Pediatric Food Insecurity

The reporting of food insecurity among family members of pediatric patients and its impact on patient outcomes is examined in two pediatric settings. The first study examines the prevalence and impact of food insecurity among patients admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for diabetic ketoacidosis. The second study employs a mixed-methods design to better understand the socio-structural and cultural factors associated with the under-reporting of food insecurity at an underserved Pediatric Primary Care Outpatient Clinic.

Project Faculty

Dr. Patricia Flynn

Students: Jada Hammond, Maryann Davies, Francesca Farinacci