23102-Mueller, Emily

Emily L. Mueller, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

705 Riley Hospital Dr, ROC 4340

Indianapolis, Indian 46202
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Dr. Emily Mueller is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with joint appointments in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatrics Accelerator for Careers Engaged in Research (PACER). She received her medical degree from Rush Medical College, completed Residency at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital in Illinois, and Fellowship at University of Michigan. Dr. Mueller received a Masters in Health and Healthcare Research from University of Michigan during her Pediatric Health Services Research fellowship. Dr. Mueller's clinical efforts focus on children with leukemia and multidisciplinary efforts to provide a seamless and supportive healthcare journey for children with cancer and their caregivers especially when receiving inpatient care. 

Key Publications

Mueller EL, Cochrane AR, Carroll AE. Perceptions of chemotherapy calendar creation among US pediatric oncologists. Pediatr Bood Cancer. 2023 Dec;70(12):e30688. 

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Cochrane AR, Campbell ME, Nikkhah S, Miller AD. An mHealth App to Support Caregivers in the Medical Management of Their Child With Cancer: Co-design and User Testing Study. JMIR Cancer. 2022 Mar 16;8(1):e33152.

Mueller EL, Cochrane AR, Moore CM, Miller AD, Wiehe SE. The Children's Oncology Planning for Emergencies (COPE) Tool: Prototyping with Caregivers of Children with Cancer. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2021 Jan 25;2020:896-905.

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Hall M, Carroll AC, Berry J, Macy ML. “Healthcare Utilization and Spending by Children with Cancer on Medicaid” Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017 Nov;64(11). 

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Hall M, Shah SS, August KJ, Radhi M, Macy ML. “Characteristics of children with cancer admitted or discharged from the emergency department” Pediatr Blood Cancer 2016 May;63(5):853-8.

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Walkovich KJ, Yanik GA, Clark SJ. “Variation in Management of Fever and Neutropenia Among Pediatric Cancer Patients: A Survey of Providers in Michigan.” Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015;32(5):331-340.

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Sabbatini A, Gebremariam A, Macy M “Why Pediatric Patients with Cancer Visit the Emergency Department: United States, 2006-2010” Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015;62(3):490-495.

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, Park ER, Davis MM. “What the Affordable Care Act Means for Pediatric Cancer Survivors”. J Clin Oncol, 2014 Mar 1; 32(7):615-7.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Education
    2014 Fellowship University of Michigan
    2014 Fellowship University of Michigan
    2013 MS University of Michigan
    2011 Residency Advocate Hope Children's Hospital
    2008 MD Rush Medical College
    2004 BA University of Florida
  • Research

    Dr. Mueller’s research career has centered around the experience of children with cancer and their caregivers as they navigate their healthcare journeys. Specifically, her research revealed that children with cancer have high healthcare utilization with about 50% experiencing an emergency department visit within one year after diagnosis. Therefore, she engaged with caregivers to understand their experience when seeking urgent or emergent care for their child with cancer. Her research with caregivers led to a National Cancer Institute career development award to co-design and create an mHeath tool to support caregivers in the medical management of their child with cancer. Her 5 years of experience as the Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Inpatient Medical Director has provided her with multi-disciplinary experience in identifying problems and generating solutions with input from key stakeholders. Dr. Mueller has cultivated a dedication for including key stakeholders in her research and clinical endeavors. Dr. Mueller has two main research agendas:
    1. Network and collaborate with others on continued efforts to improve the experience of caregivers of children with cancer
    2. Co-design and implement system-wide and organization level interventions to improve workforce well-being for healthcare professionals 

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Medical Women's Association
    American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Childhood leukemia; Healthcare utilization by children with cancer; Multi-disciplinary approaches to creating a seamless healthcare journey for children with cancer and their caregivers


  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2020-05-01

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