The NASPAG Research Committee is committed to fostering the research interests of our members, creating opportunities for collaboration, and providing ongoing educational opportunities for members interested in research endeavors.

Members commit to a three year involvement, with opportunity to renew for a second consecutive 3-year term.  Membership entails attendance of regular conference calls, and active participation in one of five Work Groups: 

  • Mentoring Work Group
  • Journal Club Work Group
  • Grants Work Group
  • Research Education Work Group
  • Fellows Research Consortium Work Group

To contact the Research Committee please email [email protected]

2020-2021 Research Committee



Jennie Yoost, MD
Marshall University
Huntington, West Virginia




Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, MD
National Institute of Health
Bethesda, MD 


Immediate Past Chair

Gylynthia Trotman, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hopsital
Cincinnati, OH


Janeen Arbuckle MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL




Krista Childress, MD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/
Emory University
Atlanta, GA



Christina Davis-Kankanamge, MD, MS
Baylor College of Medicine/
Texas Children's Hospital
The Woodlands, TX


Erin Fee, MD
Tufts Children's Hospital
Boston, MA



Frances Fei, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI




Frances Grimstad, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA




Angie Hamouie, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 



Lisa Ipp, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY 


Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA  




 Kate O’Flynn-O’Brien, MD
Children's Hospital of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 


Melissa Parks, DO
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ 

Claire Roden, MD
Penn State Children's Hospital
Hershey, PA   

Ellen Rome, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 



Monica Rosen, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI


Beth I. Schwartz, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA



Jessica Shim, MD
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 


Alla Vash-Margarita, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT



Amy Williamson, MD
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ



Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH