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Melissa S. Stockwell, MD, MPH

Pediatrics (Board Certified)
Languages: Spanish


Dr. Stockwell is an Associate Vice Chair of Research (Clinical and Health Services) and Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons) and Population and Family Health (Mailman School of Public Health). Her research, which concentrates on underserved children and adolescents, focuses on translational interventions to improve vaccinations with an emphasis on health technology and health literacy.

Dr. Stockwell is the Medical Director of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) Immunization Registry (EzVac) and Co-Director of the Columbia University Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health. Additionally, she is a pediatrician in a NYP-associated community clinic. Dr. Stockwell is the Associate Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) practice-based research network. She also serves on the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Immunization Improvement Team.

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]


Harvard Medical School

Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  1. Kolff C, Scott VP, Stockwell MS The Use of Technology to Promote Vaccination: A Social Ecological Model Based Framework Hum Vaccin Immunother 2018;1-11
  2. Stockwell MS, Cano M, Jakob K, Broder K, Gyamfi-Bannerman C, Castano P, Lewis P, Barrett A, Museru O, Castellanos O, LaRussa P. Feasibility of Text Message Influenza Vaccine Safety Monitoring During Pregnancy. Am J Prev Med 2017;53(3):282-289.
  3. Stockwell MS, Natarajan K, Ramakrishnan R, Holleran S, Forney K, Aponte A, Vawdrey D. Immunization Data Exchange with Electronic Health Records. Pediatrics 2016;137(5): e20154335
  4. Stockwell MS, Hofstetter AM, DuRivage N, Barrett A, Fernandez N, Vargas C, Camargo S. Text Message Reminders for Second Dose of Influenza Vaccine: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e83-91.
  5. Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Camargo S, Ramakrishnan S, Holleran S, Findley S, Kukafka R, Hofstetter A, Fernandez N, Vawdrey D. Registry-Linked Electronic Influenza Vaccine Provider Reminders: A Cluster-Crossover Trial. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e75-82.
  6. Stockwell MS, Reed C, Vargas C, Garretson A, Alba L, LaRussa P, Finelli  L, Larson E, Saiman L. MOSAIC: Mobile Surveillance for ARI and ILl in the Community. Am J Epi. 2014;180(12):1196-1201.
  7. Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Larson E, Rodriguez C, Subramony A, Andres Martinez R, Martinez E, Barrett A, Meyer D.  Effect of a URI-related Educational Intervention in Early Head Start on ED Visits. Pediatrics. 2014;133(5):e1233-e1240.
  8. Stockwell MS, Broder K, LaRussa P, Lewis P, Fernandez N, Sharma D, Barrett A, Sosa J, Vellozzi C. Risk Of Fever After Pediatric Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine And 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(3):211-9.
  9. Stockwell MS, Westhoff C, Kharbanda EO, Vargas CY, Vawdrey DK, Camargo S, Castaño P. Influenza Vaccine Text Message Reminders For Urban, Low-Income Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Am J Public Health. 2014;104 Suppl 1:e7-e12.
  10. Stockwell MS, Kharbanda EO, Martinez RA, Vargas CY, Vawdrey DK, Camargo S. Effect Of A Text Messaging Intervention On Influenza Vaccination in an Urban, Low-Income Pediatric and Adolescent Population: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 2012;307(16): 1702-8.
  11. Stockwell MS, Kharbanda E, Andres Martinez R, Lara M, Vawdrey D, Natarajan K, Rickert V. Text4Health: Impact of Text Message Reminder-Recalls for Pediatric and Adolescent Immunizations. Am J Public Health. 2012;102(2):e15-e21.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health

Member (elected), Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)

Irving Scholars Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research of Columbia University

Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) Young Investigator Award   

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