Peter Scal, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Peter Scal

Contact Info

scal0005@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-7141

Fax 612-626-2134

Office Address:
Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Room 359
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Room 353 717 Del
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health

Faculty Member, School of Public Health

Faculty Member, Muscular Dystrophy Center, Paul and Sheila Wellstone


General Pediatric Physician


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

PhD (candidate), Heath Policy and Management, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Peter Scal, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics. His work within the Division began in 1995 during medial school research rotation. He is currently undertaking a faculty development fellowship in Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota/School of Public Health focusing on the systems of care for youth with chronic conditions and transition to adulthood (9/2003-8/2005). He completed a two-year fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics with an emphasis on both the prevention of risk behaviors among adolescents as well as the care for children and adolescents with chronic illness and disability. Prior to his fellowship, he completed Pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota.

Current research projects include an analysis of the factors influencing the adequacy of services meant to foster the transition of adolescent with special health care needs from pediatrics to adult oriented care as well as an analysis of the racial/ethnic disparities in the parent-provider interactions among parents of adolescents with special needs. He recently completed an evaluation of a curriculum for preparing pediatric residents to provide tobacco use prevention and cessation counseling to children, adolescents and parents as well as analysis of the risk and protective factors for youth tobacco use.

Dr. Scal’s clinical and teaching activities are focused at the St. Joseph’s Home for Children Community Clinic where he is the Medical Director. St. Joseph’s is a community based service center for the children of Hennepin County who are either in, or at risk for, out of home placement. Additionally he attends on the Academic General Pediatrics in-patient service.

Clinical

Specialties

  • General pediatrics, At-risk pediatrics, Chronic conditions and disability