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Education: BS, Cornell University, 1995
MD, Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College, 1999
Residency: Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, 1999-2002
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, 2002-2005
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University
Medical education, professionalism, Lyme disease, global child health, tropical diseases, Kawasaki Disease, zoonotic infections, neonatal fever, rotavirus
Rideout M, Held M, Holmes A. The Didactic Makeover: Making the Most of Active Learning Strategies by Molly Rideout, Melissa Held, and Alison Volpe Holmes. Accepted for publication in Pediatrics. In press.
*Held M, Burke G, Zalneraitis E. Pediatric Residency Program Hand-over: Before and After the ACGME Requirement. Acad Pediatr. 2014: Nov/Dec: 14 (6): 610-615.
Cortese M, Cheng Immergluck L, Held M, et al. Effectiveness of monovalent and pentavalent rotavirus vaccine. Pediatrics. 2013;132(1): e25-33.
Bhansali P, Barrett C, Cunningham K, Lerer T, *Held M. Parent understanding of the role of doctors and doctors-in-training on an inpatient pediatric ward. Teach Learn Med. 2011;23(2):118-24.
Bhansali P, Barrett CK, Held M. Do parents understand the roles of physician trainees? Acad Pediatr. 2009 Jan;9(4):e8.
Held MR, Bungiro RD, Harrison LM, Hamza I, Cappello M. Dietary iron content mediates hookworm pathogenesis in vivo. Infect Immun. 2006 Jan;74(1);289-95.
*Held MR, Begier EM, Beardsley DS, Browne FA, Martinello RA, Baltimore RS, McDonald LC, Jensen B, Hadler JL, Dembry LM. Life-threatening sepsis due to Burkholderia cepacia from contaminated intravenous flush solutions prepared by a compounding pharmacy in another state. Pediatrics. 2006 Jan;118(1): e212-15.
Costumes, community, fresh air – there are lots of reasons to love trick-or-treating at Halloween. But amid the spread of the Delta variant, and kids under 12 not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s complicated. Yes, outdoor activities are much safer than indoors, but traditional trick-or-treating still includes large groups of children, and the […]
Posted In: Coronavirus
In our first two editions of What’s the Risk?, our pediatric experts covered everything from playgrounds to farmers markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. With winter on its way, Connecticut Children’s infectious disease pediatrician Melissa Held, MD, returns with advice. Brave the cold! With temperatures dropping, you might be tempted to move your family’s activities indoors. But being outside in […]
Posted In: Coronavirus, Winter Kit
In our first edition of What’s the Risk?, our pediatric experts covered everything from playdates to amusement parks during the coronavirus pandemic. Now that the weather is getting cooler and favorite autumn activities are opening up, Connecticut Children’s infectious disease pediatrician Melissa Held, MD, returns with advice. For any activity, do your research. Make sure […]
Dr. Held takes dance classes and voice lessons.