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Overview

Programs + Specialties
Training + Education George Washington University School of Medicine; Naval Medical Center San Diego; University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston
Board Certifications Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
NPI # 1245210780
Gender Female
Language(s) Spanish
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Floating Hospital

Locations + Directions

Floating Hospital for Children
Floating Hospital, Plaza Level
800 Washington St.
Box 351
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719
South Boston Behavioral Health Clinic
58 Old Colony Ave.
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone #: 617-268-1700
Fax #: 617-268-1991

Honors + Awards

2019, Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. TUSM
2018, Best Resident Research Poster, Floating Hospital for Children Research Day. Department of Pediatrics, Tufts MC. Faculty Advisor
2017, Louis E. Bartoshesky Award for Exceptional Dedication and Compassion in Caring for Children, TMC
2015, Sydney S. Gellis Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts MC
2013, Best Research Presentation, Pediatrics Fellowship Research Symposium, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

Publications + National Presentations

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

1. Grubb LK. Lessons from Vermont’s health care reform. N Engl J Med. 2013;368(14):1276-1277. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1212974.

2. Moore E, Phillipe C, West K, Campbell A, and LK Grubb. International youth justice systems: Promoting youth development and alternative approaches: A position paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2016;59(4):482-86.

3. Laurie L. Hornberger and the Committee on Adolescence. Options counseling for the pregnant adolescent patient. Pediatrics. 2017;140(3):e20172274.

4. Laurie L. Hornberger and the Committee on Adolescence. Diagnosis of pregnancy and providing options counseling for the adolescent patient. Pediatrics. 2017;140(3):e20172273.

5. Breuner CC, Levine DA, and the Committee on Adolescence. Adolescent and young adult tattooing, piercing, and scarification. Pediatrics. 2017;140(4):e20163494.

6. Marcell AV, Burstein GR, and the Committee on Adolescence. Sexual and reproductive health care services in the pediatric setting. Pediatrics. 2017;140(5):e20172858.

7. Grubb LK, Beyda RM, Eissa MA, Benjamins LJ. A contraception quality improvement initiative with detained young women: Counseling, initiation, and utilization. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018;31(4):405-410. doi: S1083-3188(18)30010-X [pii].

8. Rafferty J, Committee on the Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, the Committee on Adolescence, and Section on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health and Wellness. Ensuring comprehensive care and support for transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2018;142(4).

9. Alderman EM, Johnston BD, the Committee on Adolescence, and the Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. The teen driver. Pediatrics. 2018;142(4):e20182163.

10. Marcell AV, Breuner CC, Hammer L, Hudak ML, Committee on Adolescence, Committee on Child Health Financing. Targeted reforms in health care financing to improve the care of adolescents and young adults. Pediatrics. 2018;142(6):E20182998.

11. John R. Knight, Lon Sherritt, Erin Bray Gibson, Jordan A. Levinson, Laura K. Grubb, Ronald C. Samuels, Thomas Silva, Louis Vernacchio, Wendy Wornham, Sion Kim Harris. Effect of computer-based substance use screening and brief behavioral counseling vs usual care for youths in pediatric primary care: A pilot randomized clinical trial computer-based substance use screening and brief behavioral counseling vs usual care for youths computer-based substance use screening and brief behavioral counseling vs usual care for youths. jamanetworkopen. 2019;2(6):e196258. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.6258. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.6258.

12. Maria Trent, Danielle G. Dooley, Jacqueline Dougé, Section on Adolescent Health, Council on Community Pediatrics, Committee on Adolescence. The impact of racism on child and adolescent health. Pediatrics. 2019:e20191765. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2019/07/25/peds.2019-1765.abstract. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-1765.

13. Grubb LK. Personal and socioeconomic determinants in medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder in adolescents and young adults. Clin Ther. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2019.07.019. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2019.07.019.

14. Alderman EM, Breuner CC, Committee on Adolescence. Unique Needs of the Adolescent. Pediatrics Nov 2019, e20193150; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3150

15. Krishna K. Upadhya, Committee on Adolescence. Emergency Contraception. Pediatrics Nov 2019, e20193149; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3149

Online Publication (Peer Reviewed)

Grubb LK, et al. “Universal Access to Contraception.” American Public Health Association Policy Statement. 2015; found at http://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2015/12/17/09/14/universal-access-to-contraception

Journal Publications

Grubb LK, Upadhya KK. Policy foundations supporting adolescent access to contraceptive care. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2019;30(1):174-186.

