Molly Easterlin

Molly Easterlin, MD, MS


Dr. Molly Easterlin (Cedars Sinai Health System Scholar) completed Pediatrics residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, majoring in Biology and Society, and graduating summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While at Cornell she was also a 4-year member of the Cornell Women’s Varsity Soccer team. She earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, where she ran a subspecialty free clinic and conducted research examining age differences in surgical outcomes that was supported by the National Institute on Aging.

Career Interests: She plans to pursue a career dedicated to improving the quality of pediatric medical care and the efficiency of the medical system. She hopes to become an agent of change to improve health care for pediatric patients, to encourage change in individual behavior to promote health throughout life, and to improve the practice, provision, and efficiency of care at the system level.

Research Interests: Her research interests include social and behavioral determinants of life-long health, long-term health implications of early exposures to adverse circumstances and risk, as well as large scale clinical-outcomes research, quality of care, and healthcare systems research. As a Scholar, she would like to further understand adverse childhood experiences, how behaviors and activities established at young ages affect long-term health in adulthood, and how adverse social circumstances can be overcome.

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