Psychiatry Grand Rounds: "Bringing Families and Providers Together to Improve Pediatric ADHD Chronic Care"
Dr. Nerissa Bauer is an associate professor, children's health services researcher, and behavioral pediatrician at Indiana University School of Medicine. She received her MD at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed pediatric residency training at University of California-San Diego. She completed a Masters in Public Health at the University of Washington before serving as director for the IU Department of Pediatrics developmental-behavioral pediatrics rotation from 2006-2011. Dr. Bauer's research objective is to improve the social-emotional health of young children through earlier identification of common developmental-behavioral challenges in the primary care setting. Dr. Bauer has led multiple studies examining innovative ways to engage pediatricians and families in primary care through brief, individual, and systems-level interventions. She enjoys working with families and providers throughout all phases of her studies to ensure the final result is practical, feasible, and useful in the busy outpatient setting. She has also delivered numerous workshops and presentations to general pediatricians with the aim of highlighting evidence-based principles for primary care management of child behavior problems, ADHD, anxiety, and screening for postpartum depression. She has developed the TEACH program (Tailoring Education for ADHD and Children's Health), a family-level intervention to improve parent and child engagement in ADHD chronic care management.