• Adiaha I.A. Spinks-Franklin, MD

    Spinks-Franklin Adaha

    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Developmental Pediatrics

    Specialty

    Developmental Pediatrics

    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    8080 N. Stadium Dr.
    Houston, TX 77054
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    Phone: 832-822-3400

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1999

    Residency

    Children's Hospital of Michigan, Pediatrics, 2002

    Fellowship

    Children's Hospital Boston, Developmental Pediatrics, 2005

    From Dr. Spinks-Franklin

    Dr. Spinks-Franklin’s research interests are in the areas of the cultural aspect of child development. Her previous research experience included studying the development of children in Senegal, West Africa, and studying the mental health impact of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on school-aged African American children in Houston. Other research experiences including exploring the racial identity development of school-aged African American and Latino children in the Houston area who are participating in a reading intervention program. Her current project explores healthcare disparities among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    Professional Organizations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics
      Member
    • Society of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
      Co-Chair, Advocacy Committee; Member, Membership Committee
    • Society of Research in Child Development
      Member
    • Academic Pediatric Society
      Member, Race and Women in Medicine SIG; Member, Research Committee

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