Aletha Yvette Akers, MD, MPH

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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
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Main Building, Ste. 11NW10
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 590-6864
Fax: (215) 590-4708
Education:
BA (Dual degrees in Biology and Chemistry)
Bryn Mawr College, 1993.
MD (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University, 2000.
MPH (Public Health)
University of North Carolina, 2006.
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Selected Publications

Paine CW, Harding J, Hiserodt E, White K, Richardson S, and Akers AY.: Understanding Young Women's Experiences using Intrauterine Devices: A Qualitative Examination. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Annual Clinical and Research Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL (April 13, 2018) April 13 2018.

Akers AY, Stotz SA, Terry MA, Charron-Prochownik D, Gonzales K, Nadeau K, Garcia-Reyes Y, and Moore KR. : Culturally Tailoring a Gestational Diabetes Risk Reduction Education Program for American Indian and Alaska Native Girls: Perspectives from Mothers and Daughters. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Annual Clinical and Research Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL (April 13, 2018) April 13 2018.

Hoopes AJ, Akers AY, Cain S, Jimenez-Zambrano A, and Sheeder3 JM: Developing a Measure to Explore Contraceptive Decision Making in Adolescents (poster presentation). North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Annual Clinical and Research Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL (April 13, 2018) April 13 2018.

Hoopes AJ, Teal SB, Akers AY, Sheeder J.: Low Acceptability of Certain Contraceptive Methods among Young Women. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology S1083-3188(17): 30514-4, Dec 1 2017

Ritchwood TD, Powell TW, Metzger IW, Dave G, Corbie-Smith G, Atujuna M, Vander Schaaf EB, Wynn M, Lin FC, Zhou W, Akers AY.: Understanding the relationship between religiosity and caregiver-adolescent communication about sex within African-American families. J Child Fam Stud 26(11): 2979-2989, Nov 2017

Wood S, Schottt W, Marshal M, Akers AY: Disparities in Body Mass Index Trajectories for Sexual Minority Young Women. Journal of Adolescent Health 60(1): S21-S38, December 2017.

Ritchwood TD, Powell TW, Metzger IW, Dave G, Corbie-Smith G, Atujuna M, Vander Schaaf EB, Wynn M, Lin FC, Zhou W, and Akers AY : Understanding the relationship between religiosity and caregiver-adolescent communication about sex within African-American families. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Nirbhay N. Singh, Ph.D. (eds.). 26(11): 2979-2989, November 2017 Notes: First published online June 13, 2017.

Gaurav D, Ritchwood T, Young T, Isler MR, Black A, Akers A, Gizlice Z, Blumenthal C, Atley L, Wynn M, Stith D, Cene C, Ellis E, Corbie-Smith G: Evaluating Teach One Reach One: A Risk Reduction Intervention to Enhance Adult-Youth Communication about Sex and Reduce the Burden of HIV/STI. American Journal of Health Promotion 31(6): 465-475, November 2017.

David Webb, Felipe Garcia-Espana, Jennifer Harding, Elizabeth Miller, and Aletha Akers (presenter): BMI status in young adult women is associated with the perpetration of violence by a romantic partner, Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual 2017 Meeting, (Atlanta, GA) November 2017.

Aletha Akers (presenter), Caren Steinway, Laura Repcheck, Jennifer Eder, and Kathleen Noonan.: A pediatric institution’s perspective on providing access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) to adolescents, Poster Presentation. American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual 2017 Meeting, (Atlanta, GA) November 2017.

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