PHILADELPHIA—Dr. Stacey Kallem, director of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Maternal, Child, and Family Health division has been recognized as one of the 40 Under 40 in Public Health in recognition of her work at the Health Department. The de Beaumont Foundation announced its Class of 2023 last week after reviewing nominations from hundreds of professionals working to benefit state or local public health across the United States.
“The professionals chosen for the 40 Under 40 in Public Health Class of 2023 demonstrate the determination, commitment, innovation, and resilience of the public health field,” said Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, which launched the program in 2019. “Their work is strengthening communities and improving lives, and I look forward to following their careers and learning from them.”
Stacey Kallem, MD, MSHP is the Director of the Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and a primary care pediatrician. In this role, Dr. Kallem leads a multi-disciplinary team that aims to improve the health and well-being of Philadelphia’s mothers, infants and children with a focus on reducing racial health disparities. Under her leadership, the division has launched innovative new initiatives including a centralized intake system for maternal and infant home visiting programs as well as a citywide telelactation program. Dr. Kallem is also a volunteer physician at the St Chris Center for the Urban Child. Previously, Dr. Kallem was a faculty member at CHOP PolicyLab where her research focused on focused on two-generational approaches for improving health and developmental outcomes in the early childhood period.
“I am humbled and honored to have been selected for this recognition and look forward to using this platform to share the incredible work done by team in the Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health,” said Dr. Kallem.
Dr. Kallem is a graduate of Stanford University and received her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Kallem went on to complete the National Clinician Scholars Program, a health services research training fellowship, at the University of Pennsylvania where she also earned her Master’s in Health Policy Research.
In addition to Dr. Kallem, the program’s honorees include epidemiologists, program managers, researchers, and policy analysts in state, local, and territorial health departments; colleges and universities; nonprofit organizations; and the private sector. The class was selected by a distinguished panel of public health professionals for their leadership and impact on their community’s health.
For more information about the 40 Under 40 in Public Health, including a full list of honorees, visit www.debeaumont.org/40Under40.