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Stephanie K. Doupnik, MD, MS
Stephanie K. Doupnik
Attending Physician

Dr. Doupnik’s research investigates how to ensure that children can access effective mental health services. She uses methods from diverse fields, including epidemiology, comparative effectiveness, and health policy research. Currently, she is focused on suicide prevention and integration of mental health services into children’s hospitals.



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Dr. Doupnik’s research focuses on improving access to mental health services and health outcomes for children and adolescents. She holds a K23 award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for work designed to integrate suicide prevention into acute hospital care. She has also conducted research to understand the influence of mental health conditions on health outcomes, including health services utilization, and to develop and test strategies for integrating mental health services into pediatric care.

Dr. Doupnik is also a practicing pediatric hospitalist and medical director of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Inpatient Medical Behavioral Unit.

Among her notable career achievements, Dr. Doupnik:

  • Received a NIMH K23 Career Development Award in 2018
  • Received the NIMH Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services Fellowship in 2017
  • Serves as founding medical director of CHOP’s inpatient medical-behavioral unit in 2016
  • Received the Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award in 2015

Education and Training

BA, University of Virginia (Comparative Literature), 2007

MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2011

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Academic General Pediatrics), 2016

MS, University of Pennsylvania (Health Policy Research), 2016

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Medical Director, Inpatient Medical Behavioral Unit

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011-

Academic Pediatric Association, 2014-

Society for Pediatric Research, 2014-

Academy Health, 2015-

Professional Awards

Young Investigator Award, Academic Pediatric Association, 2015

Child Intervention Prevention and Services Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health, 2017

Publication Highlights

Doupnik SK, Rodean J, Zima BT, Coker TR, Worsley D, Rehm KP, Gay JC, Hall M, Marcus S. Readmissions after Pediatric Hospitalization for Suicide Ideation and Suicide Attempt. J Hosp Med. 2018 Nov; 13(11):743-751. PMID: 30484776
Doupnik SK, Lawlor J, Zima BT, Coker TR, Bardach NS, Rehm KP, Gay JC, Hall M, Berry JG. Mental Health Conditions and Unplanned Hospital Readmissions in Children. J Hosp Med. 2018 Jul; 13(7):445-452. PMID: 29964274
Doupnik SK, Henry MK, Bae H, Litman J, Turner S, Scharko AM, Feudtner C. Mental Health Conditions and Symptoms in Pediatric Hospitalizations: A Single-Center Point Prevalence Study. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Mar; 17(2):184-190. PMID: 28259340
Doupnik SK, Hill D, Palakshappa D, Worsley D, Bae H, Shaik A, Qiu MK, Marsac M, Feudtner C. Parent Coping Support Interventions During Acute Pediatric Hospitalizations: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics. 2017 Jan; 140(3). pii: e20164171. PMID: 28818837
Doupnik SK, Lawlor J, Zima BT, Coker TR, Bardach NS, Hall M, Berry JG. Mental Health Conditions and Medical and Surgical Hospital Utilization. Pediatrics. 2016 Dec; 138(6). PMID: 27940716

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