Carol A. Ford, MD

Carol A. Ford, MD
Carol A. Ford, MD, is Chief of the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She holds the Orton P. Jackson Endowed Chair in Adolescent Medicine.

Locations: Main Campus

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Florida, School of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Internship

Combined Medicine and Pediatrics - University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency

Combined Medicine and Pediatrics - University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Fellowship

Adolescent Medicine - Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Board Certification

Adolescent Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Chief, Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine

Orton Jackson Endowed Chair in Adolescent Medicine

Director, Adolescent Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Adolescent health care utilization
Adolescent health communication
Parental influences on adolescent health

 

Publications

Papers

2019

Goodman, E.S., Ford, C.A., Friedrich, E.A., Ginsburg, K.R., Miller, V.A., & Mirman, J.H. : Frequency of communication about adolescents' strengths and weaknesses and the parent-adolescent relationship.  Applied Developmental Science 2019 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2019.1594813.

Ford Carol A, Mirman Jessica H, García-España J Felipe, Fisher Thiel Megan C, Friedrich Elizabeth, Salek Elyse C, Jaccard James: Effect of Primary Care Parent-Targeted Interventions on Parent-Adolescent Communication About Sexual Behavior and Alcohol Use: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA network open 2(8): e199535, Aug 2019.

Lazar Nellie, Rozansky Hallie, Ely Beth, Ford Carol A, Dowshen Nadia: Using Chart-Stimulated Recall to Identify Barriers and Facilitators to Routine HIV Testing Among Pediatric Primary Care Providers. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine Jun 2019.

2018

Mirman Jessica H, Goodman Emma S, Friedrich Elizabeth, Ford Carol A: Talking with teens about traffic safety: Initial feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a parent-targeted intervention for primary care settings. Journal of safety research 66: 113-120, 09 2018.

Valdez Jessica M, Walker Breya, Ogg Susan, Gattuso Jami, Alderfer Melissa A, Zelley Kristin, Ford Carol A, Baker Justin N, Mandrell Belinda N, Nichols Kim E: Parent-child communication surrounding genetic testing for Li-Fraumeni syndrome: Living under the cloud of cancer. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 65(11): e27350, Jul 2018.

Schultz Corinna L, Alderfer Melissa A, Lindell Robert B, McClain Zachary, Zelley Kristin, Nichols Kim E, Ford Carol A: The Influence of Adolescence on Parents' Perspectives of Testing and Discussing Inherited Cancer Predisposition. Journal of Genetic Counseling Jun 2018.

Miller Victoria A, Friedrich Elizabeth, García-España J Felipe, Mirman Jessica H, Ford Carol A: Adolescents Spending Time Alone With Pediatricians During Routine Visits: Perspectives of Parents in a Primary Care Clinic. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 63(3): 280-285, Jun 2018.

Jessica H. Mirman,Emma S. Goodman,Elizabeth Friedrich,Carol A. Ford: Talking with teens about traffic safety: Initial feasibility, acceptability,and efficacy of a parent-targeted intervention for primary care settings. Journal of Safety Research 66: 113-120, June 2018.

2017

Wong Charlene A, Miller Victoria A, Murphy Kathryn, Small Dylan, Ford Carol A, Willi Steven M, Feingold Jordyn, Morris Alexander, Ha Yoonhee P, Zhu Jingsan, Wang Wenli, Patel Mitesh S: Effect of Financial Incentives on Glucose Monitoring Adherence and Glycemic Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA pediatrics 171(12): 1176-1183, Dec 2017.

Alderfer Melissa A, Lindell Robert B, Viadro Claire I, Zelley Kristin, Valdez Jessica, Mandrell Belinda, Ford Carol A, Nichols Kim E: Should Genetic Testing be Offered for Children? The Perspectives of Adolescents and Emerging Adults in Families with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. Journal of genetic counseling 26(5): 1106-1115, Mar 2017.

Wong Charlene A, Bain Alexander, Polsky Daniel, Merchant Raina M, Antwi Yaa Akosa, Slap Gail, Rubin David, Ford Carol A: The Use and Out-of-Pocket Cost of Urgent Care Clinics and Retail-Based Clinics by Adolescents and Young Adults Compared With Children. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 60(1): 107-112, Jan 2017.

