Ron Keren, MD, MPH, Internal Advisory Board

Ron Keren, MD, MPH, is a member of the UPenn PRC Internal Advisory Board. Dr. Keren is a pediatric hospitalist and researcher who studies the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for common diseases of childhood, such as neonatal jaundice, influenza, and urinary tract infections. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Epidemiology, and Director of the Pediatrics Health Services Research Fellowship in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

His research has been funded by NIH, AHRQ, CDC, as well as other foundation grants. Dr. Keren is currently the principal investigator on three R01 grants including a multi-center randomized controlled trial of antibiotic prophylaxis for children with VUR (RIVUR study), a prospective cohort study of children with history of urinary tract infection but no VUR (CUTIE study), and a project to merge clinical and administrative data from six large children's hospitals for the performance of comparative effectiveness research (PROSPECT study).

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