Partners For Kids is hosting a free virtual symposium on October 4, 2023 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sessions will cover various Behavioral Health topics that are commonly seen in the Primary Care space and how to best support patients with these diagnoses. This month, we would like to highlight Dr. Erin McKnight who will be hosting a session on substance abuse among the adolescent population and Dr. Jack Stevens who will be presenting on behavioral strategies to improve sleep in patient’s ages six months through adulthood.
Erin R. McKnight, MD, MPH, FASAM is a member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and is board certified in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and addiction medicine. She received her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and a master’s in public health from The Ohio State University. Dr. McKnight completed her residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is currently the medical director of the Substance Use Treatment and Recovery program within the Division of Adolescent Medicine, providing care for youth with substance use disorders, as well as practices in the general Adolescent Medicine Clinic. She is co-chair of the Opioid Safety Task Force at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, utilizing quality improvement methods to decrease opioid prescribing and improve opioid safety. Her research interests involve opioid prescribing practices and adolescent opioid misuse as well as the epidemiologic investigation of opioid misuse in the state of Ohio.
Jack Stevens, PhD, is a psychologist with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University. Dr. Stevens has been a psychologist with Nationwide Children’s Sleep Clinic since 2010. He has given numerous trainings to a wide variety of health care professionals on optimizing behavioral strategies to improve sleep.