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Cece Calhoun

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology)



Cecelia Calhoun, MD, MPHS, MBA, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) in the Clinician-Scientist Track and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/ Oncology). Dr. Calhoun cares 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 Adolescent-Young Adult Sickle Cell Program.

Her research focuses 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.

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Yale University, School of Management (2021)
  • Saunders-Watkins Leadership Workshop
    National Institutes of Health (2018)
  • Advocacy Leadership Institute
    American Society of Hematology (2018)
  • Clinical Research Training Institute
    American Society of Hematology (2018)
  • MPHS
    Washington University in St Louis, Population Health Science (2017)
  • Clinical Fellow
    Washington University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Pediatric Resident
    Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners-Michigan State University (2014)
  • MD
    Wayne State University, Medicine (2011)
  • BA
    University of Michigan, Afro American Studies (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Guardian of ChildhoodSt Louis Children’s Hospital2021
Dean's Mission & Impact AwardYale School of Management2021
Faculty Diversity Scholars AwardWashington University School of Medicine2021
Loan Repayment Program in Pediatric ResearchNational Institutes of Health2019
Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health LeadershipCommonwealth Fund-Yale University School of Management2019
American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training InstituteAmerican Society of Hematology2017
Genevieve Hitchman Memorial ScholarshipWayne State University School of Medicine2006
Minority Health International Research Training Fogarty FellowshipNational Institutes of Health2005
Delta Epsilon Iota National Honors FraternityUniversity of Michigan2002

Professional Service

Blood AdvancesReviewer2021 - Present
JAMA Network OpenReviewer2020 - Present
Neuro-Heme Consortium 2 (NHC2) Study DSMBCo-Chair2019 - Present
Journal of Clinical MedicineReviewer2019 - Present
American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute Steering SubcommitteeCommittee Member2018 - 2021
Sickle Cell Quality and Operations Committee, Barnes Jewish HospitalMember2018 - 2021
Inhaled Mometasone to Promote Reduction in Vaso-occlusive Events 2 (IMPROVE2) Study DSMBCommittee Member2018 - Present
Community Sickle Cell InitiativeCommittee Member2018 - 2020
Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium-Needs Assessment Subcommittee, NIH NHLBICo-Chair2016 - 2017

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