Thida Ong is Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. She is Medical Director of Quality Improvement in the Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Division. She is the Associate Director of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Center. Dr. Ong serves on the leadership team of the CF Learning Network, a multi-institutional collaboration among people with CF, parents, CF programs, and the CF Foundation to improve outcomes across the community. Dr. Ong received her BSc and MD from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She completed Advanced Training in Clinical Research at the University of California, San Francisco and Advanced Improvement Methods at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Ong’s research interests focus on system improvements and quality assessments to advance the care of children with cystic fibrosis (CF).
Dr. Ong’s PEDSnet Scholar’s project investigates the impact of adherence to clinical guidelines on infant nutrition outcomes partnering with data sources from the Baby Observational Nutritional Study, the CF Foundation Patient Registry, and the CF Learning Network. The aims of this project are to:
- Compare guideline-endorsed nutrition practices between high and low performing sites on growth and estimate the effect of practice pattern on growth outcome in children with CF younger than 6 years old;
- Determine the impact of a nutrition guideline-based research protocol on growth patterns in sites who enrolled infants in the prospective Baby Observational Nutritional Study (BONUS); and
- Identify resources and strategies of care teams in PEDSnet to implement guideline-based practices and estimate their individual effects on growth using mixed methods.