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Melissa Medvedev, MD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-6014
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    National Institutes of Health2018Loan Repayment Program Award

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    Dr. Melissa Medvedev (Morgan) is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at UCSF. She focuses on clinical research and trials to inform the development of health policies for neonates in low- and middle-income countries. She earned a M.Sc. in Global Health Science from University of Oxford. She received her M.D. at University of Texas Houston then completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in neonatology at UCSF. From 2015 to 2017, she was a member of the inaugural cohort of UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) Fellows. Her fellowship research investigated the feasibility and acceptability of kangaroo mother care (KMC) among clinically unstable neonates weighing 2000 grams or less at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda. With colleagues at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Makerere University, she is currently developing and validating a mortality risk prediction score, feasible for low-resource settings, to help providers determine which neonates are eligible for KMC.

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    The OMWaNA Study: Operationalizing kangaroo Mother care among clinically unstable low birth Weight Neonates in Africa
    NIH/NICHD K23HD092611Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The OMWaNA Study: Operationalizing kangaroo Mother care among unstable low birth Weight Neonates in Africa: developing and validating a clinical stability index to help providers determine eligibility
    Thrasher Research Fund Early Career AwardJul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Feasibility and acceptability of kangaroo mother care among clinically unstable infants weighing 2000 grams or less in Uganda
    UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative Post-Doctoral Fellowship Research FundingJul 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Improving quality of obstetric and neonatal care through mentoring and simulation training: a collaboration in Bihar
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation OPP1112431Dec 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2017
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Pulse oximetry to guide oxygen therapy in neonates born at a resource-limited hospital in Nairobi, Kenya
    UCSF Resource Allocation Program Global Health Policy AwardDec 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Implementation of a Neonatal Transcutaneous Bilirubin Screening Program in Rural India
    UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Resident Research Funding AwardDec 1, 2011 - Dec 1, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ghosh R, Spindler H, Morgan MC, Cohen SR, Begum N, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker DM. Diagnosis and management of postpartum hemorrhage and intrapartum asphyxia in a quality improvement initiative using nurse-mentoring and simulation in Bihar, India. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0216654. PMID: 31276503.
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    2. Calderon R, Morgan MC, Kuiper M, Nambuya H, Wangwe N, Somoskovi A, Lieberman D. Assessment of a storage system to deliver uninterrupted therapeutic oxygen during power outages in resource-limited settings. PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0211027. PMID: 30726247.
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    3. Dyer JD, Morgan MC, Cohen SR, Ghosh R, Raney J, Spindler H, Mahapatra T, Christmas A, Walker DM.Does teamwork and communication improve with simulation training? An evaluation of simulation training videos in Bihar, India. East African Journal of Applied Health Monitoring and Evaluation. 2019; 3:1-10.
    4. Raney JH, Morgan MC, Christmas A, Sterling M, Spindler H, Ghosh R, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker DM. Simulation-enhanced nurse mentoring to improve preeclampsia and eclampsia care: an education intervention study in Bihar, India. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Jan 23; 19(1):41. PMID: 30674286.
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    5. Morgan MC, Spindler H, Nambuya H, Nalwa GM, Namazzi G, Waiswa P, Otieno P, Cranmer J, Walker DM. Clinical cascades as a novel way to assess physical readiness of facilities for the care of small and sick neonates in Kenya and Uganda. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0207156. PMID: 30462671.
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    6. Morgan MC, Dyer J, Abril A, Christmas A, Mahapatra T, Das A, Walker DM. Barriers and facilitators to the provision of optimal obstetric and neonatal emergency care and to the implementation of simulation-enhanced mentorship in primary care facilities in Bihar, India: a qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Oct 25; 18(1):420. PMID: 30359240.
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    7. Vail B, Morgan MC, Dyer J, Christmas A, Cohen SR, Joshi M, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker DM. Logistical, cultural, and structural barriers to immediate neonatal care and neonatal resuscitation in Bihar, India. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Sep 29; 18(1):385. PMID: 30268110.
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    8. Vail B, Morgan MC, Spindler H, Christmas A, Cohen SR, Walker DM. The power of practice: simulation training improving the quality of neonatal resuscitation skills in Bihar, India. BMC Pediatr. 2018 09 03; 18(1):291. PMID: 30176831.
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    9. Morgan MC, Nambuya H, Waiswa P, Tann C, Elbourne D, Seeley J, Allen E, Lawn JE. Kangaroo mother care for clinically unstable neonates weighing =2000 g: Is it feasible at a hospital in Uganda? J Glob Health. 2018 Jun; 8(1):010701. PMID: 29497509.
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    10. Dyer J, Spindler H, Christmas A, Shah MB, Morgan M, Cohen SR, Sterne J, Mahapatra T, Walker D. Video Monitoring a Simulation-Based Quality Improvement Program in Bihar, India. Clin Simul Nurs. 2018 Apr; 17:19-27. PMID: 29616137.
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    11. Watkins HC, Morgan MC, Nambuya H, Waiswa P, Lawn JE. Observation study showed that the continuity of skin-to-skin contact with low-birthweight infants in Uganda was suboptimal. Acta Paediatr. 2018 Mar 30. PMID: 29603791.
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    12. Morgan MC, Maina B, Waiyego M, Mutinda C, Aluvaala J, Maina M, English M. Pulse oximetry values of neonates admitted for care and receiving routine oxygen therapy at a resource-limited hospital in Kenya. J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Mar; 54(3):260-266. PMID: 29080284.
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    13. Vail B, Spindler H, Morgan MC, Cohen SR, Christmas A, Sah P, Shah MB, Das A, Walker DM. Care of the mother-infant dyad: a novel approach to conducting and evaluating neonatal resuscitation simulation training in Bihar, India. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Jul 28; 17(1):252. PMID: 28754111.
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    14. Morgan MC, Maina B, Waiyego M, Mutinda C, Aluvaala J, Maina M, English M. Oxygen saturation ranges for healthy newborns within 24 hours at 1800 m. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2017 May; 102(3):F266-F268. PMID: 28154110.
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    15. Morgan MC, Kumar GS, Kaiser SV, Seetharam S, Ruel TD. Implementation of a neonatal transcutaneous bilirubin screening programme in rural India. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2016 May; 36(2):122-6. PMID: 25844503.
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    16. Morgan MC, Ruel TD, Kumar GS, Sabnis AJ, Kaiser SV.Predictors of Neonatal Sepsis in Rural Karnataka, India. Asian Journal of Clinical Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2013; 1(4):73-76.
    17. Morgan MC, Rashid RM, Memar OM, et al.Cutaneous Resistance to Viral Infections. In: Tyring S, Moore AY, Lupi O, eds. Mucocutaneous Manifestations of Viral Diseases. 2010; 20-35.
    18. Morgan MC, Bartlett BL, Cockerell CJ, Cohen PR.Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Infection. In: Tyring S, Moore AY, Lupi O, eds. Mucocutaneous Manifestations of Viral Diseases. 2010; 263-339.
    19. Morgan MC, Masaba RO, Nyikuri M, Thomas TK. Factors affecting breastfeeding cessation after discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. AIDS Care. 2010 Jul; 22(7):866-73. PMID: 20635251.
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    20. Morgan MC, Rashid RM. The effect of phototherapy on neutrophils. Int Immunopharmacol. 2009 Apr; 9(4):383-8. PMID: 19291857.
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