Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University
of Massachusetts Medical School. Her primary research interests include the assessment
and prevention of medication errors among children with chronic conditions, the use of
information technology to prevent pediatric medication errors, and the effect of race and
ethnicity on error rates. She is currently working on a study to improve medication
safety among children with cancer. She is also assessing the potential for computerized
physician order entry to reduce errors in hospitalized children. Dr. Walsh is a graduate
of the Georgetown Medical School and completed her residency training at Brown
University. After residency, she completed a fellowship in general academic pediatrics
and earned a Master of Science in Epidemiology at Boston University. 

Articles

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Patients' and family members' views on patient-centered communication during cancer care (with Kathleen M. Mazor, Renee L. Beard, Gwen L. Alexander, Neeraj K. Arora, Cassandra L. Firneno, Bridget Gaglio, Sarah M. Greene, Celeste A. Lemay, Brandi E. Robinson, Douglas W. Roblin, Richard L. Street Jr., and Thomas H. Gallagher), Psycho-oncology (2013)
 

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Validation of anaphylaxis in the Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel (with Sarah L. Cutrona, Sarah Foy, Meghan A. Baker, Susan Forrow, Azadeh Shoaibi, Pamala A. Pawloski, Michelle Conroy, Andrew M. Fine, Lise E. Nigrovic, Nandini Selvam, Mano S. Selvan, William O. Cooper, and Susan E. Andrade), Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety (2013)
 

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Assessing patient-centered communication in cancer care: stakeholder perspectives (with Kathleen M. Mazor, Bridget Gaglio, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Gwen L. Alexander, Azadeh Stark, Mark C. Hornbrook, Jennifer Boggs, Celeste A. Lemay, Cassandra L. Firneno, Colleen Biggins, Mary Ann Blosky, and Neeraj K. Arora), Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology (2013)
 

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Medication errors in the home: a multisite study of children with cancer (with Douglas W. Roblin, Saul N. Weingart, Kathleen E. Houlahan, Barbara Degar, Amy Billett, Christopher P. Keuker, Colleen Biggins, Justin W. Li, Karen Wasilewski-Masker, and Kathleen M. Mazor), Pediatrics (2013)
 

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Multisite parent-centered risk assessment to reduce pediatric oral chemotherapy errors (with Kathleen M. Mazor, Douglas W. Roblin, Colleen Biggins, Joann L. Wagner, Kathleen E. Houlahan, Justin W. Li, Christopher P. Keuker, Karen Wasilewski-Masker, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, and Saul N. Weingart), Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology (2013)
 

Contributions to Books

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Using Home Visits to Understand Medication Errors in Children (with Christopher J. Stille, Kathleen M. Mazor, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (2008)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Medication Errors in the Home: A Multisite Study of Children with Cancer (with Douglas W. Roblin, Saul N. Weingart, Kathleen E. Houlahan, Barbara Degar, Amy Billett, Christopher P. Keuker, Colleen Biggins, Justin Li, Karen Wasilewski, and Kathleen M. Mazor), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2012)