“CHADIS is the
best example of what the future of pediatrics should
Dr. Neal Halfon, Professor,
UCLA, invited address: “The Future of General Pediatrics” at
National Pediatric Academic Societies, May, 2006
Who is CHADIS?
Total Child Health Inc. (TCH) is the management company which licenses
the use of CHADIS. TCH is a for-profit Limited Liability Corporation
incorporated for the specific purpose of promoting the usage of CHADIS
in Pediatric care.
Raymond Sturner, MD
Executive Chairman, Total Child Health, Inc.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Raymond Sturner is a developmental-behavioral
pediatrician and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and former Director
of the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training Program
at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was previously Director
of the Child Development Unit at Duke University. His research interests
have been in the application of child development to primary care pediatrics.
He has been the principal investigator of some 60 "grant years" of
research and demonstration projects including components of CHADIS described
here. He also has had training in child development at the Yale Child Study
Barbara Howard, MD
President, Total Child Health, Inc.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Barbara Howard is a developmental-behavioral
pediatrician trained by Dr. Brazelton at Harvard, an Assistant Professor
of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and former Co-Director of the fellowship
program. She is a very popular national speaker on child behavior
problems and is past president of the Society for Developmental and
Behavioral Pediatrics. She was a contributing author for Bright Futures,
DSM-PC and Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health and has served
on national committees of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Chief Operating Officer, VP of Business Development
Allen Traylor provides strategic and operational leadership for business development to Total Child Health. Previously, Allen worked at The Office of the National Coordinator providing strategic policy planning for the EHR Incentive Program and outreach and coordination in support of federal grantees. Allen has spent time consulting on various healthcare projects including India’s first emergency response system, supporting local health commissioners, as a patient advocate along with consulting for various small companies. Allen started his career in healthcare at Healthwise where he helped clients integrate patient educational material and resources into EHRs, PHR, and web portals. Allen received his M.P.H. and M.B.A. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public and the Carey Business School.
Chief Technology Officer
Christopher Schultz is the CTO
TCH and heads all software engineering within the organization.
At TCH, Schultz brings together Open Source Software (OSS) technologies
with custom-built software to provide applications and services for
healthcare professionals as well as use within the organization.
Schultz has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Software
Engineering and Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
in Terre Haute, Indiana, with concentrations in Computer Graphics,
Human-Computer Interfaces, and Optics.
Strategic Account Manager and Customer Operations
Sharissa Epps manages Client Implementation, Quality Improvement Programs, and Customer Service for CHADIS. She collaborates with clinical and operations teams to implement workflows that incorporate CHADIS. Sharissa identifies and documents best practices and delivers educational materials to support implementation. Sharissa coordinates our ABP approved Part IV MOC programs for clinicians and offers continuous quality improvement ideas to improve efficiencies for CHADIS clients. To ensure continued success with CHADIS, Sharissa provides customer service and continuing education.
Tanya Morrel, PhD
Lead Research Associate
Dr. Tanya Morrel, PhD is a research
associate at the Center who oversees the overall development and
piloting of CHADIS. Dr. Morrel has a uniquely appropriate background
in both clinical child psychology and systems engineering. Dr. Morrel
received her degree in systems engineering from the University of
Virginia and her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research experience and publications
are in the area of child abuse and domestic violence.
Kathleen (Lucy) McGoron, PhD
Dr. Lucy McGoron, PhD is a research associate who oversees the ADHD
quality improvement study. Dr. McGoron received her PhD in Applied
Developmental Psychology from the University of New Orleans. She has
training and experience in child welfare, infant mental health, child
mental health assessments, and parent education. Dr. McGoron’s
research has focused on developmental psychopathology and determinants
of high-risk parenting. She is interested in promoting positive
parenting in high-risk families and early intervention.