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
Research Associate
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
Terrell Stevenson, MD
Stanford School of Medicine
About Terrell
Terrell Stevenson received her Bachelor of Arts in history from Stanford University. She attended medical school at UCSF, then came back to Stanford for her pediatric residency. During residency, she completed a scholarly project in the Stanford Advocacy Track (STAT), earning a CATCH grant to help fund her research in tobacco cessation education at local homeless shelters. She currently works as a pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children's hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and runs the Community Pediatrics block for the interns at LPCH. She hopes to provide a much-needed bridge between the world of inpatient medicine and advocacy, which historically has been more of an outpatient field.
Program Manager
Monica De La Cruz, MPH
Stanford School of Medicine
About Monica
Monica De La Cruz received her Bachelor of Science in cell and molecular biology from San Francisco State University in 2008. While working full time, Monica returned to school in 2013 to pursue her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of San Francisco, which she completed in August of 2015. Monica began working with the Pediatric Advocacy Program as a summer intern and then expanded her role as a Program Manager and Research Assistant. Monica is an integral part of the program team. Using her qualitative expertise, she currently leads and participates in several community-engaged research studies. Her research interests include maternal and child health issues, teen pregnancy and qualitative methods.

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
1265 Welch Road, Suite 240
Palo Alto CA 94304
Tel: 650-725-0923
Fax: 650-498-5684
Interdepartment MC: 5781

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