Alyssa Schlenz, PhD
(term expires 2022)
University of Colorado School of Medicine/Children's Hospital Colorado

Jeffrey H Yang, MD
(term expires 2021)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Michele Ledesma, MD
Social Media Chair
(term expires 2023)
Boston Children's Health Physicians


The Communications Committee collaborates with all SDBP Committees, SIGs, Sections and the team at Degnon Associates to publish the newsletter, develop, maintain, and promote the SDBP discussion board, social media accounts, and our new and improved website. Discussion Board use is increasing amongst members with the goal of encouraging new members to oversee content and create a network of experts in the field of DBP who can respond to questions in their area of expertise. We publish four newsletters annually and welcome content including articles and clinical vignettes from members.

We have a monthly conference call and meet annually at the SDBP conference. Members interested in working with the Communications committee should contact one of the co-chairs for additional information.

Recent Activity

Follow SDBP on Twitter @SDBPeds If you have content (announcements, links to articles, etc.) you would like our Tweetiatrician to consider posting email: with "Twitter" in the subject heading.

We are continuously working on identifying and implementing ways to provide content that is both useful and user-friendly to our members. Have suggestions or feedback? Email:

The SDBP Discussion Board is a useful resource for members to gain feedback from other members and experts. We are currently working on expanding the utility of the discussion board by inviting experts in the field to respond to questions specific to their area of interest. Stay tuned for alerts to when specific experts will be available to take your questions.