Jacqueline M. Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH, Appointed Division Chief and Vice Chair for Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jackie Grupp-Phelan was appointed chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) at UCSF effective June 1, 2017. Dr. Grupp-Phelan will also serve as the Department of Emergency Medicine vice chair for Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Grupp-Phelan is currently the Richard Ruddy and Barbara Wriston-Ruddy Professor of Pediatrics and director of research of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Grupp-Phelan has a long history of conducting mental health services research within the pediatric emergency department setting, playing an active role in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) where she is currently PI on a U01 grant funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study innovative suicide screening techniques utilizing thirteen PECARN sites. She has been awarded an NIMH K-23 Career Development award on Mental Health Screening and just completed a Suicide Screening and Brief Intervention controlled trial funded by an R01 grant from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Grupp-Phelan currently serves as Co-Director of the Research Education, Training, and Career Development Program and the Acute Care Module of the University of Cincinnati's CTSA-funded Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training (CCTST). Her greatest pride has been the mentoring of junior faculty, fellows, residents, medical students and undergraduate students over the years resulting in many national presentations and manuscripts.

Dr. Grupp-Phelan received her BA and MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency and emergency medicine fellowship training at Northwestern’s Lurie Children's Hospital. After working on the Navajo Reservation in Tuba City, Arizona, she then completed an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Scholar research fellowship and MPH at the University of Washington. Dr. Grupp-Phelan will join UCSF after completing 19 years at Cincinnati Children's.