Physician’s Profile

Melissa S. Stockwell, MD, MPH

Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Child and Adolescent Medicine
Department of Population and Family Health
Associate Vice Chair, Clinical & Health Services Research, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Co-Director (Pediatrics): Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health Columbia University
Medical Director, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Immunization Registry, EzVac

Dr. Stockwell is an Associate Vice Chair of Research (Clinical and Health Services) and Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons) and Population and Family Health (Mailman School of Public Health). Her research, which concentrates on underserved children and adolescents, focuses on translational interventions to improve vaccinations with an emphasis on health technology and health literacy.

Dr. Stockwell is the Medical Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) Immunization Registry (EzVac) and Co-Director of the Columbia University Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health. Additionally, she is a pediatrician in a NYP-associated community clinic. 

Dr. Stockwell is the Associate Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) practice-based research network. She also serves on the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Immunization Improvement Team.

Board Certificates
Honors & Awards:

Member (elected), Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)

Irving Scholars Award, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research of Columbia University

Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA) Young Investigator Award   


Kolff C, Scott VP, Stockwell MS The Use of Technology to Promote Vaccination: A Social Ecological Model Based Framework Hum Vaccin Immunother 2018;1-11

Stockwell MS, Cano M, Jakob K, Broder K, Gyamfi-Bannerman C, Castano P, Lewis P, Barrett A, Museru O, Castellanos O, LaRussa P. Feasibility of Text Message Influenza Vaccine Safety Monitoring During Pregnancy. Am J Prev Med 2017;53(3):282-289.

Stockwell MS, Natarajan K, Ramakrishnan R, Holleran S, Forney K, Aponte A, Vawdrey D. Immunization Data Exchange with Electronic Health Records. Pediatrics 2016;137(5): e20154335

Stockwell MS, Hofstetter AM, DuRivage N, Barrett A, Fernandez N, Vargas C, Camargo S. Text Message Reminders for Second Dose of Influenza Vaccine: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e83-91.

Stockwell MS, Catallozzi M, Camargo S, Ramakrishnan S, Holleran S, Findley S, Kukafka R, Hofstetter A, Fernandez N, Vawdrey D. Registry-Linked Electronic Influenza Vaccine Provider Reminders: A Cluster-Crossover Trial. Pediatrics. 2015;135(1):e75-82.