Stacey Kallem is a pediatrician and a National Clinician Scholar at Penn. She brings to the team a passion for early literacy as a cornerstone of healthy child development. Stacey completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and now sees patients at the innovative Community Health and Literacy Center in South Philadelphia, which co-locates a Free Library of Philadelphia branch, a Philadelphia Department of Public Health clinic, a CHOP pediatric clinic, and a recreation center. Stacey is devoting her career to working with vulnerable populations in order to mitigate the “toxic stress” created by poverty, parental mental health disorders, and violent environments. She sees hope in positive adult relationships, including those found in supportive learning and health care environments. When she is not working with children, Stacey enjoys theater and travel -- and she recently enjoyed an active multi-generational family trip to Iceland.