• 2426 Citations
19982023

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Research Interests

Elizabeth Alpern is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Healthcare Studies of the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is both a pediatric emergency physician and clinical epidemiologist Her research interests include the use of large databases within research networks to improve the quality of emergent care delivered to children through application of evidence-based work. Dr. Alpern has been a member of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the first federally funded national network for research on emergency medical services for children, since it inception in 2001. In addition to her leadership roles with PECARN, she also was the Principal Investigator on a project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop and leverage the PECARN Registry to establish quality benchmarks for urgent and emergent care. She is also funded by the National Institutes of Health (NICHD) as the Principal Investigator to expand and utilize the PECARN Registry data to study the risk of sepsis in pediatric emergency department patients. Currently Dr. Alpern serves as the standing member on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section on Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and has lectured nationally and internationally.

Training Experience

1993Internship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
1995Residency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
1998Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Michigan

… → 1992

Research interests

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Quality Improvement
  • Sepsis

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A Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Febrile Infants 60 Days and Younger at Low Risk for Serious Bacterial Infections

Kuppermann, N., Dayan, P. S., Levine, D. A., Vitale, M., Tzimenatos, L., Tunik, M. G., Saunders, M., Ruddy, R. M., Roosevelt, G., Rogers, A. J., Powell, E. C., Nigrovic, L. E., Muenzer, J., Linakis, J. G., Grisanti, K., Jaffe, D. M., Hoyle, J. D., Greenberg, R., Gattu, R., Cruz, A. T. & 16 others, Crain, E. F., Cohen, D. M., Brayer, A., Borgialli, D., Bonsu, B., Browne, L., Blumberg, S., Bennett, J. E., Atabaki, S. M., Anders, J., Alpern, E. R., Miller, B., Casper, T. C., Dean, J. M., Ramilo, O. & Mahajan, P., Apr 2019, In : JAMA Pediatrics. 173, 4, p. 342-351 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 17 Scopus citations

    Application of the Rochester Criteria to Identify Febrile Infants With Bacteremia and Meningitis

    Aronson, P. L., McCulloh, R. J., Tieder, J. S., Nigrovic, L. E., Leazer, R. C., Alpern, E. R., Feldman, E. A., Balamuth, F., Browning, W. L. & Neuman, M. I., Jan 1 2019, In : Pediatric emergency care. 35, 1, p. 22-27 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    A Prediction Model to Identify Febrile Infants ≤60 Days at Low Risk of Invasive Bacterial Infection

    Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative, Jul 1 2019, In : Pediatrics. 144, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Bite Wound Infections

    McWilliams, L., Augustine, E. & Alpern, ER., 2019, Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Essentials for Practice, 2e.. Shah, SS., Ratner, AJ. & Kemper, AR. (eds.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Factors Associated with Adverse Outcomes among Febrile Young Infants with Invasive Bacterial Infections

    Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative, Jan 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 204, p. 177-182.e1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle