Andrea Knight

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3535 Market St, Suite 1527
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-9135
Fax: 215-590-4750
BSc (Human Biology)
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2000.
Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, 2004.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, 2014.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical research focusing on:
1) Pediatric neuropsychiatric lupus
2) Psychosocial health & outcomes of youth with lupus and other rheumatologic disease
3) Healthcare utilization and disparities in pediatric lupus

Description of Itmat Expertise

My research focuses on improving mental health and psychiatric outcomes in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Through administrative data analysis and prospective studies in pediatric SLE, my work has investigated hospitalization outcomes; depression and anxiety prevalence and risk factors; barriers/facilitators to mental health intervention; disparities in mental healthcare; and determinants of psychological adaptation to illness. Having established a high burden of psychiatric morbidity in pediatric SLE and the unmet need for mental health intervention, my research is broadening in scope to use clinical and translational methodology. Ongoing research will: 1) examine mechanisms of pediatric-onset neuropsychiatric SLE utilizing neurocognitive and multi-modal
neuroimaging measures; and 2) develop and test strategies for mental health intervention in pediatric rheumatology
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Last updated: 12/21/2017
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