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AAP Lead Testing Webinar Series 

This webinar is part of the AAP project, “Increasing Capacity for Blood Lead Testing and Interpretive Guidance for Blood Lead Results”, and is offered in partnership with the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) program. The 4-part webinar series, presented by pediatric lead experts from the AAP and the PEHSU program, aims to educate primary care providers on the various aspects of lead exposure prevention, testing, treatment, and case management.

Clinical Innovations in Lead Testing and Management - April 23, 2019 

This webinar discusses the variability in city, state, and national lead testing recommendations, as well as provide case studies on improving lead testing rates and adherence to case management guidelines through integration into electronic health records (EHRs).

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the degree of variability and complexity in lead testing and management recommendations across the United States.
  • Recognize that competing recommendations exist for lead testing and management on the local level between health department, national priorities, and insurance mandates.
  • Explain how lead testing rates can be impacted by targeting clinical decision support to align with local recommendations.
  • Understand how to align competing evidence-based recommendations in a clinical decision support tool.
  • Explain how lead management can be impacted by targeting clinical decision support to align with local recommendations.


J_Michel_photo.jpgJeremy J. Michel, MD, MHS, FAAP
Faculty, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Pediatrician, Karabots Pediatric Care Center in West Philadelphia
Dr. Michel is a pediatrician and board certified clinical informaticist who divides his time between research and patient care. He has actively contributed to ongoing research within the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and provides patient care at the Karabot’s Care Center in West Philadelphia. His residency in pediatrics was completed at A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital. After residency, he continued his training in informatics at Yale University by simultaneously completing a Master of Health Sciences (focus in Clinical Informatics) and NLM-sponsored Medical Informatics Postdoctoral Fellowship. His thesis project was aligning guidelines recommendations and quality measures using the Guideline Elements Model and the Quality Data Model.
MM_Hauptman_photo.jpgarissa Hauptman, MD, MPH, FAAP
Assistant Director, Pediatric Environmental Health Center
Region 1 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital 
Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH is a board-certified pediatrician and assistant director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Environmental Health Center. Through her pediatric environmental medicine training and now as Assistant Director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center, she has developed expertise at a local, regional, and national level in clinical environmental medicine specifically with regards to heavy metal toxicity. She has served on the Medical Review Panel for Lead Poisoning for the Massachusetts Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health in partnership with the Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has also served as a commissioner on the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Advisory Commission on Lead Paint from 2005 to 2007.
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