Editorials

11/2013 Grubb, L.K. Invited Commentary. Potential adult Medicaid beneficiaries under the patient protection and affordable care act Compared with Current Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries. Ann Fam Med September/October 2013 11:406-411;doi:10.1370/afm.1553

Poster Presentations

1.03/2012 Benjamins LJ, Beyda R, Grubb LK, Risser, W. Victimization and Perpetration of Violence Among Homeless Teenagers. Poster presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

2.03/2013 Grubb LK, Benjamins LJ, Beyda, RM, Eissa, M. Quality Improvement: Contraception Management in Incarcerated Adolescent Females: Harris County Juvenile Justice Center, Houston, TX. Poster presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

3. 03/2014 Beyda R, Grubb LK, Benjamins LJ, Eissa, M. Emergency Contraception for Detained Adolescent Women. Poster presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

4. 03/2017 Grubb LK, and A Westling. Household Prescription Medication Practices and Adolescent Substance Misuse: An Opportunity for Clinical Intervention. Poster Presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

5. 05/2017 Vente T, Killmeyer E, Daley M, and LK Grubb. Social Media as a Vehicle for Expression of Self-Harm and Risk-Taking Behavior in Adolescents. Presented at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (05/2017), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (10/2017), and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (03/2018)

6. Saroca K, Polanco Walters F, Ahmed I and LK Grubb. Empowering Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities: Enhancing Sexual Health Education Through Community Collaboration. Presented at Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (03/2018), Systems of Care Special Program Clinical Poster Project Awards at American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA (10/2018), American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Orlando, FL (11/2018)

7. 05/2018 Li L, Wu W, Chin M, Grubb LK and S Schroeder. Long Term Retention of Asthma Knowledge Among 3rd and 5th Grade Students. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada. Research Platform Presentations

1. 11/2017 Harris SK, Sherrit L, Gibson EB, Grubb L, et al. Primary Care Testing of The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism’s (NIAAA) Youth Screener For Identifying Underage Alcohol Use Severity. Platform presentation at the 2017 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. 20 minutes

2. 03/2018 Harris S, Sherritt L, Grubb LK, et al. “Practical Tools to Support Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention in Primary Care: A Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial of Computer-Facilitated Screening and Provider Brief Advice in the Medical Office.” Platform Research Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 20 minutes

3. 03/2019 Harris S, Sherritt L, Grubb LK, et al. “A Randomized Controlled Trial of Primary Care Screening and Brief Clinician Intervention To Reduce Adolescents’ Riding With An Intoxicated Driver.” Research Poster Symposia at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 20 minutes

Invited Lectures

1. 03/2015 Dixon S and Grubb LK. “Contraception Special Interest Group.” Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA.- 60 minute, providing research updates and moderating questions/discussion

2. 03/2016 Dixon S, Grubb LK, and H Needham. “Contraception Special Interest Group.” Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 60 minute, providing research updates and moderating questions/discussion

3. 03/2017 Dixon S, Grubb LK, and H Needham. “Contraception Special Interest Group.” Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 60 minute, providing research updates and moderating questions/discussion

4. 03/2017 Grubb LK, Wolfe H, and M Farmer. “Advocacy Special Interest Group.” Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 60 minute, providing advocacy updates, coordination update from AAP Federal Affairs office liaison, and moderating questions/discussion

5. 03/2017 Grubb LK, Polanco-Walters F, and K Saroca. “Empowering Adolescents with Intellectual Disability: Enhancing Sexual Health Education through Community Collaboration.” Workshop Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.- 90 minute multi-disciplinary presentation/workshop

6. 11/2017 Grubb LK. “Sexual Assault, Violence and Consent”- Session Moderator. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, GA.- Research platform presentations, moderator 90 minute session

7. 03/2018 Grubb LK, Wolfe, H, and M Farmer. “Advocacy Special Interest Group.” Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 60 minute, providing advocacy updates, coordinating update from AAP Federal Affairs office liaison, and moderating questions/discussion

8. 03/2018 Dixon S, Grubb LK, and H Needham. “Contraception Special Interest Group.” Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 60 minute, providing research updates and moderating questions/discussion

9. 03/2019 Saroca K, Ahmed I, Beyda R, Polanco-Walters F, Coyle L, and LK Grubb. “Sex Talk: Tailoring Your Approach for Adolescents with Intellectual Disability in a Primary Care Setting.” Workshop Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. - 90 minute multi-disciplinary presentation/workshop

