William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd

Physician Lead, James M. Anderson Center Rapid Evidence Adoption to improve Child Health (REACH) team

Associate Director, NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Health

Research Director, Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group

Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-2576


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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 led a team to develop a shared decision-making intervention for ADHD treatment. Parents became better informed and more involved in decisions without increasing visit length.  He is currently collaborating on grant-funded research to facilitate shared decision making in the care of families facing decisions about Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination and those facing decisions about treatment for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Dr. Brinkman serves as the physician lead for the James M. Anderson Center Rapid Evidence Adoption to improve Child Health (REACH) team.  In this role, he is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout CCHMC.  He also serves as Associate Director of the NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Health, and the Research Director for the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group a practice-based research network.

Education and Training

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.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.


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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.

HPV Vaccine Decision Aid Development. Co-Investigator. CCHMC Place Research Outcomes Award.  Jul 2011 - Jun 2013.

Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics. Co-investigator  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Oct 2011 - Sept 2016

Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Aug 2010 - Jul 2015.

Explaining Racial Disparities in Child Asthma Morbidity. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Apr 2010 - Mar 2014.

Clinical & Translational Science Award. Co-investigator. National Center for Research Resources. Apr 2009 - Mar 2014.

National Research Service Award for Primary Medical Care (T32). Associate Program Director. Health Resources and Services Administration. Jul 1998 - Jun 2016.

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