Wong CA, Bain A, Polsky D, Merchant RM, Antwi YA, Slap G, Rubin DM, Ford CA.: The Use and Out-of-Pocket Cost of Urgent Care and Retail-Based Clinics Visits by Adolescents and Young Adults Compared to Children.   J of Adolescent Health  Elsevier, 60(1): 107, January 2017.

2016

Ford Carol A, Cheek Courtney, Culhane Jennifer, Fishman Jessica, Mathew Leny, Salek Elyse C, Webb David, Jaccard James: Parent and Adolescent Interest in Receiving Adolescent Health Communication Information From Primary Care Clinicians. The Journal of Adolescent Health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 59(2): 154-61, August 2016.

Bain Alexander, Wong Charlene A, Slap Gail, Polsky Daniel, Merchant Raina M, Akosa Antwi Yaa, Rubin David, Ford Carol A: Common and Costly Hospitalizations Among Insured Young Adults Since the Affordable Care Act. The Journal of Adolescent Health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 59(1): 61-7, Jul 2016.

Charles G. Zimbrick-Rogers, Kenneth Ginsburg, Cordella Hill, Suzanne Fegley, Sharon Ravitch & Carol A. Ford (2016): Parenthood and Motivation to Change in Homeless Older Adolescents. Journal of Poverty; DOI: 10.1080/10875549.2016.1141387 March 2016.

2015

Wong Charlene A, Ford Carol A, French Benjamin, Rubin David M: Changes in Young Adult Primary Care Under the Affordable Care Act. American Journal of Public Health 105 Suppl 5: S680-5, Nov 2015.

Wong Charlene A, Asch David A, Vinoya Cjloe M, Ford Carol A, Baker Tom, Town Robert, Merchant Raina M: Seeing Health Insurance and HealthCare.gov Through the Eyes of Young Adults. The Journal of Adolescent Health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 57(2): 137-43, Aug 2015.

Alderfer Melissa A, Zelley Kristin, Lindell Robert B, Novokmet Ana, Mai Phuong L, Garber Judy E, Nathan Deepika, Scollon Sarah, Chun Nicolette M, Patenaude Andrea F, Ford James M, Plon Sharon E, Schiffman Joshua D, Diller Lisa R, Savage Sharon A, Malkin David, Ford Carol A, Nichols Kim E: Parent decision-making around the genetic testing of children for germline TP53 mutations. Cancer 121(2): 286-93, Jan 2015.

2014

Wong Charlene A, Asch David A, Vinoya Cjloe M, Ford Carol A, Baker Tom, Town Robert, Merchant Raina M: The experience of young adults on HealthCare.gov: suggestions for improvement. Annals of internal medicine 161(3): 231-2, Aug 2014.

2013

Ford Carol A, Skiles Martha P, English Abigail, Cai Jianwen, Agans Robert P, Stokley Shannon, Markowitz Lauri, Koumans Emilia H: Minor Consent and Delivery of Adolescent Vaccines. The Journal of Adolescent Health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 54(2): 183-9, Sep 2013.

Coyne-Beasley Tamera, Reiter Paul L, Liberty Abigail C, Ford Carol A, Miles Donna R, Brewer Noel T: Awareness is not enough: the need to increase meningococcal vaccine uptake. Clinical pediatrics 52(5): 441-50, May 2013.

Dowshen, Nadia.  Pierce, Virginia M.  Zanno, Allison.  Salazar-Austin, Nicole.  Ford, Carol.  Hodinka, Richard L.: Acute HIV infection in a critically ill 15-year-old male. Pediatrics 131(3): e959-63, Mar 2013.

Skinner, Asheley Cockrell.  Miles, Donna.  Perrin, Eliana M.  Coyne-Beasley, Tamera.  Ford, Carol.: Source of parental reports of child height and weight during phone interviews and influence on obesity prevalence estimates among children aged 3-17 years. Public Health Reports 128(1): 46-53, Jan-Feb 2013.

