Christopher P. Bonafide, MD, MSCE

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

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of General Pediatrics
3500 Civic Center Blvd
Buerger Building Room 12-280
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2901
BA (Psychology)
Colby College, 2000.
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2004.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

My broad clinical research interest is evaluating the effectiveness and unintended consequences of systems designed to improve patient safety for hospitalized children.

Specific areas of focus include:
-Rapid Response Systems
-Medical Emergency Teams
-Early Warning Scores
-Physiologic Monitoring Systems
-Alarm Fatigue
-Electronic Health Records
-Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric hospital medicine

Description of Other Expertise

Clinical informatics

Selected Publications

Bonafide CP, Miller JM, Localio AR, Khan A, Dziorny AC, Mai M, Stemler S, Chen W, Holmes JH, Nadkarni VM, Keren R: Association between mobile telephone interruptions and medication administration errors in a pediatric intensive care unit. JAMA Pediatrics December [Epub ahead of print] 2019.

Schwartz LA, Daniel LC, Henry-Moss D, Bonafide CP, Li Y, Psihogios AM, Butler ES, Szalda D, Ver Hoeve ES, Hobbie WL, Dowshen NL, Pierce L, Kersun LS, Barakat LP: Feasibility and Acceptability of a Pilot Tailored Text Messaging Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults Completing Cancer Treatment. Psycho-Oncology Nov 11 [Epub ahead of print] 2019.

Orenstein EW, Ferro DF, Bonafide CP, Landrigan C, Gillespie S, Muthu N: Hidden health IT hazards: a qualitative analysis of clinically meaningful documentation discrepancies at transfer out of the pediatric intensive care unit JAMIA Open 2(3): 392-398, Aug 7 2019 Notes:

Ruppel H, Funk M, Whittemore R, Wung S, Bonafide CP, Kennedy HP: Critical care nurses’ clinical reasoning about physiologic monitor alarm customization: an interpretive descriptive study. Journal of Clinical Nursing 28(15-16): 3033-3041, Aug 2019.

Rasooly IR, Beidas RS, Benjamin Wolk C, Barg F, Landrigan CP, Schondelmeyer AS, Brady PW, McLeod LM, Bonafide CP, for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network: Measuring overuse of continuous pulse oximetry in bronchiolitis and developing strategies for large-scale deimplementation: study protocol for a feasibility trial. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies 5(68): 59, May 2019.

Figueroa-Phillips LM, Bonafide CP, Coffin SE, Ross ME, Guevara JP: Development of a clinical prediction model for central line-associated bloodstream infection in children presenting to the emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care Page: doi: 10.1097, April 2019 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Fiero ML, Rosenblatt S, Zhang B, Snyder M, Priestley MA, Chuo J, Fuller K, Mensinger J, Bonafide CP*, Sutton RM* [*Denotes Co-Senior Authorship] : Providing early attending physician expertise via telemedicine to improve rapid response team evaluations. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine In press 2019.

Psihogios AM, Li Y, Butler E, Hamilton J, Daniel LC, Barakat LP, Bonafide CP, Schwartz LA: Text message responsivity in a two-way SMS pilot intervention with AYA survivors of cancer. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 7(4): e12547, 2019 Notes: doi:10.2196/12547.

Markham JL, Richardson T, Hall M, Bonafide CP, Williams DJ, Auger KA, Wilson KM, Shah SS, on behalf of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network: Association of weekend admission and weekend discharge with length of stay and 30-day readmission in children’s hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine 14(2): 75-82, 2019.

Masino AJ, Forsyth D, Nuske H, Herrington J, Pennington J, Kushleyeva Y, Bonafide CP: m-Health and autism: recognizing stress and anxiety with machine learning and wearables data. In: IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems Page: 714-719, 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1109/CBMS.2019.00144.

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Last updated: 01/21/2021
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