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Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, MSc is a general pediatrician with clinical research fellowship training, including a Masters in Epidemiology. Her research focuses on patient safety, particularly the safe care of children with chronic conditions in the outpatient and home setting. She has experience in the study medication errors and adverse drug events among children in the hospital, emergency department, clinic, and home. She has developed and evaluated health information technology interventions to support medication use. She visited the homes of children with sickle cell disease, cancer, and epilepsy in single site and multisite studies to understand barriers and facilitators of safe home medication use. In collaboration with parents of children with chronic conditions, she led the development, implementation, and testing of information technology interventions to improve home medication use. Her research has been funded by the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Charles H. Hood Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.