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Christina Bethell

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI)

Expert: Christina Bethell

Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH, is a Professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, where she serves as the founding director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) within the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health.

The CAHMI was established in 1998 as a national collaborative to advance a family-centered, population based framework and common measurement and family engagement methods to promote the early and lifelong health of children youth and families.

Dr. Bethell led the development of the Well-Visit Planner, an online tool to engage parents as partners to improve well-child care services. The tool prioritizes time spent with pediatric providers by focusing attention on pre-identified health risks and concerns and questions most important to the family. She is also a leader in the emerging field of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and the application of these techniques to improve health care quality and the health of children. 

Related Work
Visit Well-Visit Planner's website
Visit the Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health website