2012

Coyne-Beasley, Tamera.  Miles, Donna R.  Lees, Abigail C.  Proescholdbell, Scott K.  Ford, Carol A.: Disparities in firearms ownership and storage practices in North Carolina. Southern Medical Journal 105(4): 225-30, Apr 2012.

2011

Pettifor, Audrey E.  Levandowski, Brooke A.  Macphail, Catherine.  Miller, William C.  Tabor, Joyce.  Ford, Carol.  Stein, Cheryl R.  Rees, Helen.  Cohen, Myron.: A tale of two countries: rethinking sexual risk for HIV among young people in South Africa and the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health 49(3): 237-243.e1, Sep 2011.

Maslow, Gary R.  Haydon, Abigail.  McRee, Annie-Laurie.  Ford, Carol A.  Halpern, Carolyn T.: Growing up with a chronic illness: social success, educational/vocational distress. Journal of Adolescent Health 49(2): 206-12, Aug 2011.

Miles, Donna R.  Steiner, Michael J.  Luken, Karen J.  Sanderson, Michael R.  Coyne-Beasley, Tamera.  Herrick, Harry.  Mizelle, Elizabeth.  Ford, Carol A.: Health and educational status of children raised by a caregiver with a disability. Disability & Health Journal 4(3): 185-91, Jul 2011.

Marcell, Arik V.  Matson, Pam.  Ellen, Jonathan M.  Ford, Carol A.: Annual physical examination reports vary by gender once teenagers become sexually active. Journal of Adolescent Health 49(1): 47-52, Jul 2011.

Ford, Carol A.  Davenport, Amy F.  Meier, Andrea.  McRee, Annie-Laurie.: Partnerships between parents and health care professionals to improve adolescent health. Journal of Adolescent Health 49(1): 53-7, Jul 2011.

Skiles, Martha P.  Cai, Jianwen.  English, Abigail.  Ford, Carol A.: Retail pharmacies and adolescent vaccination--an exploration of current issues. Journal of Adolescent Health 48(6): 630-2, Jun 2011.

Maslow, Gary R.  Haydon, Abigail A.  Ford, Carol Ann.  Halpern, Carolyn Tucker.: Young adult outcomes of children growing up with chronic illness: an analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 165(3): 256-61, Mar 2011.

Regis, Taylor.  Steiner, Michael J.  Ford, Carol A.  Byerley, Julie S.: Professionalism expectations seen through the eyes of resident physicians and patient families. Pediatrics 127(2): 317-24, Feb 2011.

2009

Ford, Carol A.  English, Abigail.  Davenport, Amy F.  Stinnett, Amy J.: Increasing adolescent vaccination: barriers and strategies in the context of policy, legal, and financial issues. Journal of Adolescent Health 44(6): 568-74, Jun 2009.

Ford, Carol A.  Davenport, Amy F.  Meier, Andrea.  McRee, Annie-Laurie.: Parents and health care professionals working together to improve adolescent health: the perspectives of parents. Journal of Adolescent Health 44(2): 191-4, Feb 2009.

2008

Ford, Carol A.  Nonnemaker, James M.  Wirth, Kathleen E.: The influence of adolescent body mass index, physical activity, and tobacco use on blood pressure and cholesterol in young adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health 43(6): 576-83, Dec 2008.

Nguyen, Trang Quyen.  Ford, Carol A.  Kaufman, Jay S.  Leone, Peter A.  Suchindran, Chirayath.  Miller, William C.: Infrequent chlamydial testing among young adults: financial and regional differences. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 35(8): 725-30, Aug 2008.

Stein, Cheryl R.  Kaufman, Jay S.  Ford, Carol A.  Leone, Peter A.  Feldblum, Paul J.  Miller, William C.: Screening young adults for prevalent chlamydial infection in community settings. Annals of Epidemiology 18(7): 560-71, Jul 2008.

Al-Tayyib, Alia A.  Miller, William C.  Rogers, Susan M.  Leone, Peter A.  Gesink Law, Dionne C.  Ford, Carol A.  Ellen, Jonathan M.: Health care access and follow-up of chlamydial and gonococcal infections identified in an emergency department. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 35(6): 583-7, Jun 2008.

