Possibilities Project Publications



DiFiore G, Hannan C, Fiks AG, Virudachalam S, Glanz K, Mayne SL: Associations between Food Insecurity and Neighborhood Safety, Social Cohesion, Social Control, and Crime among Mothers of Preschool-Aged Children. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. August 2022. DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2022.0111

Mubarak NN, Wynne A, Tapasak B, Collins A, Mubarak N, Gonzalez C, Marino G, Mayne S: An Examination of Temporal Trends in Health Behaviors Among US Children, Adolescents, and Adults from 2005-2016. Journal of Public Health Research. June 2022: doi:10.1177/22799036221102759

DiFiore G, Hannan C, Virudachalam S, Glanz K, Fiks AG, Mayne SL: "Associations of Neighborhood Safety, Social Cohesion, Social Control, and Crime with Food Insecurity among Mothers of Preschool-Aged Children" Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, March 2022. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2022.0111

Goldstein, T.R., Jonassaint, C.R., Williamson, A. A., Franzen, P.L. Sleep health disparities: A promising target for preventing suicide in Black youth? Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science.March 2022 doi: 10.20900/jpbs.20210021.

Reddy N, Mayne S, Pool L, Gordon-Larsen P, Carr J, Terry J, Kershaw K: Exposure to neighborhood-level racial residential segregation in young adulthood to midlife and incident subclinical atherosclerosis in Black adults: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes February 2022. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.007986.

Craig, S, McPeak, K, Madu, C, Wasserman, R, Dalembert, G. Health information technology and equity: Applying history’s lessons to tomorrow’s innovations. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 000;000:1011101538-5442, Jan, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cppeds.2021.101110.

Lefchak, B, Cushwa, A, Kersten, H, Courts, K, McPeak, K. Characterization of social risk factors among newborns seen at an urban pediatric primary care predictive of appointment non-attendance in the first 6 months. Health Equity, Volume 6.1, 2022. January 2022. DOI: 10.1089/heq.2021.0053.


Jenssen BP, Thayer J, Nekrasova E, Grundmeier RW, Fiks AG: "Innovation in the pediatric electronic health record to realize a more effective platform" Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care Page: 101109, December 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2021.101109.

Williamson AA, Okoroji C, Cicalese O., Evans BC, Ayala A, Harvey B, Honore R, Kratchman A, Beidas RS, Fiks AG, Power TJ, Mindell JA : "Sleep Well!: An Adapted Behavioral Sleep Intervention Implemented in Urban Primary Care"  Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine December 2021. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.9822.

Mayne SL, Hannan C, Difiore G, Virudachalam S, Glanz K, Fiks AG: Associations of Neighborhood Safety and Collective Efficacy with Dietary Intake among Preschool-Aged Children and Mothers. Childhood Obesity October 2021 Doi: http://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2021.0144.

Szilagyi PG, Humiston SG, Stephens-Shields AJ, Localio R, Breck A, Kelly MK, Wright M, Grundmeier RW, Albertin C, Shone LP, Steffes J, Rand CM, Hannan C, Abney DE, McFarland G, Kominski GF, Seixas BV, Fiks AG: "Effect of Training Pediatric Clinicians in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Communication Strategies on HPV Vaccination Rates: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial" JAMA Pediatrics Sep 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0766.

Jenssen BP, Hannan C, Kelly, MK, Ylioja T, Schnoll RA, Fiks AG:  "Inability to Recruit Adolescents for a Vaping Cessation Clinical Trial Within a Large Pediatric Health System" Nicotine & Tobacco Research Sep 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab034.

Cullen, D, Wilson-Hall, L, McPeak, K, Fein, J. Pediatric Social Risk Screening: Leveraging Research to Ensure Equity. Academic Pediatrics, Sept, 2021. www.academicpedsjnl.net/article/S1876-2859(21)00452-6/fulltext#relatedArticles

Vasan A, Kenyon CC, Roberto CA, Fiks AG, Venkataramani AS: "Association of Remote Versus In-Person Benefit Delivery with WIC Participation During the COVID-19 Pandemic" JAMA August 2021 [Epub ahead of Print]

Mayne SL, Hannan C, Faerber J, Anand R, Labrusciano-Carris E, DiFiore G, Biggs L, Fiks AG: "Parent and Primary Care Provider Priorities for Wellness in Early Childhood: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Journal of Child and Family Studies 30: 2238-49, July 2021.

Guevara JP, Power TJ, Bevans K, Snitzer L, Leavy S, Stewart D, Broomfield C, Shah S, Grundmeier R, Michel J, Berkowitz S, Blum NJ, Bryan M, Griffis H, Fiks AG: "Improving Care Management in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: An RCT" Pediatrics 148(2): e2020031518, July 2021. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-031518.

Vasan A, Kenyon CC, Feudtner C, Fiks AG, Venkataramani AS: "Association of WIC Participation and Electronic Benefits Transfer Implementation" JAMA Pediatrics 175(6), June 2021 . oi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.6973

Mayne SL, Morales K, Williamson AA, Grant SFA, Fiks AG, Basner M, Dinges DF, Zemel BS, Mitchell JA: "Associations of the Residential Built Environment with Adolescent Sleep Outcomes" Sleep 44(6), June 2021. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsaa276.

