Mobile Health Program Children's National Project
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Biography at time of Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship: Dr. Kamillah Wood recently completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She was also an instructor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. As chief resident, Dr. Wood has been engaged in the residency recruitment process and is committed to helping to create a diverse workforce that is reflective of the community it serves; to that end, she serves as co-president of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Multicultural Physician's Alliance. Previously, as an intern with the Federal Office of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), she worked with the lobbyist on the health reform reconciliation bill, helping to understand its implications on health care coverage for children. Most recently, she joined the "Back to Sleep" campaign, a task force of the AAP's Pennsylvania chapter, which addresses sudden infant death syndrome. Her combined interest in adolescent medicine and climbing HIV rates within the adolescent population led Dr. Wood to the People's Emergency Shelter in Philadelphia, where she conducted a teen group as part of an afterschool program. Dr Wood received her medical degree in 2006 from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she was a New Century Scholar.