Stein, Cheryl R.  Kaufman, Jay S.  Ford, Carol A.  Feldblum, Paul J.  Leone, Peter A.  Miller, William C.: Partner age difference and prevalence of chlamydial infection among young adult women. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 35(5): 447-52, May 2008.

Ito, Kristin E.  Kalyanaraman, Sri.  Ford, Carol A.  Brown, Jane D.  Miller, William C.: "Let''s Talk About Sex": pilot study of an interactive CD-ROM to prevent HIV/STIS in female adolescents. AIDS Education & Prevention 20(1): 78-89, Feb 2008.

Al-Tayyib, Alia A.  Miller, William C.  Rogers, Susan M.  Leone, Peter A.  Law, Dionne C Gesink.  Ford, Carol A.  Rothman, Richard E.: Evaluation of risk score algorithms for detection of chlamydial and gonococcal infections in an emergency department setting. Academic Emergency Medicine 15(2): 126-35, Feb 2008.

2007

Marcell, Arik V.  Ford, Carol A.  Pleck, Joseph H.  Sonenstein, Freya L.: Masculine beliefs, parental communication, and male adolescents'' health care use. Pediatrics 119(4): e966-75, Apr 2007.

2006

Iritani, Bonita J.  Ford, Carol A.  Miller, William C.  Hallfors, Denise Dion.  Halpern, Carolyn Tucker.: Comparison of self-reported and test-identified chlamydial infections among young adults in the United States of America. Sexual Health 3(4): 245-51, Dec 2006.

Nguyen, Trang Quyen.  Ford, Carol A.  Kaufman, Jay S.  Leone, Peter A.  Suchindran, Chirayath.  Miller, William C.: HIV testing among young adults in the United States: associations with financial resources and geography. American Journal of Public Health 96(6): 1031-4, Jun 2006.

Morris, Martina.  Handcock, Mark S.  Miller, William C.  Ford, Carol A.  Schmitz, John L.  Hobbs, Marcia M.  Cohen, Myron S.  Harris, Kathleen M.  Udry, J Richard.: Prevalence of HIV infection among young adults in the United States: results from the Add Health study. American Journal of Public Health 96(6): 1091-7, Jun 2006.

Waller, M W.  Hallfors, D D.  Halpern, C T.  Iritani, B J.  Ford, C A.  Guo, G.: Gender differences in associations between depressive symptoms and patterns of substance use and risky sexual behavior among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adolescents. Archives of Women's Mental Health 9(3): 139-50, May 2006.

2005

Sarmiento, Olga L.  Miller, William C.  Ford, Carol A.  Schoenbach, Victor J.  Adimora, Adaora A.  Viadro, Claire I.  Suchindran, Chirayath M.: Routine physical examination and forgone health care among Latino adolescent immigrants in the United States. Journal of Immigrant Health 7(4): 305-16, Oct 2005.

Miller, William C.  Swygard, Heidi.  Hobbs, Marcia M.  Ford, Carol A.  Handcock, Mark S.  Morris, Martina.  Schmitz, John L.  Cohen, Myron S.  Harris, Kathleen Mullan.  Udry, J Richard.: The prevalence of trichomoniasis in young adults in the United States. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 32(10): 593-8, Oct 2005.

Hallfors, Denise D.  Waller, Martha W.  Bauer, Daniel.  Ford, Carol A.  Halpern, Carolyn T.: Which comes first in adolescence--sex and drugs or depression?. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 29(3): 163-70, Oct 2005.

Ford, Carol A.  Pence, Brian Wells.  Miller, William C.  Resnick, Michael D.  Bearinger, Linda H.  Pettingell, Sandy.  Cohen, Myron.: Predicting adolescents'' longitudinal risk for sexually transmitted infection: results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 159(7): 657-64, Jul 2005.

Kaestle, Christine E.  Halpern, Carolyn T.  Miller, William C.  Ford, Carol A.: Young age at first sexual intercourse and sexually transmitted infections in adolescents and young adults. American Journal of Epidemiology 161(8): 774-80, Apr 15 2005.

