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Marianne E Felice MD

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone774-441-6074
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentObstetrics and Gynecology

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPediatrics
    DivisionAdolescent Medicine


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    Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA, United StatesBALiberal Arts
    Hershey Medical College, Hershey, PA, United StatesMD

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    Research Interests

    Dr. Marianne Felice has a long history of clinical research in issues related to adolescent health issues with a particular focus on adolescent sexuality, teen pregnancy, and adolescent sexual abuse. Dr. Felice is also interested in cross-cultural health care topics particularly as this issue relates to the provision of optimal health care for recently immigrated adolescents.

    Dr. Felice has had continual funding since 1986 from the federal Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs in the Department of Health and Human Services that has enabled her to develop adolescent pregnancy prevention programs in three states. In Worcester, Dr. Felice developed the Worcester Teen Tot Connection that provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary health care for teen mothers and their infants in order to reduce repeat pregnancies within two years of the first birth, insure that all the infants are immunized by 2 years of age, and to facilitate the return to school of each young mother. In this endeavor, Dr. Felice has worked closely with Dr. Dianne Elfenbein and multiple community social agencies.

    Dr. Felice is also interested in the racial disparity of infant mortality and has begun to investigate this topic with the help of many local agencies and the Department of Public Health on the local and state level.




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    1. Cain JM, Felice ME, Ockene JK, Milner RJ, Congdon JL, Tosi S, Thorndyke LE. Meeting the Late-Career Needs of Faculty Transitioning Through Retirement: One Institution's Approach. Acad Med. 2018 Mar; 93(3):435-439. PMID: 28953562.
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    2. Felice ME. A Primer for Primary Care Clinicians Caring for Sexually Active Adolescents. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2017 Apr; 64(2):xvii-xviii. PMID: 28292460.
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    3. McLaughlin TJ, Aupont O, Kozinetz CA, Hubble D, Moore-Simas TA, Davis D, Park C, Brenner R, Sepavich D, Felice M, Caviness C, Downs T, Selwyn BJ, Forman MR. Multilevel Provider-Based Sampling for Recruitment of Pregnant Women and Mother-Newborn Dyads. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137 Suppl 4:S248-57. PMID: 27251871.
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    4. Wilmott RW, Abramson JS, Davies HD, Felice ME, Stanton B, Jacobs RF. Evaluation of a Mentoring Program for New Pediatric Department Chairs. J Pediatr. 2015 Oct; 167(4):787-8. PMID: 26409762.
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    5. Davies HD, Stanton B, Felice M, Friedman A, Degnon L, Daniels S, Cohen A. 50 years of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs--going strong! J Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 158(6):869-871.e1. PMID: 21571120.
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    6. Felice ME. Reflections on why pediatrics does not have a primary care physician shortage at present. J Pediatr. 2011 Apr; 158(4):523-4. PMID: 21402196.
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    7. Stanton B, Felice M, Marshall SG, Sectish TC. A change in the pediatric leadership landscape. J Pediatr. 2011 Mar; 158(3):347-348.e2. PMID: 21316523.
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    8. Lemay CA, Cashman SB, Elfenbein DS, Felice ME. A qualitative study of the meaning of fatherhood among young urban fathers. Public Health Nurs. 2010 May-Jun; 27(3):221-31. PMID: 20525094.
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    9. Downs TJ, Ogneva-Himmelberger Y, Aupont O, Wang Y, Raj A, Zimmerman P, Goble R, Taylor O, Churchill L, Lemay C, McLaughlin T, Felice M. Vulnerability-based spatial sampling stratification for the National Children's Study, Worcester County, Massachusetts: capturing health-relevant environmental and sociodemographic variability. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Sep; 118(9):1318-25. PMID: 20211802.
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    10. Fox HB, McManus MA, Klein JD, Diaz A, Elster AB, Felice ME, Kaplan DW, Wibbelsman CJ, Wilson JE. Adolescent medicine training in pediatric residency programs. Pediatrics. 2010 Jan; 125(1):165-72. PMID: 19969616.
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    11. Felice ME. Report on AMSPDC activities and initiatives: 2007 to 2009. J Pediatr. 2009 Dec; 155(6):767-8. PMID: 19914424.
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    12. Fox HB, McManus MA, Diaz A, Elster AB, Felice ME, Kaplan DW, Klein JD, Wilson JE. Advancing medical education training in adolescent health. Pediatrics. 2008 May; 121(5):1043-5. PMID: 18450908.
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    13. Lemay CA, Cashman SB, Elfenbein DS, Felice ME. Adolescent mothers' attitudes toward contraceptive use before and after pregnancy. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Aug; 20(4):233-40. PMID: 17673135.
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    14. Lemay CA, Elfenbein DS, Cashman SB, Felice ME. The body mass index of teen mothers and their toddler children. Matern Child Health J. 2008 Jan; 12(1):112-8. PMID: 17551821.
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    15. Felice ME, Dunston FJ, Jones MD, Chesney R, Stapleton FB, Fiser DH. Pediatric workforce projections and unintended consequences. J Pediatr. 2004 Jul; 145(1):1-2. PMID: 15238893.
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    16. Elfenbein DS, Felice ME. Adolescent pregnancy. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2003 Aug; 50(4):781-800, viii. PMID: 12964694.
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