Research Interest for Referring Providers
Dr. McLeod is a general pediatric hospitalist and clinical epidemiologist with Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) Section of Hospital Medicine. Her research focus involves evaluating the impact of systems- and organizational-level factors on the safety and value of the inpatient care provided by hospitalists. Her ongoing studies are related to the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) in children undergoing complex spinal procedures. She has been awarded funding through a Patient Centered Outcomes Research K99/R00 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study the organizational barriers and facilitators to effective interventions for SSI prevention in this population. She is a former member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) and current faculty member at the University of Colorado Adult and Child Center for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS). Dr. McLeod has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research and has published several manuscripts related surgical outcomes improvement. She also co-leads the CHCO orthopedic spine quality improvement team and has been involved with national-level surgical outcomes research and performance improvement through CHOP, CHCO, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA), and as research chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Surgical Co-management Subcommittee.