Stephen Todd Callahan, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Pediatrics
M.P.H., Family & Community Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, MassachusettsM.D., Medicine, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, ArkansasB.S., Chemistry, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Arkansas
Office Address
Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Health
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
719 Thompson Lane; Suite 36300
Nashville, TN 37204
Clinical Research Keywords
Health care and health care access during the transition to adulthood Vaccines during adolescence Suicidal behavior during adolescence
Diamond AB, Callahan ST, Chain KF, Solomon GS. Qualitative review of hazing in collegiate and school sports: consequences from a lack of culture, knowledge and responsiveness. Br J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Feb; 50(3): 149-53. PMID: 26675087, PII: bjsports-2015-095603, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095603, ISSN: 1473-0480.

Bernstein DI, Munoz FM, Callahan ST, Rupp R, Wootton SH, Edwards KM, Turley CB, Stanberry LR, Patel SM, Mcneal MM, Pichon S, Amegashie C, Bellamy AR. Safety and efficacy of a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B (gB) vaccine in adolescent girls: A randomized clinical trial. Vaccine [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan 1/12/2016; 34(3): 313-9. PMID: 26657184, PMCID: PMC4701617, PII: S0264-410X(15)01706-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.11.056, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Monge MC, Forman SF, McKenzie NM, Rosen DS, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Hehn R, Rome ES, Kapphahn CJ, Carlson JL, Romano ME, Malizio JB, Bravender TD, Sigel EJ, Rouse MR, Graham DA, Jay MS, Hergenroeder AC, Fisher MM, Golden NH, Woods ER. Use of Psychopharmacologic Medications in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders: Analysis of Data From the National Eating Disorder Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jul; 57(1): 66-72. PMID: 26095410, PII: S1054-139X(15)00128-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.03.021, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Williams CL, Cooper WO, Balmer LS, Dudley JA, Gideon PS, DeRanieri MM, Stratton SM, Callahan ST. Evaluation and disposition of Medicaid-insured children and adolescents with suicide attempts. Acad Pediatr [print-electronic]. 2015 Jan; 15(1): 36-40. PMID: 24942933, PMCID: PMC4268101, PII: S1876-2859(14)00136-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.04.005, ISSN: 1876-2867.

Chung CP, Callahan ST, Cooper WO, Murray KT, Hall K, Dudley JA, Stein CM, Ray WA. Development of an algorithm to identify serious opioid toxicity in children. BMC Res Notes. 2015; 8: 293. PMID: 26141980, PMCID: PMC4491206, PII: 10.1186/s13104-015-1185-x, DOI: 10.1186/s13104-015-1185-x, ISSN: 1756-0500.

Forman SF, McKenzie N, Hehn R, Monge MC, Kapphahn CJ, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Romano M, Rome ES, Robinson KA, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Rosen DS, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Jay MS, Lindenbaum J, Rickert VI, Garber A, Golden NH, Woods ER. Predictors of outcome at 1 year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the national eating disorders quality improvement collaborative. J Adolesc Health [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 55(6): 750-6. PMID: 25200345, PII: S1054-139X(14)00273-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.06.014, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Callahan ST, Wolff M, Hill HR, Edwards KM, . Impact of body mass index on immunogenicity of pandemic H1N1 vaccine in children and adults. J. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct 10/15/2014; 210(8): 1270-4. PMID: 24795475, PMCID: PMC4271072, PII: jiu245, DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiu245, ISSN: 1537-6613.

Fisher MM, Rosen DS, Ornstein RM, Mammel KA, Katzman DK, Rome ES, Callahan ST, Malizio J, Kearney S, Walsh BT. Characteristics of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder in children and adolescents: a "new disorder" in DSM-5. J Adolesc Health [print-electronic]. 2014 Jul; 55(1): 49-52. PMID: 24506978, PII: S1054-139X(13)00771-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.11.013, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Phiri K, Hernandez-Diaz S, Dugan KB, Williams PL, Dudley JA, Jules A, Callahan ST, Seage GR, Cooper WO. First trimester exposure to antiretroviral therapy and risk of birth defects. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 2014 Jul; 33(7): 741-6. PMID: 24445829, PMCID: PMC4420801, DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000251, ISSN: 1532-0987.

Cooper WO, Cheetham TC, Li DK, Stein CM, Callahan ST, Morgan TM, Shintani AK, Chen N, Griffin MR, Ray WA. Brief report: Risk of adverse fetal outcomes associated with immunosuppressive medications for chronic immune-mediated diseases in pregnancy. Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.). 2014 Feb; 66(2): 444-50. PMID: 24504818, PMCID: PMC4077326, DOI: 10.1002/art.38262, ISSN: 2326-5205.

Callahan ST, Fuchs DC, Shelton RC, Balmer LS, Dudley JA, Gideon PS, Deranieri MM, Stratton SM, Williams CL, Ray WA, Cooper WO. Identifying suicidal behavior among adolescents using administrative claims data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf [print-electronic]. 2013 Jul; 22(7): 769-75. PMID: 23412882, PMCID: PMC3785233, DOI: 10.1002/pds.3421, ISSN: 1099-1557.

