Susanne Martin Herz, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of Washington, Seattle, WAPhD06/2011Psychology (Child Clinical area)
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CAMD05/2003Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PABSPsychology
    Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA12/2011Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
    Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA06/2011Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Bioethics
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA06/2011Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disability (LEND) Long-term Trainee
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA06/2007Residency in Pediatrics (R3)
    Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington, Seattle, WAResidency in Pediatrics (R1/R2)

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    Dr. Susanne Martin Herz is Associate Professor and Associate Clinical Director in the Division of Developmental Medicine, Department Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and Affiliate Faculty in the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and the UCSF Program in Bioethics.

    Dr. Martin Herz' scholarly work focuses primarily on the prevention/amelioration of neonatal brain injury and developmental delay/disability and the epidemiology of cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities in low-resource settings, as well as on neurodevelopmental assessment globally. She has more than 20 years’ experience with early childhood development (ECD)/education (ECE) programs in Zimbabwe. She is currently Co-Investigator on a study of improved neonatal resuscitation impact on newborn survival, fresh stillbirth and rates of cerebral palsy and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome in urban Harare, Zimbabwe and Co-Primary Investigator on a study of the long-term health and neurodevelopment of infants born preterm or low birth weight in rural western Kenya, (nested within the recently completed Preterm Birth Initiative East Africa cohort). She was a consultant on neurodevelopmental strategy and programs to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2016 to 2020. She is a member of the World Health Organization's Nurturing Care Framework Implementation Working Group and the American Academy of Pediatrics' Global Early Childhood Development Project Advisory Committee (GECD-PAC).

    Dr. Martin Herz has extensive experience in health systems strengthening and quality improvement, including projects to reduce disparities in access to neurodevelopmental diagnostics and services. She was a technical advisor on the American Academy of Pediatrics/USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project “Strengthening Services in the Context of the Zika Epidemic in the English-speaking Caribbean” in 2018-2019. She has significant clinical program development experience and lead creation of four novel models of clinical care that improved access and reduced wait time for evaluation and services. She was Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on five cycles of funding related to clinical program quality improvement and has participated in four Kaizen Process Improvement/Value Stream efforts. Dr. Martin Herz has been a member of county-wide systems change committees and an interagency coordinating council. She currently serves on the Models of Care subcommittee of the Practice Issues Committee for the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

    Dr. Martin Herz is the Division’s Associate Director of Clinical Services for the 4 clinical sites at which Division providers are active. Her clinical effort is currently at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she is active in the assessment and management of young children with developmental delay, concern for autism spectrum disorder or behavior concerns.

    Dr. Martin Herz completed medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency in Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital and UCSF. She completed a fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital, a PhD in Psychology at the University of Washington and a Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Bioethics at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics in 2011. She joined the faculty at UCSF in 2014.

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    1. Developmental concerns in children coming to the United States as refugees. Pediatrics. In Press. 2021. Scharf RJ, Zheng C, Briscoe Abath C, Martin-Herz SP.
    2. Early Child Development Assessments and Their Associations with Long-Term Academic and Economic Outcomes: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. In Press. 2021; (18):1538. Isquith-Dicker, L.N.; Kwist, A.; Black, D.; Hawes, S.E.; Slyker, J.; Bergquist, S.; Martin-Herz, S.P.
    3. Colocated Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in Primary Care: Improved Outcome Across Settings. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2020 Jun/Jul; 41(5):340-348. Martin-Herz SP, Buysse CA, DeBattista A, Feldman HM. PMID: 32108124.
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    4. Improving Access to Developmental Evaluations Through Novel Models of Care: A Pilot Study. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 08; 58(9):1027-1030. Punatar R, Martin-Herz SP. PMID: 31165639.
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    5. Ethical challenges in research with orphans and vulnerable children: a qualitative study of researcher experiences. Int Health. 2016 05; 8(3):187-96. Kelley MC, Brazg T, Wilfond BS, Lengua LJ, Rivin BE, Martin-Herz SP, Diekema DS. PMID: 27178675.
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    6. Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents following traumatic injury: a review. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2012 Sep; 15(3):192-214. Martin-Herz SP, Zatzick DF, McMahon RJ. PMID: 22527775.
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    7. Predictors of parental posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in the year after adolescent traumatic injury. Acad Pediatr. 2012 May-Jun; 12(3):198-204. Martin-Herz SP, Rivara FP, Wang J, Russo J, Zatzick DF. PMID: 22475821.
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    8. Correlates of reinjury risk in sibling groups: a prospective observational study. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar; 125(3):483-90. Johnston BD, Martin-Herz SP. PMID: 20123764.
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    9. Perceived risks and benefits of HIV testing, and predictors of acceptance of HIV counselling and testing among pregnant women in Zimbabwe. Int J STD AIDS. 2006 Dec; 17(12):835-41. Martin-Herz SP, Shetty AK, Bassett MT, Ley C, Mhazo M, Moyo S, Herz AM, Katzenstein D. PMID: 17212862.
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    10. Comparative study of anxiety, depression, somatization, functional disability, and illness attribution in adolescents with chronic fatigue or migraine. Pediatrics. 2003 Apr; 111(4 Pt 1):e376-81. Smith MS, Martin-Herz SP, Womack WM, Marsigan JL. PMID: 12671155.
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    11. Pediatric pain control practices of North American Burn Centers. J Burn Care Rehabil. 2003 Jan-Feb; 24(1):26-36. Martin-Herz SP, Patterson DR, Honari S, Gibbons J, Gibran N, Heimbach DM. PMID: 12543988.
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    12. Sleep disturbance after burn injury. J Burn Care Rehabil. 2002 Jan-Feb; 23(1):32-8. Boeve SA, Aaron LA, Martin-Herz SP, Peterson A, Cain V, Heimbach DM, Patterson DR. PMID: 11803310.
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    13. Psychological principles of burn wound pain in children. II: Treatment applications. J Burn Care Rehabil. 2000 Sep-Oct; 21(5):458-72; discussion 457. Martin-Herz SP, Thurber CA, Patterson DR. PMID: 11020055.
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    14. Psychological principles of burn wound pain in children. I: theoretical framework. J Burn Care Rehabil. 2000 Jul-Aug; 21(4):376-87; discussion 375. Thurber CA, Martin-Herz SP, Patterson DR. PMID: 10935822.
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    15. Recurrent headache in adolescents: nonreferred versus clinic population. Headache. 1999 Oct; 39(9):616-24. Smith MS, Martin-Herz SP, Womack WM, McMahon RJ. PMID: 11279957.
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    16. Comparison of pain control medication in three age groups of elderly patients. J Burn Care Rehabil. 1997 Nov-Dec; 18(6):500-4. Honari S, Patterson DR, Gibbons J, Martin-Herz SP, Mann R, Gibran NS, Heimbach DM. PMID: 9404983.
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