Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2016)
  • Residency: Stanford Health Care at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2016) CA
  • Medical Education: The Ohio State University College of Medicine (2013) OH

All Publications

  • Re-THINK: Use of narratives to explore social justice in clinical practice and education. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice Alvarez, A., Monteiro, S., Chen, R., Cohen, K., Fofana, M., Powell, C., Tago, A., Martin, L. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1111/jep.13946

    View details for PubMedID 38062679

  • Concordance between electronic health record-recorded race/ethnicity and parental report in hospitalized children. Journal of hospital medicine Hoang, K., Gold, J., Powell, C., Lee, H. C., Floyd, B., Schroeder, A., Chadwick, W. 2023


    Electronic health records (EHRs) have become an important repository for patient race and ethnicity. Misclassification could negatively affect efforts to monitor and reduce health disparities and structural discrimination.We assessed the concordance of parental reports of race/ethnicity for their hospitalized children with EHR-documented demographics. We also aimed to describe parents' preferences on how race/ethnicity should be captured in the hospital's EHR.From December 2021 to May 2022, we conducted a single-center cross-sectional survey of parents of hospitalized children asking to describe their child's race/ethnicity and compared these responses to the race/ethnicity documented in the EHR.Concordance was analyzed with a kappa statistic (κ). Additionally, we queried respondents about their awareness of and preferences for race/ethnicity documentation.Of the 275 participants surveyed (79% response rate), there was 69% agreement (κ = 0.56) for race and 80% agreement (κ = 0.63) for ethnicity between parent report and EHR documentation. Sixty-eight parents (21%) felt that the designated categories poorly represent their child's race/ethnicity. Twenty-two (8%) were uncomfortable with their child's race/ethnicity being displayed on the hospital's EHR. Eighty-nine (32%) preferred a more comprehensive list of race/ethnicity categories.Nonconcordance between EHR-recorded race/ethnicity and parental report exists in the EHR for our hospitalized patients, which has implications for describing patient populations and for understanding racial and ethnic disparities. Current EHR categories may be limited in their ability to capture the complexity of these constructs. Future efforts should focus on ensuring that demographic information in the EHR is accurately collected and appropriately reflects families' preferences.

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jhm.13140

    View details for PubMedID 37226928

  • Advancing Health Equity by Translating Lessons Learned from NICU Family Visitations During the COVID-19 Pandemic. NeoReviews Pang, E. M., Sey, R. n., De Beritto, T. n., Lee, H. C., Powell, C. M. 2021; 22 (1): e1–e6

    View details for DOI 10.1542/neo.22-1-e1

    View details for PubMedID 33386310

  • Outcomes From a Novel Graduate Medical Education Leadership Program in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Journal of Graduate Medical Education Powell, C., Yemane, L., Brooks, M., Johnson, C., Alvarez, A., Bandstra, B., Caceres, W., Dierickx, Q., Thomas, R., Blankenburg, R. 2021; 13 (6): 774–784