Kavitha Selvaraj, MD, MPH, MAEd

Research Interests

  • Obesity
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Social Determinants of Health

Biography

  • Attending Physician, Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Medical Director, Wellness and Weight Management Program, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Education and Background

  • Fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago 2015-2018
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago 2012-2015
  • MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine 2012

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Basic and Preclinical Science

Research Interests

Microbiome, Host-Microbial Interactions, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Pathogenesis

Recent Publication

Nasal Dysbiosis in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Is Characterized by Shifts in Relative Abundances of Non-Staphylococcus Bacteria.

Community, Population Health, and Outcomes

Research Interests

Developmental Origins of Childhood Metabolic Disease, Thyroid Cancer in Children and Adolescents, Epigenetics, Maternal/Fetal Nutrition and Metabolism

Recent Publication

Short-Term Complications After Total Thyroidectomy in Children.

Community, Population Health, and Outcomes

Research Interests

Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies, Pediatric Firearm Injury Prevention, Access to Healthcare, Social Determinants of Health, Child Health Advocacy

Recent Publication

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Insurer Classification of Nonemergent Pediatric Emergency Department Visits.

Clinical and Community Trials

Research Interests

Autonomic Medicine, Circadian Rhythms, Developmental Neurobiology, Developmental Genetics, Endocrine Genetics, Pacemakers, Respiratory Diseases, Sudden Cardiac Death

Recent Publication

Analysis and comparisons of gene expression changes in patient- derived neurons from ROHHAD, CCHS, and PWS.

Clinical and Community Trials

Research Interests

Pediatric Respiratory Infections, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Predictive Analytics

Recent Publication

Liver transaminase concentrations in children with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Quantitative Science

Research Interests

Health Information Systems , Standards and Interoperability, Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity, Pediatric Medical Devices, Digital Health and Digital Media, Patient Generated Health Data, Global Health, Obesity, Children with Medical Complexity