- Pediatric Developmental Behavioral Health Specialist
- Assistant Professor, MSU CHM Pediatrics and Human Development
Dr. Lauren O’Connell has a likable teaching style and a plethora of knowledge and resources for helping children thrive, even in challenging conditions. She enjoys research and other scholarly/professional activity.
- Bachelor-of-science degree: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.
- Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Pediatric Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
- Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System, Division of Child Behavioral Health, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship; University of Michigan Health System, Division of General Pediatrics, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Master of Science in Health and Health Care Research: University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Academic Pediatric Association
- Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
- Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees
Dr. O’Connell has served as principal investigator on grant-funded projects, has multiple manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications, and has presented at many scientific meetings. Her research interests include:
- Assessment and promotion of effective parenting behaviors
- Developmental behavioral pediatric resource utilization and practice patterns
Educational topics for resident physicians include the following, among others:
- Toxic Stress and Resilience
- Children in Crisis: The Pediatrician’s Role after a Disaster
- ADHD: Diagnosis and Management
- Toilet Training
- Enuresis, Encopresis
- Parenting Behaviors