Pediatric Care Providers

Pediatric Staff

Joslin Pediatric Services has the nation’s most experienced team providing the widest range of patient care and family support services anywhere.

We’re devoted to the early application of clinical research findings to the care of our patients and their families.

Our staff includes –

  • Board-certified Pediatric Endocrinologists (physicians who specialize in problems like diabetes that affect the body’s glands and hormones),
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioners,
  • Pediatric Diabetes Nurse Educators,
  • Pediatric Nutritionists,
  • Child Psychologists,
  • Social Workers,
  • Child Life Specialists,
  • Exercise Physiologists, and 
  • Care Ambassadors.

Our physicians are on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, as well as members of the staff of Children’s Hospital Boston.

Everyone’s focus is exclusively on children and young people with diabetes.

Endocrinologists

Lori M. Laffel, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology
College: Tufts University, 1975
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, 1980
Graduate School: Harvard School of Public Health, M.P.H., 1987
Internship: Children's Hospital, 1980-81
Residencies: Children's Hospital, 1981-83
Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1983-86
Joslin Diabetes Center, Diabetes, 1984-86
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology
Teaching Appointment: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Special Interests: Pediatric diabetes
   
M. Joan Mansfield, M.D.
Associate Clinic Director of Pediatrics
College: Stanford University, 1973
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, 1977
Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1977-78
Residencies: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1978-79
Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1987
Massachusetts General Hospital Reproductive Endocrinology, 1981
Children's Hospital, Adolescent Medicine, 1980
Children's Hospital, Ambulatory Pediatrics, 1979
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology
American Board of Adolescent Medicine
Teaching Appointment: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Special Interests: Pediatric diabetes; polycystic ovary syndrome
   
   

Angelina Bernier, M.D.

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Medical School:
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University of Florida, 1999
University of Florida College of Medicine, 2002
Pediatrics at the University of Florida, 2003
Pediatrics at the University of Florida, 2005
Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Florida, 2008
Pediatrics
Diabetes and obesity
Spanish

 

   
   

Sanjeev Mehta, M.D., M.P.H.

College: Northwestern University, 1994-97
Medical School: Northwestern University, 1997-2001
Internship:

Residencies:
Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, 2001-02

Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, 2002-04
Fellowship: Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, Harvard Combined Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology (Children's Hospital Boston and Joslin Diabetes Center), 2004-07
Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology

Teaching Appointment:

Special Interests:

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Pediatric Diabetes
Nutrition
   
Jamie E. Redgrave, M.D.
Medical School: Case WesteR.N. Reserve University School of Medicine, 1978
Internship & Residencies: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1982
Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, 1985
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Certification in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
   
Alyne T. Ricker, M.D.
College: St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, 1967
Medical School: University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1977
Internship: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, 1977-80
Residencies: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, 1977-80
Fellowship: Calgary University, Foothills Hospital, Pediatric Endocrine Division, Canada, 1980-81
Children's Hospital, Pediatric Endocrine, 1981-83
Joslin Diabetes Center, Immunology, 1983-84
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology
Language(s): French
Special Interests: Pediatric diabetes
   
Britta Svoren, M.D.
College: Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, 1995
Medical School: SUNY Buffalo, 2000
Internship: Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2000-2001
Residencies: Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2000-2003
Fellowship: Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, Harvard Combined Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology,
Children's Hospital Boston and Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Teaching Appointment: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Special Interests: Study of type 1 diabetes in the very young

Administrative Staff

Louise Crescenzi
Administrative Coordinator
   
Meghan Beaton
Office Coordinator
College: Sweet Briar College

Diabetes Nurse Educators

Cynthia Pasquarello, B.S.N., C.D.E.
Pediatric Nurse Manager
College: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Board Certification: CDE - National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Special Interests: Intensive insulin therapy; young adult issues; pump therapy; school management issues
   
Deborah Holtorf, M.P.H., M.S.N., P.N.P., BC-ADM.
Pediatric and Adolescent Nurse Specialist
College: Boston University
Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh (M.P.H.); MGH Institute of Health Professions (M.S.N.)
Board Certification: P.N.P., BC-ADM.
Special Interests: Diabetes in toddlers and preschool age children
   
Kendra Juhola, R.N., M.S.N., C.P.N.P.
Pediatric and Adolescent Nurse Practitioner
College: Hamilton College, 2003
Graduate School: MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2007
Board Certification: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board; Certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2007
Special Interests: Pediatric and adolescent diabetes
   
Joyce Keady, M.S.N., C.N.P.
Pediatric and Adolescent Nurse Specialist
College: Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, 1997
Graduate School: Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, 2003
Board Certification: C.N.P.
Language(s): French Creole
Special Interests: Pediatric diabetes
   
Lisa M. Kuhn, B.S., R.N.
Pediatric and Adolescent Research Nurse
College: Broome Community College (Binghamton, NY), 2003; Mansfield University (Mansfield, PA), 2005
Special Interests: Pediatric and adolescent diabetes education; Camp Joslin
   
Kerry Milaszewski, B.S.N, R.N., CDE
Pediatric and Adolescent Nurse Specialist / Research Coordinator
College: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Board Certification: Massachusetts State Board of Nursing;
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Special Interests: Diabetes in adolescents and young adults; pump therapy; continuous glucose monitoring; clinical research
   
Elizabeth Quinlan, R.N., B.S.N
Pediatric and Adolescent Nurse
College: University of Vermont
Board Certification: Massachusetts State Board of Nursing
Special Interests: Pediatric diabetes
   
