Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP

Core Faculty

Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP, is a core faculty member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) research group at the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) and PolicyLab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at CHOP and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Feemster is a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at Penn, and research director for the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP. She also serves on the Advisory Commission for Childhood Vaccines that advises the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Dr. Feemster’s research interests include immunization delivery, domestic and international vaccine policy and infectious diseases surveillance. She is especially interested in understanding the role of community and household characteristics in infectious disease transmission to inform the development of effective policies related to the prevention of pediatric infectious diseases. Ongoing work includes vaccine acceptance among parents and immunization providers in Botswana and the Dominican Republic, neighborhood factors associated with the incidence of pneumococcal infection and influenza and healthcare associated respiratory infection in the pediatric ambulatory setting. She has collaborated with the Philadelphia Department of Health and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention.

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