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Pooja S. Tandon, MD

Pooja S. Tandon, MD

Pediatrics-Other

On staff since July 2008

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"As a pediatrician, a scientist, and a mother, I am deeply motivated to effectively translate and disseminate the information I learn from research to advance the health of children on a population level."

My clinical practice as a general pediatrician inspired me to study and promote behaviors, programs and policies that increase physical activity in children, particularly those from disadvantaged communities. Through experiences in an urban academic clinic, a bilingual community health center, and a large private practice, I repeatedly observed that childrens health issues were closely linked to complex factors outside the walls of the exam room.

Those aspects of pediatrics that frustrated and moved me the most as a clinician have inspired my research. My experiences led me to further training in public health and research in order to pursue a career that would allow me to intervene on the environmental and social context of health from a young age. As a pediatrician, a scientist, and a mother, I am deeply motivated to effectively translate and disseminate the information I learn from research to advance the health of children on a population level.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

Brown University, Providence

Residency

Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston

Research Focus Area

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award Academic Pediatric Association 2011
Seattle Childrens Fellows Day Research Award Seattle Childrens Fellows Day Research Award Seattle Children's 2011

Publications

  • Tandon PS, Zhou C, Lozano P, Christakis DA
    Preschoolers' total daily screen time at home and by type of child care.
    The Journal of pediatrics , 2011 Feb. : 158(2)297-300
  • Tandon PS, Wright J, Zhou C, Rogers CB, Christakis DA
    Nutrition menu labeling may lead to lower-calorie restaurant meal choices for children.
    Pediatrics , 2010 Feb. : 125(2)244-8