Mayne, S, Hannan, C, Davis, M,  Young, J, Kelly, M, Powell, M, Dalembert, G,  McPeak, K,  Jenssen, B, Fiks, K . COVID-19 and Adolescent Depression and Suicide Risk Screening Outcomes. Pediatrics, Jun 2021, e2021051507. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-051507.

Williamson, A. A. (2021). Standing on the shoulders of giants: A decade of research on digital pediatric sleep interventions. Pediatric Pulmonology, 56(8): 2791-2791. doi: 10.1002/ppul.25530. PMID: 34125993 PMCID: PMC8298280.

Jenssen BP, Kelluy MK, Powell M, Bouchelle Z, Mayne SL, Fiks AG: "COVID-19 and Changes in Child Obesity" Pediatrics May 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-050123.


Kenyon C, McPeak K, Fiks A.  Improving Child Health Care Outcomes Through Social Needs Intervention- A Signal.  JAMA Network Open. Published online June 1, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.6456

Dalembert, George. Here are two income tax credits you may be eligible for and where to find free tax advice. July 15 is the deadline for Pa. and federal income tax returns. The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 8, 2020. 

Rubin D, White E, Bailer A, Gregory EF. Roles of registered nurses in pediatric preventive care delivery: A pilot study on between-office variation and within-office role overlap. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. In press.


Palakshappa D, Strane D, Griffis H, Fiks AG: Determining Food Insecure Families' Resource Access with Health System and Public Data. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2019;30(1):265-279. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2019.0020.

Williamson AA, Meltzer LJ, Fiks AG. A Stimulus Package to Address America's Pediatric Sleep Debt Crisis. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Dec 20. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4806. [Epub ahead of print]

Mitchell JA, Williamson A, Fiks AG. Targeting Sleep Duration and Timing for Prevention of Adolescent Obesity. JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3080

Thayer JG, Miller JM, Fiks AG, Tague L, Grundmeier RW: Assessing the Safety of Custom Web-Based Clinical Decision Support Systems in Electronic Health Records: A Case Study. Appl Clin Inform. 2019 Mar;10(2):237-246. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1683985. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Mayne SL, Hicken MT, Merkin SS, Seeman TE, Kershaw KN, Do DP, Hajat A, Diez Roux AV. Neighbourhood racial/ethnic residential segregation and cardiometabolic risk: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 73(1): 26-33, January 2019.


Fiks AG, Friesen R, Biggs L: Consumerism, Innovation, and the Future of Pediatric Primary Care: An Alternative Response - Letter in Reply. JAMA Pediatrics December 2018 [E-pub ahead of print].

Mayne SL, Yellayi D, Pool LR, Grobman WA, Kershaw KN. Racial residential segregation and hypertensive disorder of pregnancy among women in Chicago: analysis of electronic health record data. American Journal of Hypertension 31(11): 1221-1227, October 2018.

Kallem S, Gruver RS, Virudachalam S, Fiks AG: Mothers' Facebook Posts about Infant Health: Findings from the Grow2Gether Study. BMC Pediatrics 18(1), October 2018.

Mayne SL, Moore KA, Powell-Wiley TM, Evenson KR, Block R, Kershaw KN. Longitudinal associations of neighborhood crime and perceived safety with blood pressure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). American Journal of Hypertension 31(9): 1024-1032, August 2018.

Mayne SL, Jose A, Mo A, Vo L, Rachapalli S, Ali H, Davis J, Kershaw KN. Neighborhood Disorder and Obesity-Related Outcomes among Women in Chicago. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(7): E1395, July 2018.

Michel JJ, Mayne S, Grundmeier RW, Guevara JP, Blum NJ, Power TJ, Coffin E, Miller JM, Fiks AG: Sharing of ADHD Information Between Parents and Teachers Using an EHR-Linked Application. Applied Clinical Informatics 9(4): 892-904, December 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676087.

Power TJ, Mouton JA, Blum NJ, Fiks AG, Guevara JP: Integrated Behavioral Health: Coordinating Psychosocial and Pharmacological Interventions Across Family, School, and Health Systems. School Psychopharmacology: Translating research into practice. J. S. Carlson & J. A. Barterian  (eds.). New York: Springer. In press.



Kelly MK, Powell M, Lawton G, Luberti A, Gilbert S, Biggs L, Fiks AG: Implementing a Scribe Pilot in CHOP Primary Care. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality and Safety Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 2019.

Behin T, Merceir S, Nekrasova E, Powell M, Srodes D, Mayne S, Kelly MK, Biggs L, Fiks AG: Expedited Acute Pediatric Primary Care Visits in an Urban, High Volume Practice. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. April 2019


Fiks AG: What Health Information Technology Can (and Can't) Do for Pediatric Care. Children's Specialized Hospital Distinguished Lecture, New Brunswick, New Jersey. October 2018.

Fiks AG: Health Care Coverage, Access and Quality. Panelist at the PolicyLab 10th Anniversary Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 2018.

Fiks AG: Building a Research Network to Meet the Needs of Clinicians, Researchers and Families. Keynote Speaker, Stanford University PCHA-UHA Research & Learning Collaborative Conference, Practice-Based Research through the Life Course, Palo Alto, California. June 2018.

Fiks AG: Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS): Precision Primary Care. Invited Science Speaker, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada. May 2018.

Powell M, Kelly MK, Wolyniec C, Hauben K, Biggs L, Fiks A: Increasing Online Patient Portal Utilization at a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic. Institute for Healthcare Improvement Summit on Improving Patient Care, San Diego, California. April 2018.