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Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH

Jonathan P. Winickoff, MD, MPH, is a practicing general pediatrician and researcher. Dr. Winickoff's research focuses on strategies to reduce smoking among parents of pediatric patients; current work includes CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure), NEWS (Newborn Smoke-free Start), and enhancing the Partners electronic medical record system to include tobacco control counseling and referral methods for pediatric offices. As the Chair of the AAP Tobacco Consortium, Dr. Winickoff works with pediatric tobacco control researchers across the country to develop the best tobacco practices for child healthcare settings. Dr. Winickoff is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Dr. Winickoff was educated at Yale University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health and completed his pediatric residency at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center and fellowship in health services research at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Bethany Hipple, MPH

Bethany Hipple, MPH, is a Project Director at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy. Ms. Hipple oversees the development, dissemination and some of the research of the CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure) project. Ms. Hipple has training and research experience in medical anthropology, archives, clinical research, medical ethics, health policy and health education. Her current work in pediatric tobacco control is a result of her strong interest in the material culture of medicine, which has been present throughout her career. Ms. Hipple was educated at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Jeremy Drehmer, MPH, CPH

Jeremy Drehmer is a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy where he manages the CEASE (Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure) project. Mr. Drehmer’s research background has been driven by the strong interest he holds for improving children’s health. Prior to joining CEASE, he worked on the Management of Myelomeningocele Study, a landmark study on fetal surgery for spina bifida. Mr. Drehmer also has experience conducting pediatric-focused research in primary care settings and he has previously worked on several research studies that have aimed to protect youth from tobacco. Mr. Drehmer received his Bachelors degree in Psychology at DePaul University, a MPH in Epidemiology at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and is a Certified Public Health professional by The National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Sybil Murphy, BSW

Sybil Murphy is a Clinical Research Coordinator with Dr. Winickoff’s team at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy. In addition to overseeing general coordination of the CEASE study, Sybil develops study protocols and intervention stategies, coordinates national committee meetings, manages multiple IRB protocols, and assists in developing national study materials. Sybil also assists in maintaing the CEASE website. Sybil came to the Center after working at Harvard University as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Smoking Cessation Research Program. There, she provided one-on-one long-term couseling to adults who wished to quit smoking. Sybil's degrees in Child Development and Social Work from Wheelock College have been a guiding foundation for this research work. Sybil is currently obtaining her Masters degree in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Emara Nabi, MBBS, MS

Emara Nabi is consulting at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy after several years as the Senior Research Coordinator. Ms. Nabi received her Bachelor’s degree in Medicine from India and graduated with a Masters degree in Health Policy and Management from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Prior to joining CEASE, she worked on a project studying how family approach can be used to address lifestyle decisions in obesity, and also worked on a study that investigated the perspectives of parents and primary care providers towards screening newborns for various types of diseases.










Last updated June 18, 2013 by Sybil Murphy, BSW