediatric Advocacy Program Staff

Medical Director
Lisa Chamberlain MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics
Pediatric Advocacy Program, Stanford School of Medicine
About Lisa
Dr. Lisa Chamberlain is known for her work in pediatric health inequities, focusing on the non-clinical factors that contribute to health disparities, particularly in California. She is nationally known for her work in community pediatrics and child health advocacy, with two national awards for her work in these areas. Her recent research endeavors are tightly policy-focused: she is currently exploring the variation in access to hospital based pediatric care for children with chronic illness in California, utilizing the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) private dataset. Her recent collaboration with Dr. Huffman, in which she examined the impact of managed care on children with special healthcare needs, resulted in a publication that was used extensively in Sacramento as the state drafted a 1115 waiver to overhaul child health delivery for the state’s most vulnerable child populations. In addition to her health services research, she builds and evaluates community-campus partnerships to reduce health inequities locally.

Program Director
Janine Bruce, DrPH
Pediatric Advocacy Program, Stanford School of Medicine
About Janine

Janine Bruce received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Occidental College. After graduation she spent two years in Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching ecology and English to secondary school students. Upon returning to the US, she received her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002. She returned to California and began working with the Pediatric Advocacy Program. Janine received her Doctorate of Public Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health in 2013. Her research interests included the reproductive health of foster care youth and vulnerable youth populations. With her background in public health, Janine’s role has been to bridge public health and medicine to better promote the health of underserved child populations through strong community partnerships and innovative community-based initiatives. She also teaches courses across the undergraduate campus and medical school on community engagement and qualitative methods.

Community Pediatrics Rotation Director
Emily Johnston, MD
Stanford School of Medicine
About Emily
Emily Johnston received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Latin American Studies from Carleton College. After graduation she spent a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working at a community clinic in Oakland, CA. She then went to Stanford Medical School followed by pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. She did research at Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall about incarcerated adolescent girls use of the reproductive healthcare system outside of juvenile hall. She is now co-directing the community pediatrics rotation and working on the pediatric bone marrow transplant unit. She will start pediatric hematology oncology fellowship shortly and will focus on health disparities and health services research in hematology/oncology.

Program Assistant Position

If you are interested in child health, advocacy, and community engagement, please see information regarding our Program Assistant position for Stanford undergraduate students.

Contact Us

Stanford School of Medicine
Pediatric Advocacy Program
770 Welch Road, Suite 100
Palo Alto CA 94304
Tel: 650-725-0923
Fax: 650-498-5684
Interdepartment MC: 5781

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