Department of Pediatrics

Educational Research and Simulation


The Division of PEM has been heavily involved in education of fellows, residents, and medical students, as well as of faculty members and nurses, respiratory therapists, and other critical members of our healthcare teams. One of our faculty members, Cara Doughty, is the physician leader of the Texas Children's Hospital Simulation Center and the co-chair of the International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education (INSPIRE) and Bram Welch-Horan is on the board. Another faculty member, Elaine Fielder, is the program director of the pediatric residency program. The PEM Division Chief, Deborah Hsu, holds a number of leadership positions on the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine, the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigative Network Steering Committee, and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors' Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (APPD LEARN) Educational Development Committee. The division's commitment to education, and to the subsequent dissemination of educational products and rubrics, is evident from the publication list below.

Faculty with a research focus on educational research and simulation medicine:

Chumpitazi CE, Allister L, Cho C, Hoffman LA, Hsu D, Iyer M, Mangold K, Marino M, Randell KA, Ponce H, Hariharan S. Career development in pediatric emergency medicine: what do we need? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022. PMID 35470318.

Burger RK, Taylor TR, Chumpitazi CE, Robinson LC, Sims MJ, Tunc EM, Mulcrone AE, Caglar D, Sulton CD, Little-Weinert K, Klein EJ, Titus MO, Jackson BF. Pediatric emergency medicine fellowship procedural sedation training: consensus educational guidelinesPediatr Emerg Care. 2022. PMID 35358144

Chumpitazi CE, Camp EA, Cuevas-Guaman M, Doughty C, Kancherla B, Lingappan K, Moran NE, Murray KO, Perez O, Shekerdemian LS, O'Connor TM. Vision 2020: how caregiving and work productivity shifted for academic pediatric facultyJ Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022. PMID 35167379.

Davis K, Lo HY, Lichliter R, Wallin K, Elegores G, Jacobson S, Doughty CTwelve tips for creating an escape room activity for medical educationMed Teach. 2022;44(4):366-371. PMID 33872114. 4/1/22.

Sanz Cortes M, Tidwell E, Doughty C, Ketaroo P, Sundgren N, Belfort M. Simulation-based clinical rehearsal in preparation for delivery of conjoined twinsUltrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2022. PMID 36350051.

Hsu DC, Baghdassarian A, Caglar D, et al. Pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program directors' viewpoint: minimum levels of entrustment for graduating fellows and practicing physicians to perform the subspecialty's professional activitiesPediatr Emerg Care. 2022; PMID 35947053.

Pitts S, Schwartz A, Carraccio CL, Herman BE, Mahan JD, Sauer CG, Dammann CEL, Aye T, Myers AL, Weiss PG, Turner DA, Hsu DC, Stafford DEJ, Chess PR, Fussell JJ, McGann KA, High P, Curran ML, Mink RB. Fellow entrustment for the common pediatric subspecialty entrustable professional activities across subspecialtiesAcad Pediatr. 2022. PMID 34936942.

Rainusso N, Lemke D, Fruge E. A simulation workshop for pediatric residents using team-based reflective practice to communicate life-altering newsCureus. 2022. PMID 35386176.

Welch-Horan TB, Mullan PC, Momin Z, Eggers J, Lawrence JB, Lichliter RL, Doughty CB. Team debriefing in the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study of a hospital-wide clinical event debriefing program and a novel qualitative model to analyze debriefing content. Adv Simul (London). 2022. PMID 36303254.

Won SK, Doughty CB, Young AL, Welch-Horan TB, Rus MC, Camp EA, Lemke DSRapid cycle deliberate practice improves retention of pediatric resuscitation skills compared with post-simulation debriefingSimul Healthc. 2022. PMID 34009907.

DesPain AW, Gutman CK, Cruz AT, et al. Research environment and resources to support pediatric emergency medicine fellow researchAEM Educ Train. 2021. PMID 34124527.

