Stacey Kallem, MD, MSHP

Stacey Kallem, MD, MSHP
Associate Fellow

Instructor in Pediatrics (Division of General Pediatrics) and Child Health Policy Advisor (Division of Maternal Child Health, PDPH)

Public Health Interests

Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Stacey Kallem is an instructor at PolicyLab and instructor of pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Broadly, her research focuses on two-generational approaches for improving health and developmental outcomes in the early childhood period. She has a particular focus in screening and referring for postpartum depression in pediatric settings, maternal and early childhood home visiting services, and the social determinants of health. Dr. Kallem also serves as the child health policy advisor for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health. In this role, she is leading the city’s implementation efforts to create a centralized intake system for maternal and early childhood home visiting services. Clinically, Dr. Kallem practices as a primary care pediatrician at the CHOP South Philadelphia practice.

Select Publications:

Kallem S, Matone M, Boyd RC, Guevara JP. Mothers’ Mental Health Care Utilization After Screening for Postpartum Depression at Well Child Visits. Academic Pediatrics. 2018 Nov 26. pii: S1876-2859(18)30761-7

Kallem S, Gruver R, Virudachalam S, Fiks A. Mothers’ Facebook posts about infant health: findings from the Grow2Gether study. BMC Pediatrics. 2018; 18:341.

Kallem S, Carroll-Scott A, Rosenthal L, Chen E, Peters SM, McCaslin C, Ickovics JR. Shift-and-Persist: A Protective Factor for Elevated BMI among Low Socioeconomic Status Children. Obesity. 2013;21(9):1759-1763.

Kallem S, Carroll-Scott A, Gildstad-Hayden K, Peters Sm, Mccaslin C, Ickovics JR. Children’s Report of Lifestyle Counseling Differs by BMI Status. Childhood Obesity. 2013;9(3):216-22.