William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc

Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Methods Expert, Evidence and Measures Team, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

Research Director, Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Shared decision making; knowledge translation; family centered care; quality improvement; implementation science; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); asthma; family/self-management of chronic conditions

Dr. Brinkman researches shared decision-making between patients, parents, and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He collaborates to develop interventions to facilitate shared decision-making across a wide-range of clinical contexts.

Dr. Brinkman serves as director of the Research Section in the Division of General & Community Pediatrics and the research director for the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, a practice-based research network. He also serves as a methods expert for the James M. Anderson Center Evidence & Measures team. In this role, he is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's.

MD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1999.

Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2002.

Chief Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2003.

Fellowship: NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, General & Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

MSc: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.

Brady PW, Brinkman WB, Simmons JM, Yau C, White CM, Kirkendall ES, Schaffzin JK, Conway PH, Vossmeyer MT. Oral antibiotics at discharge for children with acute osteomyelitis: a rapid cycle improvement project. BMJ Qual Saf Online First. Dec 17, 2013.

Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Sage J, Lannon CM, Morgan DeWitt E. Understanding treatment decision making in juvenile idiopathic arthritis:  a qualitative assessment. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Sep 30; 11(1):34.

Brinkman WB, Hartl Majcher J, Poling L, Shi G, Zender M, Sucharew H, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Shared Decision-Making to Improve Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Care. Patient Educ Couns. 93 (2013) 95–101.

Jerardi KE, Elkeeb D, Weiser J, Brinkman WB. Rapid Implementation of Evidence Based Guidelines for Imaging after First Urinary Tract Infection. Pediatrics. 2013;132:e749–e755.

Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. In their own words: Adolescent views on ADHD and their evolving role managing medication. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jan; 12(1):53-61.

Brinkman WB, Hartl J, Rawe L, Sucharew H, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Physicians’ Shared Decision Making Behaviors in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Care. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Nov; 165(11):1013-9.

Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Britto MT. What Is Known about Parent’s Treatment Decisions? A Narrative Review of Pediatric Decision Making. Med Decis Making. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):246-58.

Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. Parental Angst Making and Revisiting ADHD Treatment Decisions. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124: 580-9.

Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Effect of Multi-Source Feedback on Resident Communication Skills and Professionalism.  A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan; 161: 44-9.

Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Evaluation of Resident Communication Skills and Professionalism: A Matter of Perspective?Pediatrics. 2006 Oct; 18: 1371-9.

Medication Continuity in Children Treated for ADHD. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health. Jan 2010–Nov 2014.

Developing New Technologies to Improve ADHD Medication Continuity. R34, National Institute of Mental Health. Apr 2014–Mar 2017.

Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Outcomes for Children with Autism. Co-Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Place Research Outcomes Award.  Jul 2013 – Jun 2015.

Testing and Spread of Shared Decision Making Tools across Learning Networks. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.

Partnering with Parents to Support Decision-Making About Hydroxyurea in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.

Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. (PI: Epstein) Co-Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Aug 2010-May 2015.

Collaborative Ohio Inquiry Networks (COIN) Research Center. (PI: Werner) Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sep 2012-Aug 2017.