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Dr. Cecelia Calhoun joins Yale Hematology and Pediatrics

July 20, 2021

Cecelia Calhoun, MD, MSPH, MBA, has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) in the Clinician-Scientist Track and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology). Dr. Calhoun joined Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital on July 1 to care for adolescents and young adults with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as part of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Pediatric and Adult Hematology Programs and Director of the AdolescentYoung Adult Sickle Cell Program. Most recently, she was an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology, and Director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Transition Program at Washington University School of Medicine. Her research will focus on the relationship between health literacy, self-management, and cognition in adolescent and young adult patients with SCD. In addition, she’s interested in conducting health services research to inform interventions and improve transitions of care for adolescents and young adults with SCD to adult care.

Dr. Calhoun received her medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and completed her clinical fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she also received her MSPH. She recently received her MBA from the Yale University School of Management. In 2019, Dr. Calhoun received the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Leadership at Yale University, which is intended to give healthcare practitioners the leadership skills and the deep understanding of teams, markets, and organizations necessary to tackle major inequities in the U.S. healthcare system.

Submitted by Emily Montemerlo on July 20, 2021