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

Ava Skolnik, Alix Timko, Aletha Y. Akers: "Pilot of a Health Coaching Intervention to Improve Contraceptive Continuation Among Teen Mothers in the Dominican Republic", Poster and Oral Presentation. CHOP Global Health Conference (Philadelphia, PA) October 5-6 2018.

Aletha Y. Akers and Andrea J. Hoopes: "“Not for Me:” Why Young People Avoid Certain Birth Control Methods" [Online Blog] https://policylab.chop.edu/blog/“not-me”-why-young-people-avoid-certain-birth-control-methods. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) PolicyLab, June 7 2018.

Nadji A, Butler A, Harding J, Akers AY.: Improving adolescent reproductive health through online family engagement: Testing the ‘Parents are TALKING’ website. AIDS Education Month (AEM) Prevention Summit 2018 (Philadelphia, PA) June 2018 Notes: Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Martin K, Butler A, Timko A, Sabini C, Harding J, Richardson S, Skolnik A, Akers AY. : A pilot using health coaching for birth control continuation, Poster Presentation AIDS Education Month (AEM) Prevention Summit 2018 (Philadelphia, PA) June 2018 Notes: Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Paine CW, Harding J, Hiserodt E, White K, Richardson S, and Akers AY. : Understanding young women's experiences using intrauterine devices: A qualitative examination. AIDS Education Month (AEM)Summit 2018 (Philadelphia, PA) June 2018 Notes: Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Skolnik A, Faerber J, Harding J, Yu L, Hipwell AE, Akers AY. : Obesity, timing of sexual initiation and sexual risk behaviors among adolescent girls’ AIDS Education Month 2018 Summit (Philadelphia, PA) June 2018 Notes: Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Aletha Y. Akers, Nadia Dowshen, Cynthia Mollen, and Sarah Wood. : "Investing in America's Adolescents: Why the Distribution of Title X Funds Matters" [Online Blog] https://policylab.chop.edu/blog/investing-americas-adolescents-why-distribution-title-x-funds-matters. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia PolicyLab May 23 2018.

Magoon K, Dowshen N, Beamish C, Akers AY.: Adolescents and long-acting reversible contraceptives: Continued barriers after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Poster Presentation. University of Pennsylvania Health Equity Week Poster Session, (Philadelphia, PA) April 2018 Notes: Thursday April 5, 2018.

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 2018 Notes: April 13, 2018.

Skolnik A, Faerber J, Harding J, Yu L, Hipwell AE, Akers AY. : Obesity, timing of sexual initiation and sexual risk behaviors among adolescent girls’. Society for Research on Adolescence 2018 Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN) April 2018 Notes: April 11, 2018.

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