2004

Ford, Carol A.  Jaccard, James.  Millstein, Susan G.  Bardsley, Philip E.  Miller, William C.: Perceived risk of chlamydial and gonococcal infection among sexually experienced young adults in the United States. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health 36(6): 258-64, Nov-Dec 2004.

Fiscus, Lynne C.  Ford, Carol A.  Miller, William C.: Infrequency of sexually transmitted disease screening among sexually experienced U.S. female adolescents. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health 36(6): 233-8, Nov-Dec 2004.

Sarmiento, Olga L.  Miller, William C.  Ford, Carol A.  Schoenbach, Victor J.  Viadro, Claire I.  Adimora, Adaora A.  Suchindran, Chirayath M.: Disparities in routine physical examinations among in-school adolescents of differing Latino origins. Journal of Adolescent Health 35(4): 310-20, Oct 2004.

Hallfors, Denise D.  Waller, Martha W.  Ford, Carol A.  Halpern, Carolyn T.  Brodish, Paul H.  Iritani, Bonita.: Adolescent depression and suicide risk: association with sex and drug behavior. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 27(3): 224-31, Oct 2004.

Miller, William C.  Ford, Carol A.  Morris, Martina.  Handcock, Mark S.  Schmitz, John L.  Hobbs, Marcia M.  Cohen, Myron S.  Harris, Kathleen Mullan.  Udry, J Richard.: Prevalence of chlamydial and gonococcal infections among young adults in the United States. JAMA 291(18): 2229-36, May 12 2004.

Ford, Carol A.  Jaccard, James.  Millstein, Susan G.  Viadro, Claire I.  Eaton, Jennifer L.  Miller, William C.: Young adults'' attitudes, beliefs, and feelings about testing for curable STDs outside of clinic settings. Journal of Adolescent Health 34(4): 266-9, Apr 2004.

2003

Coyne-Beasley, Tamera.  Ford, Carol A.  Waller, Martha W.  Adimora, Adaora A.  Resnick, Michael D.: Sexually active students'' willingness to use school-based health centers for reproductive health care services in North Carolina. Ambulatory Pediatrics 3(4): 196-202, Jul-Aug 2003.

Ford, Carol A.  Udry, J Richard.  Gleiter, Karin.  Chantala, Kim.: Reactions of young adults to September 11, 2001. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 157(6): 572-8, Jun 2003.

2001

Best, D.  Ford, C A.  Miller, W C.: Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in pediatric private practice. Pediatrics 108(6): E103, Dec 2001.

Ford, C A.  Thomsen, S L.  Compton, B.: Adolescents'' interpretations of conditional confidentiality assurances. Journal of Adolescent Health 29(3): 156-9, Sep 2001.

Ford, C A.  Best, D.  Miller, W C.: The pediatric forum: confidentiality and adolescents'' willingness to consent to sexually transmitted disease testing. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 155(9): 1072-3, Sep 2001.

1999

Ford, C A.  Bearman, P S.  Moody, J.: Foregone health care among adolescents. JAMA 282(23): 2227-34, Dec 15 1999.

1997

Ford, C A.  Millstein, S G.  Halpern-Felsher, B L.  Irwin, C E Jr.: Influence of physician confidentiality assurances on adolescents'' willingness to disclose information and seek future health care. A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 278(12): 1029-34, Sep 24 1997.

Ford, C A.  Millstein, S G.: Delivery of confidentiality assurances to adolescents by primary care physicians. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 151(5): 505-9, May 1997.

1996

Ford, C A.  Millstein, S G.: Delivery of confidentiality assurances to adolescents by primary care physicians. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 151(5): 505-9, May 1997.

Books

2018

Carol A Ford - Section Editor: Section B. Adolescent Medicine. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Second Edition. Lisa B. Zaoutis and Vincent W Chiang (eds.). McGraw Hill Education, 2018.

2009

Ford CA: Living with Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Teen Health and Wellness Series  Facts on File, 2009.

Chapters

2016

Ford, C .A., English, A., Dowshen, N., Rogers, C.: Confidentiality in Adolescent Health Care.   Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents.  Korin, M. (ed) (eds.). Springer, New York, NY, August 2016.

