Cecelia Calhoun  calhounc@wustl.edu

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Instructor in Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology
Hematology and Oncology

phone: (314) 454-6018

Clinical Interests

My research interests include conducting health services research to inform interventions and improve transitions of care for adolescents and young adults with sickle disease (SCD). My immediate research interests focus on the relationship between health literacy, self-management and cognition in the adolescent and young adult SCD population using validated measures with the intent of developing concrete and readily implementable interventions to improve transition from adult to pediatric care.


  • BA, University of Michigan2006
  • MD, Wayne State University2011
  • MSPH, Washington University in St Louis2017


  • Pediatric Resident, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners-Michigan State University 2011 - 2014
  • Clinical Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine2014 - 2017

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2015Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • 2017American Board of Pediatrics


  • Guardian of Childhood, St Louis Children’s Hospital2016
  • Trainee, American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute2017

Recent Publications view all (3)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Maternal T-Cell Engraftment Interferes With Human Leukocyte Antigen Typing in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016;145(2):251-7. PMCID:PMC4901308  PMID:26834123 
  2. Optimism/pessimism and health-related quality of life during pregnancy across three continents: a matched cohort study in China, Ghana, and the United States. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2009;9:39. PMCID:PMC2744663  PMID:19723332 
  3. Quality of life, optimism/pessimism, and knowledge and attitudes toward HIV Screening among pregnant women in Ghana. Womens Health Issues. 2008;18(4):301-9. PMCID:PMC2495053  PMID:18485737 
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