Clinical Research Team
Raymond Sturner, MD
Dr. Raymond Sturner is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and former Director of the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training Program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was previously Director of the Child Development Unit at Duke University. His research interests have been in the application of child development to primary care pediatrics. He has been the principal investigator of some 60 "grant years" of research and demonstration projects including components of CHADIS described here. He also has had training in child development at the Yale Child Study Center.
Dr. Stewart has a special interest in developmental and mental health screening in primary care as well as in reducing healthcare inequalities for low income and minority communities. Dr. Stewart oversees the Montgomery County Autism and Development System of Care project as well as assisting on Family Stress, Teen Depression and Teen Substance Use Prevention projects. She also leads Quality Improvement research projects for CHADIS clients. Dr. Stewart has a PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Mental Health.
Kerry Ann Bet
Ms. Bet is a research coordinator and IRB specialist with the Center, working on several funded projects including Family Stress, Teen Depression and Teen Substance Use Prevention. As study coordinator, Ms. Bet manages participant recruitment, tracking and compensation as well as As the team leader on IRB approvals and research integrity officer, Ms. Bet has worked with over 5 IRBs to coordinate study protocols and regulations. She holds an MPH from East Stroudsburg University in Community Health
Ms. Dutto is currently a student in the MPH program at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health participating in an internship at the Center. Her interests are in Quality Improvement and she is assisting in multiple projects at the Center.
Lead Research Assistant
Stephanie Porcaro received her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.
Yidan Cao, MPP
Research and Policy Analyst
Ms. Cao is a research and policy analyst at the Center for Promotion of Child Development through Primary Care, working on several grant-funded research projects and clinical quality improvement projects. Her primary interest is in health services research for vulnerable populations, particularly the implementation and evaluation of health IT interventions to address health disparities issues. She is also interested in evidence-based policy in health care systems and the integration of social and behavioral determinants of health into healthcare analytics. After completing her BA degree, Ms. Cao earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management.