2014

Ford, Carol A: The Professional-Parent-Teen Partnership. Reaching Teens: Wisdom from Adolescent Medicine  Ginsburg K and Kinsman SB (eds.). American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014.

2009

Ford CA, Sikich L: Emotional and Behavioral Problems among Adolescents and Young Adults. Netter's Internal Medicine-2nd Edition. Greganti MA and Marschall MS (eds.). 2009.

2003

Ford CA, Sikich L. : Emotional and Behavioral Problems among Adolescents and Young Adults.   Netter's Internal Medicine. Greganti MA and Marschall MS (eds.). Teterboro, NJ: ICON Learning Systems, 2003 Notes: Book Chapter.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Dalembert G, Miller VA, Ford CA, Fiks A. "Engagement of black adolescent males in preventive care: Teen and parent perspectives" Poster Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 Annual Meeting. Apr, 2019.

Carol A. Ford, Jessica H. Mirman, J. Felipe García-España, Megan C. Fisher Thiel, Elizabeth Friedrich, Elyse C. Salek, James Jaccard. "Influence of primary care parent-targeted interventions on parent-teen communication about sexual and alcohol behaviors: a randomized controlled trial" Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 Annual Meeting, Baltimore Maryland. Apr, 2019.

Pool AC, Ford CA. "Parent-teen relationship quality and long-term health: a review of Add Health data. Poster presentation. 2019 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington DC. Mar, 2019.

Ozer E, Aalsma M, McCarty C, Harris SK, Richardson L, Ford CA. "Clinic-based strategies for engaging parents in adolescent health promotion" Workshop presentation. 2019 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington DC. Mar, 2019.

Silva K, Torres R, Friedrich E, Fisher-Thiel M, Ford CA, Miller V. "Associations between parental beliefs about adolescence, parent-teen communication, and psychological well-being" Poster presentation. 2019 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington DC. Mar, 2019.

Fremont E, Friedrich E, Silva K, Ford CA, Miller V. "Development of primary care-based intervention to promote parent - adolescent communication about character strengths"Poster Presentation. 2019 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. Washington DC. Mar, 2019.

2018

Ettya Fremont, Karol Silva, Carol A. Ford, Victoria Miller. "Development of a primary care-based intervention to promote  parent- adolescent communication about character strengths".Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Oct, 2018.

Emma Goodman, Carol A. Ford, Elizabeth Friedrich, Kenneth Ginsburg, Victoria Miller, Jessica Mirman. "Frequency of communication about adolescent strengths and weaknesses and parent adolescent relationship" Poster presentation at Society for Research in Child development Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Oct, 2018.

Goodman, E., Ford, C.A., Friedrich, E., Ginsburg, K., Miller, V.A., & Mirman, J.H. "Parent-adolescent dyads' discussions about adolescent strengths and weaknesses: patterns and important differences." (2018, April).  Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Apr, 2018.

2017

Wong C, Miller V, Murphy K, Small D, Ford C, Willi C, Feingold J, Morros A, Ha Y, Zhu L Wang W, Patel M. "Daily Financial Incentives to Improve Glucose Monitoring Adherence & Glycemic Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial", Platform Presentation, Academy Health Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Jun, 2017.

Wong C, Saltzman, Ford C, Town R. "Young Adults Make Different Health Plan Choices on ACA Exchange than  Older Adults." Platform Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. Mar, 2017.

Ford C, Mirman J, Miller V, Garcia-Espana F, Fisher Thiel M, Webb D, Friedrich E, Salek E, Culhane J, Ginsburg K. "Understanding Parent-Adolescent Communication about Strengths and Weaknesses." Poster Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting. New Orleans,  LA. Mar, 2017.

Invited Lectures

2019

Ford CA. "How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper". Workshop. Open Medical Institute Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.

Ford CA. "US Strategy to Improve Adolescent Health." Seminar. Open Medical Institute Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.

Ford CA. "OMI CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine", Course Director. The Open Medical Institute, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.

Ford CA. "Adolescent-Clinician-Parent Communication.Seminar. Open Medical Institute Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine. Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.

Ford CA, Baltag V, McClain Z. "Fellow Case Presentations In Adolescent Medicine." Workshop. Open Medical Institute Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.

