Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Associate Professor at Boston University School of Public Health in the Department of Community Health Sciences
I received my ScD and MSc from Harvard School of Public Health, my MSN in Parent-Child Nursing from Simmons College, and my BSN from Boston University.I am trained clinically as a pediatric nurse practitioner and continue to see patients at Dothouse Health, a federally qualified community health center in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.The focus of my research is improving systems of care for vulnerable children with complex conditions. I have a background in maternal and child health with specific training in the conduct of community-based experimental studies. I held a K23 award from the National Institute of Nursing Research to adapt and pilot a depression prevention intervention to mothers of children with developmental delays who receive early intervention services.Our research team has completed three large clinical trials to study this intervention as a depression prevention strategy among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), mothers of poor children in Head Start, and mothers of preterm infants.
My current work focuses on addressing disparities in behavioral health outcomes experienced by low income children. My work seeks to improve systems of care for young children with ASD and other mental health conditions. I am co-directing a foundation-funded initiative, TEAM- UP for children, to implement an integrated child behavioral health model in community health centers and I have served as co-investigator on a study that tested a model of collaborative care management for children with ADHD. All of my work related to systems redesign has targeted urban, low-income families and been conducted in urban, safety net settings. Specific to ASD, I was a co-investigator on an MCHB-funded study of family navigation for children newly diagnosed with ASD and PI on 2 pilot grants (Noonan Foundation; AHRQ R03) to develop a model of family navigation to improve early identification of children with ASD. Based on this work, I received one of NIMH’s Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Lifespan awards to conduct a multisite Type 1 hybrid effectiveness/implementation to test a comprehensive systems approach, based on Family Navigation, to improve early identification and linkage to services of children with ASD. The five sites that were funded under this funding opportunity have formed the NIMH sponsored ASD PEDS Research Network. I am site PI of the newly funded Autism Center of Excellence network, Autism Adaptive Community-based Treatment to Improve Outcomes using Navigators (ACTION) Network. I have a long history of mentoring doctoral students, postdoctoral student and junior faculty. I have served as the served as the primary mentor/dissertation chair to over 20 mentees.
- Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
- Clinical Staff Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
- Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
- Harvard University, MSc
- Simmons College, MSN
- Boston University, BSN
- Published on 5/16/2019
Peacock-Chambers E, Leyenaar JK, Foss S, Feinberg E, Wilson D, Friedmann PD, Visintainer P, Singh R. Early Intervention Referral and Enrollment Among Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2019 May 16. PMID: 31107767.
- Published on 12/1/2018
Elliott P, Schultz N, Feinberg E. The Juvenile Mental Health Advocacy Project for Court-Involved Youths. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 12 01; 69(12):1268. PMID: 30501492.
- Published on 11/8/2018
Broder-Fingert S, Qin S, Goupil J, Rosenberg J, Augustyn M, Blum N, Bennett A, Weitzman C, Guevara JP, Fenick A, Silverstein M, Feinberg E. A mixed-methods process evaluation of Family Navigation implementation for autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2018 Nov 08; 1362361318808460. PMID: 30404548.
- Published on 9/26/2018
Silverstein M, Diaz-Linhart Y, Cabral H, Beardslee W, Broder-Fingert S, Kistin CJ, Patts G, Feinberg E. Engaging Mothers With Depressive Symptoms in Care: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Head Start. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 11 01; 69(11):1175-1180. PMID: 30256184.
- Published on 7/1/2018
Walls M, Broder-Fingert S, Feinberg E, Drainoni ML, Bair-Merritt M. Prevention and Management of Obesity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Primary Care Pediatricians. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 07; 48(7):2408-2417. PMID: 29450838.
- Published on 6/1/2018
Walls M, Cabral H, Feinberg E, Silverstein M. Association Between Changes in Caregiver Depressive Symptoms and Child Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2018 Jun; 39(5):387-394. PMID: 29557858.
- Published on 6/1/2018
Silverstein M, Cabral H, Hegel M, Diaz-Linhart Y, Beardslee W, Kistin CJ, Feinberg E. Problem-Solving Education to Prevent Depression Among Low-Income Mothers: A Path Mediation Analysis in a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Jun 01; 1(2):e180334. PMID: 30646083.
- Published on 5/21/2018
Broder-Fingert S, Feinberg E, Silverstein M. Improving Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Is It Time for Something New? Pediatrics. 2018 06; 141(6). PMID: 29784757.
- Published on 4/10/2018
Broder Fingert S, Carter A, Pierce K, Stone WL, Wetherby A, Scheldrick C, Smith C, Bacon E, James SN, Ibañez L, Feinberg E. Implementing systems-based innovations to improve access to early screening, diagnosis, and treatment services for children with autism spectrum disorder: An Autism Spectrum Disorder Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement, and Services network study. Autism. 2019 Apr; 23(3):653-664. PMID: 29633852.
- Published on 3/27/2018
Broder-Fingert S, Walls M, Augustyn M, Beidas R, Mandell D, Wiltsey-Stirman S, Silverstein M, Feinberg E. A hybrid type I randomized effectiveness-implementation trial of patient navigation to improve access to services for children with autism spectrum disorder. BMC Psychiatry. 2018 03 27; 18(1):79. PMID: 29587698.
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