The UC Davis Children’s Hospital Media and Child Health Education Program provides media advocacy training for pediatric residents. Media advocacy training is integrated into the Community Health and Advocacy rotation. For residents who are interested, the program works with residents to identify areas of media health advocacy interest, develop appropriate messaging, and provide media appearance opportunities.

Recent resident media appearances are noted below.

Rachel Heidt, M.D. (2020) discusses Baking No-No's on Good Day Sacramento.

September 25, 2020

Halloween in 2020 – A Different Kind of Scary

Source for Halloween cartoon on a Guide to a safe Halloween: How to make trick-or-treating fun during coronavirus pandemic

Daphne Darmawan

Sacramento Bee

November 26, 2019

Baking No-No’s

Rachel Heidt

Good Day Sacramento

September 25, 2019

Scarlet Fever Case at Elementary School – Scarlet Fever Need to Know

Sage Timberline

KCRA 3

February 28, 2019
Kids and Screen Time »
Lena Rothstein
Studio40 Live

February 21, 2019
Mommy Moment
Lena Rothstein
Good Day Sacramento

December 31, 2018
Facts families need to know about JUULing
Tiffany Heckendorn
ABC 10

December 13, 2018
Sleeping Better
Monica Mattes
ABC 10

November 27, 2018
2 Peds In A Pod
Lena Rothstein
Good Day Sacramento

July 19, 2018
Sac & Co Hot Weather Dangers
Lena Rothstein
ABC 10

May 24, 2018
How to Protect Your Child’s Skin from the Sun
Lena Rothstein 
Fox 40

January 22, 2018
UC Davis Medical Center preparing for potential surge in flu patients
Lena Rothstein
ABC 10

December 19, 2017
This Season’s Flu Sending Patients To The Doctor’s Office Sooner
Lena Rothstein
CBS Sacramento

Lena van der List, D.O. (2020) records a Kids Considered podcast. Lena and her mentor, Dr. Dean Blumberg, launched Kids Considered in 2018, when Lena was a second-year resident.

Kids Considered podcast »
Lena van der List  (Kids Considered podcast highlighted in Children’s Hospital Association: Pediatricians’ Podcast Connects with Families on COVID-19)

with Special Guest appearances / writing by the following pediatric residents:

Samantha Goggin – Throwing Some Shade – A Discussion of Sun Safety – June 22, 2020

Vidhi Jhaveri – Adverse Childhood Experiences Explained – May 25, 2020

Ellen McCleery – Coronavirus – Special Update Edition – April 22, 2020

Ellen McCleery – Coronavirus – Special Update Edition – April 15, 2020

Helaine St. Amant and Jason Lau – Firearm Safety & Children – April 13, 2020

Ellen McCleery – Coronavirus – Special Update Edition – April 8, 2020

Jess Huang – The Writing is on the Wall: Reading with Children is Great! - October 14, 2019

Tiffany Heckendorn – Heads in the Clouds – The Epidemic of Teen Vaping – April 29, 2019

 

December 5, 2018
UC Davis Children’s Hospital Launches ‘2 Peds In A Pod’
Lena Rothstein
Capital Public Radio

October 4, 2018
Preventing Flu Infections
Monica Mattes
Capital Public Radio

Suzanne Stewart, M.D. (2019) wrote a commentary on vaccination exemptions.

July 12, 2020

Avoid being mislead about your own health

Leo Rozal

Davis Enterprise

 

September 21, 2019

Why do babies lose their hair?

Sage Timberline

Interviewed for Live Science

 

September 15, 2019

Why don’t newborns have tears or sweat?

Sage Timberline

Interviewed for Live Science

 

August 8, 2019

Food stamp cuts could force more schoolchildren to go hungry

Monica Mattes

San Francisco Chronicle

 

May 9, 2019
Exploiting fear: Too many doctors are giving exemptions from life-saving vaccinations
Suzanne Stewart
Sacramento News & Review

February 8, 2019
Pot brownies can kill toddlers. It’s time for childproof cannabis packaging law
Lena Rothstein
Sacramento Bee

October 25, 2018
Dean Blumberg and Lena Rothstein: Pediatrician podcasters
Lena Rothstein
Sacramento News & Review

July 6, 2018
Why raw milk is dangerous and needs to be regulated
Vidhi Jhaveri
Sacramento Bee