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About Kathleen E. Walsh

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Pediatric drug safety and Medication errors

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Honors and Awards

  • Cancer Research Network Scholar (2009 - present)
  • UMass Champion of Excellence Team Award for Medication Reconciliation (2008)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholars Award (2007-2010)
  • Hoffenreffer Award for Leadership in Pediatrics (2001)
  • Edward Collins Memorial Fund Award for Child Advocacy (2000)

Contact Information

UMass Memorial Health Care
Children’s Medical Center
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Tel: (508) 856-2132

Articles (21)

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Posters and Presentations (1)