Joined by Pediatrics colleagues Andrew McCormick, MD, FAAP and Loreta Myra Matheo, MD, FAAP, Kazmerski will develop an innovative measurement plan for holistically measuring the transition to adulthood. The team will visually map the transition to adulthood of young adults and their caregivers and create an outcomes assessment strategy to reinforce the benefits of multi-systemic care.
Extensive collaboration between multiple Pitt schools and the Carnegie Mellon University Transition Design Institute will engage adolescents and young adults, families, and other key community partners. Other Pitt faculty participating in this research include Ming-Te Wang, PhD, of Pitt's School of Education, Tomar Pierson-Brown, Esq., of Pitt's School of Law, and Marlo A. Perry, PhD, of Pitt's School of Social Work. This work aligns with the ongoing efforts of the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Transition Task Force.
For the 2022 award cycle, the Pitt Momentum Funds called specifically for research projects investigating the social determinants of health. Grants are sponsored by Senior Vice Chancellor for Research Rob Rutenbar and Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd. Additional support is provided by Anantha Shekhar, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences.
PHOTO: Traci M. Kazmerski, MD, MS. Credit: UPMC