Senior Vice-President and Chief of Community Health Transformation; Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Associate Chief Research Officer for Health Services and Policy Research – Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute; Director – Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research, Outreach, and Advocacy Center; Division Head, Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care – Lurie Children’s; Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Medical Social Sciences, and Preventive Medicine - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Matt Davis is a primary care pediatrician and internist with a career-long focus on improving health at the population level through collaborative partnerships. As both Senior Vice President of Community Health Transformation of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and a practicing pediatrician, Dr. Davis recognizes the effects of community-engaged programs on both a macro and micro level and is committed to developing and implementing evidence-based programs to make the greatest impact on children across the diverse landscape of Chicago and beyond. Dr. Davis’s full faculty profile and list of publications are available here.
Kim Kaczor transitioned to the role of Associate Director of Operations for TRICAM in February 2019. Previously, she served as the Senior Project Manager for the Incubator Initiative in the Smith Child Health Research, Outreach, and Advocacy Center where she oversaw new program development. TRICAM resulted directly from those efforts. In her new role, Kim will provide operational, financial, and strategic leadership to support and grow TRICAM. Kim has worked at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for more than 10 years. Her primary expertise is in child maltreatment research. Her portfolio of work is focused on child fatalities and differentiating abusive from accidental trauma in young children. Kim holds a MS in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Memphis and The University of Tennessee, Memphis – Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University.
Madiha Qureshi is the Senior Project Manager, Community Engagement and Partnerships for TRICAM. In this new role, she will partner with community stakeholders to implement best practices in mortality reduction. For over a decade, Madiha has worked in the field of maternal and child health. Most recently, Madiha was the Assistant Commissioner of the Maternal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Health Bureau at the Chicago Department of Public Health. Madiha also served as State Director of Program Services at March of Dimes, where she oversaw statewide initiatives in Illinois to prevent premature birth and infant mortality. She holds an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the UIC School of Public Health and a BA in Biology from Mount Holyoke College.
Stephanie Pelligra, MPH
Senior Director – Department of Pediatrics
Stephanie Pelligra is the Senior Director for the Department of Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s. In this role, Stephanie works closely with the Smith Child Health Research, Outreach, and Advocacy Center as well as the Divisions of Academic General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Community Based Medicine, and Department of Medical Education. Stephanie has her Master’s in Public Health from DePaul University and has been with Lurie Children’s for over 10 years.
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