Research & Publications
I am primarily interested in Educational Research related to procedural skills training, assessment of trainee and provider competency, and curriculum development. Much of my work has focused on improving success rates in neonatal endotracheal intubation through numerous strategies, including simulation-based mastery training with deliberate practice, videolaryngoscopy, and quality improvement initiatives. I am also involved in curriculum development of a National Neonatal Fellowship Curriculum through the Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors (ONTPD), of which I am a member of the Executive Committee. I have additionally dedicated time to enhancing training of interprofessional ECMO teams through my work with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), and currently serve on ELSO's ECMOed education task force.
Extensive Research Description
Short and long term patient outcomes related to difficulties with neonatal intubation
Randomized Trial of Expert Procedural Coaching using the Storz C-MAC Videolaryngoscope and Effects on Neonatal Intubation Success Rates Among Trainees
Curriculum development for Neonatal Fellows using a Flipped Classroom approach, and assessment of effectiveness
ECMO curriculum development, simulation-based competency assessment