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Laura P. Richardson, MD, MPH

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Laura P. Richardson, MD, MPH

Pediatrics-Inpatient, Adolescent Medicine

On staff since May 2000

Children's Title: Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"My passion is developing integrated healthcare approaches that remove barriers between the systems that treat mental and physical health problems, in order to better address the needs of adolescents as individuals. My research focuses primarily on adolescent mental health and somatic disorders as well as on improving detection and management of child and adolescent depression in primary care settings."

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Pediatrics
Adolescent Medicine
Medical/Professional School
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
University of Washington School of Public Health , Seattle
Residency
Pediatrics, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor
Clinical Interests

Adolescent health, chronic musculoskeletal pain in children, depression

Research Description

My research focuses on better understanding interactions between mental and physical health in adolescents, and on improving detection and management of child and adolescent depression in primary care settings. Prior research projects include assessing the longitudinal association between depression and obesity in adolescence, and evaluating racial and ethnic differences in depression diagnosis and treatment for Medicaid-covered youth. My most recent work involves evaluating quality of follow-up care for depressed youth and designing health system interventions to improve the delivery of evidence-based care and health outcomes for depressed adolescents in primary care settings.

Research Focus Area

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Behavioral / Mental Health

Publications

Measurement matters in the association between early adolescent depressive symptoms and body mass index.
General hospital psychiatry , : : 458-66
The effect of comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders on health care utilization and costs among adolescents with asthma.
General hospital psychiatry , : : 398-406
Laboratory-diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in former foster youth compared with peers.
Pediatrics , : : e97-e103
Surveying adolescents enrolled in a regional health care delivery organization: mail and phone follow-up--what works at what cost?
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM , : : 534-41
Psychiatric morbidity in pediatric critical illness survivors: a comprehensive review of the literature.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , : : 377-85
Evaluation of the PHQ-2 as a brief screen for detecting major depression among adolescents.
Pediatrics , : : e1097-103
Factors associated with detection and receipt of treatment for youth with depression and anxiety disorders.
Academic pediatrics , : : 36-40
Adolescents with suicidal ideation: health care use and functioning.
Academic pediatrics , 2011 Sep-Oct: 422-6
Trends in the prescription of opioids for adolescents with non-cancer pain.
General hospital psychiatry , 2011 Sep-Oct: 423-8
Evaluation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Item for detecting major depression among adolescents.
Pediatrics , 2010 Dec: 1117-23
Surveying adolescents enrolled in a regional health care delivery organization: mail and phone follow-up--what works at what cost?
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM , 2010 Jul-Aug: 534-41
Laboratory-diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in former foster youth compared with peers.
Pediatrics , 2010 Jul: e97-e103
Depressive symptoms in adolescence: the association with multiple health risk behaviors.
General hospital psychiatry , 2010 May-Jun: 233-9
Evaluation of the PHQ-2 as a brief screen for detecting major depression among adolescents.
Pediatrics , 2010 May: e1097-103
Psychiatric morbidity in pediatric critical illness survivors: a comprehensive review of the literature.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2010 Apr: 377-85
Factors associated with detection and receipt of treatment for youth with depression and anxiety disorders.
Academic pediatrics , 2010 Jan-Feb: 36-40
Collaborative care for adolescent depression: a pilot study.
General hospital psychiatry , 2009 Jan-Feb: 36-45
Measurement matters in the association between early adolescent depressive symptoms and body mass index.
General hospital psychiatry , 2008 Sep-Oct: 458-66
The effect of comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders on health care utilization and costs among adolescents with asthma.
General hospital psychiatry , 2008 Sep-Oct: 398-406
Identifying high-risk asthma with utilization data: a revised HEDIS definition.
The American journal of managed care , 2008 Jul: 450-6
Identifying high-risk asthma with utilization data: a revised HEDIS definition.
The American journal of managed care , 2008 Jul: 450-6
Anxiety and depression screening for youth in a primary care population.
Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association , 2008 May-Jun: 182-8
Actigraphic sleep and daytime naps in adolescent girls with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Journal of pediatric psychology , 2008 Apr: 307-11
Actigraphic sleep and daytime naps in adolescent girls with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Journal of pediatric psychology , 2008 Apr: 307-11
