Michelle L. Macy, MD, MS, is a pediatric emergency physician who applies her health services research training to identify and address disparities in access to high-value care and prevent unintentional injuries in children. Her academic focus is on improving care delivery and healthcare decisions made by families and providers at the intersection of the emergency department, clinic, and hospital. Dr. Macy has expertise in analysis of administrative datasets, survey methodology, emergency department-based trials to change health behavior, digital health, and the development, testing, and implementation of pediatric measures for quality improvement. She serves as the Scientific Director for Community, Population Health and Outcomes at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. She is also the Director of the Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Child Health Outcomes, Research and Evaluation Center, where a diverse team of investigators and research professionals use innovative social, behavioral, and applied research approaches to improve the well-being, health, and healthcare of diverse populations of children. Dr. Macy leads the Smith Child Health Catalyst in the support of investigators across the institution and community members who seek expertise in health services research, research ethics, survey science, qualitative methods, community and practice-based participatory research, and program evaluation.
Michelle L. Macy, MD, MS
TINY CARGO, BIG DEAL/ABRÓCHAME BIEN, CUÍDAME BIEN
Dr. Michelle Macy is the principal investigator of this adaptive trial to study of a novel bilingual mobile health intervention to promote size-appropriate child passenger safety behaviors is funded by NICHD (5R01HD092594). Her research team applies motivational interviewing techniques in up to two coaching sessions and feedback on remotely observed passenger safety behaviors to support parent’s internal motivation to transport their children more safely.
LURIE CHILDREN'S HEALTH PARTNERS CLINICAL INTEGRATED NETWORK
Dr. Macy contributes her health services research expertise to analysis of data for the Accountable Care Organization and the evaluation of quality improvement initiatives designed to increase value-based care.
PROMOTING ACADEMIC PURSUITS RELATED TO LURIE CHILDREN'S DIGITAL HEALTH INITIATIVES
Dr. Macy works with a team of health services researchers and quality improvement scientists to promote and support academic pursuits related to Lurie Children’s Digital Health initiatives. They have created a library of survey questions related to family and provider experiences with digital health. In partnership with Data Analytics and Reporting, they have also developed and validated a standardized approach for data extraction of telemedicine visits from Epic. These EHR data are paired with Patient Family Experience survey responses when available. For more information about these resources, individuals can contact them at TelemedicineEvaluation@luriechildrens.org.