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Benjamin Doolittle, MD, MA Div

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), Pediatrics and Divinity; Director, Int Med-Pediatrics Residency Program; Director, Int Med-Pediatrics Residency Program; Professor, Religion and Health

Contact Information

Benjamin Doolittle, MD, MA Div

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8056

    United States

Extensive Research Description

I am interested in the interface between medicine and spirituality, wellness and burnout, as well as medical education and primary care. I have several on-going projects about emotional coping and job stress, as well as the influence of religion on chronic disease.

Coauthors

Research Interests

Burnout, Professional; Urban Health; Spirituality

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Selected Publications

  • Systematic review: The relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health in adolescents who identify as transgenderLekwauwa R, Funaro M, Doolittle B. Systematic review: The relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health in adolescents who identify as transgender Journal Of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health 2022, 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2022.2107592.
  • Preliminary Validation of the Pain-related Prayer Scale (PPRAYERS): An Exploratory Factor AnalysisMeints S, Illueca M, Miller M, Osaji D, Doolittle B. Preliminary Validation of the Pain-related Prayer Scale (PPRAYERS): An Exploratory Factor Analysis Journal Of Pain 2022, 23: 53-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2022.03.201.
  • Affirming, intersectional spaces & positive religious coping: evidence-based strategies to improve the mental health of LGBTQ-identifying MuslimsAskari A, Doolittle B. Affirming, intersectional spaces & positive religious coping: evidence-based strategies to improve the mental health of LGBTQ-identifying Muslims Theology And Sexuality 2022, 28: 70-79. DOI: 10.1080/13558358.2022.2089541.
  • Pediatric Immunization During the COVID-19 PandemicDoolittle B. Pediatric Immunization During the COVID-19 Pandemic AAP Grand Rounds 2021, 46: 53-53. DOI: 10.1542/gr.46-5-53.
  • Association of Cannabis Use and Neurodevelopment Among AdolescentsDoolittle B. Association of Cannabis Use and Neurodevelopment Among Adolescents AAP Grand Rounds 2021, 46: 40-40. DOI: 10.1542/gr.46-4-40.
  • Trends in HPV VaccinationDoolittle B. Trends in HPV Vaccination AAP Grand Rounds 2021, 46: 34-34. DOI: 10.1542/gr.46-3-34.
  • Stimulants or α2-Adrenergic Agonists as First Line in ADHD?Doolittle B. Stimulants or α2-Adrenergic Agonists as First Line in ADHD? AAP Grand Rounds 2021, 46: 17-17. DOI: 10.1542/gr.46-2-17.
  • Antibiotic Choice and Staph Scalded Skin OutcomesDoolittle B. Antibiotic Choice and Staph Scalded Skin Outcomes AAP Grand Rounds 2021, 45: 67-67. DOI: 10.1542/gr.45-6-67.
  • Cholesterol in Adolescence and Heart Disease in AdulthoodDoolittle B. Cholesterol in Adolescence and Heart Disease in Adulthood AAP Grand Rounds 2021, 45: 54-54. DOI: 10.1542/gr.45-5-54.
  • Somos Atenas ou Florença? Covid-19 em contexto históricoDoolittle B. Somos Atenas ou Florença? Covid-19 em contexto histórico Revista De Administração Em Saúde 2021, 21 DOI: 10.23973/ras.82.280.
  • Refeeding Protocol in Anorexia Nervosa Re-examinedDoolittle B. Refeeding Protocol in Anorexia Nervosa Re-examined AAP Grand Rounds 2021, 45: 16-16. DOI: 10.1542/gr.45-2-16.
  • Avoiding Cow’s Milk Formula to Prevent Asthma or WheezingDoolittle B. Avoiding Cow’s Milk Formula to Prevent Asthma or Wheezing AAP Grand Rounds 2021, 45: 4-4. DOI: 10.1542/gr.45-1-4.
  • The Medici Effect and the Missing Element in Diversity, Equity, InclusionDoolittle B. The Medici Effect and the Missing Element in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Health Professions Education 2020, 6: 445-446. DOI: 10.1016/j.hpe.2020.08.005.
  • Low von Willebrand Factor–Associated Heavy Menstrual BleedingDoolittle B. Low von Willebrand Factor–Associated Heavy Menstrual Bleeding AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 44: 54-54. DOI: 10.1542/gr.44-5-54.
  • Biomarkers of Mortality in Patients With Sickle Cell DiseaseDoolittle B. Biomarkers of Mortality in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 44: 46-46. DOI: 10.1542/gr.44-4-46.
  • The USMLE, kindness, and other criteria for residency applicantsDoolittle B. The USMLE, kindness, and other criteria for residency applicants Health Professions Education 2020, 6: 317-319. DOI: 10.1016/j.hpe.2020.05.003.
  • Reassessing Risk of Severe Anaphylaxis and History of AsthmaDoolittle B. Reassessing Risk of Severe Anaphylaxis and History of Asthma AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 44: 28-28. DOI: 10.1542/gr.44-3-28.
  • Parental Smoking, E-Cigarette Use, and Smoke-Free PoliciesDoolittle B. Parental Smoking, E-Cigarette Use, and Smoke-Free Policies 2020, 89-89. DOI: 10.1542/9781610024693-part01-ch14.
  • Overuse of Continuous Pulse Oximetry in BronchiolitisDoolittle B, Div M. Overuse of Continuous Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 44: 16-16. DOI: 10.1542/gr.44-2-16.
  • Macrolides Prescribed During Pregnancy and Risk of Fetal MalformationsDoolittle B. Macrolides Prescribed During Pregnancy and Risk of Fetal Malformations AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 43: 65-65. DOI: 10.1542/gr.43-6-65.
  • Influenza, DTaP, and PCV13 Vaccines and FeverDoolittle B. Influenza, DTaP, and PCV13 Vaccines and Fever AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 43: 54-54. DOI: 10.1542/gr.43-5-54.
  • Screening for TB Among Children at High Risk: TST Versus IGRAsDoolittle B. Screening for TB Among Children at High Risk: TST Versus IGRAs AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 43: 40-40. DOI: 10.1542/gr.43-4-40.
  • Omalizumab Improves Severe Atopic DermatitisDoolittle B. Omalizumab Improves Severe Atopic Dermatitis AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 43: 31-31. DOI: 10.1542/gr.43-3-31.
  • Statin Use in Children With Familial HypercholesterolemiaDoolittle B. Statin Use in Children With Familial Hypercholesterolemia AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 43: 15-15. DOI: 10.1542/gr.43-2-15.
  • Screen Media Use and Academic Performance Among Children and AdolescentsDoolittle B. Screen Media Use and Academic Performance Among Children and Adolescents AAP Grand Rounds 2020, 43: 5-5. DOI: 10.1542/gr.43-1-5.
  • Stricter Gun Laws, Lower Pediatric Gun-Related MortalityDoolittle B. Stricter Gun Laws, Lower Pediatric Gun-Related Mortality AAP Grand Rounds 2019, 42: 56-56. DOI: 10.1542/gr.42-5-56.
  • Postvaccination Febrile Seizure OutcomesDoolittle B. Postvaccination Febrile Seizure Outcomes AAP Grand Rounds 2019, 42: 15-15. DOI: 10.1542/gr.42-2-15.
  • Parental Smoking, E-Cigarette Use, and Smoke-Free PoliciesDoolittle B. Parental Smoking, E-Cigarette Use, and Smoke-Free Policies AAP Grand Rounds 2019, 42: 9-9. DOI: 10.1542/gr.42-1-9.
  • WIC Participation Associated With Improved Nutrition in ChildrenDoolittle B. WIC Participation Associated With Improved Nutrition in Children AAP Grand Rounds 2019, 41: 69-69. DOI: 10.1542/gr.41-6-69.
  • Incidentally Identified Rib Fractures in ChildrenDoolittle B. Incidentally Identified Rib Fractures in Children AAP Grand Rounds 2019, 41: 52-52. DOI: 10.1542/gr.41-5-52.
  • Educational Intervention Increases HPV Vaccination RatesDoolittle B. Educational Intervention Increases HPV Vaccination Rates AAP Grand Rounds 2019, 41: 47-47. DOI: 10.1542/gr.41-4-47.
  • Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis C Among High-Risk WomenDoolittle B. Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis C Among High-Risk Women AAP Grand Rounds 2019, 41: 45-45. DOI: 10.1542/gr.41-4-45.
  • Doolittle B, Moriarty J, Asnes A, Siegel M, Huot S. Post-interview communication after the APDIM recommendations,Connecticut Medicine, 2019;83(10):499-502
  • Sleep and Early Introduction of SolidsDoolittle B. Sleep and Early Introduction of Solids AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 40: 42-42. DOI: 10.1542/gr.40-4-42.
  • Overprescription of Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory InfectionsDoolittle B. Overprescription of Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory Infections AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 40: 31-31. DOI: 10.1542/gr.40-3-31.
  • Antibiotic Prescriptions After Removal of Penicillin Allergy LabelDoolittle B. Antibiotic Prescriptions After Removal of Penicillin Allergy Label AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 40: 21-21. DOI: 10.1542/gr.40-2-21.
  • Vulnerability and care: Christian reflections on the philosophy of medicine by Andrew Sloane - Bloomsbury 2016Doolittle B. Vulnerability and care: Christian reflections on the philosophy of medicine by Andrew Sloane - Bloomsbury 2016 Christian Journal For Global Health 2018, 5: 44-46. DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v5i1.206.
  • Firearm Storage in Homes With At-Risk ChildrenDoolittle B. Firearm Storage in Homes With At-Risk Children AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 40: 5-5. DOI: 10.1542/gr.40-1-5.
  • Topical Treatments for Pediatric PsoriasisDoolittle B. Topical Treatments for Pediatric Psoriasis AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 39: 65-65. DOI: 10.1542/gr.39-6-65.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections and Maternal-Child HIV TransmissionDoolittle B, Div M. Sexually Transmitted Infections and Maternal-Child HIV Transmission AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 39: 57-57. DOI: 10.1542/gr.39-5-57.
  • Maternal Substance Use Disorders and Infant OutcomesDoolittle B. Maternal Substance Use Disorders and Infant Outcomes AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 39: 47-47. DOI: 10.1542/gr.39-4-47.
  • Cardiovascular Risk Factors Influence Carotid Intima-Media ThicknessDoolittle B, Div M. Cardiovascular Risk Factors Influence Carotid Intima-Media Thickness AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 39: 20-20. DOI: 10.1542/gr.39-2-20.
  • Amoxicillin Most Cost-effective for Toddlers With Acute Otitis MediaDoolittle B. Amoxicillin Most Cost-effective for Toddlers With Acute Otitis Media AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 39: 3-3. DOI: 10.1542/gr.39-1-3.
  • Physical Activity and Cognitive FunctionDoolittle B. Physical Activity and Cognitive Function AAP Grand Rounds 2018, 39: 10-10. DOI: 10.1542/gr.39-1-10.
  • Teaching Quality Improvement Through a Book ClubDoolittle B, Talwalkar J. Teaching Quality Improvement Through a Book Club Research And Development In Medical Education 2016, 4: 189-191. DOI: 10.15171/rdme.2015.033.
  • Doolittle B, The correlation of neighborhood safety and behaviors upon pediatric obesity in an urban populationAnnals for Pediatric and Child Health 2015;3(2): 1039.
  • Doolittle B, Lessons learned from my BMW and Ayn RandThe Christian Century, 2015;132(6):27.
  • Burnout, compassion fatigue, and job satisfaction among hospital chaplains: a systematic reviewResearch in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 2015; 26, 180-197
  • Ginger as an Adjunctive Treatment for Cyclic Vomiting SyndromeTalwalkar J, Scholand S, Doolittle B. Ginger as an Adjunctive Treatment for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Integrative And Complementary Therapies 2013, 19: 94-97. DOI: 10.1089/act.2013.19206.
  • Talwalkar J, Scholand S, Doolitle B, Ginger as an adjunctive treatment for cyclic vomiting syndrome, Alternative and Complementary TherapiesAlternative and Complementary Therapies, 2013;19(2):94-97
  • Doolittle B, Physician Burnout, Burnout-New Research, (Doolittle, editor),Nova Publishing, Hauppauge, NY, November 2013
  • Doolittle, B, Burnout and Coping Among Parish Based ClergyMental Health, Religion, and Culture, 2007 ; 10(1):31-38.
  • Burnout and coping among parish-based clergyDoolittle B. Burnout and coping among parish-based clergy Mental Health Religion & Culture 2007, 10: 31-38. DOI: 10.1080/13674670600857591.