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In this episode Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, shares updates to the Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Stacey Stokes, MD, MPH, FAAP, about her article in Pediatrics focusing on inclusive care for gender minority patients.



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Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, FAAP


Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, an investigator at ACCORDS (Adult and Child Center for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science), and the Director of the Colorado Children’s Outcomes Network (COCONet), Colorado’s pediatric practice-based research network. Dr. O’Leary is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on School Health and serves as the Chair of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (the Red Book Committee) for the AAP. He also serves as the liaison to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and currently represents the AAP on ACIP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Work Group and Maternal/Pediatric RSV Work Group.

Stacey Stokes, MD, MPH, FAAP


Stacey Stokes, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a Pediatric Hospital Medicine attending at Children’s National Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Health Sciences. Dr. Stokes sits on several national Informatics steering groups, and at Children’s National Hospital is the Medical Director of Inpatient Informatics and an affiliate faculty member of the Child Health Advocacy Institute. Her primary interests are focused on advocacy, safety, and quality. The intersection of Informatics and advocacy is a personal passion, with efforts focused on solutions targeting social determinants of health and health equity. Dr. Stokes is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Washington DC local AAP Chapter.


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Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

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*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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