Dr. Berry is an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Medicine at Children's Hospital, Boston. Following a pediatrics residency, he completed fellowship training in hearth services research and a Masters'in Public Health. He is currently an attending physician in an outpatient general pediatrics clinic who provides care for children with chronic illnesses during 3 clinical sessions per week. The remainder of his time, he pursues health services research in the clinical outcomes of these children. His principal areas of interest are healthcare integration and information technology. Dr. Berry's immediate goal is to develop expertise in the impact of healthcare integration on the health outcomes of children with chronic illnesses. He has a background in health services research, but requires further training in integrated systems of care for patients with chronic illnesses and methods to evaluate the impact of integrated care on health outcomes. He will take formal coursework in healthcare delivery systems for patients with chronic illnesses, the application of information technology, qualitative and longitudinal analysis. He will receive intensive mentoring by Donald A. Goldmann, national leader in the evaluation of systems of care and measurement of health outcomes. His long-term career goal is to become an independent researcher with expertise in healthcare systems of children with chronic illness, with the long-term objective of investigating how integrated healthcare can improve the health and lives of these children. The work and research needed to achieve his career goal complements the mission of NICHD. Dr. Berry's research application is to study the impact of an internet-based care plan application to improve healthcare integration for children with tracheostomy, and improve health outcomes for these children. Using qualitative methodology, he will evaluate parent and provider experiences with the current system of healthcare to inform the development of an integrated internet-based application of care. Using longitudinal analysis, he will evaluate the effectiveness of this application to integrate and improve the healthcare and lives of children with tracheostomy in a clinical trial. This study will substantially contribute to the understanding of healthcare integration for children with chronic illness. The results of this research may have significant implications for the delivery of healthcare for these children.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)
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Thomson, Joanna; Hall, Matt; Berry, Jay G et al. (2016) Diagnostic Testing and Hospital Outcomes of Children with Neurologic Impairment and Bacterial Pneumonia. J Pediatr 178:156-163.e1
Peltz, Alon; Wu, Chang L; White, Marjorie Lee et al. (2016) Characteristics of Rural Children Admitted to Pediatric Hospitals. Pediatrics 137:
Peltz, Alon; Hall, Matt; Rubin, David M et al. (2016) Hospital Utilization Among Children With the Highest Annual Inpatient Cost. Pediatrics 137:e20151829
Thomson, Joanna; Hall, Matt; Ambroggio, Lilliam et al. (2016) Aspiration and Non-Aspiration Pneumonia in Hospitalized Children With Neurologic Impairment. Pediatrics 137:e20151612
Ananth, Prasanna; Melvin, Patrice; Feudtner, Chris et al. (2015) Hospital Use in the Last Year of Life for Children With Life-Threatening Complex Chronic Conditions. Pediatrics 136:938-46
Berry, Jay G; Hall, Matt; Cohen, Eyal et al. (2015) Ways to Identify Children with Medical Complexity and the Importance of Why. J Pediatr 167:229-37
Berry, Jay G; Zaslavsky, Alan M; Toomey, Sara L et al. (2015) Recognizing Differences in Hospital Quality Performance for Pediatric Inpatient Care. Pediatrics 136:251-62
Kuo, Dennis Z; Hall, Matt; Agrawal, Rishi et al. (2015) Comparison of Health Care Spending and Utilization Among Children With Medicaid Insurance. Pediatrics 136:e1521-9
Berry, Jay G; Hall, Matt; Neff, John et al. (2014) Children with medical complexity and Medicaid: spending and cost savings. Health Aff (Millwood) 33:2199-206
Berry, Jay G; Blaine, Kevin; Rogers, Jayne et al. (2014) A framework of pediatric hospital discharge care informed by legislation, research, and practice. JAMA Pediatr 168:955-62; quiz 965-6

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