Clinical Research Professor
Community Health and Prevention
BA, Psychology, Cornell University; MPH, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University; MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania
After completing undergraduate work at Cornell University and medical school at Medical College of Pennsylvania, Dr. Turchi completed residency and chief residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Subsequently, she attended the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins University where she conferred her Masters in Public Health. Her research and clinical work focus on children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Renee is faculty at Drexel University School of Public Health and Drexel University College of Medicine. In addition, she is the Director of the Pennsylvania Medical Home Program (EPIC IC), a statewide quality improvement program for pediatric practices across Pennsylvania. Dr. Turchi is Medical Director of Special Programs at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where she oversees grants and program development and practices. Her research and clinical work around care coordination and children with special health care needs have been presented and published in multiple national forums.
- Health care for children and youth with special health care needs
- Child and maternal health
Turchi RM, Mann M. (2012-In press). Handbook for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Building a Medical Home for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Philadelphia: Springer Publishing.
Feehan K, O’Neil ME, Abdalla D, Fragala M, Kondrad M, Turchi RM. Factors Influencing Physical Activity in Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. International Journal of Pediatrics. 2012, May 7. ID583249. 1-12.
Kuo D, Turchi RM. Best Practices: Caring for the Child and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.
Contemporary Pediatrics. 2010 August 27 (8); 36-49.
Stille C, Turchi RM, Cheng T, Antonelli RC, Cabana M, Perrin J. The Family Centered Medical Home (FCMH): Specific Considerations for Child Health Research and Policy-Academic Pediatric Association Task Force on the FCMH. Academic Pediatrics, 2010 Jul-Aug;10(4):211-7.
Turchi RM, Berhane Z, Bethell C, Pomponio A, Antonelli R, Minkovitz C. Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs-Associations with Family-Provider Relations and Family Child Outcomes Pediatrics; 2009 Dec;124: S428-34.
McAllister J, Presler B, Turchi RM, Antonelli R. Achieving Effective Care Coordination in the Medical Home. Pediatric Annals- 2009 Aug;56 (4):953-64
Antonelli R, Turchi RM. The Family Centered Medical Home in Pediatrics. Pediatric Annals; 2009 Sep;38 (9):472, 473-4.
Wegner SE, Antonelli RC, Turchi RM. The Medical Home-Improving Quality of Primary Care for Children. Pediatric Clinics of North America: 2009 Aug;56(4):953-64.
Turchi RM. Exceptional Parent Magazine, Monograph for PA Medical Home Initiative One Family’s Journey with a Child with Special Health Care Needs Published 2007-2008
Turchi RM, Gatto ME, Antonelli R. Children with Special Health Care Needs-There is no Place Like Home Current Opinions in Pediatrics; 2007, 19: 503-508.
MacDonald S, Gatto ME, Turchi RM. One Family’s Journey: Medical Home and the network of supports it offers children and youth with special health care needs. Exceptional Parent, 2007, 37, 9: 62-64