Cynthia Mollen, MD, MSCE

Cynthia Mollen, MD, MSCE
CPHI Associate Fellow

Title: Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Health Interests:

Adolescent health, behavior change, emergency department, qualitative methods

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Dr. Mollen serves as the Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at The Children’s Hospital Philadelphia (CHOP), Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, and an investigator at PolicyLab, a Research Institute at CHOP. Her research has focused on adolescent improving the care for adolescents around reproductive and sexual health issues in settings such as the emergency department, and she frequently utilizes and consults on qualitative research methodology in health-related research. Dr. Mollen's current research agenda focuses on specific efforts to increase contraceptive and sexually transmitted infection treatment services in the emergency department setting, as well as on the policy level. She is also collaborating on multiple projects utilizing qualitative methods covering a variety of pediatric health topics.

Select Publications:

Hwang SHJ, Mollen CJ, Kellom KS, Dougherty SL, Noonan KG: Information sharing between the child welfare and behavioral health systems: perspectives from four stakeholder groups. Soc Work Mental Health  15(5): 500-523, Aug 2017.

Samuels-Kalow M, Rhodes, K, Henien M, Hardy E, Moore T, Wong FM, Carmago CA, Rizzo C, Mollen CJ: Development of a patient-centered outcome measure for emergency department asthma patients. Acad Emerg Med 24(5): 511-522, May 2017 Notes: Editor-in-Chief Pick of the Month (May 2017).

Mollen CJ, Henien M, Jacobs L, Myers S: Parent perceptions on transfers to pediatric emergency departments and the role of telemedicine. Pediatr Emerg Care Page: doi: 10.1097, Dec 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Lee S, Matone M, Dowshen N, Mollen CJ: Variation in practice of expedited partner therapy (EPT) for adolescents by state policy environment. J Adolesc Health 57(3): 348-50, September 2015