10. 03/2019 Grubb LK and J. Morone. “Advocacy Special Interest Group.” Presentation at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 60 minute, providing advocacy updates, coordinating update from AAP Federal Affairs office liaison, and moderating questions/discussion

Biography

Dr. Laura K. Grubb is an adolescent medicine specialist and general pediatrician with research interests in sexually education for intellectually impaired adolescents and young adults, social media use and self-harm, contraception affordability and access, minors’ rights to consent and confidentiality in health care, and prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. She leads a team of TUSM faculty and students and Tufts Medical Center clinicians who develops, teaches and researches the impact of a sexuality-education course for intellectually disabled students at Josiah Quincy Upper School (JQUS), a public high school close to Tufts’ health sciences campus. Grubb is involved in policy and public health at the national level. In 2016 she was appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence which monitors and makes policy recommendations to the Board of Directors on issues surrounding vital adolescent health issues. She develops and authors policy statements, clinical reports, and technical reports on behalf of the AAP. She is the Advocacy Chair of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), leading efforts to support public and private efforts at the local, state, national and international levels, to enhance access to high-quality health services for all adolescents. She has presented numerous posters, research presentations, and workshops at SAHM national meetings as well as served as leader of the Contraception and Advocacy Special Interest Groups. Additionally, Grubb has a strong history of volunteer and teaching service including as a volunteer at the Boston Red Cross Food Pantry and an on-call physicians for Amigos de las Americas.

Grubb previously served as faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, practicing emergency pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital and Lyndon Baines Johnson County Hospital. Prior to that, she served seven years in the Navy as a pediatrician and general medical officer. In 2002 and 2003, Grubb deployed as a general medical officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom on the amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard. She earned the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer designation, the Green “H” Award, two Navy Commendation Medals, and a Navy Achievement Medal.

Grubb graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University where she received the Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for Outstanding Women in Science. She received her M.D. from George Washington University and was a four year recipient of the Navy Health Professions Scholarship. She completed pediatrics residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. She completed her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine and a Masters in Public Health Degree, focusing on Health Systems Organization in the Management, Community Health and Policy at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. She is dual board certified in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Grubb has been involved in policy and public health including a policy internship at the AAP Federal Affairs Office in Washington, DC, AAP Advocacy Day for which she received a scholarship, and extensive involvement in quality improvement projects at the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. She currently serves on the editorial board of the American Academy of Pediatrics News. Additionally, Grubb has a strong history of volunteer and teaching service including as a volunteer physician at the San Jose Clinic and as an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation.



Grubb previously served as faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and UTSCH, practicing emergency pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital and Lyndon Baines Johnson County Hospital. Prior to that, she served seven years in the Navy as a pediatrician and general medical officer. As a Navy pediatrician, she directed the newborn nursery at Naval Hospital Bremerton, authored nursery protocols for "best practice" and Joint Commission compliance, served as the Chairperson of the Navy Pacific Northwest Case Review Committee for Child Abuse and Neglect, served as the Medical Advisor to the Olympic Educational Service District Head Start/Early Head Start Health Advisory Committee, and participated in the Department of Defense Shaken Baby Focus Group.



In 2002 and 2003, Grubb deployed as a general medical officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom on the amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard. She earned the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer designation, the Green “H” Award, two Navy Commendation Medals, and a Navy Achievement Medal. Additional duties included first line triage officer for mass casualties, Health Promotions Coordinator, Women’s Health Coordinator, Sexual Assault Victim Advocate representative, and Amphibious Readiness Group Continuing Medical Education Coordinator. During her first deployment, she participated in a humanitarian medical assistance project in three remote villages in Kenya, set up urgent medical clinics, treated Kenyans with infectious diseases, malnutrition, and diarrheal illnesses, trained Kenyan medical providers and taught health promotion classes.



Grubb graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University where she received the Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for Outstanding Women in Science. She currently serves as an interviewer for undergraduate applicants for the Alumni Admissions Program. She received her M.D. from George Washington University and was a four year recipient of the Navy Health Professions Scholarship. She completed pediatrics residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and is board certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the AAP. She completed her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine and a Masters in Public Health Degree, focusing on Health Systems Organization in the Management, Community Health and Policy at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston.

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LGBTQ Health

HIV/STD/STI testing and counseling; Provision of PrEP and/or PEP for patients at risk for HIV; Psychological, physical and psychiatric evaluations; LGBTQ-focused alcohol and substance use treatment