Ford CA. S "Motivational Interviewing." eminar. Open Medical Institute Salzburg CHOP Seminar in Adolescent Medicine, Salzburg, Austria. Apr, 2019.

2018

Alderfer MA, Zelley K, Lindell RB, Schultz CL, McClain Z, Ford CA, Nichols K. "The perspectives of parents and adolescents/emerging adults regarding genetic testing for Li-Fraumeni Syndrome". Third Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress. Sydney, Australia. Dec, 2018.

Carol A. Ford, Jessica H. Mirman, J. Felipe García-España, Megan C. Fisher Thiel, Elizabeth Friedrich, Elyse C. Salek "Influence Of Primary Care-Based Parent-Targeted Intervention on Parent-Teen Communication About Sexual and Alcohol Behaviors: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 2018 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual National Meeting, Seattle,  Washington. Mar, 2018.

Ford CA. "Talking with Teens", 12th SEHA International Paediatric Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Jan, 2018.

JH Chuang, E Lantzouni, J Fowler, S Simon, CA Ford. "Diagnosis-focused Rounds on Adolescent Medicine Teaching Service." CHOP Annual Medical Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Jan, 2018.

Ford CA. "Common Disorders in Adolescence" Keynote for 12th SEHA International Paediatric Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Jan, 2018.

Awards and Honors

2019, Top Doctors in Greater Philadelphia Region, Philadelphia Magazine May 2019
2014, Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2014, President, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
2013, President-Elect, Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine (SAHM)
2011, Orton Jackson Endowed Chair in Adolescent Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2011, American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award for leadership in developing a comprehensive state plan for improving adolescent health in North Carolina
2010, Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society
2010, North Carolina School Community Health Alliance Community Champion of the Year
2009, Hometown Hero, WCHL, Chapel Hill, NC
2009, Citizen of the Year Award. Virginias/Carolinas Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
2009-2012, 2014, Best Doctors in America
2007, Invited guest, The White House Regional Conference on Helping America's Youth, Nashville, TN
2006, Finalist, Candidate for Columbia University's Medicine as a Profession Physician Advocacy Fellowship, NYC, NY
2003, UNC School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award
2002-2003, 2010, 2018, Top Doctors in America (Castle Connelly)
1999-2004, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program Award, Chapel Hill, NC
1997, University of North Carolina Department of Pediatrics Teaching Merit Award, Chapel Hill, NC
1996, University of North Carolina Junior Faculty Research Development Award, Chapel Hill, NC
1996, Society for Adolescent Medicine New Investigator Award, Washington DC
1983, Bythewood and Baker Scholarship for Women, Gainesville, FL
1983, University of Florida Lucas-Bennett Award, Gainesville, FL
1983, American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Achievement Citation Award, Gainesville, FL
1983, Paul R. Elliott Award, University of Florida Program in Medical Sciences, Gainesville FL
1982, AOA (Junior Year), Gainesville, FL
1981, Dr. Elmer C. Campbell Rotary Scholarship, Seminole, FL
1979, BS Summa Cum Laude, Major Sociology/Minor Chemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
1979, Emanuel Suter Award, University of Florida Program in Medical Sciences, Tallahassee, FL

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2019-present, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Adolescent Health
2001-present, Reviewer, Journal of the American Medical Association
1996-present, Reviewer, Pediatrics
1996-present, Reviewer, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
1994-present, Reviewer, Journal of Research on Adolescence

Academic and Institutional Committees

2018-present, Patient & Family Experience Data Transparency Advisory Committee
2017-present, CHOP Senior Leader Panel
2017-present, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DCAPBS) Strategic Planning Committee
2015-present, CHOP Clinical Documentations Committee, Consultant
2014-present, Adolescent Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship, Director
2011-present, Clinical Affairs Committee, Department of Pediatrics

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

2017-present, International Association for Adolescent Health

National

2019-present, Council of Science Editors
2019-present, CDC Adolescent Reproductive Health
 - 2019-present, Clinical Program Improvements Workgroup
2013-present, Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, New York University School of Social Work, Scientific Collaborator
2012-present, American Pediatric Society, Elected Member
1992-present, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
1982-present, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society