A new study shows that a pioneering initiative to prevent shaken baby syndrome was associated with a 35-per-cent reduction in the number of children under two admitted to B.C. hospitals with shaking-related injuries.
I am interested in ensuring that pediatricians provide high quality, family centered care for hospitalized children. My research at BC Children's Hospital focuses on understanding quality gaps and patient safety risks in the hospital environment, and developing collaborative solutions to address these. Currently, I work closely with the antimicrobial stewardship program, where I study how we can optimize our use of antibiotic treatment for hospitalized children, and how the emergence of antibiotic resistance affects patient care and outcomes. I am also working on a project to improve vaccination rates for children at high risk of severe infection, including hospitalized children who often miss out on routine vaccines.
Placing Equity at the Core of Global Health Research: Time for an Expanded Ethical Framework?
Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics
Kristopher T. Kang, Niranjan Kissoon, Ashley Roberts
Management of Influenza Infection in Children and Pregnant Women in BC, An Update
British Columbia Medical Journal
Epidemiology and management of gram negative infections in children at BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital. This work includes several clinical research studies to explore the incidence, epidemiology, management, and outcomes of gram negative infections, as well as to understand the risk factors associated with multidrug resistance.
Targeting inpatients to increase vaccination rates for children at risk of severe infection. This is a quality improvement initiative to address the problem of undervaccination in hospitalized children. This project is supported through the Hudson Scholars Program in Pediatric Medicine and involves collaboration with the Vaccine Evaluation Center.
Implementation and evaluation of a modified algorithm for oseltamivir use to treat influenza infection. This is a combined quality improvement/clinical research study designed to improve evidence-based care and clinical outcomes for children and pregnant women with influenza infection.Honours & Awards
Hudson Scholars Program in Pediatric Medicine, 2016
UBC Pediatric Postgraduate Medical Education Award, "Rookie of the Year", 2016