Stadler LP, Bernstein DI, Callahan ST, Turley CB, Munoz FM, Ferreira J, Acharya M, Simone GA, Patel SM, Edwards KM, Rosenthal SL. Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Cytomegalovirus Infections in Adolescent Females. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar; 2(1): 7-14. PMID: 23687583, PMCID: PMC3656545, PII: pis076, DOI: 10.1093/jpids/pis076, ISSN: 2048-7193.

Romano ME, Lomenick JP, Callahan ST. A cheerleader with weight loss and amenorrhea. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2012 Aug; 23(2): 332-9. PMID: 23162941, ISSN: 1934-4287.

Cooper WO, Habel LA, Sox CM, Chan KA, Arbogast PG, Cheetham TC, Murray KT, Quinn VP, Stein CM, Callahan ST, Fireman BH, Fish FA, Kirshner HS, O'Duffy A, Connell FA, Ray WA. ADHD drugs and serious cardiovascular events in children and young adults. N. Engl. J. Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Nov 11/17/2011; 365(20): 1896-904. PMID: 22043968, PMCID: PMC4943074, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1110212, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Hysinger EB, Callahan ST, Caples TL, Fuchs DC, Shelton R, Cooper WO. Suicidal behavior differs among early and late adolescents treated with antidepressant agents. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2011 Sep; 128(3): 447-54. PMID: 21824883, PMCID: PMC3387879, PII: peds.2010-3262, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-3262, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Romano ME, Desai NA, Callahan ST. Dermatologic findings in the evaluation of adolescents with suspected eating disorders. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2011 Apr; 22(1): 119-28, ix. PMID: 21815447, ISSN: 1934-4287.

Stadler LP, Bernstein DI, Callahan ST, Ferreira J, Gorgone Simone GA, Edwards KM, Stanberry LR, Rosenthal SL. Seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and risk factors for infection in adolescent males. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2010 Nov 11/15/2010; 51(10): e76-81. PMID: 20936976, PMCID: PMC3699193, DOI: 10.1086/656918, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Petty TJ, Callahan ST, Chen Q, Edwards KM, Dempsey AF. Assessment of parental acceptance of a potential cytomegalovirus vaccine for adolescent females. Vaccine [print-electronic]. 2010 Aug 8/9/2010; 28(35): 5686-90. PMID: 20600495, PMCID: PMC3773717, PII: S0264-410X(10)00862-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.06.051, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Callahan ST, Cooper WO. Changes in ambulatory health care use during the transition to young adulthood. J Adolesc Health [print-electronic]. 2010 May; 46(5): 407-13. PMID: 20413075, PII: S1054-139X(09)00379-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.09.010, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Warren MD, Pont SJ, Barkin SL, Callahan ST, Caples TL, Carroll KN, Plemmons GS, Swan RR, Cooper WO. The effect of honey on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for children and their parents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Dec; 161(12): 1149-53. PMID: 18056559, PII: 161/12/1149, DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.161.12.1149, ISSN: 1538-3628.

Callahan ST. Bridging the gaps in health insurance coverage for young adults [editorial]. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Oct; 41(4): 321-2. PMID: 17875456, PII: S1054-139X(07)00312-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.07.007, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Callahan ST, Cooper WO. Continuity of health insurance coverage among young adults with disabilities. Pediatrics. 2007 Jun; 119(6): 1175-80. PMID: 17545386, PII: 119/6/1175, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2006-1881, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Callahan ST, Hickson GB, Cooper WO. Health care access of Hispanic young adults in the United States. J Adolesc Health [print-electronic]. 2006 Nov; 39(5): 627-33. PMID: 17046497, PII: S1054-139X(06)00145-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2006.04.012, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Callahan ST, Cooper WO. Access to health care for young adults with disabling chronic conditions. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Feb; 160(2): 178-82. PMID: 16461874, PII: 160/2/178, DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.160.2.178, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Callahan ST, Cooper WO. Uninsurance and health care access among young adults in the United States. Pediatrics. 2005 Jul; 116(1): 88-95. PMID: 15995037, PII: 116/1/88, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2004-1449, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Bowen ME, Poehling KA, Gunn VL, Carroll KN, Callahan ST, Arbogast PG, Cooper WO. Does the use of oxycodone affect diagnostic accuracy in children with acute abdominal pain?. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Apr; 159(4): 326-8. PMID: 15809383, PII: 159/4/326, DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.159.4.326, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Callahan ST, Woods ER, Austin SB, Harris SK. Young adults in Massachusetts: who is at risk of being uninsured?. J Adolesc Health. 2004 Nov; 35(5): 425.e19-27. PMID: 15488439, PII: S1054139X0400093X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2004.02.016, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Callahan ST, Cooper WO. Gender and uninsurance among young adults in the United States. Pediatrics. 2004 Feb; 113(2): 291-7. PMID: 14754940, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Callahan ST, Winitzer RF, Keenan P. Transition from pediatric to adult-oriented health care: a challenge for patients with chronic disease. Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2001 Aug; 13(4): 310-6. PMID: 11717554, ISSN: 1040-8703.

Callahan ST, Mansfield MJ. Type 2 diabetes mellitus in adolescents. Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2000 Aug; 12(4): 310-5. PMID: 10943809, ISSN: 1040-8703.

Callahan, ST. A discussion of the medical revolution of the eighteenth century [editorial]. Bulletin of the Society for Health and Human Values. 1994; 24((3)): 5-6.