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This episode starts with the April edition of First Up. Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, the new associate editor of Digital Media for the journal Pediatrics, joins hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, for a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the journal. The hosts also interview Kilby Mann, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado, to get an idea of how telehealth is helping children with special needs. Dr. Katherine Zuckerman, MD, MPH, FAAP, offers a “Giving Voice” segment about disparities in autism diagnoses.



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Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP


Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, is the Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Pediatrics and Division Head of General Pediatrics and at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is the associate editor, Digital Media for the journal Pediatrics.

Kilby Mann, MD, FAAP


Kilby Mann, MD, FAAP, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Mann’s clinical practice includes treating children admitted to the acute inpatient rehabilitation unit, consulting on children with new and chronic injuries and disabilities, and providing outpatient care for a broad range of patients. She has an interest in Quality Improvement work and how to use telehealth to improve access to care for complex patients and those in rural settings.

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Katharine Zuckerman, MD, MPH, FAAP


Katharine Zuckerman, MD, MPH, FAAP, is an Associate Professor of General Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University and Affiliate Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University – Portland State University School of Public Health. Dr, Zuckerman is also involved in disability policy work on a local and national level, most recently through the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities Autism Subcommittee. 


This resource is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,000,000 with no percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. 

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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