Rachel Caskey, MD MaPP FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Program Director, Med-Peds Residency
Current Research Interests
My research interests include improving the transition process for children with chronic health conditions
into an adult model of care; improving disease prevention through improved vaccination of adolescents
and adult populations; and cervical cancer prevention through novel HPV vaccination efforts. In addition,
I have been involved in research efforts to explore patient needs pertaining to development of a health
I co-teach ‘Women, Children and Family Health: Outcomes and Measurements’ at the School of Public
Health. Clinically, I teach residents and medical students in both the inpatient and outpatient clinical
settings. I teach the Quality Improvement curriculum for the Department of Pediatrics residency program.
I am actively involved in improving the health for children and women on a local and national level. I am
actively involved in the IL chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serve as a consultant for
their Transition of Care program. I am a community advisory board member for the National Children’s
Study. I volunteer my time to multiple professional medical organizations including as Co-Chair of the
Women's Health Committee for the Society of General Internal Medicine National Conference.
- Caskey RN. Myths and Realities about HPV Vaccination. Infectious Diseases in Children,
supplement (HPV: Making the Case for Immunization). April 2011,9-11.
- Caskey RN, Lindau ST, Alexander GC. Knowledge and Early Adoption of the HPV Vaccine
Among Girls and Young Women: Results of a National Survey. Journal of Adolescent Health 45
- Caskey RN, Davis MM. Differences associated with age, transfer status, and insurance coverage
in end-of-life hospital care for children. J Hosp Med. Sep 2008;3(5):376-383.
- Welch VL, VanGeest JB, Caskey RN. Time, Costs, and Clinical Utilization of Screening for Health
Literacy in Primary Care: A Case Study Using the Newest Vital Sig. J Am Board Fam Med