Lynn Babcock, MD,MS

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-2956


Research Interests

Pediatric injury; traumatic brain injury; prehospital care

Dr. Babcock is a board certified pediatric emergency medicine physician with over 10 years of experience caring for acutely ill and injured children. She was a member of the faculty of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Rochester for nine years prior to joining Cincinnati Children's in the summer of 2009.

She has an extensive academic portfolio that includes numerous clinical, teaching, administrative and research pursuits. Her true scholarly passion is to make a difference in the outcome of children who sustain mild traumatic brain injuries.

Despite traumatic brain injuries being the leading cause of death and disability for children, research in this field has been insufficient as compared to its public health importance. Dr. Babcock is interested in uncovering novel serum markers and radiographic markers to predict the outcomes of children after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

MD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, 1995.

MS: University of Cincinnati, Clinical and Translational Science, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Residency: Pediatrics, Yale - New Haven Children's Hospital,1998.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergencey Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2001.

Certification: General Pediatrics, 1998, 2005; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2002, 2012.

Babcock L, Byczkowski T, Bazarian J. Ability of S100B to predict abnormal CT in children with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. 2012.

Leonard JC, Scharff DP, Koors V, Lerner B, Adelgais KM, Anders J, Brown K, Babcock L, Lichenstein R, Lillis K, Jaffe DM. A qualitative assessment of factors that influence emergency medical services partnerships in prehospital research. Acad Emerg Med. 2012; 19(2) 161-173.

Leonard J, Kuppermann N, Olsen C, Babcock Cimpello L, Brown K, Mahajan P, Jaffe D and the PECARN C-spine Study Group. Factors associated with cervical spine injury in children. Ann of Emerg Med. 2011; 58(2) 145-155.

Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Dayan PS, et al for PECARN. Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2009;374:1160-70.

Babcock Cimpello L, Garcia M, Rueckmann E, Markevicz C. Sledding: How Fast Can They Go? J. Trauma. 2009; 66(3): S23-S26.

The SMART Online Intervention for Children following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Self-Monitoring Activity-Restriction Relaxation Treatment (SMART) program for youth with mild traumatic brain injury. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children's PLACE Outcomes Research Award.

Progesterone Planning Grant for Children with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Nodal Champion and Site Principal Investigator. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Study.   

Axonal Injury in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Principal Investigator. KL2 Mentored Career Development Program in Clinical and Translational Research. University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.   

HEDA Principal Investigator for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Study (PECARN). Nodal PI: Richard Ruddy, MD at Cincinnati Children’s.  HOMERUN Node. Emergency Medical Services for Children / Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration.