Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine

University of Utah Hospital
University Pediatric Clinic
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Carole Stipelman, MD, MPH, is a Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is the Medical Director of University Pediatric Clinic and the pediatric clinic at Sugar House Health Center, where she directs the provision of pediatric primary care to infants and children for 28,000 clinic visits annually by 19 faculty and 25 residents, with an emphasis on care for children with medical complexity, innovative quality improvement research, and clinical education initiatives.

Dr. Stipelman serves as the provider informaticist for the Women and Children’s Service Line of University of Utah Health, including pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, neonatology, and the newborn nursery. In this role, she leads and facilitates diverse and innovative projects in electronic health record optimization and data-driven clinical care, such as the pediatric well-child visit Smart Forms and Pediatric Data Mart of the University Enterprise Data Warehouse.

Dr. Stipelman’s advocacy activities in access to care have included service on the national Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Pediatric Quality Measures Program Expert Panel of the United States government Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Dr. Stipelman was the Principal Investigator for Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) and CHIPRA grants that led to the formation of Take Care Utah, a nonprofit that employs 90 insurance navigators across Utah to connect patients to health care. For this work, she was awarded the F. Edwards Rushton Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

As CATCH District Facilitator for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Stipelman provides advocacy and grant-writing mentorship for pediatricians throughout 13 states from Hawaii to Wyoming and 2 Canadian provinces.

No conflicts of interest (12/09/2021)

Selected Bibliography:

Hartzler AL, Leroy G, Daurelle B, Ochoa M, Williamson J, Cohen D, Stipelman C.
Comparison of women and men in biomedical informatics scientific dissemination: retrospective observational case study of the AMIA Annual Symposium: 2017-2020.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021;28(9):1928-1935. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Campbell K, Carbone PS, Liu D, Stipelman CH.
Improving Autism Screening and Referrals With Electronic Support and Evaluations in Primary Care.
Pediatrics. 2021;147(3). PubMed abstract / Full Text

Brown LL, Talker R, Stoddard GJ, Clayton J, Millar MM, Jo Y, Bardsley T, Stipelman CH.
Breastfeeding Attitudes and Practices in a Rural Utah Navajo Community.
Matern Child Health J. 2021. PubMed abstract

Bahr TM, Shakib JH, Stipelman CH, Kawamoto K, Lauer S, Christensen RD.
Improvement Initiative: End-Tidal Carbon Monoxide Measurement in Newborns Receiving Phototherapy.
J Pediatr. 2021;238:168-173.e2. PubMed abstract

Bahr TM, Shakib JH, Stipelman CH, Kawamoto K, Cail K, Lauer S, Christensen RD.
Improving the Bilirubin Management Program in the Newborn Nursery: Background, Aims, and Protocol.
Neonatology. 2020;117(3):358-364. PubMed abstract