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Maurizio Pacifici, PhD

Maurizio Pacifici

Dr. Pacifici's biomedical research spans three decades and has explored mechanisms of skeletal development and growth in fetal and postnatal life. Specifically, his focus has been on identifying the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of progenitor cells and permit assembly of distinct skeletal structures, and on aberrations of these mechanisms in pediatric skeletal disorders.

Aimee J. Palumbo, PhD, MPH

Aimee J. Palumbo

Dr. Palumbo’s research is focused on child safety restraint use during air travel and on measuring social exposures that contribute to health outcomes. She also investigates the influence of policies on behaviors and health outcomes, and practical application of novel analytical research methods.

Howard B. Panitch, MD

Howard B. Panitch

Dr. Panitch has long had an interest in the care of children with complex respiratory problems and those requiring technology assistance. His research has focused on airway smooth muscle, dynamic airway collapsibility, RSV bronchiolitis pathogenesis and prevention, and barriers to transitioning technology dependent children to adult care.

Julia Parish-Morris, PhD

Julia Parish-Morris

Dr. Parish-Morris investigates social communication, specifically how vocal communication develops in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. She uses computational approaches and machine learning to identify objective and reliable behavioral markers for use in screening, treatment and intervention response tracking, and to advance biological research.

Saba Pasha, PhD, MS

Saba Pasha, PhD, MS

Dr. Pasha studies the mechanism of spinal deformity development in the pediatric population. She uses analytical and computational methods to better understand the pathogenesis of pediatric scoliosis. Her lab develops medical devices and software packages that can be used in orthopedic clinics worldwide.

Brooke Paskewich, PsyD

Brooke Paskewich

Dr. Paskewich has expertise in translational research to develop, implement, and evaluate school-based aggression and bullying prevention programs. She develops implementation methods that integrate empirically supported prevention strategies with procedures that foster necessary school engagement.

Caroline A. Pasquariello, MD

Caroline A. Pasquariello

Dr. Pasquariello is specifically interested in peri-operative improvement and quality improvement. She has a green belt in Lean Six Sigma. Dr. Pasquariello has spearheaded projects to improve OR efficiency and patient safety. She is involved in physician wellness in the Division of General Anesthesia.

Chavis A. Patterson, PhD

Chavis A. Patterson

Dr. Patterson’s work focuses on stressors that put children and families at risk for future difficulties. He offers psychosocial care to families as they cope with having a child in a N/IICU. Partnering with the interdisciplinary team, he functions as an administrative leader, educator, and researcher.

Matthew F. Pearsall, MD

Matthew F. Pearsall

Dr. Pearsall works in academic pediatric anesthesiology with expertise in cardiac anesthesia for non-cardiac surgery, ambulatory anesthesia, transplant anesthesia, and conjoined twin anesthesia.

Stacie B. Peddy, MD

Stacie B. Peddy

Dr. Peddy is the Cardiac Center Simulation Director and oversees the multidisciplinary educational curriculum using high fidelity simulation technology to create clinical teaching scenarios in the CICU, CCU, and CPRU. Her clinical responsibility is as a staff cardiac intensivist in the CICU.

Liming Pei, PhD

Liming Pei

Dr. Pei's research aims to understand the molecular underpinnings of cardiac remodeling associated with cardiomyopathy and heart failure. He is particularly interested in two areas of cardiac remodeling: metabolic reprogramming, and secretion of heart-derived hormones to communicate with other organs.

Renata Pellegrino, PhD, MS

Renata Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is committed to CHOP’s research missions and works collaboratively to create a culture of learning, discovery, integrity, and innovation to ensure success of the next generation of scientific leaders in child health.

Jeff Pennington, MSCS

Jeff Pennington

Ensuring Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is the industry leader in the use of data and technology to solve challenging problems in child health.

Marissa J. Perman, MD

Marissa J. Perman, MD

Dr. Perman cares for patients with a rare, genetic blistering skin condition known as epidermolysis bullosa. She serves as co-PI on clinical pharmaceutical trials aimed at wound healing for this fragile patient population.

Charles Phillips, MD, MSHP

Charles Phillips

Dr. Phillips' research interests involve learning health systems and the intersection of technology and clinical informatics with clinical research for pediatric oncology patients. His current focus is on developing novel automated methods to identify cancer patients with malnutrition and optimizing their nutritional support. He has a secondary interest in quality improvement research for supportive care in pediatric oncology.

Joseph Piccione, DO, MS

Joseph Piccione

Dr. Piccione investigates pediatric bronchology and aerodigestive disorders and serves as Pulmonary Director for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders.

David A. Piccoli, MD

David A. Piccoli, MD

In addition to serving as chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Dr. Piccoli pursues research about metabolic and genetic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and rare gastrointestinal disorders. He is a member of the group that discovered Jagged1 and NOTCH2 as the primary causes of Alagille syndrome.

Sara E. Pinney, MD, MS

Sara E. Pinney

Dr. Pinney investigates the molecular mechanisms that link an adverse intrauterine milieu to the development of diabetes and obesity later in life. Specifically, she is researching how intrauterine growth restriction, gestational diabetes and in utero exposure to environmental toxicants contribute to the development of diabetes and obesity in offspring.

Mortimer Poncz, MD

Mortimer Poncz

Dr. Poncz investigates the megakaryocyte-platelet-thrombus axis. The process by which hematopoietic stem cells differentiate into megakaryocytes are the central foci of his laboratory work. Many of his studies focus on the biology and pathobiology of the platelet-specific proteins, chemokines Platelet Factor 4 (PF4)/Platelet Basic Protein (PBP) and the integrin alphaIIb/beta3 receptor.

Thomas J. Power, PhD

Thomas J. Power

Dr. Power's research focuses on the implementation of evidence-based interventions for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in community settings, including schools and primary care practices. The emphasis of his work is on developing the capacity of professionals in the community to provide evidence-based care for children and adolescents with attention, behavior, and emotional difficulties.

Thomas Privette, PhD

Thomas Privette

Identifying research programs with unique commercial potential, and helping to create and support strategies to further develop, partner, or prepare these assets for commercialization (license or spin-out).

Stephon N. Proctor, PhD, ABPP

Stephon N. Proctor

Dr. Proctor is a clinical child psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruptive behavior disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Laura A. Prosser, PhD

Laura A. Prosser

Dr. Prosser's research focuses are the development and rehabilitation of movement in children, particularly those with neurological impairments. This includes the investigation of the development of impaired movement, the study of novel motor rehabilitation interventions in children, and the interaction between the processes of neuroplasticity and neuromaturation in sensorimotor systems.

Alex Psihogios, PhD

Alex Psihogios, PhD

Dr. Psihogios' research focuses on improving treatment adherence in adolescents and young adults (AYA) with chronic medical conditions, particularly those with cancer. She uses real-time mobile health strategies to better understand the day-to-day factors that proximally impact treatment adherence.

Karen M. Puopolo, MD, PhD

Karen M. Puopolo

Dr. Puopolo helped lead the research team that developed and validated multivariate prediction models for neonatal early-onset sepsis risk assessment. Her current research addresses the impacts of maternal immunity, perinatal antibiotic exposure, and neonatal infection on infant and childhood health.