Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Director of Special Projects
Dr. Strafford’s training in pediatric cardiology and anesthesiology led to being part of the first multi-disciplinary pediatric pain management program over twenty-five years ago. Her interests in this field have included sedation for painful procedures for children, the stress response during cardiac surgery and the use of mindfulness meditation for children and families. She is a member of Child Kind International which is a group of international pediatric pain specialists who hope to engage institutional commitment to pediatric pain management nationally and internationally. Her work with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation – a recognized leader in medical education supporting compassion and humanism in medicine – includes interests in palliative care and end-of-life issues.