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Rachel Y. Moon, MD

The Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health

General and Community Pediatrics

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Translational Science
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
National Provider Identifier1669557385

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Dr. Moon is a pediatrician and SIDS researcher at Children's. She is also one of five physicians on the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Emory University Atlanta, GABachelor of Arts BA 1978 -1982
Medical School Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GADoctor of Medicine 1982 -1986
In the News

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  Facts about SIDS
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 14 Ways to Protect Your Baby From SIDS, by Dr. Rachel Moon
Podcast: Reduce the Risk of SIDS. CBS Radio provides tips from Dr. Rachel Moon
 Video: Educating Parents about SIDS: Rachel Moon, MD, discusses safe sleep practices for infants on CNN (Feb. 2009)
 Article: Children’s SIDS Expert Featured in the Washington Post (Jan. 2009)
 Article: Why is SIDS more common in African-American populations? (Children's Check Up Newsletter, Winter 2009)
 Article: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Medical Currents, Summer 2008)
 Join clinical trials on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
National & International Recognitions
Dr. Susan S. Aronson Early Child Care Advocacy Award, Section on Early Education and Child CareAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2008
Distinguished Service Award First Candle/SIDS Alliance2004
Golden Apple Award Children's National Medical Center1996
Outstanding Attending Physician of the Year Malcolm Grow Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program1991

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Pediatric Society2006 - 2009
MemberInternational Society for the Study and Prevention2006 - 2009
MemberCJ Foundation for SIDSResearch Advisory Committee 2003 - 2009
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Infan2003 - 2009
MemberSociety for Pediatric Research2002 - 2009
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorBedtime Basics for Babies: A National Crib CampaignBill and Melinda Gates Foundation2007 - 2014
Principal InvestigatorFactors Influencing the Racial Disparity in SIDSNational Institutes of Health2006 - 2011
Read more about the research interests of Rachel Y. Moon
Journal Article, Moon, R.Y., Horne, R.S.C., Hauck, F.R. (2007), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). , Lancet , 307, 1578-1587.

Journal Article, Moon, R.Y., Kington, M., Oden, R., Iglesias, J., Hauck, F.R. (2007), Physician Practices Regarding SIDS Risk Reduction: A National Survey of Pediatricians and Family Physicians, Clinical Pediatrics , 46, 9, 791-800.

Journal Article, Moon, R.Y. (2007), And things That Go Bump in the Night” – Nothing to Fear? , Journal of Pediatrics , 151, 3, 237-238.

Journal Article, Fu, Linda and Moon, Rachel (2007), Apparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTE) and the Use of Home Monitors, Pediatrics in Review, 28, 6, 203-208.

Journal Article, Moon, R.Y., Kotch, L., Aird, L. (2006), State child care regulations regarding infant sleep environment since Healthy Child Care America-Back to Sleep campaign, Pediatrics , 118, 1, 73-83.

Journal Article, Moon RY, Sprague BM, Patel KM. (2005), Stable Prevalence but Changing Risk Factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Cild Cre Setings in 2001, Pediatrics, 116, 4, 972-977.

Journal Article, Kattwinkel, J., Hauck, F.R., Keenan, M.E., Malloy, M.H., Moon, R.Y. (2005), The Changing Concept of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Diagnostic Coding Shifts, Controversies Regarding the Sleeping Environment, and New Variables to Consider in Reducing Risk, Pediatrics , 116, 5, 1245-1255.

Journal Article, Milner, J.D., Stein, D.M., McCarter, R., Moon, R. (2004), Early Infant Multivitamin Supplementation is Associated with Increased Risk for Food Allergy and Asthma, Pediatrics, 114, 1, 27-32.

Journal Article, Moon, R.Y., Oden, R.P., Grady, K.C. (2004), Back to Sleep: An Educational Intervention with WIC (Women, Infants Children) Clients., Pediatrics, 113, 3, 542-547.

Journal Article, Moon, R.Y., Weese-Mayer, D.E., Silvestri, J.M. (2003), Night Time Child Care: Inadequate SIDS Risk Factor Knowledge, Practice, and Policies, Pediatrics, 111, 4, 795-799.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Rachel Moon, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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