Lisa Rasbach, R.N., M.S.N., P.N.P
Pediatric and Adolescent Nurse Practioner
College: Colby College, 1995
Graduate School:
Internship:
Boston University School of Social Work, 1999
Adcare Outpatient Services, Boston, 1998
Children's Hospital, Boston, 1999
Board Certification:
Teaching Appointment:
C.D.E. - National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Special Interests: Working with children, teens, young adults, and families

Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health

Deborah Butler, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., C.D.E.
College: Colby College, 1995
Graduate School: Boston University School of Social Work, 1999
Internship: Adcare Outpatient Services, Boston, 1998
Children's Hospital, Boston, 1999
Board Certification: C.D.E. - National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Teaching Appointment: Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Special Interests: Working with children, teens, young adults, and families
   
Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Ph.D.
College: Wesleyan University, B.A., 1991
Graduate School: Boston University, Ph.D., 1998
Child Psychology Training: The Cambridge Hospital, 1995-1996
Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center 1997-1999
Teaching Appointment: Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Special Interests:

Child, adolescent, and adult psychology; eating disorders treatment; women's health; behavioral medicine

   

Jessica T. Markowitz, Ph.D.

College:                                     Vassar College, 2001
Graduate School:                       Drexel University, M.S., 2005, Ph.D., 2008
Child Psychology Training:         Southwestern VT Psychology Consortium, Internship in Clinical Psychology, 2007-08
Special Interests:                       Pediatric diabetes, disordered eating, obesity

 

College: University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1968
Graduate School: California State University, Hayward, MS, 1980; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D., 1986
Psychology Training Internship: University Counseling Service, Madison, 1983-1985; McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, 1985-1986
Teaching Appointment: Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Special Interests: Child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy; treating depression and anxiety; treating people with diabetes and other chronic illnesses
   
John Zrebiec, L.I.C.S.W.
Associate Director, Behavioral and Mental Health Unit
College: Boston College School of Social Work, 1974
Board Certification: Academy of Certified Social Workers, 1976; Certified Diabetes Educator, 1994; Certified Group Psychotherapist, 1998
Teaching Appointment: Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Special Interests: Group treatment; interactive InteR.N.et technology

Pediatric Nutrition Educators

Laurie A. Higgins, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E.
College: University of Rhode Island, 1980
Graduate School: Framingham State College, 2004
Internship: Harper-Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 1981
Board Certification: Commission of Dietetic Registration; National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Special Interests: Pediatric nutrition, diabetes, celiac disease and food allergies
   
Emily Werner, R.D.
College: University of Dayton
Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
Board Certification: Commission of Dietetic Registration
Special Interests: Pediatric diabetes; diabetes camps

Child Life Specialists/Care Ambassadors

Kris Bruneau, C.C.L.S.
College: Williams College, 1997
Internship: Children's Medical Center Dallas, 2005
Board Certification: Certified Child Life Specialist
Special Interests: Chronic conditions; benefits of play; child development
Jennifer Douglass, M.Ed.
College: Texas A&M University, 2002
Graduate School: Boston College, 2007
Special Interests: Diabetes; child development; educational resources

Pediatric Research Staff

Jyoti Aggarwal, M.H.S.
Research Assistant

College:                   Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005
Special Interests:    Endocrine disease; preventive medicine; pediatrics; health policy and managment
Language(s):           French, Punjabi

Natalie Bucey, B.S.

Research Assistant
   
 College:  University of Arizona
 Graduate School:  Boston University School of Medicine
 Interests:  The impact nutrition has on human diseases
   
Margo Hanlan, B.A.
Research Assistant
College: Tufts University, 2005
Melanie Hall, B.S.

Research Assistant

College:                        Tufts School of Engineering
Special Interests:         Public Health and Epidemiology

Maureen Malloy, B.S.
Program Coordinator: TODAY Study
College: Suffolk University
Hugh G. Murphy, B.A.
Research Assistant
College: Colby College, 2006
Roxanne Phillips, B.S.
Research Assistant
   
 College:  Northeastern University, 2007
   
Heidi J. Pound, M.P.H.
Research Assistant/Administrative Assistant to Chief of Pediatrics
College:   Brandeis University, 2004
Graduate School:  BU School of Public Health, 2007
Special Interests:  Healthcare policy and preventative health
   
Katherine Pratt, B.A.
Research Assistant
College: Smith College, 2005

Special Interests:


Brittany Ryan, B.A.
Research Assistant

Mental health; treatment adherence; biomedical technology



 

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Amanda Sands, B.S.
Research Assistant
College:
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Tufts University
Pediatric psychology; collaborative healthcare
French (proficient)



Purdue University
Nutrition

 

Miranda Theodore, B.S.
Research Assistant

College:                               Tufts University
Language(s):                       Spanish


Lisa Volkening, B.A.

Statistical Analyst / Senior Research Assistant
College: Boston University, 1999
Graduate School: Boston University School of Medicine, Mental Health & Behavioral Medicine Program, anticipated 2008
Internship: Boston Medical Center, 2004-2005

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, 2007-2008

Pediatric Phlebotomist

James Carey, B.A., R.P.T.
Clinical Research Technician / Phlebotomist
College: Suffolk University
Graduate School: Mass School of Law
Certification: American Medical Technologists
   

Medical Assistants

Jenny Dado Medical Assistant
Katelyn Kennedy Medical Assistant