Esi M. Morgan DeWitt, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4676


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Clinical Interests

Childhood rheumatic diseases; juvenile idiopathic arthritis; juvenile dermatomyositis; sarcoidosis

Research Interests

Patient reported outcomes measure development; quality Improvement; health services research; economic evaluations; comparative effectiveness


Esi Morgan DeWitt, MD, MSCE, is a pediatric rheumatologist and researcher. Clinical care spans the childhood rheumatic diseases, with focus on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile dermatomyositis.

Her research training and experience includes epidemiology and health services research, in addition to specialization in quality improvement methods and application to improve health care delivery. Dr. Morgan DeWitt leads a research project to develop new measures to assess pain in children and youth, as well as to validate measures of health related quality of life in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis or chronic pain as part of a national network of investigators.

Dr. Morgan DeWitt is a leader in a multi-center quality improvement network to improve the outcome of care in children with JIA, the Pediatric-Rheumatology Care and Outcomes Improvement Network. Additionally, she has served on expert panels in development of JIA treatment recommendations and measures of quality of care in treatment of JIA.

Education and Training

MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1999.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.

Fellowship: Rheumatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

MSCE: University of Pennsylvania, Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2002; Pediatric Rheumatology, 2006.


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