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Pamela High - Pediatrics Faculty Profile

Pamela High
Pediatrician • Professor, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1976

Dr. Pamela High directs the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) at Rhode Island Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and serves as Program Director for fellowship and residency training in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. In addition she serves as medical director of the Brown Center for the Study of Children’s, Infant Cry, Behavior and Sleep Program at Women & Infants.

Dr. High’s interests are medical education in developmental and behavioral pediatrics and interdisciplinary collaboration. She has organized pediatric grand rounds for the Department of Pediatrics at Rhode Island Hospital since 1995.  She is a recent past president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and has been appointed to the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Subboard at the American Board of Pediatrics.

Her clinical and research interests include infant behavioral issues such as colic, sleep problems and feeding problems, anticipatory guidance including literacy promotion in primary care, interventions addressing early toxic stress and the interrelationship of medical and psychological problems in childhood.

Selected Publications:
  • High PC, Klass P, Council on Early Childhood (High PC, former chair) AAP Policy Statement: Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice.  Pediatrics 134(2) August 2014, pp 404-409. First published online: June 24, 2014 (doi:  10.1542/peds.2014.1384 ) PMID:24962987 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/2/404.full.html
  • D'Sa, VA, High, PC. Resident Education in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: The Impact of the 80 Hour Work Week. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 31(3):230-232, April 2010.
  • Miller-Loncar C, Bigsby R, High PC, Wallach M and Lester BM, Infant Colic and Feeding Difficulties, Archives of Diseases in Childhood. October 2004, 89(10):908-912. 
  • Roesler TA, Rickerby ML, Nassau JH, High PC. Treating a high risk population: A collaboration of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Medicine and Health – Rhode Island, 2002, 85:265-268.
  • High PC, LaGasse L, Becker S, Ahlgren I, Gardner A. Literacy Promotion in Primary Care Pediatrics: Can we make a difference? Pediatrics, 2000; 105:4, 927-934.

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