Jennifer Munoz-Pareja, MD

Jennifer-Munoz-ParejaTitle

Assistant Professor
Assistant Fellowship Director
Pediatric Simulation Director

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 265-0462
Fax: (352) 265-0443
Email: jennifermunozp@peds.ufl.edu
Office: HD Building, Room HD-611

About

Jennifer was born, raised, and partially educated in Colombia at Universidad del Norte. She completed her last 2 years of medical school at the University of Miami Miller school of medicine, her pediatric residency training at Miami Children’s Hospital and her Pediatric critical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital in the Harvard Medical School system. Her biggest passion is medical education and over the past years, she has pursued many opportunities to teach fellows, residents and medical students in both clinical and didactic settings. During her fellowship she had the honor to be chosen as an active member of the Executive Committee of Teaching and Medical Education (ECOTE) which functions as the institution’s Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) for purposes of national and specialty accreditation of physician training programs. In gratitude to her teaching contributions to the Harvard medical students and pediatric residents she was the recipient of the outstanding teaching fellow award.

Jennifer also participated and led different research projects with a strong emphasis on investigating age-dependent differences in traumatic brain injury response and repair as well as focusing on the mechanisms of accidental and inflicted brain injuries. Most recently, she was acting as a co-principle investigator in a multi-site project titled “Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic brain Injury (TRACK-TBI)”. For her outstanding research contributions during fellowship she was the recipient of the best physician in training award at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Oct 2013.

Jennifer has a strong interest in providing high quality healthcare in underserved populations and is currently the pediatric director of a non-profit organization that aims to provide high quality surgical care to children with craniofacial abnormalities living in developing countries around the world. She plans to help implement well established US medical guidelines and protocols in developing countries with the goal of decreasing pediatric morbidity and mortality.

Key Publications

  • Ann-Christine Duhaime, Brittany Coats,  Susan Margulies,  Jennifer Munoz Pareja,  Declan McGuone, Colin M. Smith, Carter Dodge, Kristen Saliga, Beth Costine; Progress and Challenges in   Modeling Infant Subdural Hematoma and Associated Brain Injury. J Neurosurg 2014:13:245-A354.
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, Fuenfer MM, Murphy S, Noviski N. Lemierre Syndrome with Stroke Resulting from Parotitis. Scientific Advisory Committee Poster Session. Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, MA, March 8, 2013
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, Sestokas R, Rosand J, Giacino J, Haire S, Saliga K, Johnson J, Duhaime AC. Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI): Multicenter Implementation of the TBI Common Data Elements. Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, MA, March 12, 2013
  • Duhaime AC, Munoz-Pareja JC, Coats B, McGuone D, Saliga K, Margulies S. Progress and Challenges in Modeling Infant Subdural Hematoma. Massachusetts General Hospital Research Day. Boston, MA, March 19, 2013
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, Dodge C, Costine B, Morse R, Moodie K, Kauppinen R, Duhaime AC. Neural and Cardiac Consequences of Induction of Injuries Aimed to Model “Big Black Brain”: Potential Exacerbation by Neurogenic Stunned Myocardium – Pilot Study. Massachusetts General Hospital Research Day. Boston, MA, March 19, 2013
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, McGuone D, Saliga K, Dodge C, Smith C, Costine B, Duhaime AC. Cardiovascular Implications in Non-Accidental Head Injury-Is The Cerebral Injury Exacerbated by Neurogenic Myocardial Stunning? American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting. Accepted for Oral Presentation. Orlando, FL, October 27, 2013
  • Nishisaki A, Turner DA, Brown CA 3rd, Walls RM, Nadkarni VM; National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS); Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network. A National Emergency Airway Registry for children: landscape of tracheal intubation in 15 PICUs.Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar;41(3):874-85. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182746736.(*member of the investigative team)
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, Duhaime AC. Subdural Hematoma in Non Accidental Head Injury. Vascular Mechanisms in CNS Trauma. Springer Science. 2014
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, Duhaime AC, Keeley K, Dodge, C. Modeling Pediatric Brain Trauma: Piglet Model of Controlled Cortical Impact. Injury Models of Central Nervous Systems: Traumatic Brain Injury. Springer Science. 2016
  • McGetrick M, Mullen J, Lach C, Munoz-Pareja JC. Assessing Nursing and Healthcare Provider Comfort and Knowledge of Caring for the Pediatric Patient with Delirium in the Critical Care Setting: Where Can We Improve? American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, September 15 2017.
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, McGetrick M. Pediatric Delirium. PICU Essentials smart phone application. C Leonard, editor. Atmosphere Apps. 2017
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, Pincus D, Leonard C, Larson S, Suman G, Kelly B, Avery KL. Pediatric Traumatic brain Injury PICU Essentials smart phone application. C Leonard, editor. Atmosphere Apps. 2017
  • Munoz-Pareja JC. Procedural Sedation. PICU Essentials smart phone application. C Leonard, editor. Atmosphere Apps. 2017
  • Munoz-Pareja JC. Sedation and Narcotic Wean. PICU Essentials smart phone application. C Leonard, editor. Atmosphere Apps. 2017
  • White P, Robinson C, Maciel C, Babi MA, Munoz-Pareja JC, Beattie L, Maldonado L, Youn T, Giordano C, Busl K. Live Simulation for Emergency Neurology Life Support. Accepted for poster presentation at The American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, April 2018, Los Angeles, California.
  • Jacobs N,  Samraj R, Abu-Hasan M, Keith B, Fowler J, Avery L, Lucas J, Munoz-Pareja JC.  Outcomes in Face Mask versus High-Flow Oxygen Delivery of Continuous Albuterol in Children with Status Asthmaticus. Accepted for oral presentation at The Society of Critical Care Meeting, February 2018, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Munoz-Pareja JC. Drowning. In Field Guide for Neonatal and Pediatric Transport. Robert Insoft, editor.  American Academy of Pediatrics. In press.

Chapters

  • Munoz-Pareja JC. Drowning. In Field Guide for Neonatal and Pediatric Transport. Robert Insoft, editor.   American Academy of Pediatrics. 2013
  • Munoz-Pareja JC. Duhaime AC.Subdural Hematoma in Non Accidental Head Injury. Vascular Mechanisms in CNS Trauma.Springer Science. 2014

Current Projects

2016 – Present

  • A quasi-experimental Trial of Face Mask versus High Flow Oxygen Therapy for Continuous Albuterol Delivery in Children with Status Asthmaticus.
    Children’s Miracle Network
    Principal Investigator
  • Identification of Autoimmune Central Nervous System Diseases via Flow Cytometry.
    University of Florida College of Medicine Pilot Award
    Co-Principal Investigator
  • Age of Blood in Children in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (ABC PICU), an International Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial.
    1U01HL116383-01 NIH
    MOP 126113 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
    Contributing Investigator
  • Use of The Cornell Assessment tool of Pediatric Delirium (CAPD) for Rapid Identification of Delirium in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – A Single Center Experience.
    University of Florida
    Principal Investigator

2015 – Present

  • Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury:  a systematic multimodal assessment of severity and Outcomes.
    University of Florida
    Principal Investigator