Youth in foster care with adult mentors during adolescence have improved adult outcomes.
Pediatrics , 2008 Feb: e246-52
Youth in foster care with adult mentors during adolescence have improved adult outcomes.
Pediatrics , 2008 Feb: e246-52
Agreement between parents and children regarding anxiety and depression diagnoses in children with asthma.
The Journal of nervous and mental disease , 2007 Nov: 897-904
The prevalence of DSM-IV anxiety and depressive disorders in youth with asthma compared with controls.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 Nov: 455-63
Agreement between parents and children regarding anxiety and depression diagnoses in children with asthma.
The Journal of nervous and mental disease , 2007 Nov: 897-904
What are adolescents showing the world about their health risk behaviors on MySpace?
MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine , 2007 Oct 11: 9
What are adolescents showing the world about their health risk behaviors on MySpace?
MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine , 2007 Oct 11: 9
Pediatric primary care providers and adolescent depression: a qualitative study of barriers to treatment and the effect of the black box warning.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 May: 433-9
Impact of anxiety and depression on functional impairment in adolescents with asthma.
General hospital psychiatry , 2007 May-Jun: 214-22
Pediatric primary care providers and adolescent depression: a qualitative study of barriers to treatment and the effect of the black box warning.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 May: 433-9
Anxiety and depressive disorders are associated with smoking in adolescents with asthma.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 May: 425-32
Quality of mental health care for youth with asthma and comorbid anxiety and depression.
Medical care , 2006 Dec: 1064-72
Asthma symptom burden: relationship to asthma severity and anxiety and depression symptoms.
Pediatrics , 2006 Sep: 1042-51
Asthma symptom burden: relationship to asthma severity and anxiety and depression symptoms.
Pediatrics , 2006 Sep: 1042-51
Associations between depressive symptoms and obesity during puberty.
General hospital psychiatry , 2006 Jul-Aug: 313-20
Associations between depressive symptoms and obesity during puberty.
General hospital psychiatry , 2006 Jul-Aug: 313-20
The impact of psychiatric comorbidities on readmissions for diabetes in youth.
Diabetes care , 2005 Sep: 2150-4
The impact of psychiatric comorbidities on readmissions for diabetes in youth.
Diabetes care , 2005 Sep: 2150-4
Childhood and adolescent depression: the role of primary care providers in diagnosis and treatment.
Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care , 2005 Jan: 6-24
Childhood and adolescent depression: the role of primary care providers in diagnosis and treatment.
Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care , 2005 Jan: 6-24
Fluoride varnish use in primary care: what do providers think?
Pediatrics , 2005 Jan: e69-76
Mental illness hospitalizations of youth in Washington State.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2004 Aug: 781-5
Mental illness hospitalizations of youth in Washington State.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2004 Aug: 781-5
Quality of care for medicaid-covered youth treated with antidepressant therapy.
Archives of general psychiatry , 2004 May: 475-80
Quality of care for medicaid-covered youth treated with antidepressant therapy.
Archives of general psychiatry , 2004 May: 475-80
The relationship of asthma and anxiety disorders.
Psychosomatic medicine , 2004 May-Jun: 349-55
Depression in Medicaid-covered youth: differences by race and ethnicity.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2003 Oct: 984-9
Depression in Medicaid-covered youth: differences by race and ethnicity.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2003 Oct: 984-9
A longitudinal evaluation of adolescent depression and adult obesity.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2003 Aug: 739-45
A longitudinal evaluation of adolescent depression and adult obesity.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2003 Aug: 739-45
Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and risk factors in an incarcerated juvenile population: a pilot study.
Pediatrics , 2003 Jan: 153-7
Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and risk factors in an incarcerated juvenile population: a pilot study.
Pediatrics , 2003 Jan: 153-7

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Adolescent Collaborative Care Treatment InterventionNIH NIMH $2,297,783.00Aug. 24, 2009
SERT Polymorphisms and DepressionNARSAD Independent Investigator Award $100,000.000Jan. 1, 2009
The Collaborative Care Model for ADHD TreatmentHogg Foundation for Mental HealthSept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 30, 2008
Improving Primary Care Management of Adolescent Depression NIH NIMH $135,000.00July 1, 2004

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
CSB-200 - Adolescent Medicine
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145-5005
206-987-2028

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Research Institute
CW8-6 - Child Health, Behavior and Development
2001 Eighth Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
206-884-7591

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