Chu J, Alawa N, Sampayo EM, Doughty C, Camp E, Welch-Horan TBEvolution of clinical event debriefs in a quaternary pediatric emergency department after implementation of a debriefing toolAEM Educ Train. 2021. PMID 34901688.

Chladek MS, Doughty C, Patel B, Alade K, Rus M, Shook J, Little-Weinert KThe standardization of handoffs in a large academic paediatric emergency department using I-PASSBMJ Open Qual. 2021. PMID 34244172.

Lawrence JF, Tsang R, Fedee G, Musick MA, Lichliter RL, Bastero P, Pedroza McDonald N, Wallin K, Doughty C. Prevention of latent safety threats: a quality improvement project to mobilize a portable CTPediatr Qual Saf. 2021. PMID 34235351.

Simpson J, Brasher MI, Arnold J, Endom E, Doughty CBSimulation of an atypical presentation of necrotizing enterocolitis in the emergency departmentCureus. 2021. PMID 33585094.

Weiss PG, Schwartz A, Carraccio CL, Herman BE, Turner DA, Aye F, Fussell JJ, Kesselheim J, Mahan JD, McGann KA, Myers A, Stafford DEJ, Chess PR, Curran ML, Dammann CEL, High P, Hsu DC, Pitts S, Sauer C, Srivastava S, Mink RB. Achieving entrustable professional activities during fellowshipPediatrics. 2021. PMID 34667096.

Leaming-Van Zandt KJ, Zhu H, Banuelos RC, Lopez MA, Hsu DCImpact of a pediatric-focused communication course on patient/caregiver-perceived physician communication skills in a pediatric emergency departmentPediatr Emerg Care. 2021. PMID 31851077.

Lemke DS, Young AL, Won SK, Rus MC, Villarreal NN, Camp EA, Doughty C. Rapid-cycle deliberate practice improves time to defibrillation and reduces workload: a randomized controlled trial of simulation-based educationAEM Educ Train. 2021. PMID 34901686.

Little-Wienert K, Agarwal A, Donato L, Chandran L, Hillenbrand K, Cramton R, Panchal A, Stubblefield W, Mahan J, Martha M, Chang TP. Identifying features of practice boards-style test items associated with increased pediatrician engagement on social media [version 1]. MedEdPublish. 2021. 

Abulebda K, Srinivasan S, Maa T, Stormorken A, Chumpitazi CE. Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Faculty Development Workshop to Enhance Debriefing Skills Among Novice Facilitators. Cureus. 2020. PMID: 32195066. 

King A, Keswani SG, Belfort MA, Nassr AA, Shamshirsaz AA, Espinoza J, Bedwell JR, Mehta DK, Doughty CB, Leong-Kee SM, Lawrence JB, Sun RC, Lee TC. EXIT (ex utero Intrapartum Treatment) to Airway Procedure for Twin Fetuses With Oropharyngeal Teratomas: Lessons Learned. Front Surg. 2020. PMID: 33195395. 

Lemke DS. Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice for Pediatric Intern Resuscitation Skills.  MedEdPORTAL. 2020. PMID: 33241116. 

Kessler DO, Lemke DS, Jani P, Dewan ML, Moore-Clingenpeel M, Chang TP, Pirie J, Lovett ME, Harwayne-Gidansky I, Wolfe HA; Quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (QCPR) leaderboard investigators of the International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education (INSPIRE). Caregiver Characteristics Associated With Quality of Cardiac Compressions on an Adult Mannequin With Real-Time Visual Feedback: A Simulation-Based Multicenter Study. Simul Healthc. 2020. PMID: 32168293.

Thomas VA, Crouse HL, Murray KO, Hsu DC, Camp EA, Cruz ATEmergency medicine providers' knowledge and management of pediatric tropical diseases: a needs assessmentPediatr Emerg Care. 2020. PMID 29538263.

Sampayo EM. Agrawal P. Mittiga, M. Klasner, A, Scarfone R. Kim I, Chang T. Understanding Graduating Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow Priorities for career Pathways and faculty Recruitment for Academic or Community Emergency DepartmentsAEMET. 2020. PMID: 33521486