Jacquelin M. Rankine, MD, MS

  • Adolescent Medicine Fellow
  • Postdoctoral Scholar

 Rankine’s research aims to understand the unique relationship between adolescent health, school attendance, and educational attainment with the goal of informing school- and community-partnered interventions to promote well-being and school success for all students. Through an Institutional Training Grant (T32) within the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Rankine’s current work explores the interaction between absenteeism and health risk behaviors and seeks to identify factors which protect youth from poor attendance and educational outcomes. She uses longitudinal social network models to study the influence of supportive adults and peer relationships on shifting trajectories of absenteeism and school performance over time. This research will form the basis of Rankine’s dissertation work towards a PhD in Clinical and Translation Science from the University of Pittsburgh during her fellowship training. Rankine’s clinical interests include general adolescent health and wellness, reproductive health, and menstrual management. She is particularly interested in college health and school health including methods of school-linked care delivery and telemedicine. Rankine’s research aims to understand the unique relationship between adolescent health, school attendance, and educational attainment with the goal of informing school- and community-partnered interventions to promote well-being and school success for all students. Through an Institutional Training Grant (T32) within the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Rankine’s current work explores the interaction between absenteeism and health risk behaviors and seeks to identify factors which protect youth from poor attendance and educational outcomes. She uses longitudinal social network models to study the influence of supportive adults and peer relationships on shifting trajectories of absenteeism and school performance over time. This research will form the basis of Rankine’s dissertation work towards a PhD in Clinical and Translation Science from the University of Pittsburgh during her fellowship training. Rankine’s clinical interests include general adolescent health and wellness, reproductive health, and menstrual management. She is particularly interested in college health and school health including methods of school-linked care delivery and telemedicine.

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 20016-Present
  • Acedemic Pediatrics Association, 2017-Present
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2019-Present 
  • Academy Health, 2021-Present

Education & Training

  • BA, Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, magna cum laude, New York University, 2010
  • MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2016
  • MS, Clinical Research, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Clinical Research Education Program, 2016
  • Residency in Categorical Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2016-2019

Selected Publications

Rankine J, Li E, Lurie S, Rieger H, Fourie E, Siper PM, Wang AT, Buxbaum JD, Kolevzon A. Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome: Validity and Suggestions for Use in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Jun;47(6):1605-1617. PubMed PMID: 28255759.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Telemedicine
  • School absenteeism

Research Grants

T32 HD087162, Adolescent Research in community Postdoctoral Training Grant, National Institute of Health, 2019-Present