Carolyn Christine Foster

  • 200 Citations

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Research Interests

Dr. Foster is a primary care pediatrician with a career interest in health care delivery innovation for children with medical complexity and technology dependence. She received her a medical doctorate from Harvard University and her health services research fellowship training from the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital after a year as chief pediatric resident. As a physician-investigator, she is passionate about developing evidence-based health care interventions for children with medical complexity (i.e., multiple co-morbidities, technology dependence) that maximize their health outcomes and optimize their health care utilization within a family context. She is particularly interested in evaluating the access to and quality of home health care for children with technology dependence including direct clinical services (e.g. private duty nursing, attendant care) as well as supplies and equipment needed for safe, independent, and vibrant life at home, school, and play. She also serves as research co-lead for the Lurie Children’s Hospital Telehealth Program, guiding research on emerging health technologies such as videoconferencing and remote patient monitoring to bridge identified gaps in care.

Children with Special Health Care Needs, Children with Medical Complexity, Home Health Care, Telehealth/Telemedicine, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Participation and Disability Advocacy, Community-Based Services.

General Pediatrics, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Children with Medical Complexity, Telemedicine

Training Experience

2015Residency, University of Washington School of Medicine
2017Fellowship, University of Washington School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

MSHS, University of Washington

… → 2017

MD, Harvard Medical School

… → 2011

Research interests

  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Pediatrics
  • Telemedicine
  • Telemental Health

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Research Output

  • 200 Citations
  • 13 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 1 Chapter

Safe Work-Hour Standards for Parents of Children with Medical Complexity

Schall, T. E., Foster, C. C. & Feudtner, C., Jan 2020, In : JAMA Pediatrics. 174, 1, p. 7-8 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Attributable Delay of Discharge for Children with Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation

Sobotka, S. A., Foster, C., Lynch, E., Hird-McCorry, L. & Goodman, D. M., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 212, p. 166-171 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations
  • 2 Scopus citations

    Caring for Children with Medical Complexity: Perspectives of Primary Care Providers

    Foster, C. C., Mangione-Smith, R. & Simon, T. D., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 182, p. 275-282.e4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations

    Aligning institutional priorities: Engaging house staff in a quality improvement and safety initiative to fulfill Clinical Learning Environment Review objectives and electronic medical record Meaningful Use requirements

    Flanagan, M. R., Foster, C. C., Schleyer, A., Peterson, G. N., Mandell, S. P., Rudd, K. E., Joyner, B. D. & Payne, T. H., Feb 1 2016, In : American Journal of Surgery. 211, 2, p. 390-397 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations