Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE

Associate Director for Outpatient Research Activities

Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE is the Associate Director for Outpatient Research Activities at the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In this role, he works to facilitate outpatient clinical effectiveness research with an emphasis on implementing best practices and technologies as well as improving outcomes in primary care.

A member of CPCE since its inception in 2007, Dr. Fiks’ research has been widely published in leading peer-reviewed journals and primarily focuses on using health information technology to improve healthcare outcomes for children and to foster shared decision-making between clinicians and families of children with chronic conditions, such as asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

He was the principal investigator for a recent clinical trial involving over 20,000 adolescent girls and their families and clinicians to improve human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) rates and currently leads a study to develop and test a novel intervention to promote healthy growth in infants using Facebook-based peer groups for low-income mothers.

Dr. Fiks is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylania, Associate Medical Director for the Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC) at CHOP, and Director of Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS), a national primary care practice-based research network, established by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1986.

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